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Observed annually in the US (February) and the UK (October), Black History Month remembers the pivotal events and pioneering individuals of the world’s African diaspora. This year, we’re looking at individuals who fought for what was right – often when the odds were against them. Bridgeman’s historical footage archive documents African-American civil rights campaigners, as well as communities and artists from throughout the 20th century….

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This October, Bridgeman Images takes a look at some of the most interesting and influential black artists from the UK and the US. Black artists have consistently provided high-quality and thought-provoking work, today’s contemporary artists being no exception. This list is by no means exhaustive, and Bridgeman Images would like to encourage everyone to go and find out more for themselves, and enjoy the diverse range…

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Summer through history on film

Posted by Published on June 27, 2019

”Summertime is always the best of what might be” – Charles Bowden   We’re in June, and summer is on the way! As this most beloved of seasons arrives we’re casting our eyes back into our footage archive and it isn’t all beach balls and sand! In addition to the obligatory beach family shots, you’ll find travelogues, classic 50’s coastlines and water-related sports, some weird…

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The Joys of Spring! In Footage

Posted by Published on March 29, 2019

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs   Spring is finally here! The dark, long evenings are fading, replaced with early, bright mornings. Give your branding a fresh touch with our spring-themed footage collections. From Spring’s effect on culture to scientific time-lapse studies of flowers in bloom, there’s something for every…

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Historic Women on Film

Posted by Published on February 11, 2019

”She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone. For this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.” — Nikki Rowe, Author   This week in footage, we cast our eyes to the past to spotlight some of history’s fantastic female icons. Regardless of their place of birth, these women or their organisations are remembered by history – some for their achievements…

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Chinese New Year 2019: The Pig

Posted by Published on January 17, 2019

This coming Chinese New Year will take place starting on February 5th, 2019. This is the year of the Pig – the last sign before the cycle restarts next year. The festival is known as ‘Spring Festival’ in modern mainland China and is undoubtedly their biggest festival of the year, both traditionally and in terms of how widespread it is celebrated. The date has great…

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Top Anniversaries of 2019

Posted by Published on December 12, 2018

From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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Top 10 Cultural Anniversaries

Posted by Published on January 2, 2018

 From the publication of Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein to the release of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark film 2001: A Space Odyssey, we take a look at some of the cultural anniversaries coming up in 2018   1. Mary Shelley’s masterwork Frankenstein is published, 1 January 1818 – 200 year anniversary “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I…

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