4Corners Images: Spectacular Scotland by Maurizio Rellini

United Kingdom, Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Stonehaven, Dunnottar Castle, Great Britain, British Isles, Colorful sunrise on Dunnottar castle along the Scotland coastline

One of the last wild places in Western Europe, Scotland’s dramatic landscapes and history are an irresistible draw for landscape photographers and when summer comes, the drama sometimes takes a fairytale turn; like it did for Maurizio Rellini. From first light on Glen Etive’s Buachaille Etive Mor to sunset on Skye, he zigzagged his way…

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Mary Evans Picture Library Collection of the week: Jeanette Jones

Feathers. Low angle view of a ballroom dancer's feathered hem. This photograph was featured in the exhibition 'The Ballroom Spy' in collaboration with artist Jack Vettriano which transferred from Heartbreak, London to the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol in 2011.

If you’re a Strictly fan, you’ll know this Saturday marks an important stage in the annual competition as the remaining contestants take to the floor of the iconic Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. It therefore seems a good moment to share a more specialised collection; the ballroom dancing images of Jeanette Jones. An accomplished dancer herself,…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Shirley Baker

© Estate of Shirley Baker / Mary Evans Picture Library

Shirley Baker (1932-2014), born in Salford and brought up in Manchester, was one of Northern England’s most renowned and celebrated photographers, best-known for her pictures documenting the communities in her home city on the cusp of seismic social change. After studying Pure Photography at Manchester College of Technology, she began to work in a documentary…

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Mary Evans Picture Library showcase the work of Andrew Besley

collage of images by andrew besley

Mary Evans Picture Library have represented the professional photographer Andrew Besley since the acquisition of Barnaby’s Picture Library in 2001, an agency to which Andrew was for many years a major contributor. Andrew built up an international reputation over four decades, producing stock library photographs, supplying photography to the national press and in so doing…

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Nature Picture Library: first 8 months of France's baby panda

Baby Panda Yuan Meng © Eric Baccega /

Yuan Meng – a dream come true! Nature Picture Library photographer Eric Baccega has been granted exclusive access to France’s first baby panda at Beauval Zoo. This new panda gallery documents the first 8 months in the life of Yuan Meng, who was christened in December 2017 by French First Lady Brigitte Macron. His Chinese name means “dream…

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akg-images prize draw at Fotofringe 2018

akg-images illustrate the history of world culture through an iconographic collection which spans archaeology and history through to performing arts, fine arts and photography. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at Fotofringe 2018. Come talk to us at table H2/1 for a chance to win a canvas print. Choose from over 3…

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4Corners Images: new shots of Southern England

Sonehenge Sunrise, FCR-497088 by Maurizio Rellini

Late last summer 4Corners’ photographer Maurizio Rellini  made a flying visit to the UK, shooting sunrise at Stonehenge, along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, Bath, Brighton and more. You can see all Maurizio’s lovely images of the UK here and a selection of the latest work is in this gallery. Sonehenge Sunrise, FCR-497088 © Maurizio Rellini /…

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Mary Evans Collection: International Womens' Day 2018

Inernational Women's day

As we celebrate Women’s History Month in the UK, and International Women’s Day worldwide tomorrow, we wanted to share a selection of talented, fearless and ground-breaking women from the past and present. Our selection offers just 150 names to conjure with, but we have thousands more portraits of well-known women, as well as superb material…

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Mary Evans Collection of the week: Madame Yevonde


Yevonde Cumbers Middleton, who styled herself Madame Yevonde, was one of the leading portrait photographers of the 20th century. Born in 1893 to a well-to-do family, she began her apprenticeship with the photographer, Lallie Charles, and soon set up her own studio in London’s Victoria Street in 1914, at the prodigious age of 21. Young,…

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Ardea Picture Library's Crazy Christmas Cats

Christmas Pudding Cat - Exotic short-haired tortoiseshell

Ardea Picture Library are always being asked to come up with something a little bit different for Christmas. It’s easy enough to put a Santa Hat on a kitty, but their designers wanted to take things a little bit further as you can see. To see more of these and a whole host of festive…

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