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“Exceptional, engaging content is synonymous with Shutterstock, and we are inspired everyday by our diverse community of artists who make it possible,” said Kristen Sanger, Senior Director of Contributor Marketing at Shutterstock

Shutterstock launches ‘All The Best Artists’ campaign, highlighting diverse talent within its 1.6 million global contributor community

Shutterstock press release – 4 March, 2021. This is the first artist-focused campaign from Shutterstock that illustrates the value and boutique offering of content across genres from its world-class contributor base 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…

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Royal Armouries celebrate World Book day and International Women’s day

March sees the celebration of both World Book Day (4th) and International Women’s Day (8th). These two events give us the perfect opportunity to showcase one of the jewels in the Royal Armouries collection – ‘The Tower Fechtbuch’. Also known as I.33, it is the oldest known fencing manuscript in existence. One of the most…

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Getty Images editorial expertise recognized at 2021 White House News Photographers Association Awards

Getty images press release – 1 March, 2021. Five Getty Images photographers received top honors at the 2021 White House News Photographers Association Awards, including Staff Photographers Win McNamee and Drew Angerer for their coverage of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. In total, Getty Images photographers collected 22 awards across a variety…

Smartly-dressed middle aged woman standing proudly (if slightly stifly) in a suburban garden with her lawnmower.

Mary Evans collection of the week: In Suburbia

While we have our fair share of photographs that chronicle great deeds and iconic moments, sometimes, it’s the pictures that record more ordinary lives that speak to us most eloquently from the past. A case in point is a recent set of one family’s snaps which we’ve just added to the website. Taken between 1959…

United Kingdom, England, East Sussex, Great Britain, English Channel, British Isles, Camber Sands, girls running towards the sea

4Corners Images: staying at home

The Staycation takes many forms from seaside walks, to country retreats and good old camping. The jury has yet to decide whether a staycation literally means holidaying at home or just not needing your passport, but whatever it decides, we’re sure that mild summers, fantastic countryside and a beautiful coastline makes the United Kingdom a…

Oriental / Crested honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) feeding on honeycomb surrounded by bees, Chayi, Taiwan

February highlights from Nature Picture Library

This month we’ve added an interesting mix of new images to our site, showing wildlife and marine life from destinations around the world. You’ll also find strong coverage on the polar regions, climate change and dramatic weather. Look out for great new photos of various owls, plus fascinating material from Wild Wonders of China, featuring…

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robertharding: Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held on the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, usually in September or October. The colourful festival celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. The festival is famous for its extreme…

Young rebel fighter and hand grenade, Tubmanberg, Liberia. June 2003. Photograph by Tim Hetherington

New representation: Tim Hetherington archive now with IWM

IWM press release – 24 February, 2021. The IWM (Imperial War Museums) is pleased to announce that images from the award-winning conflict photographer Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) are now available to view and license on IWM Collections. The extensive archive comprises Hetherington’s seminal work from his embeds in Afghanistan (2007-2008), Liberia (2003-2006) and Libya (2011), reflecting…

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Getty Images announced as official photographic agency of Formula 1®

Getty Images press release – February 16, 2021 Getty Images’ expert motorsport photographers to capture imagery from F1’s global calendar of events Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announced it has become the Official Photographic Agency of Formula 1®. From 2021, Getty Images will cover every F1, F2, F3 and Porsche Super Cup race…

Puffins (Fratercula arctica) swimming underwater. Puffins spend most of their lives at sea and are excellent underwater swimmers, which is how they catch small fish, their main food.  , Farne Islands, Northumberland. England, UK. North Sea. July.

Nature Picture Library: celebrating Britain’s wild seas with Alex Mustard

The waters around the British Isles are amongst the richest in the world. Our seas and coastline support a wealth of amazing wildlife, which is the focus of the latest book idea from Nature Picture Library. Find out more in our Britain’s Wild Seas blog, featuring images by leading underwater photographer Alex Mustard and other…

Presentation sword (jian). Chinese, Ming Dynasty, probably Yongle period, 1402-24 The hilt is of gilt iron. The front panel is chiselled and fretted with a dragon surrounded by interlacing flames, with triple claws on each paw.

Royal Armouries Image Library February News

In celebration of the Chinese New Year The period from 12 to 26 February, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the beginning of the Chinese new year. Celebrations traditionally include family gatherings, lion and dragon dances, as well as fireworks and gift giving. The Royal Armouries has a fine collection of interesting objects originating…

A female steel worker sat by a forge

NatWest and Getty Images partner to drive better representation of female entrepreneurs in media and advertising

Getty Images press release – 11 February, 2021. NatWest’s Female Focus (#BeTheRoleModel) campaign features female entrepreneurs from across UK, celebrating their stories and success An image gallery featuring real female entrepreneurs across diverse sectors will be available for licensing by brands and businesses globally The move is part of NatWest’s commitment to encourage and support more female start-ups, and…