fotoLibra, the first picture library to open its doors to anyone with a camera, and Scoopt, the citizen journalism picture agency, have announced a partnership to promote their services.

fotoLibra, the first picture library to open its doors to anyone with a camera, and Scoopt, the citizen journalism picture agency, have announced a partnership to promote their complementary services.

Gwyn Headley, managing director of fotoLibra, explains: ?We?re an archive and library rather than a news agency, so linking with Scoopt allows us to offer both sets of our members a full service. We?re levelling the playing field and already making stars of previously unknown photographers: for example schoolteacher Linda Wright?s bird photographs are now selling around the world.”

Scoopt’s founder Kyle MacRae adds: “Scoopt sells news and entertainment pictures and videos to newspapers, magazines and broadcasters. This is a specialist area of photography where content is often more important than composition, but we know by the range and quality of photographs being submitted to Scoopt that our members are also producing great stock photos that could be profitably licensed for books, posters and advertising. This is where fotoLibra comes in.?

By working together, fotoLibra and Scoopt are hoping that their combined efforts will help publicise the rise of citizen journalism and make a bigger impact on the editorial and creative image markets.

Find out more about the companies at www.fotolibra.co.uk and www.scoopt.com