Mary Evans collection of the week: Philip Dunn Photography

Two men campers prepare breakfast at the Sandy Balls campsite beside their vintage Austin A40 Devon car. A dog walker and storm clouds in the background. First published in The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Philip Dunn’s first published photograph was in the Manchester Evening News when he was just 14 years old. An apprenticeship at another local newspaper led to Philip becoming the youngest staffer on The Daily Express at the age of 22. After fifteen years, he left to freelance and was one of the first photographers to…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Fortunino Matania

Luxurious holiday on the beach at Lido, Italy, a playground for the rich in the 1920s. Included in the image are Lady Abdy, Mrs D. Beaumont and Miss Peggy Joyce. Date: 1927

In 1904, Clement Shorter, editor of The Sphere magazine, engaged a twenty-three year-old from Naples as the magazine’s ‘special artist’ forming a fruitful, working relationship between publisher and artist that would last over forty years. Fortunino Matania (1881-1963) had been born into the world of illustrated journalism. His father Eduardo was a leading artist for…

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New Discoveries from Nature Picture Library

New Discoveries from Nature Picture Library

Nature Picture Library photographers are always looking for exciting new discoveries in the natural world. This New Discoveries gallery includes a new species of tarantula, the world’s largest bee, scuba-diving flies, tuna-herding sealions, the first professional photos of an African black panther, a strange partnership between a tiny frog and a huge spider, and new…

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4Corners Images: spring in Japan

Japan, Kanto, Tokyo, Honshu island, Two women dressing kimono looking at the mobile phone, In the back cherry blossom spring in Japan SIM-478645 by Aldo Pavan

In Japan the contemplation and appreciation of sakura, the short-lived spring blossom, is reverentially and exuberantly celebrated nationwide, typically  with a hanami picnic beneath the pale pink blooms. The Japanese poets tell us that strangers become friends when they’re lost together in these lovely fleeting moments of nature. Come and see 4Corners Sakura gallery here.…

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Introducing Figurestock

The addition of a good figure can create drama, mystery, movement and excitement, or bring characters from a book to life. Figurestock was created by a book cover designer and photographer to help find your perfect hero, heroine, villain or victim. Figurestock is a brand new, out-of-the-box collection of original and exclusive commercial images designed…

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4Corners Images: Romania Revealed

Romania, Mehedinti County, Orsova, Iron Gates Natural Park, The Statue of King Decebal carved in the mountain

Romania remains a European enigma emerging from the shadow of dictatorial rule decades after it ended. On his visit, travel photographer Jan Wlodarczyk focused on Transylvania and the beautiful historic towns of Sibiu, Brasov and Sighisoara as well as Timisoara in Western Romania, the Parang Mountains and Iron Gates National Park. Jan’s wonderful images reveal…

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Mary Evans Picture Library: Studio Canal EDITED FOR YOU

Studio Canal Collage

Mary Evans Picture Library present a number of curated image sets to help navigate the unique Studio Canal collection of film and film making. From Bernard Cribbins to Julie Christie, Joan Collins to Tom Courtenay, not to mention Vanessa Redgrave, Leslie Caron, Nanette Newman, Edward Fox, Malcolm McDowell, James Bolam, Terence Stamp and many more,…

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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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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 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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