Spring is here!
This year the Spring Equinox for the northern hemisphere falls on the 20th March. The equinox is when day and night are the same lengths. The word equinox meaning ‘equal night’‚ in Latin. To many cultures, Spring equinox is traditionally celebrated as a time of rebirth with spring holidays and festivals. As we emerge from…Read More
Will Russia ever have another Gorbachev
Not too long ago there was hope that Russia and the West would soon be allies and that Europe would enjoy a long-lasting peace. Much of the credit for that hopeful era belongs to Mikhail Gorbachev, one of the 20th Century’s most consequential and transformative leaders. Thirty-eight years after Gorbachev became the final General Secretary of the Communist…Read More
Candid Moments in History
By Francesca Lungarotti At UIG we eye-scan an immense amount of images every day and as content editors we think about them not only for the subjects they depict and the categories they fall under, but also for the type and nature of the images. There are many that we could define as beautiful, balanced,…Read More
One year since Russia invaded Ukraine
24th February marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine to begin what it called a ‘special military operation’. With the Russian invasion widely condemned by many countries and their peoples, the resulting war as Ukrainians defend themselves, has seen many casualties and a huge displacement of Ukrainian people fleeing their homes to seek shelter and safety…Read More
Snow Time – a timeless magical show
By Francesca Lungarotti “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” Aristotle There’s something magical about snow, it’s an unexpected natural spectacle, capable of instilling a sense of calm and anticipation. Snow is a magical natural blanket, a mantle that adds elegance, magic and silence to any landscape,…Read More
Goodbye to the Queen of the Skies
Nearly 54 years after the first Boeing 747 left the factory floor, the storied history of the “Queen of the Skies” came to an end on Tuesday, January 31 as the last 747 Boeing will ever make was entered into service. The delivery of this final 747 marked an end to the extraordinary life of the…Read More
Take a journey through 20th Century Italian life with Touring Club Italiano at UIG
A UIG collection spotlight For more than 125 years, the Touring Cub Italiano historical archive has reflected the perspective of Italians learning about their country and its vibrant culture through tourism. Touring Club Italiano (TCI) was founded in Milan in 1894 to promote tourism across Italy. The archive developed over time from photographs provided by the Club’s…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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