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

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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Shamanism: connecting with the spiritual world from Werner Forman Archive

Werner Forman Archive press release – 1 October, 2018. Shaman were the spirit guides and religious teachers of indigenous peoples. We covered North America in Part 1 of this article. Now we are looking at Shamanism in cultures in the rest of the world – disappearing folklore, customs and artefacts photographed by Werner Forman. Shamanism…

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Copytrack announces exclusive infringement rights deal with WENN Media Group

Copytrack press release – 19 September, 2018. – Copytrack and WENN Media Group enter into exclusive copyright infringement enforcement agreement – WMG provides 10 million images from its 30-year photo archive to Copytrack for monitoring – Copytrack’s proprietary Reverse Image Search technology has convinced WMG Copytrack, one of the world’s leading image rights enforcement services,…

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

Bridgeman acquires Leemage Photo Library

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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New appointments at Image Quest Marine

Image Quest Marine press release – 7 September, 2018. Specialist marine photo library, Image Quest Marine, is re-launching with the appointment of a new library team. Eleanor Novick is joining the archive as Library Manager, bringing 10 years of industry experience, including over six years working as Senior Picture Researcher at Lebrecht Photo Library. Eleanor…

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Getty family to acquire majority stake in Getty Images from The Carlyle Group

Getty Images press release – 4 September, 2018. The Getty family today announced it will take full control of Getty Images Inc. (“Getty Images” or the “Company”), a global leader in visual communications, from The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”). Through the transaction, the Getty family will acquire all of Carlyle’s equity interests in Getty Images for…

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ImageRights boosts operations to tackle copyright infringement in Germany

ImageRights press release – 27 August, 2018. ImageRights International Inc., the world’s leading copyright enforcement service, intensified its image search and copyright enforcement operations in Germany to drive value for its global photographer and photo agency client base. ImageRights-developed artificial intelligence (AI), combined with its proprietary web search and image analysis algorithms, has enabled the…

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ACSIL announce LA footage meet-up

ACSIL (Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors) has announced its inaugural footage meet-up in LA on Saturday October 20, 2018. ACSIL is partnering with CLEAR (Association of Clearance and Research Professionals) and IDA (International Documentary Association) to provide an opportunity for footage archives and agencies to meet, discuss and network with LA’s premier footage buyers.…

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Current Alamy CEO Andy Harding will leave the business by mutual consent

Alamy statement Alamy announce that current CEO Andy Harding will leave the business by mutual consent. Alamy Chairman, James West will resume accountability as CEO with immediate effect. James West commented “We would like to thank Andy for his significant contribution to the business since his arrival last year and we wish him every success…

An Assiniboine hand drum painted with a spirit design reminiscent of 'hallucinatory' images, in this case almost certainly the consequence of weakness and partial delirium resulting from fasting and thirsting ©Werner Forman Archive

Shamanism from Werner Forman Archive

Werner Forman Archive press release – 16 August, 2018. Many ancient peoples had holy men, called Shamans, to help them understand and engage with both the ‘spirit world’ and the actual world. Interestingly, some practices, like going into a trance, or entering an animal’s mind, as a spirit guide, seem remarkably prevalent globally. Shamanism is…

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ImageRights announces new appointments to advisory board

ImageRights press release, 8 August, 2018. ImageRights International, Inc., the leading copyright enforcement service, today announced the additions of Bruce Stangle and Kevin McCurry to their advisory board. Stangle and McCurry are both veterans in their fields and will bring their knowledge and expertise to ImageRights where they will execute new strategies and build upon…

Magic Leap Integrates Shutterstock Visuals to Power Its Gallery And Screens Application for Developers (PRNewsfoto/Shutterstock, Inc.)

Magic Leap integrates Shutterstock visuals to power its gallery and screens application for developers

Shutterstock press release – 8 August, 2018. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced it has partnered with Magic Leap to provide images and video to enable developers to bring their imagination to life through the Magic Leap One, Creator Edition.…