People of the Railroad

A feature by Giovanni Mereghetti. Home to nearly 20 million people, the crowded and teeming metropolis of Kolkata, India features expansive slums and shantytowns, with many nestled along the city’s railway tracks.  UIG contributing photographer Giovanni Mereghetti’s evocative images of the Park Circus railway station and the slums that are aligned next to its tracks are […]

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Who We Are

Universal Images Group, founded by George Sinclair in 2008, aggregates and distributes content to the global licensing and merchandising markets.  UIG has grown to represent content collections from more than 120 agency suppliers and nearly 175 photographers.  UIG’s subject specialties include World History, Fine Art, Science & Medicine, Environmental Science, Developing World, World Religions and Cultures, Archaeology, […]

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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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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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Joe Sohm’s Visions of America

When “Americana” is mentioned, you might think of small-town parades, high school football games, Fourth of July fireworks, our beautiful flag, apple pie, country fairs and other iconic themes that make up America’s rich cultural heritage.  When we at UIG think about “Americana”, we think about Joe Sohm and his wonderful and ever-evolving Visions of America […]

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Mark Stevenson’s 3D World

As a youngster, UIG contributor Mark Stevenson had a keen interest in science fiction as well as dinosaurs.  His interest was further piqued when Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” was released in 1977.  The movie and a subsequent visit to Devil’s Tower, the famous Wyoming butte featured in the film, left lasting impressions on […]

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The Los Angeles River – Photographs by Peter Bennett

UIG congratulates long-term contributor Peter Bennett on the release of his book on one of his photographic passions, the Los Angeles River. Peter has been photographing the Los Angeles River since 2008, one of its most transformative periods, capturing beautiful riverscapes, majestic historic bridges, captivating still-life’s and exciting glimpses of the river’s wildlife and many […]

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Happy Birthday, Bernie Friel

This past week, UIG contributing photographer Bernard Friel celebrated his 91st birthday.  We wanted to wish Bernie a very Happy Birthday as he gets ready for yet another outdoor adventure.  That’s right, even at 91 Bernie refuses to slow down and continues to shoot and provide high-quality and relevant images for an ever-changing marketplace. Bernie specializes in nature […]

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Fossils Inside Out: New Book and Web Site from Tom Wiewandt

Congratulations to long time UIG contributor Tom Wiewandt on the release of his latest book – Fossils Inside Out.  Tom’s latest book reflects his passion for science and art and offers a comprehensive understanding of fossils through understanding historical perspectives, laws that can confuse anyone, new imaging technologies, the art of fossil preparation and much more.  Fossils […]

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Florida’s 200th Anniversary

Photos by Jeff Greenberg On July 17, 1821 the Kingdom of Spain formally handed over the territory of Florida to the United States government.  The Onis-Adams Treaty (also known as the Florida Purchase Treaty) had been signed by the two countries in February 1819 and became effective in February 1821.  The formal transfer happened at Plaza Ferdinand […]

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