Visual media news and updates from Visual Connections
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.