Universal Images Group Acquires Marka ITEM

Universal Images Group Limited (UIG) is delighted to announce it has acquired the Marka ITEM collection, based in Milan, Italy.  The collection will be integrated into UIG’s archive during December and will become immediately available for distribution and licensing through UIG’s extensive global network of licensing partners. The Marka ITEM collection features subject strengths in European […]

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Best of Kaleidoscope 2022

Take a journey with us as we look back at the posts we added to Kaleidoscope in 2022 and the interesting, topical and striking images that we chose to include in them. Don’t forget to use the ARCHIVE link at the bottom of this page to view all our previous posts – we’re sure there […]

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COP27 and Climate Change in 2022

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 concluded on November 20 with a dramatic agreement for developed nations to establish and contribute to a “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable nations facing climate disasters and crises. The COP27 conference, held at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, also featured a reaffirming of earlier commitments to limit global temperature […]

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Mauritania – The Last Frontier

UIG contributing photographer Giovanni Merghetti sees the African nation of Mauritania as the last frontier, a place he has visited multiple times and a country he has discovered and explored by automobile.  His haunting and striking images of the people and places of Mauritania illuminate a nation seldom visited, discussed or otherwise known about. The Islamic […]

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Natural Patterns

By Francesca Lungarotti A pattern is a repeating decorative design, and the realm of nature is full of them. It seems trivial but it is quite surprising to observe how many design matrices exist around us that were created without any human intervention. Throughout history patterns have always influenced art and architecture.  Photography is the […]

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UN declares 21 November is World Television Day

‘World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world.’ – United Nations Television has the power to inform, entertain the masses and through advertising – the means to market products for us to […]

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Empty Spaces, Full of Meaning

By Francesca Lungarotti As an image editor, I often come across images I would define as precious gifts for the soul. These images are not meant to be described but felt, and are accompanied by conceptual keywords that define the sensation they are capable of generating. These unique Images can subtly convey the subject they […]

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Curious Inventions – which would you pick?

by Matthew Pope ‘The value of an idea lies in the using of it.’ is a great quote by the famed inventor of the light bulb, motion film camera, phonograph and more – Thomas A Edison. You have an idea – so put it into practice, build it, try it! That is what inventors do. […]

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Vintage Travel Posters

Vintage travel posters evoke happy memories of family vacations, honeymoons, and open-eyed adventures around the world.  These wonderfully designed, bright and cheerful posters long ago crossed over from mere promotional works to become both sought-after art and collector’s items. Travel posters began in the early 20th century as effective advertisements for rail and cruise line companies.  Rail companies […]

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The Multi-Tasking Gargoyles

Throughout France and elsewhere in Europe, many gothic-inspired structures and cathedrals feature gargoyles adorning their exteriors.  Gargoyles are often fearsome, fantastical, and humorous and were originally included in gothic architectural design to serve two purposes – to scare off evil spirits and as waterspouts directing water drainage away from the structure. Curiously, no two gargoyles are […]

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