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Getty Images awards $20,000 LGBTQ+ Stories Creative Bursary to three emerging photographers as part of broader effort to encourage diverse, inclusive storytelling

Getty Images press release – 26 June, 2019. Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has named three recipients of its bi-annual global Creative Bursary, titled LGBTQ+ Stories, with each photographer receiving one-time grants of $10,000, $7,000 and $3,000, for first, second and third place respectively.  As part of Getty Images’ global mission aimed…

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Shutterstock announces management changes

Shutterstock press release – 25 June, 2019. Co-COO and CFO Steven Berns to Depart Company; CAO Steve Ciardiello Appointed Interim CFO and Stan Pavlovsky Named President and COO Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced that Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief…

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British Pathé TV wins award

British Pathé TV press release – 21 June, 2019. Documentary streaming service British Pathé TV is delighted to announce that it was the recipient of a FOCAL International Award at last night’s ceremony held at the Troxy in London. The category, Best Use of Footage on Innovative Platforms, honoured the newly-relaunched  British Pathé TV SVOD…

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FOCAL International Awards 2019 winners announced

FOCAL International press release – 21 June, 2019. FOCAL International are proud to announce the winners from last night’s FOCAL Awards ceremony, held at the Troxy in London. The trade association have given 14 awards to productions making bold and compelling use of archival footage, as well as three personnel awards recognising the work of…

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Magnum Photos re-launches its commercial division

Magnum Photos press release – April 2019. Spring 2019 marks an important phase in the history of Magnum Photos, the world’s original photography co-operative, founded in 1947. The agency has rebranded its commercial services, now reinforced with a designated website showcasing its creative offering.  In line with the times, Magnum has kept pace with progress…

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IPO resource: Copyright and GDPR for photographers

The IPO has published a simple blog post on the GDPR and copyright for photographers, with links to the Information Commissioner’s Official website for further information. Note that it doesn’t cover more in-depth queries relating to GDPR and photographs, including the Journalism Exemption. BAPLA members who have questions about the use of GDPR in relation…

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Werner Forman Archive launch ultra high-res scans

Werner Forman Archive press release – 12 June, 2019 The ancient art and architecture specialists are now scanning selected images onto Ultra-High res format – 80-100 Mb images for extra detail and size. Their unique collection was mostly shot on medium and large format transparency, so the images can be upscaled. Werner Forman Archive is…

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Ikon Images new website

Ikon Image press release – 4 June, 2019. Ikon Images: Stock illustrations specialist, invite you to visit their brand new website. Dedicated to sourcing only the finest quality art and illustrations, Ikon have established themselves as one of the best stock illustration libraries in the business. With over 300 of the worlds best illustrators and…

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

Mary Evans collection of the week: Philip Dunn Photography

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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“COMA”, the first original series by Getty Images made entirely out of image bank content

AlmapBBDO press release – 5 June, 2019. Project created by AlmapBBDO demonstrates the brand’s endless possibilities in an unorthodox three-episode miniseries On tablets, smart phones, computers, and even TV, shows are playing nonstop. And to show off the endless possibilities inherent in its collections, Getty Images is putting out its first original miniseries: “COMA”. Made…

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Rex Features rebranding as Shutterstock Editorial

Shutterstock say: “Since 2015, we have been working toward the goal of expanding our editorial collection and service to customers around the world. Over the past four years, our talented Editorial team has built a robust offering, becoming a premier source of editorial images for the world’s media. Today, Shutterstock Editorial reflects a rich legacy…

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Shutterstock editor surpasses 5 million users

Shutterstock press release – 30 May, 2019 Marketers and businesses across the globe create and edit marketing visuals using easy-to-use, free design application. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality content, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced that its free design application, Shutterstock Editor, has surpassed more than…