British Pathé - Revolution in colourBritish Pathé press release

British Pathé, the world’s leading historic film archive, has today launched a new online, on-demand channel offering an extensive range of fulllength documentaries, interviews, and classic movies.

This new channel has been created as an alternative to the current mainstream broadcast channels and aims to appeal to specialist audiences, such as history buffs, royal watchers, cinema aficionados and train enthusiasts. British Pathé TV is a subscription-based service and is designed to complement the existing British Pathé newsreel archive (which will remain free-to-view on its separate website and YouTube channels).

Find out what it’s all about in this promo, which you can embed in your articles.

Roger Felber, Managing Director of British Pathé, explains the rationale behind launching this new channel: “We have felt for some time that many viewers are not being catered for by the existing factual channels and that British Pathé, with its well-known name and brand – and with 7 million monthly visitors to our existing free online platforms – is best-placed to launch such a long-form programming channel that can provide a real alternative for those with specialist interests.”

British Pathé TV is launching with hundreds of hours of programmes, many never-before-seen on TV. Many more hours are due to go live in the coming weeks.   Continue reading

Trevillion Images press release

Trevillion Images, one of the leading creative photo agencies, is launching a fantastic new picture research service package called ‘Instant Brief & Search’!

They have always offered fantastic picture research – but in the past, the search was only made within their on-line collection. Now they offer a free and easy briefing service, giving picture researchers access to the personal archives of Trevillion’s hundreds of talented photographers.

After a very successful trial period this service is now available to everyone, with even easier access and improved features and functions. Just click the ‘Instant Brief & Search’ link on the Trevillion website to send them a brief now!

And to find our more just click: Instant Brief & Search.

We have been amazed at the take-up of this service by clients all over the world, and the surprising images that we have been able to source for them.

Kyle Stubbs – Digital & Creative Manager at Trevillion.

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Photofusion press release

Photofusion has been awarded funding from Arts Council England for a Participatory Artist In Residence programme: Taking Part. In 2016/17 Photofusion will host four 90-day residencies for emerging participatory lens-based artists.

The selection panel includes internationally celebrated participatory photographic artist Wendy Ewald, who has been a figurehead of participatory arts practice since the 1970s. Ewald has worked across the world including projects in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Canada, North and South America and in the UK with Artangle. Further panel support comes from Gina Glover, Scarlett Crawford and Photomonitor editor Christiane Monarchi.

The Taking Part programme will be supported throughout by artist Anthony Luvera. Luvera is Principal Lecturer and Course Director of Photography at Coventry University, and has lectured for institutions such as Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, University for the Creative Arts Farnham, and Falmouth University. He facilitates workshops and gives lectures for the public programmes of the Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, and community photography projects across the UK. Luvera has completed numerous participatory residencies himself including his work Residency with Belfast Exposed and Not Going Shopping, a year long residency withQueer in Brighton.

Each resident will receive a bursary of £2,400 and have access to Photofusion’s residents’ studio space; access to photographic facilities; mentoring and support from Anthony Luvera; practical support from our Community Programmes department and a small materials budget. At the end of the residencies, all four Artists will have a group exhibition at Photofusion and contribute to a series of public talks. Continue reading

Garden World Images have a new look website –  Beautiful images, intuitive research.

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Learn to be a Film Archivist with this one day practical workshop, delivered by Huntley Film Archives, on how to preserve, access and use archive film.

This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery, through the Skills Investment Fund.

The world of film archives is little understood yet there are thousands of collections out there that can be used and made accessible in many type of context – an individual with their home movies, a museum with a few films on the shelf or an industry archive with films they don’t know how to use, right up to a large film collection wanting to know more about to how reach different users.

This one day conference hopes to de-mystify, inspire and encourage whilst dealing with some of those issues and offer practical useable solutions.

When

Monday 3rd OR Monday 24th October

Where

BFI
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

For further information go to: huntleyarchives.com/courses

Royal exiles live in Shaw village Feeding the chickens and the ducks aided by their royal mother and father are Princess Margaret (3 1/2) and Princess Helen (2) , children of Ex-king Michael of Romania and Princess Anne of Bourbon Parma. This picture of the royal exiles was taken at Ayot House, Ayot St Lawrence , Herts , which they have rented from Lord Brocket . 24 September 1952Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, wife of King Mihai (Michael) of Romania, has died aged 92.

Topfoto has scanned and uploaded previously unpublished photographs of Queen Anne of Romania, pulled from their extensive physical archive of historical stills.

Queen Anne, born Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, grew up in France and volunteered in the French army during World War II.

She married King Michael of Romania in 1948, just after the Communists swept to power and he was forced to abdicate. For the King it was love at first sight when they met at the wedding of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip. Continue reading

Farm at TrencomBridgeman Images press release

Bridgeman Images is excited to announce that it has been chosen to represent the estate of John Miller for copyright, reproduction and licensing.

Born in London, the artist studied and worked as an architect before relocating to West Cornwall in 1958 to become a full time painter. Working from his studio with its magnificent views across the Hayle estuary, John painted his distinctive images of glowing beach and deep blue sky that he is now famous for.

Miller’s art occupies the space between figuration and abstraction and references Rothko and Turner as key influences. Franciscan spirituality was also instrumental to his life and work, describing painting as “an exterior response to an interior vision.”

See all images by John Miller

“We chose Bridgeman Images as we feel they are best placed as leading specialists in the distribution of fine art worldwide, to represent and manage John’s images.”

Michael Truscott and Heather Kaute on behalf of the estate of John Miller Continue reading

Bridgeman Images press release

Bridgeman Images, the art licensing specialists, are delighted to announce that the grand prize for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016 goes to Aitch. The Romanian born illustrator wins a £1,000 front cover commission for Rosie Garland’s new book published by the The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins, for her entry on the theme of night. The book will be released in both hardback and paperback in mid-2017.

The judging took place on 16 July with Rosie Garland (Author), Claire Ward(Creative Director Fiction and Non Fiction – HarperCollins), Susie Doore (Publishing Director – The Borough Press), Patrick Burgoyne (Editor – Creative Review),Victoria Bridgeman (CEO Bridgeman images) and Lucy Baxter (Commercial Director – CultureLabel.com) selecting from a shortlist of 80 entries.

There was a wealth of talent on display but there could only be one winner. Aitch’s entry instantly captivated the judges, convincing them that they’d found an artist that could offer a commercially-driven and visually eye-catching cover design commission.

Aitch says; “Winning the 2016 Bridgeman Studio Award was such a wonderful surprise. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to work with The Borough Press and Rosie Garland, superdupercurious about the manuscript!  

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Werner Forman Archive Press Release

Animals have featured in art from the earliest cave paintings. Ancient artworks cover an astonishing range of different creatures, including those that are fantastical. During the eight decades of his travels, Werner Forman photographed many different animals in art.

Humans have a long and complex relationship with the natural world and particular with animals, this relationship, often a mixture of fear, admiration, greed, cruelty and love, has been continuously and vividly expressed in art. From the Garden of Eden in which people and animals lived in harmony to the ancient Egyptians’ love of cats to the Roman amphitheatre and the bloody slaughter of the arena, there is a duality in the relationship between humans and animals: love and worship, slaughter and extermination.

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Emma Jones MBE has been appointed to help more small businesses in the UK bid for and win government contracts.

In her new position working with government departments and the Crown Commercial Service, Emma Jones will help smaller businesses in the UK bid for and win important government contracts.

This supports the government’s manifesto commitment to spend £1 in every £3 with SMEs by 2020.

Full story available here.

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