Arts, Culture and Entertainment Photos
epa provides a large selection of arts, culture and entertainment photos from around the globe. Our photographers cover all major fashion weeks from Paris via Tokyo to New York and have an eye on interesting art exhibitions, as well as design and music festivals throughout the year. epa is also in the front row when the television, movie and music world celebrates its stars at award ceremonies or film festivals. And for all those who want to know more about the world of the rich and famous we offer a wide range of celebrity photos as well as photos of the royal families from all parts of the world.
Archeology is a fascinating field of science and research and epa offers an impressive selection of the best archeology photography. Our online archive offers a glimpse of history and its rediscovery. The selection of archeology photos includes excavations and findings from all over the world. Discover classic archeology photos from the ancient Greece and Maya to the Inca and Roman Empire as well as prehistoric archeology pictures and Egyptology images.
Architecture traces the changes of the world and the populations through the years and epa makes you discover stupendous places and architectural trends thanks to a large selection of architecture photos, including the most beautiful buildings from the ancient to modern times. Search for architecture pictures of the Taj Mahal, the One World Trade Center, the iconic works by the re-known architects Oscar Niemeyer, Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster or Frank Gehry, on epa.eu.
Art can take different forms, different styles and epa offers a comprehensive coverage of art events and artistic expressions all around the world. Our art photo coverage includes exhibitions, art auctions, live performances and prestigious prize ceremonies. The selection of our art images goes from a masterpiece by Renaissance painter Boticcelli to a sculpture of Lego bricks, from the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa to the extravagant and inspiring Lady Gaga, from a poignant photograph by Sebastiao Salgado to an installation by controversial artist Ai Weiwei. Explore the art world on epa.eu.
Aficionados of bullfighting view this spectacle as an art and not as a tradition or a sport; even though epa photographers have interest in the protests of the organizations and associations against what they consider a cruel and violent practice, they also tend to depict and show the fascinating and beautiful aspects in the arena in their bullfighting photos - from the rituals of the matador and the banderilleros to the passion shared by the spectators.
The Carnival season starts and a parade of flamboyant and vibrant images delight our eyes. Carnival photography is a festival of colors with children and adults celebrating in the streets, rivaling in beautiful costumes and makeups. Our online archive offers a rich diversity of clowns, zombies or Santas parading all over world. Whether revelers perform samba in Rio de Janeiro or in Notting Hill, London, find the best carnival pictures on epa.eu.
From Bollywood to Hollywood, epa provides an extensive content of Cinema images, following the cast members and directors from the set to the photocalls during their international promotional tour. epa photographers attend all the main international films festivals, whether it takes places in Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, Cannes, Locarno, Venice or Deauville. Actresses, actors and filmmakers pose in front of the epa cameras as they take to the red carpet during the prestigious award ceremonies (e.g. Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Baftas, SAG Awards, Cesars, Goyas) and the glamorous movie premieres.
Multiple cultures exist and epa offers an impressive selection of the best cultural imagery, in its variety, nuances and richness. Explore all the faces of the culture world through the eyes of our team of professional photographers. Our online archive on epa.eu includes photos of exhibitions, performances, rituals, conventions, fairs, festivals celebrations from all over the world.
Traditions and customs of a country build its cultural identity; epa's customs and traditions photos illustrate every day the cultural richness and the diversity of customs by an extensive coverage of traditional events around the globe. Search for pictures of the ‘Mesabatan Api’ (or Fire Fight) in Bali, the Crying Baby contest with sumo wrestlers in Tokyo, the Redemption of the first born donkey in Jerusalem, the Tomatina festival in Spain or the Federal Wrestling and Alpine Games Festival in Switzerland on epa.eu.
epa invites you onto the dance floor to waltz among our extensive collection of dancing images. Find pictures of professional or amateur dancers from all around the globe: the Maga tribesmen performing their traditional dance in India, the children of the Alexandra township practicing with the support of the South African Mzanzi Ballet or Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrating Purim in Jerusalem. epa offers a large selection of dance photography from rock’n’roll to breaking dance, as well as contemporary and traditional dance.
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to epa.eu where you will discover a wonderful myriad of entertainment photos. The show is about to begin with a large selection of breathtaking images of Le Cirque du Soleil, followed by a photo gallery of surprising Madame Tussauds wax statues from all the international capitals. Our entertainment photography show will end with beauty and grace by the annual Miss Universe and Miss World beauty pageants. Let the entertainment show begin!
epa provides fashion photos of fascinating shows around the world. epa covers the most influential designers presenting their new creations. Discover all the aspects of the thrilling fashion world, from the backstage preparations to the catwalk with models rivaling in beauty. Our photo coverage of fashion events comprises fashion weeks and high-Fashion Events like Met Costume Institute Gala in New York, USA, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York, USA, Launch of H&M capsule collections, Vogue Fashion's Night Out, Chanel Haute Couture and International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, France.
