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.”

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“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.”

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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 – 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.

Submit your images by 11 September 2016 for the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

Wellcome Images are looking for high-quality images that relate to biomedical science and contemporary healthcare. They are interested in all artistic media and imaging techniques, from hand-drawn illustrations to clinical photography, super-resolution microscopy and functional MRI scans.

Every image accepted into their collections by 11 September 2016 will be considered for the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.

Enter for your chance to win prize money: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,500 for the Julie Dorrington Award winner, and £500 for each of the other winning images.

Find out more about the next Wellcome Image Awards.

Mick RatmanA tiny but terrific new archive of the 1960s and 1970s has been launched by Topfoto. The collection has never been seen before and is exclusively available through Topfoto, and through our partner agencies worldwide.

1964-1966: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull, The Rolling Stones and their manager Andrew Loog Oldham, The Who, Steampacket, Wilson Pickett…

Mick Ratman, for 35 years a top locations manager for major feature movies, commercials, and original music videos for Tears for Fears, Ultravox, Madness, and Paul McCartney amongst many more, had a secret stills life. Continue reading

Erickson Stock press release

Erickson Stock announces half of its assignment-quality image collection will be released to a new royalty free pricing model. Erickson Stock has been a premiere boutique for unique stock photos for over 15 years. Covering visual topics such as healthcare stock photos and video, business stock photos and video, family stock photos and video, and many more.

Produced and directed by renowned photographer and artist Jim Erickson, this high-end collection has long been regarded by graphic designers and artists as some of the finest stock imagery in the world. Erickson’s award-winning photography has been said to “illustrate stories with the eye and heart of a photojournalist.’” Continue reading

FOCAL International press release

FOCAL International, the organisation representing the global footage and content industry plus professional archive researchers and allied facilities, has announced the schedule for its Footage Continuing Personal Development (formerly Footage Training Week) which runs 19-23 September 2016 in London, UK.

This course gives an introduction to the commercial audio-visual industry from archive to exploitation and is designed for anyone, from anywhere in the world, who needs to know more about the footage industry – image archivists, footage and content producers, footage and content researchers, production managers, producers, directors, archive librarians and anyone wanting to know about this industry – whatever your media background, this is a wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge and appreciation of the world of footage archives, their systems and uses.

Day 1 – 19th September: At the Imperial War Museum covering the history of film and video technology and includes some hands-on experience using different film formats.

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Nature Picture Library remains firmly committed to Europe and to working closely with their European friends – clients, photographers and partners – whatever the final outcome of the recent referendum.

Mist over the Kasari river at sunrise, Kloostri, Matsalu National Park, Estonia, May 2009

Wild Wonders of the EU

This EU Wild Wonders of Europe gallery focuses on the shared natural heritage of the 28 member states and the benefits of EU environmental legislation.
Theme of the Month – Migration

Animals enjoy freedom of movement, in spite of the artificial barriers that man sometimes seeks to put in their way.

Photographer of the Month

Nature Picture Library celebrates the well-travelled award-winning Spanish photographer Enrique Lopez Tapia, who focuses on capturing the diverse landscapes and people of 5 continents.

Story of the Month

Mission: Tiger – Andy Rouse’s featured story follows the tiger dynasties of Ranthambore National Park in India.

Showreel of the Month

The subject of this showreel is Steve Downer’s macro footage of insects and invertebrates in the summer garden.

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Mary Evans Picture Library press release

Mary Evans Picture Library is delighted that an image of the Thiepval Memorial in the Somme area of France by their photographer Mike St. Maur Sheil has been chosen by the Royal Mail to be included in the latest of their commemorative series of stamps entitled “The Great War 1916”.

Mike’s image of the Memorial was taken from the site of Brock’s Benefit Trench east of Mesnil. The Memorial to the Missing was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) and is the largest war memorial to the British who died in the Great War, standing  almost 50m high.

This is very timely as Mike St. Maur Sheil’s exhibition “Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace – Somme 100” is currently on display outside the Guildhall in London and he has just released a stunning new book of the same title, showcasing the images from the exhibition and many more.

First World War 1916 Royal Mail stamps include an image by Mary Evans contributor Mike St. Maur Sheil of the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Mike's photos are currently on show in his exhibition Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace - Somme 100 at the Guildhall in London -

First World War 1916 Royal Mail stamps include an image by Mary Evans contributor Mike St. Maur Sheil ©Paul Brown/Mary Evans Picture Library