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.
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.