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Italian immigrant children  playing with a concertina in  the Saffron Hill area, near  Farringdon, London EC1.       Date: 1930s

Mary Evans collection of the week: Margaret Monck

If you regularly follow our Collection of the Week emails, you will know that street photography is one of our specialisms here at the library, and while photographers Roger Mayne and Shirley Baker are well known in this genre, another name, Margaret Monck, is probably less familiar.Born into a world of privilege in 1911, Margaret…

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July highlights from Nature Picture Library

This month’s highlights include great material on red foxes and bobcats, spectacular marine life from the Canaries, extremely cute baby Baikal seals and spectacular Scandinavian birds. You can read more about the stories behind the pictures in our July Highlights blog, where you’ll also find some amazing aerials, dramatic Arizona wildfires, unrivalled coverage on the Galapagos…

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Microsoft Advertising integrates Shutterstock

Shutterstock press release – 21 July, 2020. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced an API integration with Microsoft Advertising. The first application of the integration provides free access to millions of commercially licensed images to customers of the Microsoft Audience Network,…

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FOCAL International Awards Footage Company of the Year 2020 – shortlist announced

FOCAL is pleased to announce the two shortlist nominations for Footage Company of the Year 2020 – LOLA Clips and Reelin’ In The Years Productions. Both submissions shortlisted had to demonstrate how and where their company introduced a new service, initiative or innovation in the past year. The winners will be announced in our virtual…

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New tools for researchers at Mary Evans Picture Library

Mary Evans Picture Library press release – 14 July, 2020. One of the most successful resources on the Mary Evans Picture Library has been the Anniversaries page which helps inspire clients with ideas by looking a few years ahead to when notable historical anniversaries will be taking place and providing a ready-made selection of images to reduce…

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Riot Games selects Getty Images as official photo image and distribution partner for League of Legends Global Esports Events

Getty Images press release – 13 July, 2020. Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Riot Games, the developer and publisher of League of Legends, today have announced a multi-year agreement that sees Getty Images become the official photo image and distribution partner for League of Legends Global Esports Events: The World Championship, Mid-Season…

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New at 4Corners Images: ancient Egypt by Richard Taylor

The sites of ancient Egypt and the River Nile have forever held an irresistible fascination to explorers, and through Richard Taylor’s lens, 4Corners shares his evocative new images with you. From the Pyramids of Giza, The Temple of Luxor, the hubbub of Cairo’s bazaar in Khan el-Khalili and feluccas on the Nile, ancient Egypt awaits…

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Nature Picture Library Footage Focus: Fred Olivier

This month our footage spotlight shines on the work of French camerawoman Frederique Olivier. We represent more than 2000 of Fred’s video clips, covering a wide range of locations and subjects. She is particularly known for her work from the polar regions, but recent video also includes coverage from Utah and underwater material from the…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: Florilegius

As its name suggests, Florilegius is positively blooming with an abundance of exquisite botanical illustrations, but there is much more besides. The speciality of Florilegius, which belongs to collector Richard Jeffery, is high quality, antiquarian prints, engravings and lithographs ranging from the 18th to early 20th century. Alongside plants and flowers are images covering other…

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British IP Day Celebrates its 5th Year

Alliance for IP press release – 1 July, 2020 Creators and businesses came together today to celebrate the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) to the UK’s economic and cultural life. Now in its fifth year, British IP Day offers the opportunity for those who rely on IP for their living to engage with policymakers to…

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Getty Images to be dedicated in-game esports photographers for FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships

Getty Images press release – 30 June, 2020. Getty Images to serve as the Exclusive Photographic Agency of Gran Turismo’s global lineup of esport events Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Polyphony Digital Inc., creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, have today announced a deal that will see Getty Images’ world-class motorsport…

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Black Lives Matter – Getty Images external statement

Getty Images press release – June 15, 2020 At Getty Images, for too long, Black individuals have not mattered enough and that changes now – we can no longer wait. Why did we wait to issue an external statement? It is a fair question and we accept any criticism for the delay. We lack the…