30,000 Photographs of Black History and Culture Available From Getty’s Archive #ArtTuesday

There was that time when some folks thought “Via Getty” was the name of a photographer. That’s easily understood, really, given how many online photos can have that watermark set at a jaunty angle across the image. Getty Images is a supplier of stock images, video and music, with an enormous library library of over 477 million assets. And now Getty Images had made over 30,000 photographs of Black history and culture available online. Here’s more from COLOSSAL:

From a black-and-white portrait of a reclined James Baldwin to a candid shot of a father and daughter on a Harlem park bench, a new archive from Getty grants open access to thousands of images devoted to Black history and culture. The massive collection—which was developed with historians and educators Dr. Deborah Willis, Jina DuVernay, Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Dr. Mark Sealy MBE,  and Renée Mussai—comprises 30,000 photographs taken in the U.S. and U.K. that are available for free non-commercial, educational use. Applications for access are open now.

Organized by decade from the 1800s to the 2020s, the Black History & Culture Collection offers a broad, varied look at the people, events, and undeniably influential movements that continue to shape life today. The collection is further searchable by type and subject matter, which encompasses everything from art and entertainment to politics and sports. You can find a curated selection of images from the multimedia platform Black Archives, which partnered with Getty to shine light on specific moments from the collection.

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