Black Archives to uncover and curate rarely seen photos of Black history from Getty Images archive

Earlier this week, Getty Images announced a partnership with Black Archives to provide the multimedia platform with unique access to its expansive archive.

Black Archives Founder Renata Cherlise will cull through the trove of more than 11 million digitized and analog photographs and videos housed in Getty Images’ digital and physical archives that document centuries of American history.

In the spirit of Black Archives’ mission to give voice to under-told stories, Ms. Cherlise will curate rarely seen historical imagery of everyday Black life, providing insight to those seeking to understand the legacies that preceded their own. These curated collections will be available to view and license on Getty Images.

Founded in 2015, Black Archives’ lens goes beyond the norm, examining the nuances of Black life: alive and ever-vibrant from both the everyday and iconic. Ms. Cherlise has deep experience creating multimedia stories that give archival photographs new life, including projects with Sony Music and the National Basketball Association.

The Getty Images archive is the largest privately held archive with access to over 130 million images dating back to the beginning of photography. From historical images created in the early 1800s to more contemporary 1990s imagery, the Getty Images archive houses a wealth of socially significant, historical photos, footage and prints.

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Posted On: April 9, 2021 at 06:07AM