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Image Quest Marine launches a brand new website

Image Quest Marine press release – 23 September, 2020. The U.K.’s leading underwater photo library, Image Quest Marine, is making a splash with the official launch of their new website! The new-look site is the perfect home for showcasing their collection of beautiful marine wildlife images, rare deep sea content and unique plankton photography, captured…

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Ancient Sculptures from Werner Forman Archive

It is often difficult to form an image of people in times past, when there was no photography and little portraiture. Sculptures survive, and Werner Forman Archive has a remarkable collection of them, dating back thousands of years and from all over the world. During his life, Werner Forman had access to many museums, auctions…

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Mary Evans partners with British Pathé

Mary Evans picture library press release – 22 September, 2020. Mary Evans Picture Library is pleased to announce that it will represent the Time to Remember Stills Collection from the iconic newsreel archive British Pathé. This specially curated selection of the best and most relevant images from this unique collection will be available through the…

Eroded sandstone rock formations with Dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) grazing on new grass after desert rains. Ennedi Natural And Cultural Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chad. September 2019.

September Highlights from Nature Picture Library

Our photographers have sent us interesting images from all corners of the globe this month. Bruno D’Amicis has covered Cuba, Enrique Lopez-Tapia has returned from Chad, and we have a wealth of new images from Australia, Africa, South America and, not least, the oceans of the world from Brandon Cole. And closer to home, we…

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Mary Evans collection of the week: StudioCanal behind the scenes

Aside from film stills and posters, StudioCanal’s photographic collection allows us a fascinating peek behind the scenes of movie making. It’s a chance to see directors in action but there are also candid moments of stars in make-up, relaxing between takes or larking about. Sylvia Syms is captured on camera, reduced to fits of giggles…

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The Ashmolean launches its new image library, powered by Capture Ltd

Capture Ltd press release – September 2020. The Ashmolean, the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, has launched its new image library. Powered by Capture, the library boasts the museum’s world-famous collections, telling human stories across cultures and across time. The Ashmolean opened as Britain’s first public museum, and the world’s first university…

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Shutterstock contributor content is now licensable with Google Images

Google, in collaboration with Shutterstock, announced the launch of licensable Images on Google Images this week. This long-awaited feature is one that has a significant impact on our global community, helping them license their content through google image search. By specifying licensing information for photos on websites, Google is educating internet users on how visual…

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4Corners’ Great Britain – summer isn’t over

The Dog Days may be over but there’ll be plenty more sunshine to enjoy before we see autumn in all her finest colour, so, before you reach for your fleece here’s a chance to enjoy some late summer sunshine with new images from across the British Isles by 4Corners’ photographers Here’s our new image gallery…

Squirrel mother putting two young squirrels to bed     Date: 1937

Mary Evans collection of the week: Margaret Tempest

Margaret Tempest was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, in 1892 and attended Ipswich Art School and the Westminster School of Art in London graduating on the eve of the First World War. She co-founded the Chelsea Illustrators Club, a talented group from the School of Art who between 1919 and 1939 were commercially successful, putting on…

Wool Processing at Patons & Baldwins Factory, Darlington. Photograph by Heinz Zinram     Date: early 1960s

Mary Evans collection of the week: Heinz Zinram

Heinz Zinram was one of Britain’s leading industrial photographers in the 1950s and 1960s, and his photographs of manufacturing, business and industry reveal unexpected poise and drama. Dr Zinram’s story began in 1910 in Vienna where he was born, and where he qualified as a Doctor of Law in the early 1930s. In 1939 Heinz…

Split level of a Lion's mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Feather-boa kelp (Egregia menziesii), Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.

August highlights from Nature Picture Library

This summer our photographers have sent us a wealth of great new material. Marine life has been a strong focus, with bold and unusual new images from David Hall, Magnus Lundgren and Tony Wu amongst others. We have also added a lot of fresh Australian material, African landscapes and wildlife, and some lovely European wildflowers…

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Civil rights photographer Matt Herron has died

Matt Herron, whose powerful images of the civil rights movement from within the heart of Mississippi in the 1960s helped push for change, has died in a glider crash at the age of 89. Matt was the pilot. In keeping with his endless adventurous spirit, he took up gliding at the age of 70 –…