Mary Fran Loftus, founder of We Research Pictures, LLC has over 25 years experience as a picture researcher, art buyer, permissions editor, project manager, and stock agent. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater Technology and Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a minor in Art History. Her graduate level studies include accounting.

Ms. Loftus is a member of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP). From 2005-2006, she served as treasurer of the New York chapter. Since then, she has held the position of ASPP National Treasurer

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With varied backgrounds, our researchers know how to find the best image for the project. We have solid working relationships with commercial stock agencies, photographers, artists, libraries, historical societies, and museums around the world.


In managing picture projects, We Research Pictures helpsclients meet deadlines. Our attention to timetables and details, along with highly organized systems streamlines production procedures.