Visual media news and updates from Visual Connections
Comprehensive Footage Research Facility from Robert Harding World Imagery
Robert Harding's latest service improvement following its acquisition of Specialist Stock is the Comprehensive Research Facility (CRF). Run by Julie-anne Wilce, it provides a one-stop footage research facility to TV broadcasters, NGOs, News, Publishers and educational clients. Julie-anne has years of research experience in a variety of high-level positions including being Greenpeace's photo librarian. After that she joined marine expert Tom Walmsley at Specialist Stock in 2006. After the library was acquired by Robert Harding World Imagery this year, Julie-anne continues to bring her wealth of experience to benefit clients.
National Geographic Stock: Vintage Collection now available at The Granger Collection
Thousands of images from the National Geographic Stock: Vintage Collection are now available at The Granger Collection. The rare historical catalogue, part of the National Geographic Image Collection, documents the world and its inhabitants, including indigenous people, their cultures, the environment, and the natural world from the 1880s through the 1970s. It numbers over 600,000 images — including one of the world’s largest collections of Autochromes, the first viable form of color photography, as well as photographs by Alexander Graham Bell, a founding member of the National Geographic Society. Countless artists and pioneering travel photographers and photojournalists are also represented, such as Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Maynard Owen Williams, and Luis Marden.
Latitude Image Launches an Aerial Photography Archive covering 4,500 cities in Europe
Latitude Image has recently launched an exclusive Aerial Photo Stock portal to address the growing demand of aerial images for editorial and creative purposes. At present Latitude Image offers aerial stock photos of over 4,500 cities in 20 European countries. The images have been provided by Latitude Image’s first partner, Blom, a leading European service provider in the acquisition and modeling of geographic information.
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.