top modeling agencies and how to submit pictures

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I’m a photographer I often work with models who are at a loss where to turn when it comes to submitting pictures to modeling agencies. as a service below is a list of some of the top ones. another great resource that I wrote is ‘do I have what it takes to be a model‘. check it out!

ford models
ford models is a world recognized modeling agency that represents fashion talent. they have a roster of models – women and men – as well as other fashion specialties.

for photo submissions: scouting – ford models on the page there’s a button to click on for info about open calls.

elite model
management elite model management  was founded by john casablancas and alain kittler and quickly helped develop a new model image that lead to the definition of the supermodel. among models represented by elite Agyness Deyn, Heidi Klum, to name a few.

for photo submissions: elite model – be discovered website navigation is very confusing. they state they don’t hold any open calls and request you to fill a web form.

boss models
boss models was founded by british photographer david bosman with offices in new york and cape town. the agency soon reinvented the role of a modeling agency by raising the male model to the status of super star.

for photo submissions: boss models – submit photos on the page, they give you a lot of contact info, their address and contact phone. with some requirements. there are no forms to fill in.

click models
click model management, Inc. was founded in 1980 in new york city and has expanded ever since with divisions focusing on women, men, plus size, runway, showroom, fit, and television commercials.

for photo submissions: click model submissions page the page displays a comprehensive form where you can provide all required info as well as upload two pictures.

img models
img models is one of the world’s leading international modeling agencies with offices in new york, london, milan, paris, and sydney. they cater to celebrities, fashion publications and prestigious ad campaigns and represent female models such as gisele bündchen and joan smalls.

for photo submissions: img models – become a model they give detailed instructions to the age and picture requirements.

new york models
new york model management is a trend setting modeling agency launched in 1995 that promotes new faces to the fashion industry. they have represented top models such as elle macpherson, with new rising stars. they also have a men’s division.

for photo submissions: new york models – be discovered there’s a clear button on top right reading ‘be discovered’. on the next window they give info on open calls and detailed instructions on what and how to submit.

next models
next model management is one successful modeling agency launched in new york in 1989 with offices in london, paris, milan, etc…they have a great team of model agents, talent spotters and a roster of supermodels like anja rubik and isabelli fontana, to name a few.

for photo submissions: become a next model an easy button ‘become a next model’ is displayed down the home page. when you click on it, it expand to display instructions on how to submit with online options.

one management
one management was founded in 2002 with the primary focus of bringing together the elements of fashion, film, music and celebrity. their current roster of talent includes well known models such as claudia schiffer, iman, etc…

for photo submissions: contact one management no information available for model photo submissions. telephone number and contact email are listed on the bottom right.

wilhelmina models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world with a prestigious standing as an industry leader. they provide a full range of model management for women, men, including full-figured, fitness, children models, etc…

for photo submissions: wilhelmina – become a model there’s a clear button marked ‘become a model’ which leads you to a page with instructions on how to submit pictures for consideration

women management is an agency that expands on the concept of beauty beyond the traditional model of the 1980s. that spawned an agency which is a power player today represents famous supermodels like angela lindvall,  caroline trentini and jourdan dunn.

for photo submissions: become a model with women management there are no photo submission instructions, just a page with a form that you fill in.

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