Our Picture Library is one of the world's finest collections of photography and artworks, recording over 200 years of travel, people, place and geographical discovery.
Our Picture Library comprises around half a million photographic images and artworks dating from around 1830.
Our images are used in the publishing, broadcasting, advertising and education industries. For any enquiries relating to the Picture Library, please contact us.
Prints for personal use can be purchased directly through our online store.
Visit the RGS Print Store
Search our online database of over 15,000 images by keyword, or browse themed galleries.
Only a small number of our half a million images are digitized. To enquire about images not yet digitised please contact us.
Scanning and photography of images is subject to the condition of the original and an appropriate fee.
We are happy to supply you with a licence fee quote for proposed usage. Reduced rates may be offered for academic research projects, lectures or other strictly non-profit activities.
Our film collection is stored at the British Film Institute (BFI) and footage is licensed through their Archival Footage Sales department. Please contact them directly.
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Find and purchase iconic images of travel and geographical discovery.
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