The AP will launch its own photo NFT marketplace on Polygon to support journalism

Amid an ongoing frenzy of brands and companies entering the growing NFT industry, the Associated Press (AP) will join the fray with its own marketplace full of photo NFTs from its award-winning photojournalists.

Set to launch on January 31, the marketplace will feature an array of photos, including some that won the Pulitzer Prize, as well as “digitally enhanced depictions” of photographers’ work. The not-for-profit news cooperative’s marketplace will run on Polygon, a sidechain scaling solution for Ethereum, and was built by blockchain infrastructure firm Xooa.

The AP’s initial drops will be spread out over a series of weeks starting on January 31, with images focused on topics such as war, climate, and space. Shots from photographers such as Emilio Morenatti and Oded Balilty (as seen above) will be included in the first waves.

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