Author: Alan Firmin

Alan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Bridgeman Images. Alan spent over 20 years in advertising with Grey Worldwide, FCB, Y&R & VML in many countries including England, USA, France, Holland, and Dubai. Alan has won over 30 awards in advertising, design, and branding.

The Royal Families of Scandinavia

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

The three countries that make up Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway, and Sweden – are all constitutional monarchies with some of the longest-serving royal families in Europe.     Despite their long histories, these royal houses are as progressive and forward-looking as the countries they serve, and these modern-day kings, queens, princes, and princesses remain popular with monarchists across the globe as well as with Scandinavian…

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New Photographers: The Art of Performance

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

We would like to let you know that we now represent some fantastic new photographers who specialise in photographing performance  – whether it be in the realm of theatre, opera, classical music or rock. From productions by Samuel Beckett to Richard Wagner operas, Jacqueline du Pré to Aretha Franklin, these photographs cover contemporary and iconic performances and performers past and present. See below for lightboxes of these wonderful images….

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British Library: The Power of Propaganda

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

“History stopped in 1936. After that, there was only propaganda” – George Orwell The British Library has a rich variety of fascinating content covering the history of propaganda from medieval Britain, to Communist Russia. In the era of fake news, the topic of propaganda is particularly relevant now. Bridgeman is proud to be the exclusive partner of the British Library in the UK for licensing…

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Discover Lebrecht: Opera and Performance

Posted by Published on November 29, 2018

Bridgeman is proud and excited to announce the acquisition of Lebrecht Photo Library, the world’s largest image bank for classical music and related arts, with a collection of over 400,000 specialist images. Discover the wealth of Lebrecht content here. Whether you are working on a concert program, marketing materials or even a stage backdrop, Bridgeman Images has a vast array of artwork, photography and footage…

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The Beautiful Bugs of Bridgeman

Posted by Published on November 27, 2018

Love them or hate them, this is the time of year when bugs come out to play! See below for a selection of lightboxes covering all things bug-related.. Please contact Bridgeman if you need help sourcing anything from the archive – our archive contains pictures for any occasion. Creepy Crawlies The Beauties The Beasts Flying Stingers Nocturnal Fiction & Myth

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True Crime: History in Images

Posted by Published on November 27, 2018

Throughout history, we have always been fascinated with crime – speculators can speculate, theorists can theorise and gossip is rife. The scale and variety of organised and secret crimes from across US history mean their nature can vary: they can be dark, are sometimes bewildering and are frequently eye-opening. Crime can truly come from all areas of society. See content from a few of the…

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Lebrecht Authors Collection

Posted by Published on November 27, 2018

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” – P.G. Wodehouse   From Plato to Satre, Shakespeare to Dickens, the Lebrecht Authors collection provides an amazing breadth and depth of literature related material. See below for a selection of curated lightboxes exploring authors, their lives, and book illustrations. You can also delve into the photography of Horst Tappe, who…

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Judging any competition where creativity is at this level is always a challenge. But it is a wonderful challenge that all the judges of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 relished through scintillating conversation and debate. Now in its fifth year, the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 attracted entries from every corner of the globe in almost every medium. Focusing primarily on artists, illustrators and fine art…

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We are so pleased to announce the launch of Author Beth Lewis’s latest title: BITTER SUN, by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Congratulations to Bridgeman Studio Award 2017 winning artist Alexandra Gurtner for her beautiful commissioned artwork. Publisher: The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Author: Beth Lewis Art Direction: Claire Ward Artist: Alexandra Gurtner Synopsis:  Stand by Me meets True Detective in this stunningly written…

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Welcome to the first ‘Bridgeman Book Cover Design Awards 2017’ Bridgeman prides itself on working closely with designers in all industries, but since Bridgeman’s early history nearly 50 years ago, the close working relationship with publishing designers – especially with the creation and design of book covers – is second to none in the licensing industry. Today we are proud to announce the first winners…

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