Tim Hetherington Archive Now Available on IWM Collections
The IWM (Imperial War Museums) is pleased to announce that images from the award-winning conflict photographer Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) are now available to view and licence on IWM Collections.
The extensive archive comprises Hetherington’s seminal work from his embeds in Afghanistan (2007-2008), Liberia (2003-2006) and Libya (2011), reflecting his work as an intrepid conflict journalist but also as a humanitarian and an innovator.
See the collection here.
Highlights of the collection include: the World Press Photo of the Year 2008 winning image of a U.S soldier in Afghanistan; a video and photography installation called ’Sleeping Soldiers’ taken at Restrepo, which capture the soldiers at their most vulnerable and contrasts with popular perceptions of conflict; and an acclaimed series of photographs from the ’Healing Sport’ project which documents the nature of sport in war torn countries such as Angola and Liberia.
Tim Hetherington died 10 years ago on 20 April 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war. The canon of work he left behind defines a generation of reportage. The entire Tim Hetherington archive, including rarely seen images from his final assignment in Libya, was donated to IWM by the Tim Hetherington Trust, which was set up to manage his estate following his death.
Greg Brockett, IWM Curator, Contemporary Conflict, said: "Tim Hetherington was always striving to have as much freedom from editorial influence as possible, which enabled him to reveal the many complex layers of conflict in his work. He covered themes which are often overlooked in the mainstream media, such as humanity and masculinity."
IWM has a unique collection covering all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and former Empire countries. For assistance with research or information about access to the collection, please contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: © IWM (DC 64010). Young rebel fighter and hand grenade, Tubmanberg, Liberia. June 2003. Photograph by Tim Hetherington
Kevin Cummins Celebrity Photo Archive Now at Iconic Images
London-based photo agency Iconic Images are now licencing the archive of photographer Kevin Cummins.
Cummins captured key moments in the Manchester music scene – the images helped to define the cultural history of the city. His iconic portraits of musicians include Joy Division, Liza Minnelli, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Oasis, and David Bowie.
View the archive here.
Celebrating Britain's Wild Seas with Nature Picture Library's Alex Mustard
The waters around the British Isles are amongst the richest in the world. Our seas and coastline support a wealth of amazing wildlife, which is the focus of the latest book idea from Nature Picture Library.
Find out more in their Britain’s Wild Seas blog, featuring images by leading underwater photographer Alex Mustard and other NPL photographers.
As a celebration of British Seas, this week Alex is taking over Nature Picture Library’s Instagram and Facebook channels, where he will be answering questions about his award-winning photography and talking about images from their brand new Britain’s Wild Seas gallery.
To explore Alex’s work in more detail, check out the updated Alex Mustard gallery on their site and his new prints gallery, which both feature his work from British waters and around the world.
If you are interested in publishing Britain’s Wild Seas or in licensing any of Alex’s images, NaturePL would love to hear from you!
Photo © Alex Mustard / naturepl.com.
Royal Armouries – Chinese New Year Celebrations
The period from 12th to 26th February, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The Lunar New Year festival, celebrated throughout Asia, traditionally includes family gatherings, lion and dragon dances, as well as fireworks and gift giving.
The Royal Armouries has a fine collection of interesting objects originating in China. Researchers will find these images and more by searching their image library.
Are you working on a new research project or publication? Royal Armouries Licensing Team is working remotely at the moment but still available to assist with any image licensing queries or picture research. Please get in touch by emailing email@example.com and they will respond as soon as possible.
Main image: Presentation sword (jian). Chinese, Ming Dynasty, probably Yongle period, 1402-24 The hilt is of gilt iron. The front panel is chiselled and fretted with a dragon surrounded by interlacing flames, with triple claws on each paw.
Website: Royal Armouries Image Library
The Cinema Museum Releases Short Film
This lovely museum, home of the Ronald Grant Collection of movie stills has released a film for the Valentine’s weekend.
Working with renowned composer and musician Neil Brand and photographer Francesco Zavattari the staff made a lovely short film of the Museum. It chimes with the mood of our times: quiet; fragile; reflective; serious - but it is also romantic, charming, touching and beautiful.
See the film here: ’The Cinema Museum’
Please ’like’ and share if you enjoy it. Thanks again, for everything, from all your friends at The Cinema Museum.
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Picture: Francesco Zavattari.
Websites: The Cinema Museum
The Ronald Grant Archive