Archive Update

Greetings! Welcome to the latest edition of our archive update newsletter where we focus on a few of the many new additions to our ever growing archive. Our hope is that you find these selections interesting, unusual, beautiful and unique. We’d be happy to email you Archive Update as it’s published. If you’d like us to, please click here.

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August 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the singular event of a generation, the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. The Image Works has long been recognized as the definitive source for the Woodstock festival. We have everything you need, including many exclusive images, for your upcoming Woodstock projects.
View a gallery of Woodstock

Creative Collection

There are exciting new additions in our creative collection. We believe this curated selection of images are uniquely suited for designers who are looking to make an impact with interesting images on book covers. The newest additons in the collection are sourced from our global partners in Europe and Asia.
View a gallery of our creative collection

Gun Violence

As Americans exercise their right to free speech in protest of gun laws, our photographers are there. The Image Works has hundreds of photojournalists contributing to our archive. These photographers, along with our newspaper partners, provide a compelling look at our world today.
View a gallery of gun protests

May 1968 France

Protests and wide spread general strikes during May of 1968 brought France to the brink of civil war and revolution. The economy of France came to a virtual standstill and spurred reforms that resounded for decades. To this day, May 1968 is considered a cultural, social and moral turning point for the country.
View a gallery of May 1968 protests


The Lights of Canopus

We have the beautiful illustrations from the illuminated manuscript 'The Lights of Canopus', which is a 19th century collection of ancient Indian animal fables. It tells a tale of a Persian physician, Burzuyah, and his mission to India, where he stumbles upon a book of stories collected from the animals who reside there.
View a gallery of illuminated manuscript illustrations


As the healthcare debate rages on, Americans wait and worry about the future. From families struggling to find insurance to protests, caregivers, medical professionals, patients and hospitals, our contributing photographers provide timely coverage of the current healthcare crisis and other contemporary issues and events.
View a gallery of healthcare in America

Majority World

We have new images from our partner, Majority World. They are indigenous photographers from the developing world, working in developing countries. They have the advantage of seeing current events and daily life from the inside, providing a more accurate and culturally sensitive view of their subjects.
View a gallery of Majority World

Paris Olympics

The 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris. They also hosted the Games in 1924, one hundred years earlier. From our partners Roger-Viollet, we are happy to share with you images from the 1924 Olympics. Paris hosted the Games in 1900 and will be the second city after London to host the Olympics three times.
View a gallery of the 1924 Paris Olympics

Spain and Catalonia

Index Fototeca is a historical Spanish collection with a special focus on Spain and Catalonia. The collection includes photographs, fine art, architecture, ceramics, posters, sculptures, maps, and hangings. Also featured are portraits and photographs of Spanish artists, writers, directors, and other people of note.
View a gallery of the Spain and Catalonia

Russia and the Soviet Union

This new collection is a unique and invaluable resource for Russian and Soviet history from the medieval period and Peter the Great through the Cold War, perestroika and the breakup of the Soviet Union. It includes artists and intellectuals, social and political history, humanities and social studies, music and dance, folklore, literature, art and more.
View a gallery of Russia and the Soviet Union

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