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Luci Gosling - Sales Manager

Luci, who has a degree in history from the University of Liverpool, has worked in the picture library industry since 1993. She joined Mary Evans in January 2007 after a stint as manager of the Illustrated London News archive and is involved in all aspects of client-facing activity and marketing from pitching book ideas to social media updates. Despite studying ancient and medieval history, Luci's main areas of historical interest are 20th century - the First World War, illustration, royalty and women's history. She has authored ten books inspired by content in the archive at Mary Evans, regularly writes magazine articles, gives lectures and has even been heard on the radio once or twice. Luci is a keen baker and, being the only member of the team to live north of the river, an equally keen grumbler about her daily commute. But she's been doing it for almost ten years, so she must like it here.

Jessica Talmage - Deputy Picture Research Manager

Jessica started working at Mary Evans when our images were sent out mounted on blue card, retrieved from filing cabinets labelled Boating/Recreational or Fruit with People/Grapes. She still thoroughly enjoys the quirky nature of the library, and finds daily comfort in being surrounded by Edison phonographs, 1911 coronation mugs, and small models of the Loch Ness Monster. Jess writes some, designs some, and tries not to forget all of her History of Art degree. She also sings in an a cappella group, and is occasionally found treading the boards in panto.

Lucinda Moore - Picture Researcher

Lucinda joined Mary Evans as a fresh faced graduate in 2007, after studying classical archaeology and ancient history at Oxford University. As part of the picture research team, Lucinda specialises in research and image supply for the TV and music sector, and enjoys delving into and sharing the quirkier side of the archive via the Mary Evans blogs. She has more than a decade of archival research experience, and recently penned her first book using original WW1 content from the archive. When not at the Mary Evans coalface, Lucinda enjoys wild swimming and documenting the world around her through her writing and photography.

Tess Hines - Picture Researcher

Tess studied History of Art at Nottingham University and after completing her degree she moved to London to begin her first job as a Picture Librarian at The National Army Museum. She later worked at The Folio Society as a picture researcher for their non-fiction titles, before joining the Mary Evans team in 2008. Tess works mainly with our publishing clients, carrying out picture research both online and in our extensive archive. In her spare time she enjoys printmaking and recently one of her linocuts adorned the cover of a book published by Simon & Schuster in the States. She enjoys travelling, playing the clarinet (and saxophone, occasionally) and likes to think she is rather green-fingered, although the flowers in her garden would probably disagree.

Tom Gillmor - Head of Content

Tom joined Mary Evans almost 18 years ago, soon after graduating from Durham University with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology. Working initially as an energetic picture researcher, he moved into the role of Head of Content in 2005. He is currently responsible for 350+ contributor collections, managing the digitisation and metadata teams and looking after the archive. Tom is the best point of contact for any individual or institution looking to place imagery with us. He attends the annual CEPIC Congress and helps develop our network of global partner agencies and international image collections. A keen graphic designer, Tom designs our annual calendar and developed a range of promotional 'Little Books'. Anyone wanting to arrange a work placement at the library should contact Tom. He is a keen cricketer, drummer in a rock band, record collector and supporter of Reading Football Club.

Paul Brown - Managing Director

Paul is a relative newbie at Mary Evans having only joined ten years ago. Working at Rex Features for twenty-six years, he gained an excellent overview of the industry from both the large agency and small specialist perspectives through the specialist stock library he set up for Rex. He sat on the Board of BAPLA for thirty years, during which time he served as Chairman for six and was involved in many issues including copyright, metadata, key-wording and industry standards. For eighteen years he represented BAPLA on the CEPIC Board and also served as CEPIC President for a year. Paul continues to work on behalf of BAPLA on a number of industry committees in the UK, including representing BAPLA at the Copyright Hub. At Mary Evans though, Paul truly feels he has found the perfect home. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and this allows him to indulge his other passion of photography.

Some years later...

From left to right: Jessica, Tess, Luci, Tom, Lucinda and Paul