Photos for Commercial Use - bpk Bildagentur für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte

The bpk Bildagentur für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte is one of the largest photo agencies in the cultural realm. It offers photographs of works of art from the Foundation’s collections as well as other collections.

Looking for images with subject matter that fits a topic? Interested in high-quality photographs for use in books, magazines and online media? Preparing posters, calendars, CD covers or TV segments and interested in suitable images? The bpk Bildagentur / Bildportal der Kultureinrichtungen (Picture Agency bpk – Image Bank of Cultural Institutions) offers high-quality reproductions of the works of art and treasures from the collections of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) and numerous other cultural institutions as well. The agency also has an extensive photo archive with subjects from German history. The current holdings total twelve million images, with new acquisitions all the time.

You can research the holdings on the photo agency website. The images are available for download after registration. On the bpk website, you will also find information on pricing for editorial and commercial image use.

The photo agency is one of the largest European image agencies for art and culture, representing not only the SPK’s five institutions but also photographers, museums, and libraries worldwide. Exclusive cooperations include the Réunion des Musées Nationaux in Paris, the British Museum in London, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, among others.

The photo agency offers:

  • high-quality reproductions of objects from all of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz’s institutions;
  • prominent photographers’ images of the interiors and exteriors of all the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz’s buildings;
  • reproductions of collection pieces from other important museums in Germany and throughout the world;
  • for a fee, new photographs and detail photographs of collection pieces of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz that have not yet been photographed and
  • an extensive historical photo archive with many millions of images on German history.