August 15, 2003
General Motors launches online “PhotoStore”
Detroit, Michigan and Seattle, Washington – General Motors is teaming with Getty Images to launch GM PhotoStore, the official online photo source for images from the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer. The web site, www.gmphotostore.com, houses vehicle photos from Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, and Saturn.
The GM PhotoStore enables millions of automotive enthusiasts worldwide to view and purchase high-quality, contemporary and historical prints of GM automotive photography and illustrations online.
“General Motors is proud of our role in automotive history and we are excited to make this history come alive with a collection of images that showcase our cars and trucks,” said Matthew P. Cullen, general manager, GM Economic Development and Enterprise Services. “Partnering with Getty Images allows us to offer this world-class online service to people who share our passion for vehicles.”
Researchers, archivists and product experts selected 1,000 powerful images from GM’s Media Archive. The photo collection covers the full range of the company’s automotive history, including stylish images from the early 1900s through today, concept vehicles and current production vehicles like the Hummer H2. In addition, the GM PhotoStore offers prints of classic GM advertisements, GM locomotives and engines, the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, historic and contemporary assembly plants, and lifestyle shots of the vehicles in action.
Getty Images, the world’s leading imagery company, provided GM with a turnkey solution, MediaPrint, which enabled the company to quickly launch the GM PhotoStore with minimal investment. Getty Images has created similar online stores for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Boeing.
The size of prints range from 8 x 10 inches to 24 x 30 inches, with pricing from U.S.$15 to $42. Orders are typically delivered within three to seven working days in the United States, and within five to seven working days internationally.