Getty Images announces second NFT collection: City Diaries
On June 1, 2023, digital collectibles platform Candy Digital will once again team up with Getty Images to launch a new collection of digital photographs titled City Diaries: Visual Narratives From Around the World, according to a press release shared with nft now. The collection will consist of snapshots from seven iconic cities around the world: New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Mexico City, Istanbul and Mumbai.
Getty and Candy Digital’s first joint venture, the ’70s Music & Culture Collection, brought rare images of 1970s music icons into the digital realm of Web3 for collectors to acquire. Now they shift their focus from the world of music to urban landscapes, offering photography lovers a mix of history and culture and giving collectors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stories of these metropolises.
Complex, rich cities
City Diaries will include the work of a number of photographers, including Bert Hardy, who was among the first to forego using a traditional large-format press camera in favor of a 35mm Leica, and JF Davis, a rising talent celebrated for its striking. and dreamlike depictions of sport and culture.
In the process of curating City Diaries, the Getty sought to echo the complexity and richness of the cities the collection presents. The team selected a selection of images of the cities from the Getty Images Archive, each of which encapsulates the spirit of its respective metropolis.
In addition to the purchase of individual limited edition photographs, Candy Digital offers a bundle offer for collectors: packs of two images, with each pack tied to a specific city from the collection. These packages present a blind minting experience to users, as they do not know which two images they will receive. Collectors who assemble all four images of a given city, either through the primary or secondary marketplace, will be awarded a unique “Eiffel Tower” fighter.
Like the 70s music and culture collection, City Diaries will include a free digital intro image available for embossing throughout the release. The image, believed to be from the 1930s, captures a moment where a boy climbs onto another’s back to get an unobstructed view of a baseball game.
The City Diaries collection will be available for purchase from 1 June at 1 p.m. ET, through June 30 at 5 p.m. ET, 2023.