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Financial support for freelancers impacted by coronavirus outbreak

BAPLA was one of the signatories of the Creative Industry Federation’s letter to Rishi Sunak MP in support of the self-employed in the UK’s creative workforce. A recent survey from the Federation on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found that 60% of creative freelancers predict their income will more than halve in 2020 and…

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Business as usual at akg-images

We are still here for you. In order to preserve the health of the team and keep the business available to our clients during the Covid-19 pandemic; we have moved operations to our homes.  Everything else is business as usual (with the occasional extra team/family member) for our clients, contributors and partners. Please feel free…

Shutterstock Announces Footage Library Availability for Mobile Users

Shutterstock announces footage library availability for mobile users

Shutterstock press release – 31 March, 2020. Application users can now search, save, and license over 17 million videos on-the-go with Shutterstock mobile apps Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced its footage offering is now available for license on the customer iOS…

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Working from home tips

Many individuals and companies are rapidly getting used to home-working.  Here a few tips to help you adapt.  Stay connected: It’s extra important for managers to keep their staff informed, both on day-to-day issues and long-term outlooks, and to find out how staff are getting on. Check in regularly and share as much as you…

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March highlights from Nature Picture Library

Here is our pick of the new material added to our site in the last month. Our photographers have been extremely busy and have sent us some great new material on European wildlife, especially on birds in action through the seasons. We also have some great new landscapes, urban leopards from India, lots of dramatic…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Britannia & Eve

There are still a couple more magazine titles to consider for our occasional series on the ILN archive, and this week seems a good time to focus on Britannia & Eve (1929-1955), a publication that certainly came into its own during difficult times. Britannia & Eve magazine had launched on 1 May 1929, a merger…

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Bridgeman Images: travel the world from your sofa

Like everyone the world over we are very concerned about the spread of COVID-19. We sincerely hope that all our valued clients and content providers are well and remain so. Many of our staff are now working remotely as we are fortunate to be able to do this as successfully as if they were in…

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Royal Armouries online image library still accessible and purchases of all high res assets can be downloaded online instantly

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and Fort Nelson in Hampshire are closed to the public until further notice. However, our Licensing team has the capacity to work offsite, therefore it will be business as usual for most requests. Unfortunately there will be delays in fulfilling new photography requests due to the difficulty of accessing…

St Michael's Mount at sunrise with a rainbow over Penzance, Viewed from Marazion, West Cornwall, UK. February 2019.

Nature Picture Library service continues

Nature Picture Library continues to be fully functional in the current difficult circumstances worldwide. We are set up for remote access and home working and our website continues to function as usual. For the moment our office is staffed but not open to visitors. We aim to continue providing the best service to our clients,…

Comparative heights of famous buildings in 1885, including 1. Porcelain Tower, Nankin China. 2. St. George's Hall Liverpool. 3. Tomb of Thedoric, Ravenna. 4. Chichester Cathedral. 5. Victoria Tower, Westminister. 6. Boston Church, Lincolnshire. 7. Taj Mahal, Agra. 8. York Cathedral. 9. Temple of Bacchus, Teos. 10. Alexandrian Column, St Petersburg. 11. Column of July, Paris. 12. Torre Asinelli, Bologna.

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Boy’s Own Paper and Girl’s Own Paper

Just a note before we kick off with this week’s collection: due to the current crisis we’re working remotely, but we plan to continue providing an excellent service to help with any image and licensing requests you might have. We may not be able answer calls as quickly as usual, but please do contact luci.gosling@maryevans.com,…

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Getty Images launches new series of Inclusion Scholarships to promote greater representation within the photography and media industries

Getty Images press release – 16 March, 2020. Getty Images will offer a series of scholarships totalling US$50,000 to help tackle wider industry issues of diversity and inclusion Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has today announced the launch of its new Inclusion Scholarships. The scholarships are open to photojournalists and photographers around…

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Shutterstock hires Chief Product Officer and Chief Revenue Officer

Shutterstock press release – 3 March, 2020. Avi Muchnick joins as CPO and Jamie Elden as CRO Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the hiring of Avi Muchnick as Chief Product Officer (CPO)…