Aidan Sullivan started his career as a staff photographer for a local newspaper in the U.K.
He then freelanced as a news photographer in Fleet St., traveling extensively to cover stories, events and conflicts in Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, India and Pakistan, among others. From there, Aidan became the Director of Photography at The Sunday Times of London and The Sunday Times Magazine.
During that time, Aidan also cofounded image.net, a leading distributor of high-resolution publicity materials for major entertainment companies. Getty Images acquired image.net in 2004. In 2005, Aidan moved to New York and became Vice President of Photo Assignment for Getty Images, managing editorial and commercial assignments via Orchard and Global Assignment. In 2009, he created the new Reportage division, which attracted a number of internationally renowned award-winning photojournalists, and is now considered one of the leading sources of documentary photography.
In 2013, with the rapid decline in editorial budgets, Sullivan focused on the rapidly expanding CSR market, which led to his decision to launch Verbatim, a new and unique agency representing internationally renowned photojournalists and videographers who are not only highly experienced in photojournalism, but also adept at commercial and advertising photography. Collectively, they have been assigned by all of the major publications globally, received every prestigious editorial industry award, and have worked with many of the world’s leading Brands, NGOs and Foundations.