This is a specialist photo library for quality pictures of writers and authors, both past and present as well as established and emerging. Writer Pictures was created in 2004 by Alex Hewitt and Graham Jepson to fill a gap in the supply of high quality, color pictures of writers. These pictures, supplied by a network of over two dozen portrait photographers from the US, UK and France, are used by newspapers, magazines and publishers. Writer Pictures has partner agents abroad tasked to source and distribute images. Currently, the Writer Pictures database is filled with author images numbering to tens of thousands. The agency also offers its services to shoot pictures for magazines, publishers and even of the authors themselves. It also covers popular book events and literary festivals around the world.