Tag: history

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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Historic Sports on Film

Posted by Published on November 12, 2018

“Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.” — Robert Griffin III, Athlete   Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover. We offer free research, so please contact us if you need help sourcing anything from the archive. In the meantime, why not take a look at some highlights…

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“Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never really ends.” — Kate Spade   Our archive of exclusive footage clips is growing all the time so there is always something new to discover. Footage of fashion from all eras and styles can be found in the archive. From 70’s sun-soaked beach fashion photoshoot films to silent catwalk showreels there’s all kinds of style, attitude and design…

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The Troubles,  internationally known as the Northern Ireland Conflict, was a “low-level” war that spanned a period of 30 years. Bridgeman Images photographer Alain le Garsmeur now lives in Northern Ireland, and his moving photos taken during the Troubles capture this unsettling and violent time in history. In August 2019, it will be 50 years since the deployment of troops in Northern Ireland.   Background to the Troubles…

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It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting colder, evenings are creeping in and we’re getting out our warm coats – Autumn is here, and with it comes Halloween! This is a great time of year to look at some of the archive’s creepiest content – Witches, Vampires, Cats, Ghosts and more can all be found in abundance. Join us as we…

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The British Library holds an extensive collection of letters reaching back through history. Here we select some of the most astonishing. Henry VIII (1491-1547)    The British Library has an extensive collection of correspondence surrounding Henry VIII . These extraordinary documents range from secretive letters between the king and his advisors, emotional messages between Lady Jane Grey and her sister during her incarceration, to formal,…

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