Trunk Archive

Last updated
Trunk Archive
Type Private
IndustryPremium Image Licensing Agency
Founded2004
Headquarters,
Key people
Leslie Simitch,
(Exec. Vice President,
Katrin Kotszta, (Vice President)
Websitewww.trunkarchive.com

Trunk Archive (Located in New York City) is an image licensing agency. [2] The company provides commercial imagery from artists like Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Arthur Elgort, Nick Knight, Inez & Vinoodh, Mary Ellen Mark, Nadine Ijewere, Miles Aldridge, Pamela Hanson and Patrick Demarchelier. [3]

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History

The company was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2004 by a group of investors, including serial entrepreneur Mickey Beyer-Clausen, who also served as the company's CEO until 2007. The current CEO is Matthew Moneypenny [4]

In 2013, the company was acquired by Waddell & Reed and Ivy Asset Strategy Funds. [5]

In 2014 the company acquired Snapper Media in September 2013. [6]

In 2014 the company announced that it had acquired Bernstein & Andriulli (B&A) and Gallery Stock. [7]

Controversy

The company has received criticism for its use of automated image tracking software PicScout to identify copyright infringement of images in its catalogue. In 2015, they claimed infringement against the magazine 2600: The Hacker Quarterly for their use of a transparent ink splatter image on the cover of their Spring 2012 issue. 2600 then revealed that the original ink spatter was created by an artist on DeviantArt who had released it into the public domain, meaning that Trunk Archive did not hold the copyright for the image. [8] [9] The infringement case was subsequently dropped by the company, and COO Melissa Kelly sent a letter to the magazine apologizing for the mistake. [10]

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