Capture instantly displays images live from fotofringe

Capture Ltd press release  – 26 April, 2017

Capture Ltd is using its ground-breaking DISTRIBUTOR system at fotofringe 2017 – meaning images taken at the event will be available online just seconds later on fotofringe.capture.co.uk.

Come to the Limehouse Room to see the Capture system in action. DISTRIBUTOR is particularly geared for live events and allows rapid, effortless distribution of all digital assets and metadata to multiple simultaneous global destinations – including social media desks – within 30 seconds of shutter click.

Save valuable seconds by distributing to all your social media targets from one elegant page.

Capture DISTRIBUTOR does exactly what it says – its helps to manage assets through their distribution journey, whether that is instant, global dissemination direct from camera, or sending out content on a regular basis to agents, or any other distribution method.

Functions include automatically preparing metadata for agent distribution, in-the-background delivery via FTP, simultaneous delivery to multiple destinations and the automated delivery of assets based on a folder or job. Whatever the distribution requirement, the journey is tracked and communicated. (more…)

Natural History Museum showcases unique collection

Capture Ltd press release  – 26 April, 2017

The Natural History Museum is showcasing its award-winning imagery and unique content at fotofringe 2017 – having chosen Capture Ltd as its partner in bringing the extraordinary collection to market.

Natural History Museum Images includes award-winning material from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, as well as exclusive images of the museum’s specimens.

Capture delivered a turnkey solution to the museum, including a digital asset management, business and ecommerce platform that includes innovative dual-stream purchasing via both credit packs and traditional ecommerce payment methods.

Helena Jensen, Head of Commercial Intellectual Property, said: “We are delighted to see our remarkable content being made available online – and the Capture team have been great in reflecting our commercial requirements and delivering a terrific platform that we know will go from strength-to-strength.” (more…)

British Pathé reclaims rights to its newsreel collection

British Pathé press release – London – 19 April, 2017

British Pathé, the world-famous newsreel archive, has this month launched a new licensing service in the German-speaking world. This marks the first time in many years that media professionals in these territories will be able to license footage from British Pathé directly, rather than dealing with third-party representatives.

Simon Witter has been appointed to oversee the service as British Pathé’s Licensing Executive for Germany and Eastern Europe. Witter, 54, has a passion for archive footage and extensive experience of licensing from the other side of the aisle, having worked as a documentary filmmaker in recent decades. He has directed archive-rich films and series for a range of European broadcasters that have won a string of international awards. (more…)

Historic Royal Palaces – a thousand years of history at fotofringe

Hampton Court Palace,Andy Butler,The Great Fountain Garden and East Front in spring, with rows of yew trees and a carpet of iris in the foregroundHistoric Royal Palaces press release – London – 21 April, 2017

Historic Royal Palaces is delighted to be exhibiting at Fotofringe again this year. Come and discover a thousand years of history at our table and explore a collection of truly unique images showcasing some of the greatest palaces ever built.

You’ll find us at the bottom of the long escalators (table MF/10). We can’t wait to meet everyone who knows us already and to introduce ourselves to picture researchers who have not come across us before. There is no need to make an appointment, as we’ll be on hand all day to answer any questions you might have and to show you the highlights of our collection.

Friends old and new can take home a pack of limited edition postcards as well as having the opportunity to enter our prize draw with one lucky winner receiving a year’s family membership to Historic Royal Palaces. (more…)

Images of Art and Antiquity from the Werner Forman Archive at fotofringe

Werner Forman Archive press release – London – 21 April, 2017

Werner Forman spent eight decades travelling around the world, photographing fascinating ancient artefacts, architecture and cultures. This material was published in over eighty books which he was the sole photographer, as well as collaborative books, TV programmes, advertisements and films. His life’s work is held by Werner Forman Archive. We have been following his global works with a series of articles. After his death a large collection of unpublished images were found, and are being integrated into the collection.

©Werner Forman Archive

Recently we featured Colonialism, the Byzantine Empire and the Maori. This shows what a wide range of ancient cultures he was interested in. Spanning the Celts, to the Islamic world, religions, mythology, and rare collections that include masks, puppets, amulets, symbols, erotica, textiles, manuscripts, coins, Tantric art and jewellery.

Werner Forman Archive will be exhibiting their image collection at fotofringe in central London on April 27th

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Getty Images launches News Unfiltered platform

Getty Images press release – New York – 10 April, 2017

New consumer experience allows viewers to see and share up-to-the minute images from global news events as they happen.

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, this week announced the launch of News Unfiltered, a new visual news source that feeds editorial imagery from news events around the world, as and when they happen, allowing users to engage and share images in real time.

Getty Images news photographers, contributors and partners are on the ground, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, reporting on the live events from all corners of the world. In as close to real time as possible, News Unfiltered delivers the images direct from the photographer’s camera straight to consumer screens in as fast as 59 seconds.

Available on gettyimages.com/unfiltered and Getty Images’ iOs and Android apps, News Unfiltered is a free resource that showcases every angle and point of view from the 24-hour news cycle.  The platform allows audiences to view images uploaded from simultaneous events sans curation, offering a veritable same-time view of the world as seen by the photographers at the heart of the action. (more…)

Shutterstock to showcase all the glamour of The Met Gala

Shutterstock press release – New York – 6 April, 2017

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) a leading global provider of imagery and music, announced today that it will again offer comprehensive coverage at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit, more commonly known as The Met Gala.

The benefit brings together the most prominent and prestigious names in entertainment, fashion, sports, and business and will be held on Monday, May 1st at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The Met Gala is the fashion industry’s premier annual event. In collaboration with Condé Nast and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photography of the full 2017 Met Gala evening will only be available for license through Shutterstock. Comprehensive photography coverage begins that evening with the much-anticipated red carpet and follows with inside looks at the Gala for receiving line, cocktails, entertainment, all the way through end-of-night departures. With start-to-finish access, Shutterstock will be the only photography source to deliver timely content throughout the night to publishers, agencies, and brands around the world.

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Mary Evans Picture Library represents images from the forthcoming exhibition The Doughboys 1917-1918

Mary Evans Picture Library press release – London – 3 April, 2017

Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, is delighted to announce that Mike St. Maur Sheil’s images have been chosen for an exhibition commissioned by the U.S. National World War I Museum and Memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War on 6th April 1917.

‘The Doughboys 1917-1918’ exhibition will be on display in the Guildhall Yard in the City of London from 6th – 23rd April and in Grosvenor Square beside the American Embassy from 27th April – 12th May, before embarking on a UK tour. Mike St. Maur Sheil’s images are exclusively represented by Mary Evans Picture Library.

In 1917, the U.S. was a young and diverse nation with an army of just 120,000 volunteers drawn from a largely immigrant population. Indeed the decision to go to war only came after several years of heated public debate. In 1914 some 9% of the population of the U.S. were either of German parentage or first generation immigrants and the declaration of war was only made after the decision taken by the Germans in early 1917 to embark upon all-out submarine warfare which resulted in the sinking of U.S. merchant shipping. (more…)