Barbara Schultz Image Consulting

Image Editing and Management

Creative Management

Barbara Schultz - Image Editing and Management 

Photo professional with extensive experience in image editing, collection development, and image markets. Broad knowledge of the North American and European image providers. Experience with all photo types from commercial to reportage. Expert level knowledge of archival news, history, and fine arts. Management of photo editing and research staffs. Background in publishing as a photo-buyer. Knowledge of intellectual property law, image licensing business. Skilled in all standard computer applications, including databases, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop.
Barbara Schultz Image Consulting - Owner (2007 - Present)
  • Still Photo Research and Editing: History, Fine Art, and Archival News.
  • Public Domain Specialist.
  • Custom image colorization: painted or digital.
  • Rights Negotiation, Copyright and Permission Management.
Corbis - Creative Intelligence and Collection Performance Analyst (2002-July 2007)
  • Indentified acquisitions, editing, and collection management requirements for historical, editorial, current events, and commercial images.
  • Research and analysis supporting global image sourcing.
  • Created reports on Corbis collection business performance, with analysis and action recommendations for senior management.
  • Developed inventory taxonomy for four million image collection. Managed database to support collection analysis.

Corbis - Acquisitions and Managing Editor for History (1991 - 2001)

  • Bettmann Archive: Managing Editor of Bettmann Archive into the Corbis Digital Collection. (1996 - 2001)
  • Lead the acquisition of public domain images. (1992 - 1996). Liaison with cultural institutions for licensing representation.
  • Hulton-Deutsch Bulk License. (1991 - 1993). Acquisition and managing editor of London based project for long term bulk image license.
  • Acquisitions and editing world wide of contributing photographers, cultural institutions, museums, and media partners. Including: Davis & Peter
  •  Turnley, Flip Schulke, Philadelphia Art Museum, and many more.

 PAR/NYC Inc. Co-Owner, Photo Editor & Researcher (1983 - 1991)

  • Microsoft Encarta. (1989 - 1991). Managed image research and rights acquisition for first edition of Microsoft Encarta.
  • Books editing and image buying for all subjects, with specialty in current events, history, science, and fine arts.
  • Worked with major New York City book publishers, contributing over 90 titles.  

Education - B.S. in Fine Arts from Skidmore College; M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Pennsylvania State University. Professor of Art & Art History at The University of Maine

Awards - National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship; University of Maine Faculty Research Grant; McDowell Fellowship

Co-Author - Picture Research, A Practical Guide, Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1990