20th March 2023.Reading time 10 minutes.
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 […]
13th March 2023.Reading time 9 minutes.
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 […]
6th March 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
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, […]
10th January 2023.Reading time 2 minutes.
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 […]
17th January 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
UIG are delighted to announce we are now distributing the Pictures from History collection. This specialist historical library features a comprehensive archive of Asian history, art, and culture. The collection has grown since its beginnings to include contemporary images of Asia as well as history and cultural heritage content from the Middle East and Africa. The Pictures […]
24th December 2021.Reading time 10 minutes.
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 […]
17th May 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
UIG’s Prints and Posters products offer thousands of images from its collection for personal and commercial use as wall décor, educational posters and other printed products. The UIG Prints and Posters collection features stunning landscape natural history, spiritual and aerial images. The collection also features interesting educational and inspiring images from history – world leaders, historic events, […]
12th April 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
A year ago, much of the world’s commerce and the familiar activities of our daily lives were ground to a halt. During these unprecedented times, people stopped traveling, eating in restaurants, attending school, and visiting elderly relatives and friends. The coronavirus pandemic forced us to embrace a new normal comprised of deserted city centers, vacant schools, shuttered […]
1st March 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
In the early 1900’s most people were only exposed to other cultures and travel destinations through books and newspapers. German entrepreneur Carl Simon solved this problem for many through his unique photo slideshows and lectures. Simon (1873 – 1952) founded his own photography service company in 1907, where in addition to lending equipment and building cameras, […]
25th February 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
UIG contributing partner Arterra Picture Library, based in Belgium and founded by Philippe Clément focuses mainly on nature and travel related subjects from global destinations. Apart from Philippe’s wide collection of worldwide fauna and flora and World War I and II related images, Arterra also represents the work of wildlife photographer Sven-Erik Arndt, globetrotter/writer Marica […]