AAP has appointed two of Australia’s most respected photographic executives and recruited more multi-award winning photographers to reinforce its position as the country’s premier news and sports content provider.
Former Getty Images Vice President (Asia) Stuart Davis (Hannagan) is AAP’s new director of Strategic Partnerships. He joins our new AAP Head of Photography, Neil Bennett, the former News Corp National Photo Manager announced last week.
With more than 50 years of top-level photographic experience between them, Bennett and Davis will lead sweeping changes to the national news agency’s growing image operation. They are committed to quality, creativity and speed of delivery. They plan to leverage the power of AAP’s trusted 24-7 breaking newswire.
Australian Associated Press also announces the recruitment of multi-award winning sports photographers, Michael Dodge and the current Nikon-Walkley Sports Photographer of the Year Scott Barbour, plus horse-racing specialist Vince Caligiuri in Melbourne.
They join the ranks of AAP’s strongest sports photographers, including Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year Dean Lewins, Dan Himbrechts, Lukas Coch, Darren England, Dan Peled, Dave Hunt, plus regular contributors Craig Golding, Brendon Thorne and Daniel Pockett.
AAP employs more than 100 photographers across the country and is also part of a global network boasting some of the world’s best ‘shooters’.
As Australia’s largest provider of editorial images, AAP Photos distributes 4.9 million domestic and international images each year. It covers over 10,000 assignments around Australia annually.
AAP Editor in Chief Tony Gillies said AAP Photos had a strong ambition to serve the media, sporting organisations and the corporate sector.
“The priority as of today is to assemble a “dream team” of Australian and international sports photographic talent as we head into the finals of major competitions series and as national teams ramp up efforts for international events,” he said.
Head of Photography Neil Bennett said: “We have something special here; a team of talented professionals all very keen to make a difference. With the marriage of brilliant creative photography and dynamic breaking news, will mean so much to audiences on all platforms around the country.”
Director of Strategic Partnerships Stuart Davis said: “We have a plan to take something very strong and make it even stronger. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with AAP. It’s very exciting as AAP is investing heavily to grow and expand our service to deliver editorial and commercial clients an unrivalled photographic service.”
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Australian Associated Press is Australia’s national news agency that has been delivering news around the clock since 1935. It has 500 staff around the country, New Zealand, the US and the UK. With a network of correspondents around the world and partnerships with global news companies, AAP provides rich and highly-trusted news services to all media; media intelligence services to the corporate and government entities; and editorial data and production services to print and digital publishers.
- Neil Bennett - Head of Photography: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stuart Davis (Hannagan) - Director of Strategy Partnerships: email@example.com
- Tony Gillies - Editor in Chief, AAP: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +61 2 93228500 M: +61 414320487
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