About us

Photo12 is a French archive agency created in 2000.
2 000 000 images are now available. For twenty years the agency has been offering a considerable collection of cinema photographs, historical documents, fine art and celebrities from the 1950s to the present day. Thanks to its exclusive premium collections, the agency is a key player in the photography market for the French and international press and publishing industries.
Our team of four people can adapt and respond quickly to the most precise needs.
Photo12 works with a network of more than twenty agencies worldwide that distribute its collections. See the section 'Partners' in the footer to learn more.


  • Cinema : 320,000 digital film stills, portraits of actors and directors, shoot stills. From the early films to the latest productions.
  • Celebrities : 70,000 images online. Portraits of celebrities in the fields of music, cinema, painters, writers...by established photographers.
  • Fine Art : 220,000 images online of paintings, sculpture and fine art from Europe, China and Latin America.
  • History : 320,000 online documents retracing world historical events and characters from the origins to the present day.
  • Travel, civilization, religion, lifestyle : people, buildings, decorative objects, 675,000 images online from Europe, China, Central Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

For more information on our content, click on "Collections" in the headband.

About our images
High quality digital files, size 25 to 80 Mo. Larger size available upon order, within 24h.
We take great care in offering high quality content, and high definition scans. We improve our captions everyday by continuously checking sources and authors.

The team:
Marketing manager France (books): Claudine Zuzinec - 33(0)1 56 80 14 40 - claudine@photo12.com
International sales & content manager: Aline Lauvergeon - 33(0)1 56 80 14 40 aline@photo12.com
Marketing manager UK: Suzanne Davies - 44(0)20 8740 6802 - suziedavies9@aol.com
Finance & administration: Isabelle Police - 33(0)1 56 80 14 40 - isabelle@photo12.com
Cinema archivist and researcher: Margaretha Joosten - 33(0)1 56 80 14 40 - margaretha@photo12.com

PHOTOS 12, a limited liability company with capital of 358 740 Euros
registered at the Paris Trade Registry under the number RCS Paris B 432 884 476
Head office: Tour Maine-Montparnasse, 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris - France
Main offices: 14, rue des Jardins Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris - France
Tel.: 33(0)156801440
website: www.photo12.com
Intracommunity VAT No: FR77432884476
Publication Director: Catherine de Larouzière
PHOTO12 is a member of SNAPIG
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