PA Images

The Press Association (PA) is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and a leading multimedia content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print. We were founded in 1868 by a group of provincial newspaper proprietors to provide a London-based service of news-collecting and reporting from around the British Isles. Today, PA is still owned by national and regional newspaper groups and is now a leading provider of multi-platform content solutions across a broad range of sectors spanning all major UK print, broadcast and digital media; rights holders; leading brands and corporates; and the public sector.

PA Images is the UK’s leading news, sport and entertainment image provider. With more than 20 million high quality editorial images available to search online, and supported by a network of more than 65 international picture agencies, we supply up-to-the minute photography on major stories across the UK and around the world. We have consistently maintained a reputation of trust and integrity at the heart of the UK media industry, and we believe these values are as relevant as ever in a fast changing connected world driven by consumer choice.

In addition to significant quantity, we also offer great quality. With over 25 Staff PA photographers, many of whom are award winning, a great picture is always in your grasp. Our highly skilled in-house production team works to maintain the quality of our images from the moment they are taken to the point at which they are delivered to customers.

PA Images - News:

PA Images is the UK’s leading image provider, bringing together the world’s best daily news photography. Trusted to capture all key events, we tell great stories and bring exclusive photographic content to the market for multiple platforms. We belong to the UK and Ireland’s national news agency and are trusted by the highest profile public figures in the country. Historic links with key British institutions have resulted in continuous exclusive content, tailor-made to suit your requirements.

PA Images - Sports:

Our photographers cover sporting events in the UK and abroad, capturing the key moments, personalities, sportsmen, and sportswomen gaining access to all the venues that matter. Our coverage of football extends across Premier League, Championship and lower league matches, as well as international and European events. In addition to holding exclusive content from Manchester City FC, Burnley FC and Glasgow Rangers Football Club, PA provides official photography for Stoke City, Birmingham City FC, Charlton Athletic FC and Coventry City FC. We are also photography partners of The EFL and The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).

PA Images - Entertainment:

We offer a unique collection of showbiz images from the UK and US, featuring celebrities, red carpet events, music and fashion from the 1960s to today. Our archive also includes exclusive studio shots and candid features.

PA Images - International:

PA Images works with more than 65 picture agencies around the world to bring customers up-to-the minute photography covering news stories, sport, entertainment, travel and lifestyle trends.

PA Images - Archive:

As well as our online archive, we have an offline library of more than 10 million images, dating back to the 1860s. It charts more than 100 years of British history, capturing key moments from politics, sport, entertainment and much more. Within the archive, a comprehensive collection of Royal photography, documents the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family. PA Images has become home to a number of collections including the EMPICS Sport and Entertainment collections and the Sport and General Archive, making our archive one of the best and most extensive.