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Meet The People

We're a friendly and approachable picture library, so here's a quick guide to who's who at akg-images. You can email any of the team from this page and also find out a little more about their interests and favourite images in the archive. From fine art to history, from travel to vintage photography - we have it all covered!

Picture Research

From left to right: Christine, Alexandra and Milena (photo © Stephanie Marsh)

From left to right: Rowena, Stephanie, Kim & Stella (photo © Angelika Pirkl)

Stephanie Marsh

Sales Executive


"Sightseeing": Crossing continents with Stephanie's picture selection

After travelling around South East Asia, Stephanie graduated from The Kent Institute of Art and Design in 2004 with a degree in Editorial and Advertising photography. She went on to work for The Anthony Blake Photo Library as a picture researcher and joined the team at akg-images in February 2007.

Stephanie says, "With such a wide variety of images and clients, I am enjoying the challenge of developing the library further and increasing people's awareness of akg-images. It is also great to work with such a friendly and professional team."

Stella Calvert-Smith

Sales Executive


"Colour over grey": Stella's selection of images that demonstrate the beauty, power, and importance that colours have all around the world

Stella completed her degree in History of Art at St Andrew's University in 1999. After returning back south she went on to work at Christie's Images picture library as a picture researcher. Since then she has worked with in the picture licensing industry both as a buyer and seller of images. She brings lot of experience and knowledge of the business to the role, as well as enthusiasm for the archive's many beautiful images.

Stella says, "I feel very privileged to be working with such a fascinating collection. The images are beautiful, and the team here are wonderful and so passionate about the archive."

Kim Cotgrove

Administrative Assistant


"Food and its impact on our daily lives": Kim's selected images touch on not only how food sustains, but also how it brings us together in different ways

With a background in publishing, Kim assists with record-keeping of image requests, liaising with our network of partner agencies and general admin support.

Rowena Gosling

Financial Administrator


Rowena joined the akg-images team as our Financial Administrator in 2016. With a background in accounting and finance and previous experience in the picture licensing industry she oversees the company bookkeeping, manages our royalty payments to photographers and partner collections, and provides general administrative support.

Rights and Licensing

Milena Harrison-Gray

Senior Picture Researcher


"Waiting": Milena takes a look at various waiting scenarios and how we experience time and our surroundings in a state of suspension

Milena completed her MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2013, after having studied Art and Visual History and Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she also worked as a gallery assistant. Having gained experience in both the art and the publishing industries, she then worked as an artistic researcher before joining the akg-images team. She is interested in the politics of visual representation and in our involvement, as viewers, in the production of meaning.

Milena says, "Being exposed to this fantastic collection of images is a truly rewarding and intellectually invigorating experience. My visual vocabulary is being continuously enriched and the wonderful people I have the pleasure to work with make the job all the more enjoyable."

Alexandra Fliege

Picture Researcher


"Renaissance leisure": Alexandra takes a look at board and card games from the Renaissance, a time during which traditional views on morality began to be challenged

Alexandra completed her MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute in 2013 where she specialised in Northern Renaissance art. Before that she studied at Sussex University and spent six months in Florence. She joined akg-images in September 2015 after having worked as a provenance researcher tracking down Nazi-looted art. Her main interest is in the leisure culture of sixteenth-century Europe and how the trade relationships between Europe and the Levant influenced artistic production.

Alexandra says: “I feel very lucky to be working in such a creative environment and in such a friendly team. The wealth of images from all over the world and all eras gives me the chance to explore and learn about something new each day.”

Christine Jünemann

Picture Researcher & Translator


"The Search for Identity", Who are we and where do we belong? Christine contemplates an old question that seems to be getting harder to answer in a globalised world.

Christine worked as a picture researcher for Octopus Publishing after completing her degree in English Literature and Russian at the University of Westminster.

Christine says: "Well what can I say? It's an amazing collection and a great company to work for!"