The European Pressphoto Agency（epa）was founded
by seven major Western European photo agencies and officially started
in 1985. epa’s photo service is based both on the daily production
of its member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective
countries, and on the dense network of epa’s staff photographers
from all over the world. The service is managed from epa’s editorial
headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. From there, a professionally
edited always-on-time selection of highly relied and competive international
pictures are delivered to clients all over the world.
Since 2003, 「new epa」was exposed with its 10 members including
ANP in the Netherlands, ANSA in Italy, APA in Austria, Belga in
Belgium, dpa in Germany, EFE in Spain, KEYSTONE in Switzerland,
LUSA in Portugal, PAP in Poland, ANA in Greek.
The average output of epa is about 650 pictures per day, with approximately
fifty per cent coming from Europe and fifty per cent from outside
Europe. Its production covers politics, sports, business, finance
as well as arts, culture and entertainment. The service is managed
24 hours around the clock from epa’s editorial headquarters in Frankfurt.
For elder photo files, there are more than 500,000 files in epa archive
from 1997 until today of all categories.
For perfect service to the clients in Taiwan, epa authorized The
Central News Agency to be its agent since March 2004. The clients
could gain the original photo files by flexible methods including
phone calls, emails, or the web archive etc. The photos sample could
be viewed in URL( http://service.cna.com.tw/epafree/
If any questions, please contact the Marketing Office of The Central
TEL:886-2-25058379 or 886-2-25051180#780-784