Hello! We're akg!
We've been helping creative people illustrate their ideas for over
sixty-five years. Our picture researchers have access to over ten
million fine art and historical images, including a rich archive
of stunning black and white photography, available to editorial
and non-editorial clients. You can search our collection for yourself
online, or contact us for free
searches and let our imaginative and knowledgeable staff help
you find the perfect pictures.
Who are we?
akg-images ('Archiv für Kunst und Geschichte' - Archive for
Art and History) was founded in Germany in November 1945 by the
journalist Wilfried Göpel. We currently have three akg offices:
the head office in Berlin, a London base which opened in 1994 and
an agency in Paris which followed a year after that.
What's in our archive?
We specialise in history, fine art and photography, with well over
ten million images (and over a million online). Our collection continues
to grow every day, with new acquisitions being sourced and added
to the archive and website daily. Images are carefully selected
for their historical and cultural importance and are thoroughly
keyworded and captioned. We cover the cultural history of the world
from prehistory to now: find
out more about our fantastic collections here.