David Laidler is a business innovator, manager and leader in the photographic industry with postings both in USA and Europe spanning a 20 year plus career. He is currently in start up phase of a new company he is launching. Works Artists will be focusing on building the careers of a group of photographers and other visual artists interested in diversifying their photographic skills into video and other new media opportunities both for editorial and commercial applications. Most recently he launched and ran Select, the NYC based photographer representation agency affiliated with Aurora Photos for over three years. Driving commercial and publishing opportunities for a boutique roster of commercial and editorial photographers, in advertising, magazine, gallery, book publishing, fine art and new media arenas.
Former director of Getty Images’ North American assignment division, Orchard Represents, he was instrumental in the exciting growth of this start up within the stock giant. Before that he ran the editorial news team at Corbis for four years after being acquired during the purchase of Sygma Photo News in 1999 as the senior news editor. He has also been called as an expert witness in Federal court to give testimony on image valuation in the changing media landscape. He conducts regular portfolio reviews, judges photographic competitions and enjoys mentoring emerging talent.
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