The Sun never sets..

The British Library is… big. No. Let’s rephrase that. It’s not just “big”… it’s… really big. Bigger than your imagination. Even in a digital age, where terabytes of information are stored on air-conditioned servers, the British Library adds new physical documents at the rate of three million documents a year; necessitating an additional shelf space …


Nancy Wolff Named to 2018 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

Cowan, DeBaets, Abraham’s & Sheppard’s Law Practice had six attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America list. Among them is our own, Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel and frequent panel member for Visual Connections. Nancy is currently President of the Copyright Society of the USA and she is a frequent speaker …


Gene Smith’s Sink

Famously unabashed, W. Eugene Smith was photography’s most celebrated humanist. As a photo essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and ’50s, he established himself as an intimate chronicler of human culture. His photographs of war and disaster, villages and metropolises, doctors and midwives, revolutionized the role of images in journalism, transforming photography for decades …


Alamy – Not a Cosmetics Company

 Another in our ongoing conversations with folks in our industry. By Michael Masterson. Alan Capel has worked in the picture industry for over 25 years, first for Tony Stone, then joining Alamy shortly after its inception in 2000. As Head of Content he’s responsible for Alamy’s images and recruiting and managing its contributors. The site …


A Room With A View: The Ronald Grant Archive and The Cinema Museum

by Julian Jackson Tucked away in an obscure corner of South London is a researcher’s treasure: The Ronald Grant Archive and The Cinema Museum. For film lovers like myself, going there is like falling into a crazy Aladdin’s cave stuffed full of film memorabilia and equipment. Ronald Grant started the archive in 1973 and continues …


Still Talking About Diversity in Stock

For as long as I have worked in the Photography industry, the conversation around imagery of humans has been about authenticity and diversity. Hard to believe that this is still the case with the level of sophistication in the world of visual media, the easy access to technology and most of all, the population at …


Just the Facts

For those of us looking for a reason to visit beautiful Hudson New York late Summer.. Just The Facts is all one needs. “Just the Facts,” LightField’s second festival of photography and multimedia art, presents lens-based works created by six innovative and distinguished visual artists: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Brenda Kenneally, Phyllis Dooney, Stacy Kranitz, Zoe …


Update on Richard Prince, Appropriation and Copyright Infringement

Remember our piece awhile back on appropriation and Richard Prince? http://www.visualconnections.com/blog/the-apotheosis-of-appropriation-richard-prince/ The court cast would appear to be heating up again. To recap: From PetaPixel: In 2014, controversial artist Richard Prince had an exhibit of reappropriated Instagram images at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC, selling the prints for up to $100k each. He sought no …


See What Developed – Elsa Dorfman’s Photography

We love Errol Morris and Polaroids. Just had to have Michael Masterson review this super new doc. Treat yourself! By Michael Masterson When I was a teenager I wanted a Polaroid SX-70 camera so badly I could taste it. When my parents finally caved in and gave me one for Christmas, I was entranced with …


Khadija Saye

Obituary: Khadija Saye, fast-rising artist killed tragically young in Grenfell Tower A tribute to Saye and “to all those who lost their lives at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017” has also been set up at Tate Britain, featuring an image from Saye’s series Dwelling. in this space we breathe. A memorial fund has been established …