Chicago Tribune Begins Digitizing and Selling Archive Photographs
The Chicago Tribune newspaper partners with Image Fortress and Masterpiece Marketing
Group to digitally archive their vast photographic archive and market the original historic
photographs to collectors worldwide.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 2, 2010 -- The Chicago Tribune, one of the nation’s leading daily newspapers, has
begun digitally archiving their extensive photo library, which includes historic photos and negatives dating back
to the nineteenth century, and making the original vintage archive photos available to collectors once re-archived
in digital form. The Tribune has selected industry leaders Image Fortress Corporation and Masterpiece Marketing
Group, who are partnered on this major multi-year initiative, to provide the online digital archiving of these
photographs, integration with the paper’s editorial and business systems and to market the original photographs
upon their digitization.
“The Tribune’s photo library is filled with amazing photographs, most never published or even seen by the
public, covering every topic and historic event of the past one hundred and thirty years you can imagine,”
according to Bob Pokress and Eric Amundson, the presidents of Image Fortress Corp. and Masterpiece Marketing
Group. “It’s a thrill for us to work with this magnificent photojournalism collection that spans the entire range of
US and world historical events and personalities from all walks of life. We are electronically preserving the
photographs in this library, bringing these photos to life for the Chicago Tribune and Tribune Company, and
making them accessible to the public for the first time,” according to Pokress.
“We are delighted to have leaders in the field of digital image archiving and vintage photo sales working with our
newspaper to make all of this possible,” notes Randall Weissman, News Administration Editor of the Chicago
Tribune. “Having the entirety of our vast photo library in an online digital archive that is integrated wi