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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE


Army Film and Photographic Unit cameraman Peter Hopkinson with Eyemo camera (IWM neg HU 38755)
Description
The IWM Photograph Archive contains over six million images illustrating all aspects of twentieth century conflict. A major source of military and civilian, professional and amateur, action and record photographs. Includes work by Horace Nicholls, Cecil Beaton, Bill Brandt and George Rodger. Recent acquisitions include work by Steve Pyke and Tom Stoddart.
Website
http://collections.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.00g005
Keywords
London; History; Newsreels; Railways; World War II; Newsfilm; Oral History; Propaganda; Military forces; Palestine; War damage; Aircraft; Royal Air Force; Amateur films; Commonwealth; World War I; Aviation; Germany; Social History; British military forces; Civil defence; Documentary film movement; European History; Genocide; German military forces; German newsreels; Holocaust; Home Front, World War II; Home Guard, World War II; Israel; Navies and naval operations; Royal Flying Corps; Royal Naval Air Service; Soviet newsreels; Training films; Yugoslavia
Access
No charge for access. Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 1000-1700.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Charges
Copy prints and/or transparencies are available for a print fee. Reproduction rights are negotiable.
Copyright
Crown Copyright. Some private copyright.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Still Images
6 million.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Yes.
Printed catalogue
Yes.
Card catalogue
Although a catalogue of the collection is not currently available lists of photographs on popular topics ca be obtained.
Digitised catalogue
Currently underway.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Jeremy Richards
Job title
Acting Head
Department
Photograph Archive
Telephone
020 7416 5387
Fax
020 7416 5355
Email
photos@iwm.org.uk
Address
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ

Alternate Contact

Telephone
020 7416 5333/8
Fax
020 7416 5355
Email
photos@iwm.org.uk

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