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Bob Ahern (@PhotoBobahern), our Director Of Archive Photography visited and interviewed the one and only Ron Galella - Paparazzo Extraordinaire for an upcoming video that will be available later this month via our InFocus team.

A sneak preview with the King of Paparazzi who has a new book out. Three volumes, 958 pages and over 1,800 photos of Pop, Rock and Dance!


Berlin During The Cold War: Then and Now

We have a new feature live today from Berlin, Germany with composite images of archive material with new content from photographer Sean Gallup drawing a comparison between Berlin in the past (1960s, 70s, & 80s) and Berlin now in 2014.
The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is later this year on 9 November 2014.

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Kennedy Campaign: a group of men watch from afar as Kennedy continues his campaign through Texas. (Photo By Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Monroe and Miller were married twice – in a civil ceremony on 29 June and again, two days later, in a Jewish ceremony. Photograph: Paul Schutzer/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe on a bike ride in August 1956. They first met five years earlier on the set of the film As Young as You Feel. Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the opening night of A View from the Bridge. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images


Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller: a year in their lives - in pictures

Picture Post photographer THURSTON HOPKINS is 101 today!


CLICK HERE to read a piece written by our curator Sarah McDonald (@PhotoFramed) for Hopkins’ 100th birthday last year.

CLICK HERE to see more photos from the photojournalist The Guardian called one of the greatest of the 20th century. 

From the top:

Picture Post Photographer Thurston Hopkins in Tonga, 26th December 1953. Hopkins is sitting under a home-made sign reading ‘Picture Post South Seas Office, Tonga’. Picture Post - 6832 - Report From Tonga - pub. 1953 

12th February 1955: A young couple getting to know each other at the Manchester University Student Union Fresher’s Ball.

A parade of lifeguards from the Life-Saving Clubs of Sydney at the Surf Carnival during the Royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, 23rd January 1954. Picture Post - 6832 - Royal Tour:The Empire’s Finest Life Saver - pub. 1954 

June 1956: A busy street in Madrid reflected in a shop window. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8493 - Madrid - unpub.



April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers

On this day in 1947: Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.

How well do you know Jackie Robinson beyond the baseball field? Take a quiz to test your knowledge of this Baseball Hall of Famer.


Royal Tour Comparison - Then and Now - Hongi greeting

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 22: Diana Princess of Wales greets a Maori man with a traditional Hongi, rubbing of noses, during a walkabout in Wellington, New Zealand in 1983. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 14: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge performs the traditional Maori greeting of the ‘Hongi’ as she visits Christchurch City Council Buildings on April 14, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


Happy Birthday Emma Watson who turns 24 today!

Getty  Images Archive is proud to welcome the work of Ed Vebell as the latest addition to our Archival Collection.

Ed began his career as a young artist and correspondent for the Stars and Stripes Newspaper during World War 2 and also contributed to Yank magazine both as a graphic artist and a photographer. After the War Vebell became a sought after illustrator for major publications such as Sports Illustrated and Colliers, book covers and advertising.

In a career spanning over 60 years Vebell has accumulated a large collection of artwork covering multiple genres and in the next few months we will be adding many more to the Archive.

Not only was he a renowned artist but Vebell was also a world ranked fencer and competed for the U.S. Olympic Team in the 1956 Helsinki Games.

Click through to see a selection.


A painting depicting Paul Revere warning patriots of the impending British landings in Lexington on April 18, 1775 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (Illustration by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)

A painting depicting the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre on April 11, 1865 in Washington, DC. (Illustration by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)

A painting for the US Army ‘Stars and Stripes’ newspaper shows a downed US Army Air Force pilot fighting off sharks with a knife and waving to a circling Consolidated PBY Catalina rescue plane in 1944 somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.. (Illustration by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)

A painting depicting President Abraham Lincoln with insets of a slave in chains, a notice of a slave auction and Lincoln signing The Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves in the Confederate States on January 1, 1863 in Washington, DC. (Painting by Ed Vebell/Getty Images)

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