About the Project

An ongoing collaborative effort between Ohio State’s Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective and Getty Images, Picturing Black History seeks to uncover untold stories and rarely seen images of the Black experience, providing new context around culturally-significant moments by bringing them into the light and into view. Blending the breadth and depth of Getty Images’ imagery archives with the renowned expertise of Origins and Ohio State’s History Department, we seek to inform, educate, and move the world forward, by exploring the past.

The Team

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For media inquiries, please contact

Mary Cirincione,

Getty Images’ PR Manager,

at mary.cirincione@gettyimages.com.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 435 million assets including photosvideos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in nearly every country in the world and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful visual content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 newssport and entertainment events each year, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, enabling creative ideas to come to life. For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit  gettyimages.creativeinsights.com. Find Getty Images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or download the Getty Images app where you can explore, save and share the world’s best imagery. 

About Origins

Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective connects history with today with rich stories and engaging analysis. Origins offers thoughtful, reliable, and free insight into our world’s most pressing current events through a wide range of media: short and long-form essays, the podcasts Prologued and History Talk, the Origins OSU  video channel, the policy website A Well-Informed People, and a popular teacher resources. Origins aims to bring to life the words of Toni Morrison: "For insight into the complicated and complicating events ... , one needs perspective, not attitudes; context, not anecdotes; analyses, not postures. For any kind of lasting illumination the focus must be on the history routinely ignored or played down or unknown."


Origins thanks the Stanton Foundation, the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, and the Ohio State University Department of HistoryCenter for Latin American StudiesCenter for East Asian Studies and College of Arts and Sciences for their generous support of this collaboration.