Tag: politics

8 March: International Women’s Day

Posted by Published on February 24, 2020

This International Women’s Day, Bridgeman Images pays tribute to the women in our archive, from the famous to the unsung, the thinkers and the doers, the artistic and the sporty, the strong and the maternal.   Heroines of Women’s Suffrage The Suffragette Movement of the early 20th century is synonymous with the notion of gender equality and women’s rights. From the first convention on women’s rights in…

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The UN predicts that we have only 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, which would require serious involvement from people, politicians and businesses. We had a look at eight artists and photographers using their platform to highlight these issues and encourage this social change. 1. Olafur Eliasson Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson firmly believes that artists and other drivers of the cultural…

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Celebrating 150 Years Since Gandhi’s Birth

Posted by Published on September 13, 2019

On October 2nd, we’ll be celebrating 150 years since Mohandas Gandhi’s birth. The Indian lawyer, politician, and social activist was the leader of anti-colonial resistance against the British rule, and is largely considered the father (or “Bapu”) of the Indian nation. We had a look at photographs from some of the most pivotal points in his life. Gandhi arrived in South Africa in 1893 for his…

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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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Around the World: UK

Posted by Published on May 10, 2019

“Nothing gives the English more pleasure, in a quiet but determined sort of way, than to do things oddly.” – Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island Fish and chips, warm beer, curry houses, the Royal Family, and Sir Cliff – just some of the things inextricably connected to the UK. We explore all things British with images and clips from the archive. Take a look at the…

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Around the World: USA

Posted by Published on February 14, 2019

“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.” E.E. Cummings In our Around the World series we turn our attention to the USA, currently the most powerful nation in the world. Take a look at our hand selected…

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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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Politics throughout history

Posted by Published on November 15, 2018

“Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues” — George Will, Journalist   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 below?   Politics – a word with multiple connotations…

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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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Politics on Film? Yes please!

Posted by Published on May 31, 2017

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ― Ingmar Bergman Film has captured our attention for generations. From footage on the battlefield to elections and assassinations, we turn to the reel and relive the moments that have so prominently defined the…

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