Richard Attenborough | A look back

29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014. We take a look back at his life and career.

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New Archive Signing | Visual Studies Workshop

Getty Images is delighted to welcome the Visual Studies Workshop as the latest addition to our roster of archive contributors.

Kate Adie on the women of WW1

The former BBC Chief News Correspondent discusses how the societal role of women changed during WW1.

Lauren Bacall | A Look Back

We remember her life and career.

New Archive Signing | Elvis Presley By Alfred Wertheimer

A unique and intimate portrait of an artist on the very brink of global megastardom.

Robin Williams | A Look Back

We remember his life and career.

Getty Images Gallery | Tom Stoddart - In Conversation

Against the eclectic backdrop of Jewels of the Archive, award-winning photographer Tom Stoddart discusses his work with Matthew Butson, Head of the Hulton Archive.

Editor's Picks | WW1 Centenary Commemorations

See our Editor's choice from the centenary commemorations of World War One.

Remembering WW1 | Posters And Propaganda

From the frontline to the home front, posters and propaganda were key for all sides in the battle for morale.

Remembering WW1 | The Road To War

The complex politics of 19th century Europe saw states and empires jostling for power and influence. This is a look at events that would lead Europe and beyond into war.

Remembering WW1 | The American Home Front

The emerging Red Cross, liberty bonds the patriotic drive and more. Take a look at life on the US home front.

Remembering WW1 | The German Home Front

With Germany blockaded by the Allies, hardship and shortages took their toll on the home front.

Getty Images Gallery | Hand Printing to Your Specification

In this video Anthony Gammell shares the bespoke process the team takes to print on demand iconic and archival images.

The First World War Remembered

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid travelled to Belgium, France and around the UK to create these stunning image comparisons with pictures taken during World War One.

Remembering WW1 | The Great Battles

From The Somme and Ypres to Gallipoli, the great battles of WWI changed the nature of war dramatically and their names still resonate a century later.

Remembering WW1 | Life In The Trenches

Trench warfare has become the defining symbol of World War I and while the armies were locked in stalemate, soldiers endured the harshest of conditions.

Remembering WW1 | Recruitment and the Call to Arms

Armies had never before mobilized in such numbers; a look at the drive and call up to the front.

Remembering WW1 | The British Home Front

WW1 affected civilians at home in unprecedented ways. Take a look at the war effort at home in Great Britain.

Remembering WW1 | The War In Colour

A unique insight into the conflict in stunning colour.

Story behind the photo | Ron Case

As Matthew Butson explains, the secret of capturing a shot like the Three Queen’s is simply being in the right place at the right time.

New Archive Signing | Gilles Caron

Over 1000 stunning images of French photography icon Gilles Caron are now live as part of the Gamma Legends collection.

Story behind the photo | Terry Fincher

Matthew Butson went above and beyond to help Terry Fincher recover his favourite shot that had been missing for 40 years.

100 Years Since The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

We take a look in the archive at events 100 years ago when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on 28th June 2014.

A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Five years after his death, Kevin Mazur recalls one of the last time he photographed Michael Jackson at rehearsals for shows in London that were never performed.

Festival Season | Top 20 Festival Moments From The Past

Relieve some classical festival moments as we take a journey back through the archive.

New Archive Signing | Gaby

Getty Images Archive is delighted to welcome the work of photographer Gaby as the latest additional to our historical portrait offering.

Story behind the photo | Reggie and the Spitfires

A picture which appears to have been taken at possibly the start of an important bombing raid over Europe. However, you will soon know better!

Getty Images Gallery | Slim Aarons' Influence

Matthew Butson, VP of the Hulton Archive, and Amelia Troubridge, Getty Images Photographer, to discuss both Slim's work and his subsequent influences on the photographers of today.

Story behind the photo | Bert Hardy

A story that illustrates why Bert Hardy’s ability to think on his feet inspired a generation of reportage photographers. Matthew Butson tells the story...

Story behind the photo | Chris Felver

Chris Felver tells us the story behind the photo of Pete Seeger on the cover of his new book ‘American Jukebox’.

D-Day Remembered | 70th Anniversary

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid has created this incredible video matching up his recent photos with archival stills from D-Day

Story behind the picture | Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Twenty years after her death, photographer Ron Galella discusses the many pictures he took of Jackie Kennedy Onassis throughout her lifetime

A Tribute to the Roseland Ballroom

We pay homage to the iconic New York ballroom which closed recently after serving as a music venue for over 90 years. Photographer Ron Galella discusses the iconic images captured there.

Archival Calendar May 2014

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Story behind the photo | Slim Aarons

An ill-fated acting cameo led to Slim Aarons capturing one of Hollywood’s most iconic images. Matthew Butson tells the story…

Partnership With BBC Motion Gallery Celebrated

BBC Motion Gallery and Getty Images clientele had the opportunity to explore an interactive video wall at a event celebrating the partnership

The Royal Tour 2014 | Past and Present

We compare images of Catherine, William and Baby George's trip to New Zealand and Australia with pictures from Charles and Diana's royal tour in the eighties.

