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CTK Photobank

                CTK Photobank

A comprehensive domestic and international photographic news service. A representative and timeless collection of photographs for a wide spectrum of use.

More than 5 million images from the 1920s to date. More than 2 million images in digital form. Easy navigation and clear division into sections related to topics of clients´s interest. A representative and timeless selection of images for a wide spectrum of use.

The CTK Photobank is a traditional producer and provider of images and it has been active in both the domestic and international markets since 1918.

At present there are over two million images online and several million more are available in extensive archive databases.

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News Photos

News images from the agency’s domestic and international production. Photo News concentrates on the areas of politics, economics, culture, sport and society and comprehensively covers the events in the Czech Republic and over the world. The photographs are supplied in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.


Daily updated wide selection of images for editorial use for online and printed media as well as for publishers.


Comprehensive images from Czech, Slovak and world history, culture and social events from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. It is one of the oldest and most extensive such archives in Europe and it offers the greatest selection of Czech photography. Emphasis is placed on the timeless value of the photographs and their professional selection. It also contains some unique historical photographs in an European context.


Selection of events from the world of international and domestic entertainment - film, TV, theatre, literature and music; a selection of interesting items from the areas of nature, the world of animals, hobbies, science, technology and various superlative curiosities.


Images for the illustration of the most varied topics from the areas of travel, services, cuisine, lifestyle, health, economics, travel, science and technology, the environment and sport mainly from Czech Republic. This also includes arranged images. A number of images are also suitable for creative use.


CTK Photobank offers also additional services such as photo assignements to order, studio photography, product and architecture images, and others photo services.

AP images

The extensive photographic archive from the international Associated Press agency containing more than 10 million photographs is accessible at its own domain on Approximately two million photographs are accessible online, where they are divided into the Editorial, Historical, Publicity and other sections.
The sophisticated setting of the search parameters simplifies to the search results and makes them more precise. CTK Photobank exclusively represents the AP in the Czech market during the sale of these photographs.

International agencies

CTK Photobank brings to Czech and Slovak customers wide range of all types of photography. The most important partners agencies are Associated Press, ANP, Abaca, DPA, Itar-Tass, Keystone, PA, Scanpux Sweden, Lonely Planet Images, Werner Forman Archive and many more.

PR Service

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