Beatrice's Pics

From sacrificial suffragettes to hippies at Hyde Park, discover Account Manager Beatrice Okoro's top clips and images in the Bridgeman archive 

 

1. What is your role at Bridgeman?

I am an Account Manager looking after Independent Production Companies, feature films and set design clients based in the UK.  I have been with Bridgeman Images for 9 months, but have worked in the industry for over 20 years.
 

2. What do you love most about the job? 

I love finding images for clients and have been amazed by some of the images my clients have requested for their productions. I feel that every day is like going into a museum and discovering something fantastic.  I also enjoy giving a good service to the customer with regards to my knowledge, not only of images but also copyright clearance.  Customers still assume that if they see an image on the internet it is free to use regardless of whether the artist is in copyright or not.

 

3. What misconceptions do clients most commonly have about the archive?

Most people assume that we offer art images only. They are subsequently surprised to discover that we have footage as well. My role has been to educate clients about the extraordinary range of footage that we hold. If a researcher is working on a programme about World War I or II anniversaries, looking at social history, or even requiring footage of tropical beaches, we can supply it for them.  

 

Beatrice Okoro, Account Manager
Beatrice Okoro, Account Manager

 

Beatrice Okoro favourite images and clips in the archive are...

 

Suffragette Emily Davidson is hit by galloping horse at the Espom Derby, 4th June 1913 / Film Images / Bridgeman Images
Suffragette Emily Davidson is hit by galloping horse at the Espom Derby, 4th June 1913 / Film Images / Bridgeman Images

 

 

1. Suffragette Emily Davidson is hit by galloping horse at the Espom Derby, 4th June 1913

 

I sold this footage recently to Matchlight for their production Suffragette Forever: The Story of Women & Power

It’s such a striking image every time I look at it. I’m so lucky to have benefitted from the sacrifices of the suffragettes.

 

2. Women take on the tasks of men in an aircraft factory, Second World War

 

I was reminded of this clip because of the forthcoming anniversaries of World War II. The women were doing difficult jobs and looking after the Home Front while the men were away fighting.

 

Women take on the tasks of men in an aircraft factory, Second World War / The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / Bridgeman Images
Women take on the tasks of men in an aircraft factory, Second World War / The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Festival Of Britain, 1951 / North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University / Bridgeman Images
Festival Of Britain, 1951 / North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University / Bridgeman Images

 

 

3. Festival Of Britain, 1951

 

This was 50’s Britain and everything was drab, but when you see this clip the colour is amazing.

They have all put on their Sunday best to come to London and visit the Festival of Britain with its optimism for the future.

 

 

4. London in Spring Time

 

Since coming to London I have always enjoyed the parks, and looking at this footage you can see why.

This was how people enjoyed themselves in post-war Britain.

 

Parks and Gardens of London, c.1950 / Brian Trenerry Archive / Bridgeman Images
Parks and Gardens of London, c.1950 / Brian Trenerry Archive / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Hippies in Hyde Park, London, hold demonstration for the legalisation of marijuana, 1960s (low-res BTC) / Bridgeman Images
Hippies in Hyde Park, London, hold demonstration for the legalisation of marijuana, 1960s (low-res BTC) / Bridgeman Images

 

 

5. Hippies in Hyde Park, London

 

I was far too young for the swinging 60s but it looks so much fun.  We think of festivals as an idea of today but this was the original decade of hippies and flower power. 

6. The Club Foot

 

I was introduced to this image by my friend. We had gone to Paris for a cultural weekend and decided to visit the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. However, when we got there she was surrounded by hundreds of camera clicking tourists. So, Jeanette said “Let me show you my favourite painting”. 

Everything about the picture concerns pride. The boy is so proud to be painted. He may have had a club foot but just look at that smile.  

It says it all really... and guess what? We had him all to ourselves! Eat your heart out, Mona Lisa!

 

The Club Foot, 1642 (oil on canvas), Jusepe de Ribera, (lo Spagnoletto) / Louvre, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images
The Club Foot, 1642 (oil on canvas), Jusepe de Ribera, (lo Spagnoletto) / Louvre, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images

 

 

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