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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.

Published: 26 Jan 2011 14:00

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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.

Published: 3 Dec 2010 14:00

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History, Art and Culture Images for just US$3

Look and Learn, in conjunction with Bridgeman Education, has launched a new service at www.lookandlearn.com supplying images for personal and educational use for just £2 (c US$3) per image. Over 200,000 history, art and culture images are now available for immediate download at a standard resolution (1024 pixels high or wide) optimised for digital projection and printed coursework. This is the first time that such an outstanding range of high quality educational images has been made available on a pay-as-you-go basis. The service has been designed to appeal to teachers and students at schools and universities, as well as to individuals needing high quality images for private use.

Published: 1 Nov 2010 15:00

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Collectible Signed Prints from Renowned Photographers Available for Limited Time through Online Auction

Highly collectable, signed prints by some of the world’s leading photographers are available for sale through an online auction to benefit the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a 501 (c) (3) educational foundation. This is an extension of the silent auction held on October 12th at the second annual YPA Awards Ceremony at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Bringing this year’s auction online gives the general public an unprecedented opportunity to acquire valuable works of art, while also supporting YPA’s mission to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of professional photographers.

Published: 20 Oct 2010 16:00

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New Stock Agency CaptureShot Announces Painless Experience

Graphic designers, Art Directors and other creatives can attest spending hours and sometimes days finding "the one" photo for their project. CaptureShot (http://captureshot.com), a start-up based in Toronto, Canada, sets out to create an easy and useful tool to find and buy stock photography. CEO Olivier Yiptong, is pleased to launch CaptureShot at the Visual Connections New York 2010 Image Expo on October 13. The stock photo industry has been traditionally seller-focused, making buyers jump through hoops to buy images. While microstock has helped some hobbyists to become professionals, microstock agencies often carry millions of images which makes finding images very hard.

Published: 30 Sep 2010 16:00

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Top Photographers to Present Young Photographers Alliance Awards

Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering the next generation of image-makers, is delighted to have six of America’s leading photographers present the 2010 YPA Scholarship awards on Tuesday, October 12th: Barbara Bordnick, Doug Menuez, Eric Meola, Michel Tcherevkoff, Ron Haviv, and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders present this year’s awards to six promising young photographers at the YPA Award Ceremony and Benefit Auction, to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, from 7pm to 10pm on Tuesday, October 12th.

Published: 30 Sep 2010 16:00

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The Granger Collection Launches Redesigned Website

The Granger Collection has launched its redesigned website that presents an improved user interface and additional features essential for the picture professional, ensuring that The Granger Collection will continue to be the definitive source for historical imagery. New features include live chat with The Granger Collection’s expert staff, auto-complete, search options to control image sizes and captions, an improved advanced lightbox manager, and galleries that showcase The Granger Collection’s most compelling images by subject.

Published: 30 Sep 2010 16:00

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plainpicture launches in the US with New York office

plainpicture – the Hamburg based high end creative photo agency – is arriving in the US market and launching its New York office. The newly founded plainpicture Inc. expands the company’s direct activities and marks plainpicture’s fourth location, next to Hamburg, London and Paris. plainpicture has established itself as a source of inspiration and an aesthetic challenge for creatives with a need for the experimental and unusual. The plainpicture website has gone live with over 255,000 rights managed and royalty free images for the US market. Careful editing ensures the unique style of the collection that is directed towards designers from the advertising, book publishing and music industries as well as offering a wide range of imagery to the editorial users. Albert Chin will be coming on board bringing a wealth of experience from his former positions as Sales Manager / North America at photonica and Jupiterimages. He will head the sales activities in the New York office. Keiko Narumi, former photonica and Getty Images Art Director, will be responsible for the photographers network and direct contact for all North American photographers.

Published: 27 Sep 2010 16:00

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Photolibrary’s New Website Goes Live

Photolibrary, the world’s leading independent producer and distributor of stock images, footage and music is excited to announce its new and improved website.
Some of the new features include: new cleaner design that maximises the full width of larger screen resolutions; an open search panel; an ability for users to choose their preferred background colour; drag and drop features to add content to lightboxes and shopping carts; and similar image search. The website is also now available in French, coinciding with the opening of Photolibrary France based in central Paris. Photolibrary will now be offering ecommerce facilities in local currency for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and UAE.

Published: 27 Sep 2010 15:00

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Announcing Visual Connections New York Image Expo & Sessions

Visual Connections (formerly Picturehouse Marketing US) will be hosting its annual Image Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on October 13th. This is a unique one-day event for image buyers, researchers, designers, art directors, and other users of images and footage to discover new sources of imagery, including niche and overseas agencies; network with peers; enjoy complimentary refreshments, including wine and beer after 5pm; and win fabulous prizes donated by exhibitors. The event also offers a great learning opportunity: Visual Connections has partnered with PACA (the trade organization representing picture agencies in North America), PicScout (developer of image recognition fingerprinting technology), FootageInfo.com (provider of footage consultancy services) , the American Society of Picture Professionals, and Art Directors Club (“whose mission is to connect, provoke and elevate creative visual communications professionals around the world”), to create an exciting program of sessions, tailored to feedback from image buyers.

Published: 1 Sep 2010 14:00

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