Author: Stella Calvert-Smith

Marketing Executive at Bridgeman Images. Lover of art and travel.

Whether you’re working on a textbook, academic project or e-learning application, Bridgeman is a comprehensive visual resource for every era and subject, with a growing footage collection. Publishers know they are in safe hands with Bridgeman Images as we take care of usage rights for many different collections of images, ensuring the process is simple and easy. See below for highlighted content. Please don’t hesitate…

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50 years ago, clashes between police and protesters outside a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village galvanised a generation, inspiring Pride parades around the world. Gay marriage is now legal and things have generally come a long way, but there is still a way to go to achieve true equality. We thought we would take a look at icons and historical figures throughout…

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Summer of Love: Festival Season

Posted by Published on June 27, 2019

Festivals have become a staple during the summer months, with over a thousand taking place in the UK alone. Now mega-festivals such as Glastonbury and Coachella attract millions of visitors every year, but there was a time when they were more low-key affairs, fuelled by the hippy movement of the sixties, promoting peace and love, and representing the emerging alternative music scene. Clothes were not mandatory, people…

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“The world has already been overwhelmed by one Chernobyl and one exclusion zone. It cannot afford any more. It must learn its lessons from what happened in and around Chernobyl on April 26, 1986.” – Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe The 26th April 1986 is a date that the world will never forget,  the date that the nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl…

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Described by the Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek as “the world’s largest and most democratic musical festival”, the Proms is a yearly eight-week treat for music lovers in the UK and around the world.  Starting in July, concerts and other music events take place throughout the summer months, organised and broadcast by the BBC. Since the first festival was organised in 1895 it has grown to become…

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“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen  Summertime has long been the season of fun and relaxation. Driven by the heat to wear fewer clothes and retreat to the sea (or nearest body of water), people find time to read, frolic and find romance. As this most beloved of seasons arrives, we take a look at our wonderful vintage photography of beach life….

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Around the World: Mexico

Posted by Published on May 24, 2019

“Mexico is a mosaic of different realities and beauties.” Enrique Pena Nieto Mexico is a country with a rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. Its had a tumultuous history and still has its struggles, but its food, art, beauty, and culture continues to be a huge draw for visitors. It has produced some of the most influential artists of the 20th century and has a…

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Whether you’re working on a textbook, academic project or e-learning application, Bridgeman Images is your comprehensive visual image and footage resource covering topics right across the curriculum. We take a look at the extensive content we have illustrating the most magical of the sciences, Chemistry. See below for our highlighted content.  We also offer free research, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need help…

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Around the World: China

Posted by Published on May 23, 2019

China, the world’s most populous country, is a fascinating nation rich in culture and history. There are over 292 different languages spoken in China, with around 56 legally recognized distinct ethnic groups. Explore the Bridgeman archive for all the things that make China so inspiring and interesting. See below for our curated selections. Please contact us if you need help sourcing anything from the archive.   See…

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One of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Lucian Freud, would have been 100 years old on the 8th December 2022. It will also be 10 years since his death on the 20th July 2021. In anticipation of these big anniversaries, and as the representatives of Lucian Freud’s estate, we would like to share with you a wealth of Lucian Freud related material from the archive, including…

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