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Mary Evans collection of the week: Rod Shone

For forty years, Rod Shone worked as a photographer for advertising and corporate clients as well as for newspaper colour supplements. But in between professional obligations, he spent time working on a personal portfolio of street photographs, taken in Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Cuba and the Soviet Union, mainly during the 1980s.Rod’s collection is…

Engraving of her majesty, Queen Victoria, Britain, 19th century, engraved by James Posselwhite

Royal Armouries Image Library January News

On this day: 22 January 1901  Queen Victoria died 120 years ago today, and we are taking the opportunity to mark the day by showcasing some interesting images from our image library with particular links to this long-serving British monarch. Victoria came to the throne in 1837 and reigned for over 63 years, a period spanning Britain’s great age of industrial advancement, economic progress,…

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The NAACP partners with Getty Images to amplify Black Voices

Getty Images press release – 19 January, 2021 Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, is partnering with the NAACP, the largest social justice organization, to amplify and expand the visual narrative of the Black community as it relates to characterizations in media and advertising on a national scale. In the coming months, the civil…

Orangutan (Pongo sp.) forced to perform in a boxing show for the entertainment of tourists. Safari World near Bangkok, Thailand

Nature Picture Library photo story: Animosity

Now, more than ever, it’s time to re-examine our relationship with animals. That’s the message behind new book Animosity, the culmination of a decade of photojournalism by award-winning photographer Aaron Gekoski. “I’ve been subjected to scenes that no-one should witness,” says Gekoski. “Animals have always been viewed as commodities to eat, exploit or enjoy. It’s going…

In the 10th anniversary edition of Shutterstock's annual Creative Trends report, the trends centered around individuality, imperfection, authenticity, and escapism.

Shutterstock releases 10th anniversary edition of its Creative Trends Report

Shutterstock press release – 19 January, 2021. The data-driven report predicts the 10 key graphic, photography, footage and music trends based on billions of customer searches that will define creativity and innovation in 2021 Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies,…

Shutterstock extends its exclusive agreement with the european pressphoto agency b.v. (epa) to distribute its unique collection of visual content to North America, the U.K. and Ireland.

epa european pressphoto agency and Shutterstock renew exclusive representation agreement

Shutterstock press release – 15 January, 2021. The renewal will continue to make epa images exclusively available for license through Shutterstock in North America, the U.K. and Ireland Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced it will extend its…

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Obituary: Barbara Heller (1935-2020) – Director of Werner Forman Archive

The director of the collection of ancient art and culture photographed by Werner Forman passed away peacefully at home just after Christmas. Born in Tasmania in 1935, Barbara moved to London where she met publisher Martin Heller, her future husband, and through him the art, culture and ancient history photographer Werner Forman. She provided the…

Photograph of Barnsbury Arms, Barnsbury, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub.  The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1913 . 1931 for the Barnsbury Arms, Barnsbury, London N1 1ET. As of July 2018 . Demolished

Mary Evans collection of the week: National Brewery Centre Archives

Pubs eh. Remember them? If you’re missing the simple joy of a cold pint and a crackling fire, or just the thrill of being somewhere that isn’t home, soaking up the convivial atmosphere among other people, then this collection will quicken your heart. We are delighted to announce our representation of the National Brewery Centre…

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Fresh inspiration for January from robertharding

OUR PLANET Inspired by the captivating series ‘Our Planet’, we have selected stunning imagery from our photographers that highlight the featured ecosystems, frozen tundras, & scorching deserts. Our award-winning artists have ventured to the most extraordinary places, from vast wildernesses to the depths of the deep seas, gathering breath-taking content of the highest quality. These are front cover-worthy images. Discover…

West Ham United Football Club Selects Shutterstock as Exclusive Official Photographer and Distribution Partner

West Ham United Football Club selects Shutterstock as exclusive official photographer and distribution partner

Shutterstock press release – 14 January, 2021. The three-year agreement incorporates coverage of all major club events hosted at London Stadium, including behind-the-scenes action Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK)  a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced an exclusive three-year partnership with West Ham United…

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Getty Images and Agence France-Presse renew leading global content partnership

Getty Images press release – 12 January, 2021. Longstanding global partnership continues to provide newsrooms around the world with unrivalled visual coverage of news, sport and entertainment Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Agence France-Presse (AFP), a prominent global news agency, today announced they would extend their longstanding content agreement. Since 2003, the global…

Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) female territorial marking by rubbing cheek against ancient Manchurian fir tree, Land of the Leopard National Park, Far East Russia, November. Taken with remote camera. Endangered species. Overall winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) 2020.

Nature Picture Library 2020 competition winners

As we embark on a challenging New Year in 2021, we start on a positive note by celebrating our photographers’ successes in the 2020 photo competitions. 2020 was certainly a strange year, but against the odds, most of the major international photo competitions went ahead, and our photographers were successful in gaining a number of…