Collections / Subjects / Modern Spotlight / Keep It Weird

Keep It Weird

 

The first two spotlights featured industrial views and the natural world, but for our third collection we take a cue from Austin, Texas and keep it weird. There has been a growing interest in images best described as surreal, unique, offbeat or quirky over the past year and these works clearly fit the bill.

 

Getty Images Gallery curator Shawn Waldron has combed through thousands of Creative photographs to bring together more than 500 new prints covering a wide range of genres while remaining true to the latest visual trends. All works are available as traditional museum quality c-type and pigment prints, alongside modern Perspex face‑mounts and ChromaLuxe

 

The full Modern Spotlight catalogue of art prints is available exclusively for Gallery partners through our Media Manager platform. Enquire here to learn more about becoming a Gallery partner.

Collections / Subjects / Modern Spotlight / The Natural World

The Natural World

Our second curated collection of art prints from Getty Images Creative photographers is an organically focused collection, bringing together botanicals, seascapes, landscapes, animals and celestial bodies.

Getty Images Gallery curator Shawn Waldron has combed through thousands of Creative photographs to bring together more than 500 new prints covering a wide range of genres while remaining true to the latest visual trends. All works are available as traditional museum quality c-type and pigment prints, alongside modern Perspex face‑mounts and ChromaLuxe

The full Modern Spotlight catalogue of art prints is available exclusively for Gallery partners through our Media Manager platform. Enquire here to learn more about becoming a Gallery partner.

Collections / Subjects / Modern Spotlight / Assembly

Assembly

 

Our first curated collection of art prints from Getty Images Creative photographers is focused on the built environment: city views, recognizable landmarks and abstract details, building interiors, and industrial still life.

Getty Images Gallery curator Shawn Waldron has combed through thousands of Creative photographs to bring together more than 500 new prints covering a wide range of genres while remaining true to the latest visual trends. All works are available as traditional museum quality c-type and pigment prints, alongside modern Perspex face‑mounts and ChromaLuxe

The full Modern Spotlight catalogue of art prints is available exclusively for Gallery partners through our Media Manager platform. Enquire here to learn more about becoming a Gallery partner.

Collections / Subjects / Modern Spotlight

Modern Spotlight

 

The Gallery is pleased to offer a newly curated collection of art prints from Getty Images Creative photographers. Unlike Editorial photography, which is focused on news, sports or entertainment, Creative photography takes a more artistic and conceptual approach. Getty Images Gallery curator Shawn Waldron has combed through thousands of Creative photographs to bring together more than five hundred new prints covering a wide range of genres while remaining true to the latest visual trends.

Over the next three months we will be featuring a small rotating selection of new prints on this website, but as always, the full print catalogue is available exclusively for Gallery partners through our Media Manager platform. The Modern Spotlight collection is available to partners as museum quality c-type and pigment prints, alongside modern Perspex face‑mounts and ChromaLuxe. Enquire here to learn more about becoming a Gallery partner and access the full collection of 550 Creative art prints.

Click on the images below to browse our new curated collections

Collections / Photographers & Archives / Picture Post

Picture Post

 

Getty Images Gallery is delighted to announce the return and introduction of more than sixty works from the Picture Post archive. Published between 1938 and 1957, Picture Post was the premier British news magazine of the day and is widely considered a high-water mark for British photojournalism. Launched under the editorship of Hungarian émigré Stefan Lorant—who left Germany after being imprisoned by Hitler—the magazine was staunchly antifascist and sympathetic to social causes. The staff photographers were a mix of Brits and Europeans schooled in the classic style of 35mm Continental photojournalism. The resulting editorial formula combined politics with popular culture from the halls of power to back alleys. At its peak, the magazine was read by one out of every three island residents.

The third and final collection of Picture Post photography is decidedly glamorous. The selection is drawn from the 1950s, a time when the Post began to feature more stories focused on stars of the stage and screen as well as the recovery and growth of the fashion industry. The magazine’s post-war editorial shift was a natural progression as the public looked for lighter stories following years of conflict and suffering.

Though considered to be lighter news, the photographers’ in-depth approach to covering these stories remained unchanged. Photographers such as Bert Hardy, Kurt Hutton and John Chillingworth spent days (or weeks) with their subjects until they (and their editors) were satisfied the story had been covered from all angles. The resulting images – which are intimate and uncontrived – reveal the unique fruits of their approach and depth of their skills. Now available as museum quality resin and fibre prints, alongside modern Perspex face‑mounts and ChromaLuxe.

 

Browse the Picture Post Limited Edition Signed Portfolio.

 

 

The Picture Post archives are a cornerstone of the Getty Images Archive and the source for many Getty Images Gallery bestselling works. Staff photographers such as Bert Hardy, Kurt Hutton, Bill Brandt, Grace Robertson, Thurston Hopkins, John Chillingworth, and Haywood Magee worked with editors Lorant and Tom Hopkinson to produce groundbreaking images of everyday life in the pre- and postwar years along with intimate and exclusive portraits of celebrities at home and abroad. These pictures, which pre-date television, were critical in showing realistic views of social conditions to the masses. Their unobtrusive and objective style influenced later generations of photojournalists such as Don McCullin, who recalled reading Picture Post in his local barbershop as a boy.

If you would like to learn more about Picture Post, filmmaker Rob West’s Picture Stories is the first feature-length documentary to tell the story of the magazine’s history and enduring legacy. Released in 2021, it is streaming online.

 

 

Collections / Photographers & Archives / Slim Aarons / Slim Aarons: Style

Slim Aarons: Style

Slim Aarons insisted he was not a fashion photographer, yet his photography has been indelibly linked to the world of fashion for more than fifty years—and is more influential than ever.

