Samsung SMART Camera and Getty Images Launch Industry Leading Global Partnership

Samsung Electronics and the global digital media company Getty Images, today announced a new partnership at the annual Samsung European Forum. Samsung and Getty Images have joined forces with the single-minded ambition to help people across the world share their stories through the power of photography.

“Partnering with an iconic brand like Getty Images is an ideal endeavour for Samsung. Getty Images is the perfect partner to allow our customers to share their individual stories from across the world, faster and through better quality images than ever before,” said Stephen Taylor, Vice President Brand and Retail, Samsung Electronics Europe. “Through this partnership, we hope to empower a generation of aspiring photographers to take their ambition to new heights.”

The partnership will bring together the unique capabilities and expertise of Samsung and Getty Images to drive forward connected photography for the benefit of our customers. As part of this agenda, the agreement will see a commitment to the creation of bespoke content, starting with the launch of the “Samsung Collection” now available on (



The Samsung Collection is a selection of premium editorial content shot by Getty Images’ top photographers using the Samsung SMART Camera NX. Samsung and Getty Images will also empower consumers to become future contributors to the Samsung Collection using the NX system.


Craig Peters, Senior Vice President for Content, at Getty Images said: “Getty Images is the engine behind our increasingly image-rich digital world and we are delighted to partner with Samsung, a world-class leader and innovator in consumer technology. Through this partnership, Getty Images and Samsung will provide the tools and a platform for photographers worldwide to share their unique perspectives with us and the global community.”

The partnership between Samsung Camera and Getty Images launches today in Malaga, Spain, where Samsung and Getty Images spokespeople will share their views on the theme of connected photography.



Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]