Aside from film stills and posters, StudioCanal’s photographic collection allows us a fascinating peek behind the scenes of movie making. It’s a chance to see directors in action but there are also candid moments of stars in make-up, relaxing between takes or larking about. Sylvia Syms is captured on camera, reduced to fits of giggles…

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United Kingdom, England, Oxfordshire, Oxford, cyclist approaching Radcliffe Camera

The Dog Days may be over but there’ll be plenty more sunshine to enjoy before we see autumn in all her finest colour, so, before you reach for your fleece here’s a chance to enjoy some late summer sunshine with new images from across the British Isles by 4Corners’ photographers Here’s our new image gallery…

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Margaret Tempest was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, in 1892 and attended Ipswich Art School and the Westminster School of Art in London graduating on the eve of the First World War. She co-founded the Chelsea Illustrators Club, a talented group from the School of Art who between 1919 and 1939 were commercially successful, putting on…

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Heinz Zinram was one of Britain’s leading industrial photographers in the 1950s and 1960s, and his photographs of manufacturing, business and industry reveal unexpected poise and drama. Dr Zinram’s story began in 1910 in Vienna where he was born, and where he qualified as a Doctor of Law in the early 1930s. In 1939 Heinz…

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Split level of a Lion's mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Feather-boa kelp (Egregia menziesii), Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.

This summer our photographers have sent us a wealth of great new material. Marine life has been a strong focus, with bold and unusual new images from David Hall, Magnus Lundgren and Tony Wu amongst others. We have also added a lot of fresh Australian material, African landscapes and wildlife, and some lovely European wildflowers…

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Vintage photography resource ClassicStock, is in many ways as American as apple pie, but nevertheless transcends any transatlantic bias with a wide and varied collection that reflects any adjective you care to throw at it. Spanning the decades from the 1930s to the 1980s, ClassicStock offers humour in spades, with a side order of cheese,…

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If you regularly follow our Collection of the Week emails, you will know that street photography is one of our specialisms here at the library, and while photographers Roger Mayne and Shirley Baker are well known in this genre, another name, Margaret Monck, is probably less familiar. Born into a world of privilege in 1911,…

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This month’s highlights include great material on red foxes and bobcats, spectacular marine life from the Canaries, extremely cute baby Baikal seals and spectacular Scandinavian birds. You can read more about the stories behind the pictures in our July Highlights blog, where you’ll also find some amazing aerials, dramatic Arizona wildfires, unrivalled coverage on the Galapagos…

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Egypt, Nile Valley, Luxor, Thebes, Temples of Karnak, Nile, Temple guardian walking through the columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Karnak, Luxor

The sites of ancient Egypt and the River Nile have forever held an irresistible fascination to explorers, and through Richard Taylor’s lens, 4Corners shares his evocative new images with you. From the Pyramids of Giza, The Temple of Luxor, the hubbub of Cairo’s bazaar in Khan el-Khalili and feluccas on the Nile, ancient Egypt awaits…

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As its name suggests, Florilegius is positively blooming with an abundance of exquisite botanical illustrations, but there is much more besides. The speciality of Florilegius, which belongs to collector Richard Jeffery, is high quality, antiquarian prints, engravings and lithographs ranging from the 18th to early 20th century. Alongside plants and flowers are images covering other…

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