Mary Evans collection of the week: Maurice Collins

Handbag Mending Kit

It’s three years since we last reminded you of the Maurice Collins Collection, one of our favourites, so we thought we’d give him another run out. It was 2016 when our reputation as purveyors of the quirky and unusual was given a boost with the arrival of this unique collection. A cornucopia of gadgetry and…

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Shutterstock announces formation of Shutterstock.AI and the acquisition of three leading artificial intelligence platforms

Shutterstock press release – 27 July, 2021. Shutterstock announces formation of Shutterstock.AI and the acquisition of three leading artificial intelligence platforms Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced the launch of Shutterstock.AI, a newly formed subsidiary with insights and…

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Tate Images Michael Andrews copyright representation

A Man who Suddenly Fell Over 1952; Michael Andrews 1928-1995; © The Estate of Michael Andrews; Photo: Tate

We are thrilled to announce that the estate of Michael Andrews RA have appointed Tate Images to exclusively administer and license the copyright for the entirety of his oeuvre. Michael Andrews is rightly regarded as one of Britain’s leading post war painters and is often linked with artists of the so called ‘School of London’,…

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July highlights from Nature Picture Library

Northern spadefoot (Notaden melanoscaphus) adult male with vocal sac inflated, calling, Howard River sand flats, Northern Territory, Australia, January.

This month there is a strong antipodean flavour to our latest highlights. New contributor Etienne Littlefair has great coverage on Australian wildlife, Doug Gimesy has photographed the critically endangered regent honeybird, and Tui De Roy has sent us fascinating coverage on New Zealand’s iconic kiwis. We also have lots of new material from the tropics…

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Mary Evans collections crossover: The Great British Seaside

A wonderful photograph of a very jolly group (possibly one large extended family) playing with a huge ball on the beach - note the variety of magnificent beachwear on show!! Encapsulating the joy of the British seaside holiday in one image... circa 1930

Dig out your bucket and spade, pack the picnic basket, slap on the factor 30 but don’t forget the cagoules. School is almost out and it’s time for the Great British Seaside Holiday. While opportunities to travel abroad remain erratic, it seems most of the population have opted to holiday in the UK this summer.…

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Getty Images to capture stunning imagery from Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Getty Images press release – 20 July, 2021. Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announced its award-winning photographers, editors and operations staff will capture stunning imagery from every event at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Serving as the Official Photographic Agency of the International Olympic Committee, Getty Images will deploy a team of…

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Iconic Images announces new digital platform Iconic Licensing

Iconic Images press release Iconic Images are proud to announce Iconic Licensing, a platform for all editorial and creative needs allowing licensees to search and order millions of images – many never before seen. Iconic Images, one of the world’s leading companies representing photographers, announces Iconic Licensing, a new digital platform which allows picture editors,…

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Shutterstock launches global grant in partnership with the It Gets Better Project to empower and authentically portray LGBTQ+ communities

Shutterstock It Gets Better Project

Shutterstock press release – 13 July, 2021. An extension of The Create Fund launched in December 2020, the It Gets Better partnership celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community with a $10,000 grant to provide financial and professional support to LGBTQ+ creators Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Sigmund Freud Copyrights

Sigmund Freud with two of his grandsons Ernst and Heinz, who were both Sophie's children. Sophie had died in 1920. Date: 1922

Sigmund Freud, the Austrian neurologist and father of psychoanalysis whose contributions on the role of the unconscious changed Western thought, bequeathed the income from his copyrighted works to five of his grandchildren who were all still minors at the time of his death in 1939. The company, set up by three of his children, Ernst,…

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TopFoto: listen to the image

At 7am today, a ship, the Empire Windrush, berthed at Tilbury with 417 "sons of the Empire" on board. After returning to their home land after the war, these Jamaicans found many unemployed in their island, and they hope to find the answer to their problems in England. Although there will be countless difficulties, it is understood that every effort is being made to find accommodation for them, and to find them work. It is leant already that 52 are volunteering for the Forces, and 204 are going to friends in this country. Pictured: Mr and Mrs Zayne, seen on their arrival at Tilbury on board Empire Windrush with little Fay, aged three, and David, aged two years. Mrs Zayne's maiden name was Blaine, and she lived at Blackpool before leaving for Jamaica with her husband about 18 months ago. 22 June 1948

TopFoto press release – 1 July, 2021. Photography meets poetry meets music. The new work produced by TopFoto and Writer-in-(remote)-Residence Rommi Smith, is out and available now to watch, share, download: “I was blown away by them”, Caroline Hotblack, award-winning picture researcher Three of the seven key photographs and poems are explored in short video…

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