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Vegetable seller, Japan, circa 1890.     Date: circa 1890

Mary Evans Collection: Pump Park Photography

Pump Park specialises in nineteenth century travel photographs from around the world, with an emphasis on prints from Asia; in particular India, Japan and China. It’s a fascinating survey of the scenery and traditions of other lands at a time when public curiosity about overseas culture was at its height, as was an appetite to…

Oil painting on panel, King Henry VIII (1491-1547), after Hans Holbein the younger (Augsburg 1497/8 - London 1543), 16th century. A half-length portrait in richly embroidered brown coat, jewelled and feathered black cap, jewelled gold neck chain of H design and jewelled medallion. Holding leather gloves in his right hand, ring on index finger. Frame has gilt label 'Henry VIII, Holbein'. Picture light attached to back of frame. One of several copies of a lost original. From Newbattle Abbey.

National Portrait Gallery to represent National Trust portraiture collection for commercial licensing

National Portrait Gallery press release – 15 August, 2019. The National Portrait Gallery is pleased to announce representation of over 3,000 portraits from the National Trust collection, which are now available for commercial licensing and reproduction. The Gallery holds the most extensive  collection of portraits in the world, more than 330,000, and is expanding the content…

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Shutterstock appoints Rachna Bhasin to its board of directors

Shutterstock press release – 6 August, 2019. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced that Rachna Bhasin, Founder and CEO of EQ Partners and a Co-Founder of Pacifica Investments, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors and will serve…

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StockFood Studios: pictures, videos, and recipes made to measure

StockFood press release – 1 August, 2019 New production service at StockFood StockFood food media agency launches StockFood Studios, an innovative production service for food photography. The Munich-based food experts, whose international brand is synonymous with professional food photography, are expanding their portfolio to include commissioned productions. The website www.stockfoodstudios.com offers this new service. StockFood…

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Jewellery from Werner Forman Archive

Werner Forman Archive press release – July 30, 2019 Werner Forman Archive archive holds a lot of pictures of jewellery of many kinds, both for personal adornment, and symbolic or religious purposes. The collage above show a few nice pieces from the collection. A pendant from the tomb of Tutankhamun in the form of a…

Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) next to signs which say 'Silence please. Respect the orangutangs' and 'No Smoking' Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo, Indonesia., Indonesia

July highlights from Nature Picture Library

Over the last month Nature Picture Library have added some intriguing new content to their site. In the July highlights gallery you’ll find endangered primates, wildlife from Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park by David Pattyn, Cuban endemic species, a Japanese cat café, London’s urban foxes from Matt Maran, fascinating coverage on animal rescue and rehabilitation,…

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Great(stock) anthology gets global recognition at Cannes

Greatstock press release – 23 July, 2019. The widely acclaimed ‘Anthology of (Great)stock Poetry’ campaign by local visual services provider, Greatstock, was recently shortlisted for two awards at Cannes. It was the only South African campaign to be shortlisted in the Direct Mail and Copywriting categories. “Just being shortlisted from a global field of heavy…

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London School of Publishing 2 Day Picture Research Course – get 10% off on August dates

The London School of Publishing Picture Research course is recognised as being the UK’s leading training course in this subject. The course is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in picture research and picture editing, those in the early stages of their career or those who require refresher training to keep up-to-date with…

Introducing Shutterstock Elements, Thousands of Cinema-Grade Video Effects for Filmmakers

Introducing Shutterstock Elements, thousands of cinema-grade video effects for filmmakers

Shutterstock press release – 16 July, 2019. Blockbuster-quality video effects created by industry professionals, including 4K lens flares, essential transitions, captivating video kits with smoke, fire, explosions and more Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced its new footage offering- Shutterstock…

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StockFood presents a new photography style Chiaroscuro: The Magic of Light and Shadows

StockFood press release – 16 July, 2019. A new visual language is currently captivating the food photography industry. “Chiaroscuro” is the style of which photographers and food bloggers alike are thrilled. Light and shadow, light and dark – out of this pointed contrast the new imag ery draws its special magic. The trend scouts of…

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YouTube recognises British Pathé with a Gold Creator Award for exceeding 1 million subscribers

British Pathé press release – 4 July, 2019. The number of subscribers to the British Pathé YouTube channel has now surpassed 1 million. In recognition of this landmark achievement, YouTube has presented British Pathé with a prestigious Gold Creator Award. The British Pathé YouTube channel now has more subscribers than the YouTube channels for ITV,…

3-K72-R2-B (42134) 'Adele Bloch-Bauer I' Klimt, Gustav 1862-1918. 'Adele Bloch-Bauer I', 1907. Öl/Gold auf Leinwand, 138 x 138 cm. New York, Neue Galerie. E: 'Adele Bloch-Bauer I' Klimt, Gustav 1862-1918. 'Adele Bloch-Bauer I', 1907. Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 138 x 138cm. (c) Erich Lessing / AKG London. New York, Neue Galerie. F: 'Portrait de Adèle Bloch-Bauer I' Klimt, Gustav ; 1862-1918. 'Portrait de Adèle Bloch-Bauer I', 1907. Huile et or sur toile ; H. 1,38 ; L. 1,38. New York, Neue Galerie. ORIGINAL: Mrs. Adele Bloch-Bauer. Oil on canvas (1907) 138 x 138 cm Oesterreichische Galerie im Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

The story of “Woman in Gold” through akg-images’ collections

Akg-images invite you to explore the story of “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” through an interactive presentation below, showcasing various facets of the artwork’s creation, its reception and fate during the turbulent 20th century. “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, also known as “Woman in Gold”, was painted by Gustav Klimt in Vienna, Austria, in 1907.…