Hello, I'm Angelika Pirkl, a London-based freelance Picture Researcher & Art Buyer specialised in history, vintage photography, and the arts. 


After ten years of working in the picture licensing industry, I set up Igloo Picture Research in 2017 to follow my passion of helping clients source those elusive perfect pictures for their projects.

I can deliver picture research for trade publishing, educational publishing & television broadcasting, as well as offer a more creative approach to book cover design and non-editorial projects, both in digital and print.


I can assist with:

  • setting picture budgets;

  • compiling preliminary subject specs;

  • carrying out picture research from a range of sources using local and international picture libraries as well as museums, smaller institutions, private collections and independent photographers;

  • negotiating licensing fees;

  • sourcing digital high-resolution image files;

  • obtaining necessary rights clearances for photographic copyright as well as additional artistic copyright, publicity rights and property rights if required;

  • keeping accurate records of picture codes, captions, credit lines and licence terms.

I have experience across a range of subject areas, including: ✤ History ✤ Archaeology ✤ Vintage Photography ✤ Art ✤ Design ✤ Architecture ✤ Fashion ✤ Performing Arts ✤ Culture ✤


Projects can be undertaken externally or in-house.

Angelika Pirkl

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Angelika Pirkl, Igloo Picture Research, London, United Kingdom | Email: igloopictureresearch@gmail.com | Tel: +44 (0)7951 114683

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