Slim Aarons: Style is the latest monograph in the ongoing series from Getty Images and Abrams to explore the celebrated archive of photographer Slim Aarons.⁠

Written and edited by Getty Images Gallery curator Shawn Waldron and fashion editor Kate Betts, this volume is a comprehensive collection of the photographer’s most stylish work.

To accompany the launch of Slim Aarons: Style, Getty Images Gallery is releasing a specially curated Collection of art prints. This collection includes a dozen never-before-seen black & white images drawn from the first decade of Slim’s career, which expand his existing catalogue of fashion and style oriented work.⁠

 

Collections / Photographers & Archives / Slim Aarons / Slim Aarons Poolside Novelties

Slim Aarons Poolside Novelties

 

Getty Images Gallery is delighted to announce the release of five new prints from Slim Aarons’ best-selling Kaufmann House series. These previously unseen vignettes expand the Gallery’s Poolside Story collection with stylish images from the day’s more intimate moments all highlighted by Southern California’s fabled golden light.

Collections / Photographers & Archives / Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Ochs Archive

 

The Michael Ochs Archive began as a record collection but soon grew to include 3 million photographs and assorted music ephemera. Ochs ran the archive personally for many years before selling it to Getty Images in 2007. The material is stored in Los Angeles and continues to be catalogued by a team of dedicated archivists. ⁠

Browse through the beautiful images of this collection: from scenes of classic rock and rhythm-and-blues to Golden Age Hollywood and urban landscapes, now available as fine art pigment prints.   ⁠

Collections / Curated Sets / Crowds

Crowds

Crowd photographs are a special genre with strong historical roots. They benefit from repeated viewings and are sure to become conversation pieces in any space.

Each large gathering creates its own unique—and everchanging—energy. For example, within the photographs below you will find order and disorder; solemnity and jubilation; and shock and adoration. So enjoy this collection of sports fans, concertgoers, hysterical Beatles fans, theatrical first-nighters, sugar-starved children, New Year’s Eve festivities, festival lovers, and more.

Collections / Subjects / Contemporary

Contemporary

 

Bold. Bright. Graphic. Modern. 

Contemporary photography from Getty Images’ global network of contributors adds a sophisticated visual lift to any space. Explore our updated collection of aerial views, still life, architectural details, and landscapes specially chosen with an eye towards today’s interior design trends.

 

Collections / Heroes – The Exhibition

Heroes – The Exhibition

Sourced from the world-renowned Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries, Heroes – The Exhibition features over 100 photographs of artists at London’s iconic music and live entertainment venue. From The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in the 1960s, to present day chart-toppers Jay Z, Foo Fighters and The Prodigy.

Key photography features performances by the genre-defining David Bowie; the first headline rock show performed by T-Rex; the band holding the record for the most rock performances, Status Quo; Alice Cooper, who has so far performed in every decade since the 1960s; the female performer with the most performances, Whitney Houston; American pop superstar Prince, who played 35 concerts at the venue; iconic performances by Queen; and more recent performances by chart topping acts such as Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Rhianna. Alongside photography of era-defining concerts, the exhibition showcases behind-the-scenes imagery from sound checks to crowd interaction, photocalls and artists leaving their handprints in the Wembley Park’s famous ‘Square of Fame’.

Collections / Curated Sets / Newly Added Works

Newly Added Works

Our latest collection is all about famous faces. Dylan. Bardot. Bowie. Ali. Audrey. Liz. All these and more of the most iconic and influential figures from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, now available in a series of dynamic and rarely-seen portraits from Getty Images’ archives. These are portraits with personality, informal and unguarded. All available as pigment prints on fine art Baryta paper executed to our darkroom standards.

Collections / Curated Sets / Inspiration

Inspiration

Be inspired and discover the timeless beauty of our vintage imagery.

Collections / Curated Sets / The Ages of Wembley

The Ages of Wembley

Wembley Park, North West London’s world-famous cultural neighbourhood, is delighted to announce Getty Images Gallery’s first exhibition in its new gallery space on Olympic Way.

 

The Ages of Wembley’ opens on 28 June as the first of a year-long programme of exhibitions presented by the curatorial team at Getty Images Gallery in a new space situated in Olympic Way, one of London’s iconic public spaces. Sourced from the world-renowned Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries, many of the photographs have never been seen before and are only now being discovered and shown as part of this exhibition.

 

The exhibition charts the emergence of Wembley Park as a world-famous leisure and entertainment destination from the 1920s onwards, highlighting parallels and references between historic uses of the area and recent developments.  Building on this international reputation, Wembley Park has in recent years been transformed and is now a landmark destination and place to live, with culture, entertainment and a community at its heart.

Collections / Curated Sets / Theater & Dance – Highlights

Theater & Dance – Highlights

Collections / Curated Sets / The Beatles – Highlights

The Beatles – Highlights

Collections / Curated Sets / Sports & Recreation – Best Of

Sports & Recreation – Best Of

Collections / Photographers & Archives / Slim Aarons / Slim, Rich & Famous

Slim, Rich & Famous

Collections / Curated Sets / The Rolling Stones – Highlights

The Rolling Stones – Highlights

Collections / Curated Sets / London – Roaring ’26: Jazz Age

London – Roaring ’26: Jazz Age

Collections / Curated Sets / Peacocks & Pinstripes

Peacocks & Pinstripes

Collections / Curated Sets / Londoners at Play

Londoners at Play

Collections / Curated Sets / London through a Lens

London through a Lens

Collections / Photographers & Archives / Kurt Hutton

Kurt Hutton

Collections / Subjects / Celebrities / Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot