Colourful Hills and Indigenous Cultures in Argentina’s Dramatic North West
Jujuy (pronounced ‘hoohooy’) is Argentina’s most northwesterly province, defined by the dramatic, colourful rock formations and hills of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. To the north of the provincial capital, San Salvador de Jujuy, in this narrow mountain valley, a series of charming indigenous villages also play host to one of the country’s most spectacular carnival celebrations.
A new post on Robert Harding’s blog, click here to read more .
New Creative Collection from NaturePL
NaturePL’s new Creative Collection is now live on their site, with more than 1500 of their very best images from the past year. All the photos have been specially selected for the emotions, moods or behaviours they convey. To browse the full image set, click here.
If you like this kind of material, then do check out the Concepts section of their galleries. Here you will find edited highlights from all NaturePL’s catalogues, with lots of images suitable to illustrate concepts as diverse as danger, teamwork, tenderness and solitude.
The team at NaturePL hope you’ll find lots of natural inspiration, whether for editorial, promotional or merchandising projects. If you’d like to read more about our new Creative Collection, take a look at their latest blog post.
Photo © Alex Mustard / naturepl.com
Mary Evans Collection of the Week - The Stephen Bourne Collection
Stephen Bourne, a historian and writer specialising in black British heritage and culture, and a founder member of the Black and Asian Studies Association, has amassed a fascinating archive of photographs and ephemera relating to black entertainers and personalities in the worlds of theatre, music, cinema and television.
There are wonderful images of singers and actors such as Elisabeth Welch, Evelyn Dove, Edric Connor and Adelaide Hall, all of whom were immensely popular in Britain in the 1940s onwards. Also significant are photographs recording the life of his adopted aunt, Esther Bruce, a black working class seamstress born in Fulham before the First World War who made dresses for Elisabeth Welch in the 1930s.
With material spanning the social spectrum, Stephen’s collection is an important indicator of the presence, influence and integration of black people in Britain at all levels of society, both before and after Windrush.
You can view these compelling images here . If you can’t find what you’re looking for or would like to discuss a project, drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8318 0034.
Royal Armouries Opens New Online Picture Library
Following the successful website launch at Fotofringe Royal Armouries wanted to take the opportunity to welcome everyone to their new online picture library.
The Royal Armouries recognises that some of the most compelling narratives of human experience have been shaped by arms and armour, and the consequences of their use is all around us. Their development has drawn on contributions from great scientists, craftsmen and artists and these objects provide a unique route to understanding history and cultures from Britain and the world.
The library prides itself on holding the highest quality and range of photographs possible on the subject of arms and armour so they have created a service that makes the search and purchase of our remarkable images a simple process.
With over 16,000 high resolution images already in the library they are working hard to showcase even more of their collection through photography and digitisation so keep a look out for what’s new or get in touch with their licencing team to help find your perfect picture.
Image: James II Harquebusier’s armour.
They welcome feedback from our customers so if there are any topics of interest or particular objects you would like to see featured then let them know; contact: email@example.com.
Restored Exclusive Raphael Art Images from Bridgeman
Bridgeman have new and exclusive post-restoration photography of Raphael’s preliminary study for his fresco masterpiece the School of Athens, via the amazing Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana collection.
After the completion of the restoration of The School of Athens preliminary cartoon, Raphael’s masterpiece has been made public again at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
Image: Aristotle and his students, detail from The School of Athens, 1510, by Raphael (1483-1520), preparatory cartoon, charcoal and white lead, 285x804 cm. After restoration, Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio of Urbino) (1483-1520) / Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy / © Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/Malcagni/Mondadori Portfolio / Bridgeman Images
The Ambrosian Library is the oldest public library in Italy. Alongside the library is the Ambrosian Art Gallery (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana) which houses an impressive selection of Italian and European art, such as da Vinci’s Portrait of a Musician, Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit, and Raphael’s cartoon of The School of Athens.
Bridgeman Images, thanks to the partnership between Mondadori Portfolio and Ambrosiana, are now the exclusive representatives of the Ambrosiana collection in the UK, USA and France whilst the collection is available to license in most other territories. They look forward to helping researchers with all their licensing requests.
Website: Bridgeman Images