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A look back at the stars of the original Band Aid single

As the Band Aid 30 single is released, we look back at the first recording done in 1984 and the stars such as Bono, Bob Geldof and Sting, who were involved.

The life of Thurston Hopkins

Getty Images Vice President for the Hulton Archive, Matthew Butson, reflects on the life of famed British photojournalist, Thurston Hopkins.

The March of Time newsreels that made broadcast history

Witness the birth of documentary filmmaking, with the March of Time newsreel. Premiering in American movie theatres in 1935, The March of Time short-subject film series addressed controversial issues never before touched upon in American cinema. Always provocative, often amusing and sometimes outrageous, the series covered news and cultural subjects ranging from religious cults and […]

20 of Oscar de la Renta’s best red carpet designs

We look back at some of the designer’s best red carpet looks on stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz and Taylor Swift.

Brad Elterman | “Of all the photos I’ve taken, this one is my favorite.”

Brad Elterman rose to fame by pioneering backstage and behind-the scenes photography. Here he discusses photographing a young Joan Jett.

Amelia Troubridge discusses the work of Slim Aarons

Matthew Butson, VP of the Hulton Archive, and photographer Amelia Troubridge discuss both Slim’s work and his influences on the photographers of today.

Bob Gomel’s iconic image of JFK’s funeral

With help from a secret service agent, Bob Gomel managed to suspend his Nikon camera 180 feet high over the Capitol Rotunda at the funeral of President Eisenhower. He tells the story of this historic image…

Story behind the photo | Slim Aarons

An ill-fated acting cameo led to Slim Aarons capturing one of Hollywood’s most iconic images. Matthew Butson tells the story…

Story behind the photo | Bert Hardy

A story that illustrates why Bert Hardy’s ability to think on his feet inspired a generation of reportage photographers. Matthew Butson tells the story.

Story behind the photo | Terry Fincher

Matthew Butson went above and beyond to help Terry Fincher recover his favourite shot that had been missing for 40 years.

Story behind the photo | Ron Case

As Matthew Butson explains, the secret of capturing a shot like the ‘Three Queens’ is simply being in the right place at the right time.

World War One Remembered

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid travelled to Belgium, France and around the UK to create these stunning image comparisons with pictures taken during World War One.

Year in Focus | The forgotten photos uncovered after 120 years

As we release our Year in Focus e-book highlighting the best photography from 2014, we look back at some of the big stories of the year. The story of these uncovered photos was big news for our archive in 2014. A collection of glass negatives documenting black cultural history in Britain in the late 19th century has been uncovered by […]