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Angelika Pirkl, akg-images London

Happy 70th Birthday, akg-images!

Last autumn akg-images celebrated its 70th anniversary! To mark this milestone, we have delved behind the scenes at akg-images to explore the …

Experiment: Covers!

“Perfume” by Patrick Süskind Ready Steady… Experiment! At akg-images, a large part of a Picture Researcher’s job is working alongside publishers preparing …

Saying cheese since 1838

When, in 1838, Louis Daguerre produced a daguerreotype of the Boulevard de Temple in Paris, the long exposure time of over ten …

Parasols and snowstorms

With London basking in sunshine −and the hot weather here to stay for a few more weeks− I thought I would share …

The Organ Grinder

I was looking through a drawer of prints by Paul Almasy (Hungarian photographer, 1906–2003) last month when a familiar face appeared before me. Where had …

When Death Comes Knocking…

It is not every day that I receive an email with the somewhat surprising opening line “Hello, I am a photographer and …