Award-Winning Minneapolis Star Tribune Joins ZUMA

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — June 15, 2005 — ZUMA Press, America’s
largest independent picture agency, proudly announces
representation of the leading Minnesota daily, the Star Tribune.
Today’s deal gives ZUMA worldwide rights to represent the
paper’s daily picture production plus years of award-winning
news, feature, sports and business coverage. Representing
Star Tribune content expands the picture wire’s newspaper
syndication division by formalizing a long-running relationship
between ZUMA and the leading Midwest daily.

“Of all
the photo agencies I’ve worked with I found ZUMA to be by far
the best,” said Peter Koeleman, Star Tribune director of
photography. “They are consummate professionals. When the
Iraqi coffin photo was published in the Seattle Times, their
photo editor called me to ask which agency I thought would be
fair and treat the photographer honestly and with respect. I did
not hesitate to recommend ZUMA. I look forward to a good
working relationship with them in the future,” he

This is the second Mc Clatchy Company paper
ZUMA has signed–the agency began representing the
Sacramento Bee in 2003. ZUMA also represents the picture
content of a dozen other major publications, including national
sports weekly The Sporting News, Florida’s prolific Palm Beach
Post, Texas’ diverse and ever-strong daily the San Antonio
Express-News, London’s large and dynamic Daily Mail, Spain’s
main daily ABC and Canada’s largest newspaper and paper of
record, the Toronto Star.

“I am extremely proud to
announce today’s deal with the Star Tribune,” said Scott Mc
Kiernan, director and founder of ZUMA Press. “The work that
comes out of Peter’s staff always amazes me for its elegance
and journalistic depth. I look forward to letting the world
appreciate their images as their credit line and pictures grace
the pages of hundreds of weeklies and dailies around the
world,” he said.

The Star Tribune has a long history of
excellent documentary photography. In 2005, its standing was
enhanced by several important national awards. Jim Gehrz
was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year by National
Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and National
Photographer of the Year by Scripps-Howard. His work was
also a finalist in the Pulitzer competition and was showcased as
part of ZUMA’s elite photojournalism essay division, NPPA honored Renee Jones for a sports
feature photo and Brian Peterson and Vickie Kettlewell for
photo editing. Rich Tsong-Taatarii won the photo shoot
competition at Unity 2004.

In the weeks ahead, the
“Best Of” the Star Tribune’s picture archive will be loaded into
ZUMA’s e-commerce Website ( and made
available for immediate syndication by editors

About ZUMA Press

ZUMA Press
is the largest independent press agency and wire service of
award-winning imagery for editorial and creative professional
use. Founded in 1995, ZUMA represents the photography of
over 900 professionals worldwide, including Pulitzer Prize,
World Press Photo and POY winners. ZUMA is also the agent
of major global picture agencies and dozens large

With such outstanding content, coupled with
the largest distribution network among independent agencies,
ZUMA images reach and are published by every major media
outlet in the world.

ZUMA 1995-2005–celebrating a
decade of excellence in photojournalism.

Sylvia Stewart
VP, Corporate Communications
ZUMA Press, Inc.