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Image search for licensing: 17 historical people 1789 – 1984

Looking for images / illustrations of 17 historical people 1789 – 1984 - Tried most commercial photo libraries worldwide  - any suggestions appreciated Thanks - full list and details on my news site here:  …


Added by Will Carleton on October 30, 2020 at 8:30 — No Comments

Information: Searching for Photographer Paul Cordes

This Paul Cordes (1893-1979) photo and more info on the photographer has been sent to me from the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA who are also looking for any info the new details and continued…


Added by Will Carleton on August 6, 2019 at 6:30 — No Comments

News UK photo archive lands regular feature in The Times

PAN reader Michael-John Jennings the Picture Librarian at News UK is supplying a monthly from the photo archive to The Times newspaper online and tablet editions. MJ told PAN "The aim being to promote our superb archive but also provide some unique content which directly relates to the current news agenda. The readers…


Added by Will Carleton on August 5, 2019 at 9:00 — No Comments

Image search: Shenley Park House – The Field magazine feature 1936

A Press Photo History reader is wanting to get a print of the above image which includes Shenley Park House in the background shot in 1936. In fact any shot with the house around that date will be of interest …

We traced images shot....…


Added by Will Carleton on July 22, 2019 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

Newspaper photographer Tony Prime dies aged 80

Photographer Tony Prime who worked for various Fleet Street titles including The Sun newspaper from 1969 to 1981 has died. Read on here

Photo: May 1973. Paul and Linda McCartney at…


Added by Will Carleton on July 22, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

Searching For: Footage - working life in Fleet St photo departments

Over at our Press Photo History project we are on the lookout for footage of Fleet Street photo agencies or newspaper photographic departments.

The Press Photo History project has been researching and publishing memories and images from photo agency, here are a couple -…


Added by Will Carleton on October 31, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Read: Holly Rollins work placement at Mary Evans Picture Library

Photo Archive News Twitter follower, budding photographer, Holly Rollins is currently studying for a BA in Photography from Falmouth University part of which she has to do a work placement week, which she did at Mary Evans: "I had to undertake a work placement as part of my professional practice module, photo archiving immediately sprung to mind"

Read the …


Added by Will Carleton on May 18, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Copyright to clear: Photographer Richard Dormer

The Royal Opera House in the UK are looking to clear usage on an image beleived to be by photographer Richard Dormer of Margot Fonteyn ,1960.  The only details I have are that it is an image of Margot Fonteyn as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty ...details on

Added by Will Carleton on May 14, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Watch: Carleton E. Watkins: The photographer who saved Yosemite Park

Matt Butson, Vice President, Hulton Archive walks and talks us through another sectionof the vast Getty Images collection.…


Added by Will Carleton on May 14, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: 'The Golden Age of Photojournalism' - the story of three photographic businesses 1930's - 50's

A fascinating new photographic exhibition at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, tells the story of three Perth photographic businesses at a time when the demand for newspaper photography grew hugely.

The exhibition was put together by Paul Adair Photographic Officer at the museum who sent me over the full details - good job!…


Added by Will Carleton on March 31, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Searching For: Carleton Artists – Advertising Photographers – Portman Square London - 1950's

This in from PPHP reader Rebecca Warren:

'My father used to work for Carleton Artists in Portman Square in 1959. They used to photograph many different adverts for publications such as women's weekly .....details here on the PPHP - thanks !

Added by Will Carleton on March 4, 2014 at 8:54 — No Comments

Searching for: London based photographer / archive - Tomas Jaski (Zbigniew Jastrzebski)

This from an email into the Press Photo History Project: 'I am looking and have been looking for years now, for the photographs that Tomas Jaski took of my niece’s christening (Eleanor Virgo) at Westminster Abbey in May 1991, which features several photographs of my children. 

Tomas Jaski had a ground floor studio and shop front at 38 Wellington Street, London WC2 in the 1980s. He is no longer at this address.'

Tomas Jaski - real name Mr Zbigniew Jastrzebski

• Born in…


Added by Will Carleton on October 13, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

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