ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque is hoping pictures and videos will help bring more businesses to the city.
“Our goal is to take what we know of this amazing community and show the world,” said David Murphy with Marble Street Studio.
Murphy and his team at Marble Street Studio want to promote economic development in the city through hundreds of photos and video.
“Well it’s going to create a rights free image library of still photography and video clips that anybody can access for free,” said Murphy.
The City of Albuquerque is on board. It’s working to get a contract approved with the studio to make the online library come to life.
“I think a picture says a thousand words,” said Gilbert Montano, Mayor Richard J. Berry’s Chief of Staff.
If the city council approves the contract, Marble Street Studio will not only take pictures and videos of landmarks in the city, but also showcase industries here. The hope is for outsiders to take note.
“A lot of people’s perception of Albuquerque is that it’s just a beautiful place to visit, but it’s a desert, and nobody is there, and no business is going on, and that’s just not true,” said Murphy.
In addition, the studio will provide five edited pieces with a focus on various topics.
“One on economic development, one on education, one on health care recruitment, one on quality of life,” said Murphy.
The goal is then for anyone in Albuquerque to take the high quality content and run.
“So if you have a small business, or you’re recruiting, or you’re dealing with any potential economic opportunity, or just bragging about Albuquerque, this is a site you’ll be able to utilize,” said Montano.
The proposal of the library has only been introduced to City Council at this point.
If approved, the city would pay $150,000 for the photos and videos. The studio would then match that with private funds.