Editorial & Business
The death of SIPA?
By Michel Puech
Paris, mai 2010 : Béatrice Garrette, Directeur général de Sipa Press et Gökşin Sipahioğlu, fondateur de l’agence lors du vernissage de l’exposition de ses photographies à la Galerie Basia Embiricos © Michel Puech
The news fell yesterday: SIPA agency will be sold. The third mythical French agency, alongside Gamma and Sygma, will be sold to the German company DAPD. The agency was founded in 1973 by Göksin Sipahioglu, one of the last greats of the photography world.
The media group SUD Communication Pierre Fabre that had bought the agency back in 2001 has decided to let it go this time. After the loss of several million euros. You will find in the French version of La Lettre the complete version by Michel Puech on this new drama of the French photo agencies.