Archival Calendar April 2014

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

New Archive Signing: John Deakin

Considered amongst the greatest of postwar British photographers, Getty Images Archive is proud to welcome the work of John Deakin.

Remembering Kurt Cobain

We remember Kurt Cobain on the 20th Anniversary of his death.

A Look Back | The Royal Tour

As the Royal Tour kicks off, we take a trip back in time to when Charles, Diana and William visited Australia in the eighties.

The Eiffel Tower Hall of Fame

It seems you're 'nobody' in the world of showbiz until you've been photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower... we look at some of the well-known faces who made sure to get snapped with the monument!

New Archive Signing : Jack Mitchell

Getty Images Archive is delighted to welcome the work of Jack Mitchell as the latest addition to its historical Arts and Entertainment roster.

Who We Are | Lenny Hanson

In this story, we get familiar with Conservator Lenny Hanson who is one of the UK’s few specialists in photographic conservation.

NEW Embed lets you share tens of millions of images

New embedded viewer will provide easy, legal access to Getty Images imagery for non-commercial use. Try it out here.

Jürgen Schadeberg Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Jürgen Schadeberg is a German-born South African photographer, editor, curator, and teacher known for his depictions of Apartheid, particularly his iconic images of Nelson Mandela.

New Archive Signing: Martyn Goodacre

Goodacre covered the musicians who shaped the 1990s, and often at the start of their careers.

The Oscars in Black and White

Today we watch the red carpet for the Brads and Angelinas of Hollywood, but who were the A-Listers of the past? Take a trip back in time with our archival images...

Archival Calendar March 2014

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

New Archive Signing: Max Penson

Max Penson fled the pogroms and the First World War for Uzbeckistan where he discovered his love and talent for photography

New Archive Signing: Fotosoyuz

A unique document of the Soviet experience and Russian life from the 1880’s to the present day.

Year In Focus 2013

A stunning celebration of our most compelling editorial images throughout the year, the Year In Focus 2013 is now exclusively available in 7 languages on iBooks.

Top 10 Famous Kisses

As Valentine's Day rolls around once again, we look at 10 of the most famous kisses...

Archival Calendar February

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

The feed by Getty Images

See what's trending now on Twitter, visualized via the feed by Getty Images

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Getty Images Partners to Preserve and Promote Black History

February is Black History Month in the United States, and, increasingly, across the globe. Getty Images is responding to growing interest in Black visual culture through a partnership with the technology start-up Project Gado.

10 Rediscovered African American History Images

Getty Images is making available rarely seen historical images from the pages of the Afro-American Newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland.

The State of the Union: A look back

As we count down to the State of the Union, we take a look back at other State of the Union speeches

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Passion for pictures: Ernst Hass

Alex Haas talks about his late father’s pioneering work, spanning everything from photojournalism to groundbreaking abstract and color photography.

Key Historical Anniversaries for 2014

What are the key anniversaries and birthdays of 2014? Find out here.

Archival Calendar January

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Historical Anniversaries in 2013

Bob Ahern, Director of Archive Photography reflects on some of the 2013 major anniversaries -  the assasination of JFK, Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech and more.

A Right Royal Pantomime

For four consecutive Christmases, royal photographer Lisa Sheridan documented the antics of the lively teenage Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose as they staged a series of musical pantomimes.

Looking Back at 2013

As we prepare the best of our imagery for the 2013 Year in Focus ebook, see our Editor's first round of choices.

Famous Political Handshakes in History

On the heels of the Obama and Castro handshake, our Archive team has put together shots of past high profile handshakes of political leaders...

Archival Calendar December

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Bob Gomel: My historic image

With help from a secret service agent, Bob Gomel managed to suspend his Nikon camera 180 feet high over the Capitol Rotunda at the funeral of President Eisenhower. He tells the story of this historic image…

Ron Galella: Windblown Jackie

"DaVinci has his Mona Lisa and I have my Windblown Jackie". Photographer Ron Galella describes the chance encounter that became his most famous shot...

Archival Calendar November

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

The Mary Celeste of Newsrooms

Tom Stoddart worked at News International during the 1980's and descibes what it was like to return and capture the empty offices...

Jill Freedman: The Streets of New York City

Photographer Jill Freedman introduces her work which has just been added to the Getty Images Archive Collection...

Archival Calendar October

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

What is iconic imagery?

What makes an image iconic? What does it mean to be an icon? How does a photo earn the status?

Infographics: Archive

How does Getty Images surface the world's visual history for clients?

Cathy Murphy: How a photograph changed my life

Photographer Cathy Murphy tells of a chance encounter with Cesar Chavez that led her to documenting history...

Schlegelmilch: on F1

He’s photographed all the motor-racing stars. Watch Rainer Schlegelmilch: In conversation.

Archival Calendar September

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

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Behind the archive

Discover imagery dating to the start of photography. Watch Matthew Butson at the Getty Images archive...

Talk: Terry O'Neill

Want to meet one of our most celebrated photographers? Watch Terry O'Neill in conversation