Associated Press to sell NFTs of its news photographs from end of month

Visualization of someone looking at an NFT on their phone
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At the end of the month, news agency The Associated Press is launching an NFT marketplace where collectors will be able to buy, sell and trade the wire service’s contemporary and historical photojournalism. This move will give people the chance to take ownership of small pieces of photojournalism history using the environmentally-friendly Polygon blockchain.

But what is an NFT? In the most simple terms, an NFT is a non-fungible (i.e unique and can’t be replaced) token. NFTs can take the form of photos, digital drawing, gifs, music or video content. While NFTS don’t give you the copyright (that still belongs to the artist who created it) you will have ownership of that content. To find out more, check out How I sell my photographs as NFTs which explains more in-depth what they are, where they came from and how you can make money from them. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.