Photography: Through a lens darkly: 98 years of 20th-century life
Monday 05 January 1998
This is just the first photograph of many to many published in The Independent. From today, in conjunction the Arts Council of England's `Arts 2000' initiative, `Photo 98 - The Year of Photography and Electronic Image', The Independent will celebrate the epoch of the photograph with a seminal image from each of the 20th century's 98 years. While The Independent looks at the historical power of the picture, Photo 98 will showcase the world's photographic talent on the eve of the millennium in a series of high-profile national events and exhibitions featuring 120 new commissions and the work of over 400 artists. Over the coming months, with exclusive access to the Hulton Getty Picture Library, we will tell the story so far of this momentous century in 98 ground-breaking pictures, many of which Independent readers will be the first to see publicly.
What's more, no newspaper is more qualified than The Independent for such a breathtaking visual history. In three and a half thousand editions following its launch in 1986, The Independent has time and again proved itself committed to the very best of photography - and continues to give it the highest priority.
Today, David Allison of Hulton Getty explains how the Library accumulated 15 million images.
Life & Style blogs
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
- < Previous
- Next >
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped OTE: SThree: SThree Group have been well ...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE: SThree: Real Staffing Group is seeking Traine...
£120 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: We have an exciting opportunity...
Competitive: Randstad Education Manchester: SEN Teacher urgently required for ...