UIG Contributor Spotlight: Majority World

UIG contributing partner Majority World’s collection features the work of photographers from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.  The talented contributing photographers for Majority World provide impactful and stunning images of their local cultures, helping to build a deep archive of important topics from outside North America and Europe. Majority World was formed in […]

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Capturing the Spiritual and Developing World with Godong

The two pillars of Godong’s photographic archive are “God” and “NGO’s”.  The French agency’s comprehensive religious collection features aesthetic and educational photography covering the world’s major faiths as well as religious icons, traditions, events and notable persons.   Godong complements its religious coverage with a focus on the developing world, thanks to its partnerships with several NGO’s. At […]

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2021 at UIG

We’re very fortunate at UIG.  We get to work with talented artists and passionate storytellers every day.  We spend our time reviewing and editing thousands of new images from a diverse group of contributors from across our beautiful planet.  Through their eyes and through their images we experience the world around us.  We are inspired by our contributors to […]

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A Year of Protest in Colombia

There have been numerous protests worldwide during 2021, and perhaps the most sustained demonstrations have been those in Colombia.  Beginning with passionate demonstrations against government tax reform measures in late April, the protests have grown to address grievances against police brutality, income inequality, the lack of economic opportunity, and poverty, all of which have been exacerbated […]

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Wildlife & Travel Photographer, the Best Job in the World

In 2008 Philippe Clement decided to take the plunge and become a full-time photographer.  Prior to that he mixed being a semi-professional shooter with his full-time work as a rock-climbing instructor and co-owner of a climbing hall in Belgium.  The timing of his decision came with challenges.  The worldwide financial crisis hit that same year and the stock […]

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Collection Spotlight: Touring Club Italiano

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 members. Now, more than […]

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The Importance of Medicinal Plants

The medicinal properties of plants contribute to both traditional and modern medicine and have quietly helped save millions of lives. Though often not regulated by governmental health administrations, plants are often used like a medicine. Medicinal plants grow all around us, in every country and region on our planet, and are often local and cultural […]

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The Evolve Collection

UIG’s Evolve collection was born from the idea that within comprehensive and immense editorial collections such as UIG’s, creative and provocative images often and easily go overlooked, and certainly underappreciated.  These images evoke a range of feelings and inspire ideas, and are ideal for creative commercial projects that sometimes require an image that subtly supports a […]

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Collection spotlight: Prisma ARCHIVO

The Prisma Agency’s archive features a comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary images.  With subject strengths in world history, fine art, antiquities, sculptures, geography and more, the archive is ideal for editorial and educational publishers worldwide. From the beautiful and technical works of Goya and Velazquez to the architectural brilliance of Gaudi, the Prisma collection also […]

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UIG CoLLECTION Spotlight: QA International

UIG contributing partner QA International specializes in creating highly illustrated content, built around human knowledge themes to inform, educate and entertain. QAI’s image bank contains more than 15,000 high-quality illustrations. From exotic animals to everyday household items to scientific and medical images, you will not find such a wide selection of high-definition illustrations anywhere else. The QA International collection features […]

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