Senior Picture Researcher
"Waiting": Milena takes a look at various waiting scenarios and how we experience time and our surroundings in a state of suspension
Milena completed her MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2013, after having studied Art and Visual History and Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she also worked as a gallery assistant. Having gained experience in both the art and the publishing industries, she then worked as an artistic researcher before joining the akg-images team. She is interested in the politics of visual representation and in our involvement, as viewers, in the production of meaning.
Milena says, "Being exposed to this fantastic collection of images is a truly rewarding and intellectually invigorating experience. My visual vocabulary is being continuously enriched and the wonderful people I have the pleasure to work with make the job all the more enjoyable."
"Renaissance leisure": Alexandra takes a look at board and card games from the Renaissance, a time during which traditional views on morality began to be challenged
Alexandra completed her MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute in 2013 where she specialised in Northern Renaissance art. Before that she studied at Sussex University and spent six months in Florence. She joined akg-images in September 2015 after having worked as a provenance researcher tracking down Nazi-looted art. Her main interest is in the leisure culture of sixteenth-century Europe and how the trade relationships between Europe and the Levant influenced artistic production.
Alexandra says: “I feel very lucky to be working in such a creative environment and in such a friendly team. The wealth of images from all over the world and all eras gives me the chance to explore and learn about something new each day.”
Picture Researcher & Translator
"The Search for Identity", Who are we and where do we belong? Christine contemplates an old question that seems to be getting harder to answer in a globalised world.
Christine worked as a picture researcher for Octopus Publishing after completing her degree in English Literature and Russian at the University of Westminster.
Christine says: "Well what can I say? It's an amazing collection and a great company to work for!"