Founded in 2001, RKO Photos/Owens Archive provides images and news services that help the world’s visual communicators do their best work. From entertainment news and sports photography to wildlife and historic imagery. RKO Photos/Owens Archive services are found each day in newspapers, magazines, advertising, films, books, television and websites.
RKO Photos/Owens Archive Photos library is a living archive updated daily with new work from across the globe. The library houses all the work produced by RKO/Owens photographers and special collections by non-members. There are approximately 500.000 photographs in both print and transparency in the physical library, with 200,000 images available online through
our network and affiliates by 2008.
Based in Stamford, Connecticut with Offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles and London, our products and services are used by customers in more than 100 countries. A truly global company, localized image data and contextual search capabilities in 12 languages.
Within the library, most of the major world events and personalities from the U.S. Civil War to the present day are covered. There are constantly updated profiles on all categories covering the entertainment industry, society and people, places of interest, science, politics, news,sports and world events.
The RKO/Owens Archive library reflects all aspects of life throughout the world and the unparalleled sense of vision, imagination and brilliance of the greatest collective of documentary, entertainment and historic photos for the last 150 years.