18th July 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
Desirey Minkoh, the owner of Gabon based UIG image partner AfrikImages provides a fascinating insight into the Ngontang mask and dance and the Fang ethnic group. “Ngontang”, which in the Fang language from which it derives its origins means “the white girl”, is a mask with several faces that represents the spirits in the form […]
11th July 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
Thanks to our focus on educational subjects, UIG has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica, helping them curate and manage the Image Quest online educational image database, a global product that is offered to individual schools, educational authorities, and ministries. The product is licensed under a subscription model and students and teachers access […]
18th April 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
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 […]
21st March 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
As the Saint Patrick’s Day parades and festive parties end, thoughts begin to turn to Spring and warmer temperatures for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Late spring and summer are also perfect times to visit the land of Saint Patrick – Ireland! From it’s bustling and culturally rich nightlife of Dublin and Galway, to […]
7th March 2022.Reading time 10 minutes.
On the 100th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s (1869-1948) arrest for sedition, we honor one of the greatest champions for human rights our world has ever known. Gandhi’s doctrine of Satyagraha (nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress) has inspired positive change worldwide in the past century, including the Civil Rights movement in the United States. […]
21st February 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
From the solemnity of Christmas to the raucousness of New Year’s, revelers of tradition and colorful festivals turn their attention to carnival season. While the ancient origins of carnival celebrations suggest they were timed as New Year’s festivals, the modern-day carnival evolved to be more closely associated with the beginning of Lent. The Roman Catholic liturgical calendar […]
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 […]