Obituary: Martin Hillier former Rex Features director


Martin Hillier, a Director for more than 30 years of Rex Features photo agency, passed away on Wednesday 30th January. He was 61. Martin had been with Rex since 1974 and was very highly-regarded by everyone he worked with. He retired from the business when the family-owned Company was sold in an MBO in 2011 but…

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Nature Picture Library: winning images of 2018

Young White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in a reinforced steel boma, blindfolded and partially drugged after a long journey from South Africa, before being released into the wild in Botswana. September 2017. Winner of the Environment Singles category in the 2018 World Press Photo contest. Highly commended in the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2017. Highly Commended in the Natural World Category of the Sony Photography Awards 2018. Gold Winner of the Nature Category, and Third place in the Press category of the Paris Photography Prize 2018. Runner up in the Science & Natural History category Picture of the Year International (POYI) 2018. Winner of the Environmental Picture Story Category of the NPPA Best in Photojournalism contest.

Nature Picture Library’s photographers were successful in many of the major photographic competitions of 2018. Neil Aldridge won the Environment Singles category in the World Press Photo competition, as well as portfolio awards at NPPA and Nature Photographer of the Year, Jen Guyton won the Plants and Fungi category of Wildlife Photographer of the Year,…

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Ayrshire photographer wins top award at the gardening ‘Oscars’

Garden Media Guild press release – 7 December 2018. An Ayrshire photographer has won the Gordon Rae Photographer of The Year award at the Garden Media Guild Awards, the so-called gardening ‘Oscars’. Andrea Jones, who lives in Barr near Girvan, was recognised for her portfolio of professional photography published in various national and international media…

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Image Quest Marine launches brand new newsletter

A whale shark swims by while a plastic bag floats around. Plastic kills way too much marine life.

Specialist aquatic wildlife photo library, Image Quest Marine, is launching a brand new newsletter. The newsletter will showcase their beautiful underwater photography, as well as sharing exclusive collection news and photographer features. It promises to be a useful resource for photo editors and picture researchers, particularly those working on scientific and nature-related subjects. To sign…

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Many new features added to the Copytrack App

Copytrack news – 24 October, 2018. Whether photographer, picture agency or blogger: One thing is always scarce, time. Therefore it is  particularly important to us to make the handling of our system as simple and intuitive as possible. We are pleased to present you some new features which we have developed in the past months…

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New look, great content – new Science Photo Library website launched boasts a clean design and intuitive navigation to help you create stunning boards and quickly find everything you need. The website is fully responsive on mobile devices to help you browse while on-the-go. Science Photo Library have also introduced new content and a range of inspirational galleries that show the breadth of their amazing…

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CEPIC Congress 2019 save the date

CEPIC Congress 5 –  7 June 2019 Nonstop networking with picture industry professionals from +30 countries. The only event of the year where you can attend three days of nonstop networking and conferences focusing on the latest developments in the picture industry. Meet agencies’ CEOs and sales representatives, as well as footage suppliers, industry service…

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Nature Picture Library will be supporting the presentation ‘Rewilding – a Visual Journey’ at Wildscreen Festival

The Return of Europe’s Little Lion

Nature Picture Library is delighted to be supporting the presentation ‘Rewilding – a Visual Journey’ to be given by Peter Cairns and Laurent Geslin as part of the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol on Thursday 18 October at 7.30pm. Peter Cairns is Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a Social Enterprise advocating rewilding for large parts…

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Bridgeman acquires Leemage Photo Library

The Army of Charlemagne in Paris (fresco), Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) / Casino Massimo, Rome, Italy

Bridgeman Images announcement – 7 September, 2018. Bridgeman Images is proud and excited to announce the acquisition of the leading Parisian Picture Library, Leemage. This extensive archive includes masterpieces from the ancient world to the modern day, including many exclusively represented photographers as well as the performing arts and authors’ archive Opale which Bridgeman will…

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