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FOCAL AWARDS 2019

FOCAL International to honour Julien Temple

FOCAL International press release – 13 February, 2019 The legendary and inventive director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award FOCAL International are delighted to announce that the 2019 recipient of the FOCAL Lifetime Achievement Award will be the renowned film director, Julien Temple.    Julien Temple’s celebrated filmography traverses the realms of fiction, documentary and music…

A Tankagle spirit dance mask from Liberia; Samurai armour; and Tutankhamun: Photos: Werner Forman Archive

Werner Forman Archive: Masks Throughout History

Masks have played a part in human society from its very beginnings to today. During his long photographic career, Werner Forman photographed masks from all around the world, and many different eras. The picture above shows three different masks: Tankagle spirit dance mask from Liberia Samurai armour Tutankhamun The Werner Forman Archive collection contains a…

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

EU Copyright Directive – Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal – This is a crucial time for the copyright directive with approval from the Council, Commission and Parliament needed by the end of next week in order to be ratified by April. If an agreement isn’t reached that supports creative rightsholders, then this is the last time the UK will have…

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Obituary: Martin Hillier former Rex Features director

Martin Hillier, a Director for more than 30 years of Rex Features photo agency, passed away on Wednesday 30th January. He was 61. Martin had been with Rex since 1974 and was very highly-regarded by everyone he worked with. He retired from the business when the family-owned Company was sold in an MBO in 2011 but…

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Getty Images announces additional $100 million investment by the Getty family and Koch Equity Development

Getty Images press release – 31 January, 2019. Equity investment will facilitate accelerated growth and reduce leverage Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announced that, as part of the previously announced plan to refinance its balance sheet, the Getty family, through its family investment vehicles, and Koch Equity Development LLC or one…

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Mint Images and The Londolozi Photography Collection

Mint Images press release – January 2019. As of 1 September 2018, Mint Images is delighted to announce that it has agreed the worldwide distribution rights for The Londolozi Photography Collection. Both companies are very excited to be working together. The collection is available for direct licensing from Mint Images, and through Mint’s distribution partners around…

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Introducing Figurestock

The addition of a good figure can create drama, mystery, movement and excitement, or bring characters from a book to life. Figurestock was created by a book cover designer and photographer to help find your perfect hero, heroine, villain or victim. Figurestock is a brand new, out-of-the-box collection of original and exclusive commercial images designed…

Romania, Mehedinti County, Orsova, Iron Gates Natural Park, The Statue of King Decebal carved in the mountain

4Corners Images: Romania Revealed

Romania remains a European enigma emerging from the shadow of dictatorial rule decades after it ended. On his visit, travel photographer Jan Wlodarczyk focused on Transylvania and the beautiful historic towns of Sibiu, Brasov and Sighisoara as well as Timisoara in Western Romania, the Parang Mountains and Iron Gates National Park. Jan’s wonderful images reveal…

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Mary Evans Picture Library: Studio Canal EDITED FOR YOU

Mary Evans Picture Library present a number of curated image sets to help navigate the unique Studio Canal collection of film and film making. From Bernard Cribbins to Julie Christie, Joan Collins to Tom Courtenay, not to mention Vanessa Redgrave, Leslie Caron, Nanette Newman, Edward Fox, Malcolm McDowell, James Bolam, Terence Stamp and many more,…

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Mint Images agrees worldwide exclusive distribution rights for Spaces Images

Mint Images press release – 1 January 2019. As of 1 December 2018, Mint Images is delighted to announce that it has agreed the worldwide exclusive distribution rights for the Spaces Images collection.  Both companies are very excited to be working together.  There are over 15,000 images in the Spaces Images collection, which are available…

Shutterstock’s 2019 Creative Trends Report Predicts a Nostalgic Return to Visual Aesthetics of the Past

Shutterstock’s 2019 Creative Trends Report predicts a nostalgic return to visual aesthetics of the past

Shutterstock press release – January 15, 2019. The annual guide to the latest styles is based on billions of image, video, and music searches and downloads from more than 1.9 million customers around the world Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today…

Picture Research

London School of Publishing 2 Day Picture Research Course now booking

The London School of Publishing (LSP) 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…