Although the amount of image and video files in our hard disks and the web is steadily increasing; we rely on classical retrieval and presentation techniques which can not cope with large collections. Retrieval is still based on textual annotations and the presentation interfaces are mostly simple thumbnail lists. In this talk; I will present search and retrieval beyond and in combination with text; and how this can be used and incorporated in media workflows. Furthermore; based on recent work; I will show how users can aggregate their collections into larger repositories; publish them; and design themselves flexible user interfaces by recomposing UI elements and retrieval models. On that basis; I will also discuss ways of presenting multimedia collections using facets and concepts stemming from information visualization.