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We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality, most efficient, and cost-effective photography services around the world.

The Global Media Desk story

It all began in 2000 with an innovative vision: quick and easy access to the best local photography services in every city and country around the world. From this simple concept Global Media Desk was born.

Today Global Media Desk has become much more than just a media services company. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide media and language services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide our clients with a hassle-free and joyful experience that will have them singing our praises.


Global Media Desk is founded in Paris, France by American producer Ian Hardy


Global Media Desk grows and operates out of the Les Frigos building in Paris


Global Media Desk begins yearly attendance at the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film


Worldwide Interpretation and language services added


Global Media Desk provides services for major clients in every region of the world in the areas of video, film, photography, and interpreting


Global Media Desk celebrates its busiest year yet; launches new company website


Production of videos and television documentaries begins in the United States, Europe, and India


Global Media Desk accumulates a sizeable portfolio of international clients, including Fortune 500 companies and multinational brands


Production of international TV commercials added to our list of services


International still photography services added


Global Media Desk headquarters shifts to Southern California, United States


Global Media Desk begins historic company expansion… More great things to come!!