Reuters Pictures has reported a surge in interest after announcing its 30th anniversary a week ago.

In a three-part retrospective, Reuters published a series of historic news photos from its vast archive, alongside comments from the photographers who took them and the kit they used.

Speaking today, Reuters Global Pictures Editor Reinhard Krause told Amateur Photographer: ‘Our package celebrating the 30th anniversary of Reuters Pictures was a great success and created considerable interest.

‘We have had a very positive reaction…’

Announcing the 30-year milestone last week, Reuters said: ‘Reuters photographers have captured dramatic images illustrating the human tragedy of natural disaster and war as well as the fallout of economic events across the continents.

‘They have brought their lenses to bear on sport, culture and show business as well as world political and economic leaders – creating iconic images, recognised around the world.’

Krause added today: ‘The pictures have been widely used, we have experienced a significant increase in website views and an increase in enquiries about Reuters Pictures.’

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Nelson Mandela, with his wife Winnie, walks out of the Victor Verster prison near Cape Town after spending 27 years in apartheid jails. This photo was taken on 11 February 1990 [photo credit: Reuters/Ulli Michel]

File photo of a man standing in front of a convoy of tanks in the Avenue of Eternal Peace in Tiananmen Square in Beijing

A man stands in front of a convoy of tanks in the Avenue of Eternal Peace in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in this 5 June 1989 image [photo credit: Reuters/Arthur Tsang]