5th December 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]
22nd August 2022.Reading time 12 minutes.
Horses are essential throughout the mountains and steppes of the Central Asia landlocked nation of Kyrgyzstan. The nomadic lifestyle of many Kyrgyz people requires horses for nearly everything. Kyrgyz horses are used for transportation, for agricultural purposes, as offers of payment, and simply for companionship in the wide-open spaces and mountains. The horses of Kyrgyzstan are usually small […]
13th June 2022.Reading time 3 minutes.
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 […]
22nd May 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
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, […]
7th February 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]
6th December 2021.Reading time 9 minutes.
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 […]
12th November 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
18th October 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
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 […]
27th September 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
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 […]
30th August 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
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 […]