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Richard Misek on his short A History of the World According to Getty Images
Thursday 9 February 2023, by ,
A keen video essayist, Richard Misek’s work involved endlessly googling archive images. In 2018, he noticed that the download function had been disabled on Google. He dug deeper and found out that Getty Images had threatened to sue Google. The more he looked, the more Richard noticed that Getty had their logo imprinted everywhere and the scope of their reach became clear to him. This very cleverly edited short film questions the proprietary ownership of images from our collective history and the process by which Getty restricts their use.