Simply go to epa.eu to visit the most prestigious museums or libraries, the new prominent art galleries, and to find images of these magical places of culture. Discover the outstanding State Hall of the Austrian National Library of Vienna and the gigantic glass roof of The Grand Palais in Paris. Walk through the majestic rooms of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington or El Prado Museum of Madrid, displaying unique historic art collections. epa offers impressive libraries and museums photos of fascinating places such as the Galliera Palace, the Fondazione Roma Museum of Palazzo Sciarra or the Neues Museum in Berlin.
epa offers a comprehensive photo coverage of the main events in the literature business. Our professional team of photographers covers media stories such as the announcement of the Nobel Literature Prize, the launch of Stephen King's new book 'Doctor Sleep' or the restorations works of books from the 14th century at the Institute for Conservation at the Austrian National Library. They also attend the most important book fairs from Guadalajara to Frankfurt, passing by Beirut. epa's literature photos also feature reading sessions and conferences by Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, British novelist J. K. Rowling or German author Guenter Grass.
Monuments bear an exceptional testimony to cultural heritage and epa offers a large selection of the best images of worldwide monuments and historic sites. epa.eu makes you rediscover outstanding places from the ancient to modern times. Search for monuments and heritage sites photos of the Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the remains of the Berlin Wall, the Colosseum, the megaliths of Stonehenge, the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, the new Nelson Mandela statue or the 'Temple of Dawn' in Bangkok on epa.eu.
See the latest music events on epa.eu. Our photojournalists cover concerts of all kinds (e.g. jazz, rock'n roll, pop, r'n'b, folk, electronic) during international tours or music festivals. Our comprehensive coverage includes a selection of music images from Coachella, Glastonbury, Roskilde and Montreux. Search for music pictures of The Wall tour by Roger Waters, the prestigious Grammy Awards and MTV Awards ceremonies, the performances of re-known artists such as Bruce Springsteen aka The Boss, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney or Beyonce, on epa.eu.
Every year paintings by famous artists break auction records fetching several dozens of millions of euros at the most prestigious auction houses. Explore our painting photos which include an extensive collection focused on the art of painting, from exhibitions in international museums (e.g. Le Louvre, The National Gallery, The Rijksmuseum, The Smithsonian) to auction sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonham’s, as well as restoration works or the recovery of stolen paintings.
Photography is the heart of epa, which explains the high level of our requirements in terms of quality and information. The passion of epa photographers in their art guide them to cover events in the photography field. epa offers a comprehensive coverage of exhibitions, fairs, launch of new products, book release in photography. epa's images by other talents and legendary names in the art of photography comprise artists like Helmut Newton, Sebastiao Salgado, Guy Bourdin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Daido Moriyama, Gordon Parks, Erwin Blumenfeld, Steve McCurry, Ellen von Unwerth, among others.
epa has a high interest in covering art stories and offers a large collection of images related to plastic arts, such as sculpture. Search for images of masterpieces by renowned artists of all time on display in museums, halls, galleries or public spaces all around the globe: 'The Dying Gaul' who moved from Rome to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the fascinating massive sculptures by Chinese artist Chen Wenling on display in the shopping malls of Beijing or the conceptual creations by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone. Our collection of sculpture photos comprise news stories such as the unveiling of the new Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, the sculpture 'La Riviere' by French artist Aristide Maillol on auction sale in Paris or the world touring exhibitions by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck.
epa offers an extensive coverage of the main events in the television industry. Our professional team of photographers covers media stories such as the launch of Al Jazeera in the United States, the funeral of the Sopranos star James Gandolfini, the new trends at the San Diego Comic Con or at the MIPCOM. They also stand along the red carpets of the prestigious US awards ceremonies (Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actor Guild Awards, Golden Globes) or at the Monaco International Television Festival. Our television photos show the fans of The Walking Dead parading in zombie costumes or fans of Breaking Bad gathering for a staged funeral in honor of the fictional character Walter White.
Discover the latest theatrical and opera events on epa.eu. Our photojournalists cover the most renowned performances as well as unconventional pieces by small companies. Our comprehensive coverage includes productions on the stage of the Opera House of Sydney, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, La Scala in Milan or the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Furthermore, epa's theatre photos feature outstanding operas at the Salzburg Festival, the productions such 'The Magic Flute' or 'Il Trovatore', the fascinating performances by La Fura Dels Baus, John Malkovich, Anna Netrebko, the young Peking Opera Actors or Placido Domingo.