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The Granger Collection announces new content from photographer Kenneth Van Sickle

The spontaneous and poignant images of New York fine-art photographer Kenneth Van Sickle are now available at The Granger Collection. Van Sickle is known for literally shooting from the hip, a technique that captured palpable moments of perception. His subject matter includes Bohemian life in Paris during the 1950s and intimate dialogues with celebrated poets and artists in later decades. Van Sickle’s career spans 60 years of working in various styles—from candid black-and-white narratives evoking the mutability of life to experimental approaches in his later series, which explored the artist’s subconscious involvement during digital manipulation. His lifelong fascination with visual phenomena has earned him shows at major galleries in Berlin, New York, and Paris, and at The George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

Published: 15 Jan 2013 14:00

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The Granger Collection announces partnership with De Agostini Picture Library

The images of the vast historical picture library of the Italian media conglomerate De Agostini Group are now available at The Granger Collection. The expansive archive of De Agostini Picture Library documents the intriguing art, architecture, and artifacts of ancient civilizations as well as a large assortment of fine art paintings spanning the ages. Formed in the 1970s, the image collection encompasses the subjects most needed for reference, education, and encyclopedia products: art, archaeology, botany, food, fossils, geography, history, minerals, travel, and zoology. Amazing photographs document many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites—hundreds of cultural, natural, and mixed locations around the world designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as places of outstanding universal value such as the Burgos Cathedral in Spain and the ancient city of Pompeii.

Published: 13 Nov 2012 14:00

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The Granger Collection launches tablet-friendly website

Historical image library The Granger Collection has launched a tablet-friendly version of its website,, that allows picture professionals to view and navigate the collection more easily on tablet computers. The refined layout and features of the fully functional tablet-friendly site, including larger buttons and links, have been specifically designed to accommodate touch-screen navigation.

Published: 11 Oct 2012 14:00

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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.

Published: 26 Jul 2012 09:00

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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.

Published: 11 Jul 2012 13:00

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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.

Published: 16 Mar 2012 11:00

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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.

Published: 27 Jan 2012 14:00

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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.

Published: 15 Dec 2011 14:00

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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, 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.

Published: 17 Nov 2011 14:00

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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.

Published: 30 Sep 2011 12:00

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