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PERPIGNAN, France, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Visa Pour L'Image (Booth #1) -- Digital Railroad, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based application services for the professional photography industry, today announced leading photo agencies, ABACA Press, Contrasto and Michael Ochs Archives, and photographers, David Sanger, Tim Page, among others, have selected its technology services. The company also announced that its membership base has expanded to 53 countries. Digital Railroad's network includes agencies, collectives and award-winning photographers covering celebrity, commercial, stock, sports, fine art and editorial images.

Digital Railroad members are successfully selling more images to new buyers and minimizing production costs, while buyers are easily locating unique new images to publish. From Mark Garfinkel, an award-winning, thirteen year staff photojournalist for The Boston Herald whose Digital Railroad powered archive has enabled him to boost his earnings percentage by more than 30 percent, to Katharina Hesse, a photographer based in China who recently sold 14 photographs to TIME, Inc. of Mexico for a 10 page feature story in Expansion, and major media companies like NBCU Photo Bank, Digital Railroad's comprehensive suite of online services transforms the way photographers and agencies conduct business worldwide.

"It is very important to us that the quality of our online service offering matches the impressive quality of the photographers we represent," said Roberto Koch, CEO of Contrasto, one of Italy's most renowned photo agencies and a new member of the Digital Railroad community. "We are always looking for ways to improve our workflow so we can best serve the needs of our image sellers and buyers. By working with Digital Railroad, we are customizing a system with features and tools that perfectly match our agency's needs. Digital Railroad will enable us to provide a more efficient online experience, broaden our photographers' sales opportunities, and in turn, save time and money."

Digital Railroad's innovative and comprehensive suite of online services provides photographers and agencies with the tools to manage, market and sell images to photo buyers worldwide. More than 20,000 photo buyers at major publications from around the world are finding and buying images from Digital Railroad members.

"Photographers and agencies want more efficient technology solutions so they can focus on creating and selling great photos," said Evan Nisselson, Digital Railroad CEO/Founder and a professional photographer. "We empower photographers and agencies with innovative, affordable ways to minimize production and maximize sales. The most rewarding feedback to hear from our members is that they are selling photos to new clients who are finding their work through the Digital Railroad community."

Digital Railroad member, award-winning photographer, and President of the Stock Artists Alliance, David Sanger noted, "Digital Railroad pays for itself very quickly. I was able to deliver hi-res images my very first week with Digital Railroad, providing 36 pictures to a French calendar company while I was away from the office, shooting in Europe. The images were already on my archive and once the deal went through they were immediately downloaded by the client as high-res files. As a travel photographer I am often on the road, so the ability to meet photo buyers' needs and run my stock photography business from anywhere in the world is really helpful."

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