Tag: social history

footage-religion
Culture, History

Religion on Film through history

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” — Buddha The world’s religions each follow a specific set of rules as defined in their historic texts. Discover our world of Religious footage, from ceremonies to celebrations, religious sculptures to art. Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and a selection of other popular religions are well-represented […]

nightlife
Culture, History

Historic Nightlife In Motion

“A history of nightlife!–what an interesting concept…activities that take place in the multitude of discos, dance parlors, and clubs…the way people live is determined on half-lit streets, in bars, and in smoky late-night restaurants.” — David Byrne Throughout history, nightlife has represented perhaps both the best and worst of many […]

Wall Street, New York, 1960 (b/w photo) / Photo © Neil Libbert
Art, Culture, What's On

Solo exhibition: Neil Libbert

This Summer, visit Neil Libbert‘s first major solo exhibition at the Michel Hoppen Gallery.  Here, we take a look at the photographer’s life and work. Libbert’s work as a photojournalist and freelance photographer looks back in time, presenting life for ordinary people and celebrities in a personal and intimate way, with […]

BAL67434 The Last Lap, Penny Farthing Race woven silk Stevengraph, by Thomas Stevens of Coventry, 1872; © Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK;  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

The Evolution of the Bicycle

According to some historians it is almost 200 years since the first documented bike ride by Karl von Drais in 1817 and the city of Mannheim in Germany is planning to celebrate this bicentenary with a major exhibition. The answer to the question of who invented the first bicycle often depends upon the nationality of who […]

BCC489154 Demonstrations of patriotic fervour, Palace Square, St. Petersburg, upon the declaration of war in 1914 (b/w photo) by Russian Photographer (20th century); Private Collection; Russian,  it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
Art, Culture, History

Capturing Saint Petersburg

Step back in time through photography to Russia’s heart of culture on the brink of revolution. Early 20th-century Saint Petersburg depicts a divided city. On the one hand its inhabitants appeared to live a carefree life of  bourgeois pleasures, on the other hand there were demonstrations, destruction and revolts. Contemporary snapshots all […]