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Shark Week on Discovery Channel started this week. Nature Picture Library photographer and shark expert Chris Fallows is hosting Shark Week’s lead show, which amongst other spectacular footage looks at the breaching Great white sharks of False Bay in South Africa.
• View the NPL have gallery of Chris and Monique Fallows’ dramatic images
• More about why False Bay is a hotspot for large marine predators Bite Bay feature
The Advertising Archives in the UK have uploaded a new batch of magazine plates and cover artwork.
‘We love these beautiful vintage story illustrations, showing scenes from quintessential British life as well as some quirkier and more humorous scenarios.’
View and license them here
Topfoto are now representing visual records from The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies (SCRSS) a library and cultural centre, based in London, which promotes knowledge of the culture, language and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Society is a registered charity – members of SCRSS include students, teachers, researchers, designers, university departments and many others with an interest in Russia. The library, archive and photographic collections are unique in the UK.
• View examples of illustrations and photos from SCRSS in their Summer Digest
New York based photo library The Image Works are live online with their redesigned website.
The say: ‘Our new website has many enhanced features for the user including faster searches, hi-res image download, enhanced lightbox features, and much more. Please view our video tutorials for an introduction to the new features of our website. We welcome new users and all our old friends to visit our new site. If you don’t already have a username and password, please register today. We look forward to working together soon!’
Good to see the photo press being represented by UK company Model Figures:
“pit Pass” Press Photographer Kneeling With Long Tele-photo Lens – 1/32 Figure Here
“pit Pass” Press Photographer Standing With Medium Tele-photo Lens 1/32 Figure Here
The BBC report: ‘The online site, Wikipedia, has rejected a photographer’s request to remove a set of photos of a crested black macaque because the photos were taken by the monkey.’
‘British photographer, David Slater, says he owns the portraits taken when the monkey snatched his camera in Indonesia in 2011.’ full story and contact details for the Monkey here bbc.co.uk
and follow it all here on Wiki
Fergus McKenna, Head of Syndication & Licensing at Mirror Group, has published a web feature called ‘Vision of War’ which follows the nine Daily Mirror journalists who are known to have served either as press or official photographers within one or more theatres of the First World War.
….’As the official photographer for the British Army, Brooks was one of at least fourteen such men serving on the Western Front. These were made up of agency, freelance and press photographers, almost all of the latter category being from The Daily Mirror. In total the paper provided nine men who covered the war either in an official British or Allied capacity. They were commissioned to take pictures in every sense of the word, being made lieutenants and therefore subject to military rules and regulations’….. read the story here
‘Vision of War’ is an example of a new partnership between Trinity Mirror and an Australian-based application called Shorthand.
Fergus said: “In the build-up to the anniversary of the First World War our archivists spent a considerable amount of time researching the largely forgotten story of our photographers and how they played such an important role in covering the conflict.
“Records are sadly sparse, but even from the little we have been able to uncover it is clearly a remarkable tale and hopefully giving it this treatment on Mirror.co.uk goes some way to doing it justice.”
Steve Anglesey, Head of Digital Business Development, said: “Mirrorpix have delivered a stunning and powerful use of Shorthand, a visual storytelling aid which enables us to deliver immersive longform content for digital.
David O’Hare, formerly of Zodiak Clips and Getty Images will be heading up a new international licensing division for LA based viral video clip licensing agency Jukin Media from their new London offices.
Full story and links on FootageNews.com
Updated 5 Aug:
Duke of Kent opens the Fields of Battle Exhibition view photos via Mary Evans Facebook
Mary Evans Picture Library is supporting the Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition by photographer Mike St. Maur Sheil and sponsored by The Royal British Legion. It is now open for viewing outdoors in St. James’ Park, London. The exhibition commemorates the centenary of WWI and will run until November. It will receive its official launch by the Duke of Kent today, Monday 4th August, the centenary of Britain entering the First World War. location images © Paul Brown
↑ At the opening photocall, photographer Mike holding the original Loos football which the London Irish Rifles kicked across No Man’s Land on Sept 25th 1915 as they attacked the German positions in the town of Loos.
↓ He was with piper Terry Goodman, a retired member of the London Irish Rifles Pipe Band which was the regiment that originally played the football game.
Mike St Maur Sheil says “This collection represents a legacy which I hope will create a gateway to the battlefields themselves, thus encouraging people to visit these historic landscapes during the centennial period and so create awareness and understanding of the events and historical implications of the First World War”.
• Mary Evans is the official image partner for the exhibition and supplied most of the images for the information boards linked to Mike’s images.
• Mike St. Maur Sheil’s images are represented exclusively by Mary Evans Picture Library
• The exhibition will tour English towns for the next four years.
• View the launch event photos November 2013
• View Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 website