Tag Archives: photographs

Now available: nearly 36,000 photographs from the Center for Creative Photography

(30 August 2017) The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is collaborating on a release of nearly 36,000 photographs in the Artstor Digital Library. The Center is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center opened in 1975 with the […]


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10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast at ArtStor

(24 May 2017) Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild Photo Service, and signature cartoons from The New Yorker. Highlights of the new release include striking and […]


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More than 35,000 additional photojournalism images from Magnum Photos via ArtStor

(11 May 2017) Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing the  total to approximately 116,000 of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and Oman to the Arctic Circle. Among the highlights are black and white […]


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World’s most beautiful libraries in India

Libraries are the most incredible invention of men. It is a single most beautiful tribute to knowledge and experience. There are a lot of libraries in India that stand as a part of most beautiful ones in the world. If you are visiting India, you ought to visit at least a few of these libraries. […]


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Symposium “Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia”

(16 December 2016) This symposium on 1 July 2017 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations […]


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On assignment photoessay: Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

(4 June 2016) Ming Thein, photographer, finds CUHK’s library to be one of the most interesting spaces he’s had the pleasure of shooting because it manages to be light, airy and open, yet intimate and private to encourage concentration. More than a dozen of his photographs are here.


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Photo blog: Building digital libraries in Mongolia

(10 February 2016) The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia launched its Let’s Read! digital library pilot project in Ulaanbaatar this month. It addresses the shortage of age- appropriate books, in both Mongolian and English, and invigorates a culture of reading among children. This photo blog looks at the challenges many of the schools in Ulaanbaatar’s […]


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Artstor offers 1,000 additional photographs from Panos Pictures

(6 January 2016) Panos Pictures and Artstor have collaborated to share more than 1,000 additional photographs of contemporary global affairs in the Digital Library, bringing the total to more than 32,000 images in Artstor. Panos Pictures specializes in documenting critical social issues as well as stories beyond the contemporary media landscape. The Panos Profile includes […]


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Ten beautiful Australian libraries

(29 August 2015) Among the libraries pictured in this photoessay are The State Library of Queensland, Surrey Hills Library and Community Centre, and the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide. To see picturesdotnews.com’s profusion of photographs  click here.


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State Library of Victoria in words and pictures

(11 August 2015) The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. It holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city’s founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook, R.N. It also houses the […]


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Southeast Asian photographic collections of the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) online

(23 July 2015) From 1933, the EFEO engaged the services of a professional photographer, Jean Manikus, assisted by Nguyen Huu Tho, who created a photographic service that worked until 1959, resulting in the important heritage collections of the EFEO. When, under the pressure of political events, the EFEO had to move its headquarters from Hanoi […]


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British Malaya in the 1930s

(20 May 2015) The Royal Commonwealth Society collections have created an online catalogue for a recent acquisition, the archives of the railway engineer Hugh Murton Le Fleming.  He worked as an inspector for the Crown Agents for the Colonies, checking and testing steam locomotives before they were shipped out to their customers across the world. […]


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Photo essay: The future of our libraries

(26 February 2015)  Petrisson Teo photographs three brand new libraries in Singapore that have recently been completed, refurbished and unveiled to the public. UrbanWire visits them to find out how libraries rich with knowledge and learning remain relevant in the digital age. The urbanwire.com has the story and photographs.


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State Library of Queensland makes thousands of images available for free download

(15 October 2014)  The State Library of Queensland has opened up free access to 60 000 high-resolution out-of-copyright and Creative Commons licensed photographs. The high-resolution TIFF images, which can be downloaded from the SLQ catalogue, contain a range of historic and contemporary images of Queensland people, places and events. “We believe wholeheartedly in making our […]


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Diagnosis of rare genetic disorders from family snaps

(7 July 2014)  Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, reports the Wellcome Trust. Oxford University researchers funded by the Wellcome Trust, MRC and NIHR, have come up with a computer programme that recognises facial features in photographs; looks for similarities with facial structures […]


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