New Historical Images from Francis Frith
Why not explore The Francis Frith Collection website and see the newly released photographs.
The historical archive’s July photo release includes towns, lifestyle and recreations from the past.
Previously unseen photos are now available this month on The Francis Frith Collection website. In this release they bring you 395 new photos. This is part of their ongoing Digitisation Project.
Featured counties are Oxfordshire and Essex. Search for your favourite UK places and see what’s new!
From this release: Heybridge Basin, Lock Hill c.1960.
See the photos.
This is just one of the 77,000 Memories visitors to their website have kindly contributed. We hope you enjoy browsing these.
DMLA's 2020 Conference Will Be All-Digital
The DMLA asked its members, and they answered definitively: Online is the only way to get together this year. More than 80% of respondents to their recent survey voted to go virtual with our Digital Media Licensing Conference.
They look forward to seeing you in your natural habitats, coffee cups or wine glasses in hand, for DMLA’s 25th annual conference the week of October 26th. The conference committee is reviewing the best schedule to allow maximum access to keynotes, panels, roundtables and fellow networkers. Details to come.
The association lives, breathes and dreams digital media, so they are excited to move to a new, fully virtual gathering. Because it will be all-digital, they can expand their reach. They already are confirming speakers from around the world. Get ready for an awesome experience with DMLA.
Find out more here http://www.digitalmedialicensing.org/conference_2020.shtml
About the DMLA
The Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) is the trade association for visual licensors, their partners and the creators they represent. Founded in 1951, DMLA advocates for a fair, legal, secure and streamlined content marketplace, educates members, develops best practices and builds community.
Magnum's Stuart Franklin on Revisiting Ambiguity
Stuart Franklin’s new book, ambiguity revisited, explores the myriad ways in which images communicate with viewers, focusing on the liminal spaces where a viewer’s interpretations can diverge.
Image: Elliott Erwitt | Registry office, Bratsk, Siberia, 1967.
Stuart comments on the photo above: "For as long as I can remember I been captivated by Elliott Erwitt’s (1967) Registry office, Bratsk, Siberia. The varied expressions of the four characters, seated as if in some Russian fringe stage set, remain as fixed points in my personal photo-gallery. The figure on our left confounds us with his enigmatic smile, which plays off against the bride’s admonishing stare. Questions occur to me, such as ’What does he know?’ ’What has just been said?’"
Here – with reference to work by Elliott Erwitt, Dora Maar, and Alex Majoli– Franklin introduces the ideas key to the book:
Read more here.
Mary Evans Collection of the Week - Florilegius
As its name suggests, Florilegius is positively blooming with an abundance of exquisite botanical illustrations, but there is much more besides. The speciality of Florilegius, which belongs to collector Richard Jeffery, is high quality, antiquarian prints, engravings and lithographs ranging from the 18th to early 20th century.
Alongside plants and flowers are images covering other aspects of natural history, as well as costume, ethnographic and social scenes, games and pastimes, ancient sites such as Pompeii, trades, crafts, objects and decorative illustration, much of it rare and virtually all of it in glorious colour. It’s a collection with an eclecticism that is typical of Mary Evans, whether you’re searching for eel fishing in Europe, Kyrgyz women in traditional dress, baboons, Bhutan monasteries, or just some beautiful, blowsy peony roses. If you think the previous centuries lived their lives in black and white, think again.
There are over 20,000 images in the fascinating Florilegius collection but you can click here to see some edited highlights.
Once again a reminder that Mary Evans Picture Library are operating remotely but with the same level of customer service. Do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 8318 0034 if you need help with a picture search, a quote or have any other queries.
Website: Mary Evans Picture Library
August Now Represents Beauty Photographer David Slijper
The beauty, fashion, celebrity, lifestyle and travel agency has now taken on board the collection of David Slijper, renowned for his images of women.
The collection includes fashion and beauty shots, as well as celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Jessica Chastain, and others.
See the collection here.