Visual media news and updates from Visual Connections
Hurricane Irene and TS Lee featured in new StormStock collection
Prairie Pictures announced today that it has added a new batch of footage and stills to StormStock including shots of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The material features storm surge and flooding in New York and damaging winds raking through the Bahamas. Other new material includes flooding in the Adirondack Mountains, blizzards and rain storms in New York City, volcanoes from Indonesia, baseball-size hail impelled into the ground, dramatic stormy sky plates, and a violent tornado (complete with flying trees) tearing through Oklahoma.
ASMP Continues Support for YPA
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that it awarded a two year grant to the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) to continue its Mentoring Program during 2012 & 2013, and that ASMP's Education Director Susan Carr will join YPA's Executive Board.
The Granger Collection adds 35,000+ images from ullstein bild
More than 35,000 images highlighting European politics, the arts, entertainment, and lifestyle from ullstein bild, Germany’s oldest picture archive, are now available at The Granger Collection’s website, www.granger.com. Based in Berlin, ullstein bild holds one of the most significant collections of historical imagery in Europe, covering the ancient past to current events. The origins of ullstein bild date back to 1900, when the archive was established to preserve the images used in Leopold Ullstein’s newspaper publishing company, Ullstein Verlag. Through the 1920s, the archive compiled a vast collection of photographs from countless Weimar Republic photographers as photojournalism was emerging. During World War II, the archive temporarily evacuated Berlin to escape the air raids and was one of the fortunate few German image resources that survived the war intact and relatively unharmed.
Young Photographers Alliance Honors Another Five Talented Young Photographers With Scholarship Awards
YPA is honored to have Deborah Willis, Lois Greenfield, Albert Watson, Theresa Raffetto and Hans Neleman present this year’s awards to the five scholarship winners at the YPA Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction, to be held at the Calumet Studio, New York, from 7pm to 10pm on Wednesday, October 19th. The Benefit Auction, which will begin at the Awards Ceremony and continue online until October 31st, will include highly collectable signed prints by renowned photographers Amy Arbus, Barbara Bordnick, Brad Trent, Cameron Davidson, Jill Enfield, Marcus Gaab, Martyn Thompson, Sebastian Smith, Toby McFarlan Pond, Vincent Dixon, Jimmy Fikes and others. There will also be prints by the 2011 YPA Scholarship winners.
SuperStock Launches Value-Priced Image Collection and Introduces New Logo
SuperStock, a leading stock photography agency specializing in Contemporary, Travel, Fine Art, and Vintage imagery, has announced that it is launching SuperFusion, a new collection of value-priced royalty-free images gathered from around the world. The collection features images from top professional photographers including Yuri Arcurs, Ron Chapple, and Andres Rodriguez. SuperFusion was launched on the agency’s updated website, which is the first phase of a project planned to complete in early 2012 that will completely revamp the SuperStock website. The changes that SuperStock rolled out this month included a new SuperStock logo and improvements to their website’s design and search functionality.
Granger Collection adds 30,000+ images from French photo agency Rue des Archives
More than 30,000 images chronicling European and American history from French photo agency Rue des Archives are now available at The Granger Collection. Based in Paris, Rue des Archives is an outstanding source for not only French history dating back thousands of years to the cave paintings of Lascaux, but also international figures from the worlds of fashion, art, entertainment, politics, and more.
Depositphotos Receives $3m Investment
Florida based stock photo agency Depositphotos, the fastest growing stock photo agency in the world, announced a significant investment contract with TMT Investments, worth up to 3 million dollars (US) in the next year.
Bridgeman Art Library and Quirk Books announce Art of the Mash-Up design competition
The Bridgeman Art Library, the world’s leading source of fine art and historical images available for reproduction, and independent publisher Quirk Books proudly present the Art of the Mash-Up design competition. To celebrate the March 22, 2011, release of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After—the highly anticipated sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—Quirk and Bridgeman are inviting designers to conceive and illustrate their own mash-up covers using public-domain works of literature and art.
The Granger Collection announces partnership with the Museum of the City of New York
Cavernous skylines, classic cars, design innovations, and lifestyles of the wealthy and working class are just some of the quintessential New York scenes now available at The Granger Collection through a new partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. The photographs span from the Gilded Age at the turn of the 20th century, through the days of Art Deco, to the 1940s. Further installments from the Museum of the City of New York’s distinguished collection are to come in the following months.
Erika Glover of The Granger Collection dies at 79
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Erika Glover, Director of The Granger Collection, on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the age of 79 at her home in Nevis, West Indies. The cause of death was heart failure and kidney failure. Erika Glover and her husband William, who died in January 2010 at the age of 76, established The Granger Collection, an historical picture library in Manhattan, 46 years ago. From a half-dozen empty file cabinets in 1964, the holdings of The Granger Collection have grown to encompass more than six million black-and-white prints, photographs, and color transparencies illustrating the history of mankind, from prehistoric times to the recent past. As many picture editors and researchers know well, Mrs. Glover's dedication to the collection was unparalleled. In addition to her no-nonsense flair and shrewd business insight, Mrs. Glover possessed a joie de vivre that we all will miss greatly.