Introducing: The Agent List

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When I worked as a Photo Editor I kept a list of agents on a piece of paper along with several pages of photographers I had worked with or wanted to work with. When it came time to find photographers to go with stories that were assigned I would sit at the computer and google everyone I thought might be a good match.

When I started this blog I published my agent list here. It became one of the most popular posts, because people found a curated list of agents useful and you could simply click the links instead of googling. Now, 5 years later it’s time for a new list.

I enlisted the help of Brittain Stone a former colleague at Wenner Media and former DOP at US Weekly. We wanted to make a comprehensive list of agents world wide that was searchable by location and genre of photography. I should have expected that Brittain would scour the earth looking for agents, but I was shocked when he came up with 630 of them. Then he went through and tagged all the entries by location and genre of photography. A ton of work, but now we have something very useful.

We included a few other features like the ability for agents to claim their listing and make adjustments or create a new listing we can approve. Also, if an agent represents stylists, hair and other talent we listed those as well. Another feature I’m really excited about is the links to twitter, facebook and a blog on each listing. Personally, I think this is the best way to keep up with someone you’re interested in working with.

Ok, that’s it for now. There will be more to come if people find it as useful. Questions can be directed at Brittain (brittain@theagentlist.com). You can check out the new list here:
http://theagentlist.com

There Are 29 Comments On This Article.

  1. Wow… there are lot of reps out there.

    One suggestion… A lot of the reps are listed in cities where they aren’t really located. For example, there are a lot in “San Francisco” who don’t have any office or employee anywhere near the area. I think your tagging should be a bit more strict in that sense. Otherwise every rep could pretty much list that they’re in every major city.

    • ideally we get the listings so a rep who has a photographer in that city is listed. not just their physical location or a location where they want to work. it’s meant to provide a local photographer so you can save money on travel.

  2. It’s a breat project, however, I can not get my password. Nothing in junk mail, tried resending twice. :(

  3. Leslie Powell

    yes, Rob/Brittain, a tour de force of the wildly comprehensive list ! I had a ‘similar’ version, quite less sophisticated, cross-ref’d with photographer names/specialities, by states and cities within. Can’t imagine where anyone could begin without a list, but yours is the finest I can imagine.

  4. Deborah Hardee

    Thank you Rob. We really appreciate the list. Thank you for all you do for photographers!

  5. Hey – great job!
    I’m just missing our agency – Mink MGMT. – representing fashion- and still life photographers, as well as a Creative Director duo and some prop makers.
    ;-)
    Would love to see Mink MGMT. on here!
    Thanks for this,

  6. Hi there Brittain,
    Love this listing! Thanks for making connecting a little easier. Would love for my agency to be listed too- Dirty Artist Management.
    Agency represents photographers, makeup artists, hairstylists and stylists, illustrators.
    Thanks again:)