Drik Images is the leading photo agency in South Asia. It has a unique and growing collection of images from all over the world, spanning over 200,000 images in total. Ranging from historical photographs of the 1971 war of liberation in Bangladesh to early 20th-century glass plates to large format architectural photographs and high-resolution digital images, the library is as much an archive, as a source of stock images that is updated with new work on a daily basis.
Established in response to the stereotyped portrayals of our world by the western media, the agency was set up as a platform for media practitioners in the global south. It attracts all levels of visual storytellers, from the professional award-winning veteran to the enthusiastic beginner in the world of photography, united by a passion to deliver high-quality, impactful images.
Our aims are to:
- Expose and excite image buyers and those commissioning photographers, to the wealth of fresh imagery and photographic talent that exists in this part of the world
- Ensure that our image stock and assignment services fulfill the needs of potential and existing customers (photo editors, advertising agencies, interested individuals, NGOs)inboth local and international markets
- Provide a platform for photographers, photo agencies, and image collections from across the majority world to gain fair access to global image markets
Our major clients include but are not limited to, Bitopi, Time magazine, BRAC, Catalyst, CARE, Citycell, Ogilvy & Mather, Powertech, UNDP, WHO, WaterAid…etc. who regularly avail of our services.