Eco Creativity

This article continues a series of posts focused on UIG’s Mission 2022: Climate Change.  Help us build a comprehensive climate change collection by contributing content to UIG.  Contact us at info@universalimagesgroup.com While much of the focus on recycling efforts worldwide has been on plastics, paper and glass, there is a movement underway to encourage consumers to see the […]

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Mother’s Love depicted in Art

By Francesca Lungarotti The feeling of returning to a place where the only thing that matters is pure love is something that images depicting maternal love and devotion in art have always evoked. Maternal love has always represented a source of artistic inspiration across all eras, cultures, and artistic mediums. While appreciating selections of maternal art, […]

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Working Hands

They plough the fields that grow the food they pick for us.  They then prepare the food we eat.  They meticulously shape and build the shelters that keep us safe.  They build the tools and devices that help us communicate, create, and move about in our world.  When we are ill, they soothe and heal our bodies and minds. […]

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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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Time to Travel: Ireland

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 […]

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Carnival Season in Italy

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 […]

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The Color Red

By Francesca Lungarotti The color red’s history is as rich and meaningful as the color itself.  Red was the first color developed for painting and dying.  It symbolized the religious contrast between the blood of Christ and the fires of Hell, and as far back as the Middle Ages, red was associated with love, lust, and anger. […]

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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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Who Are the Uyghurs?

With only a few weeks to go before China hosts the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the world has once again shifted its focus to the plight of the Uyghur people and the human rights abuses many Uyghurs have experienced at the hands of the Chinese government.  There are more than 12 million Uyghurs living in Xinjiang, […]

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New Collection Spotlight: Pictures from History

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 […]

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