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Keeping the faith: Sydney's Mandaeans perform baptism rituals – in pictures

Just before physical distancing policies came into effect in Sydney last week a group of Mandaean faithful gathered at the Georges River for baptism rituals Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Sydney, Georges River


Through the lens: the pioneering work of Peter Lindbergh – in pictures

Over four decades the late German fashion photographer collaborated with many of the biggest names in the industry, from Kate Moss to Naomi Campbell Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Kate Moss, Women's Shoes, Women's Coats And Jackets, Women's Trousers, Women's Dresses, Tina Turner, Women's Tops, Peter Lindbergh, Women's shirts, Women's suits, Naomi Campbell Continue


South Korea's booming drive-ins - in pictures

Box office numbers for drive-in cinemas in Seoul, South Korea, are on the rise as people find a way to avoid crowds during the coronavirus outbreak Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Photography, Film, Culture, Asia Pacific, News photography, Art and design, Seoul South Korea, Coronavirus outbreak


Smile-ing Boys Project – in pictures

Kay Rufai’s portraits of smiling black boys from south London came out of an initiative that investigated the lack of mental health provisions for black teenagers. The photographs will be on display at Brixton VillagePhotographs of black teenagers that stare prejudice in the face Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, Education, Race, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Schools, Young People, Brixton, Kay Rufai


‘A queer person can be anybody’: the African photographers exploring identity

In his new book, Africa State of Mind, Ekow Eshun celebrates contemporary African photography. Here he showcases the work of artists looking at the self and sexuality, from Zanele Muholi to Eric GyamfiIn August 2009, an exhibition titled Innovative Women opened in Johannesburg, aiming to showcase the work of the city’s young black female artists. The launch was attended by Lulu Xingwana, minister for arts and culture at the time, who had been invited to officially open the show. But instead of g...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Nigeria, Africa, Culture, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Art and design, LGBT rights, Sudan, Johannesburg, Eric, Zanele Muholi, Uganda Tanzania, Art and design books


Snapshot sisterhood: women train the lens on women – in pictures

To mark International Women’s Day, ActionAid is staging a photography exhibition that celebrates female trailblazers in poor countries – from the Guatemalan hip-hop artist who uses her music to champion feminism, to the founder of Kabul’s first yoga studio. All of the images, which are on show at the Oxo Tower in London until 8 March, are taken by female photographers Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Global development, Kabul, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oxo Tower, Women's rights and gender equality


'I photographed 35 women, 10 are still alive': tragedy of the Isle of Women

It is thought to be Europe’s last matriarchy, a tiny Baltic island where women are in charge and weddings can last three days. Photographer Anne Helene Gjelstad’s portraits of Kihnu are a lament for a dying way of lifeAnne Helene Gjelstad was working on a photography project on the tiny Estonian island of Kihnu when one of her neighbours invited her to an old woman’s funeral to take pictures. The neighbour dressed the Norwegian photographer in blue mourning clothes, as is custom, before bringing...
Tags: Europe, Books, Photography, Women, Society, Culture, Art and design, Older people, Estonia, Anne Helene Gjelstad, Art and design books, Leida, Kihnu, Helene Gjelstad, Koksi Leida, Gjelstad


Minamata review – Johnny Depp attempts redemption in heartfelt look at disaster that struck Japanese town

Depp plays real-life US photojournalist W Eugene Smith who travels to cover the story of mercury poisoning that caused horrendous disfigurementsMinamata is not a masterpiece and there are one or two cliches here about western saviours and boozy, difficult, passionate journalists who occupy the perennial Venn diagram overlap between integrity and alcoholism. This movie’s producer-star Johnny Depp has form on this score, with his starstruck impersonation of Hunter Thompson. And once again, he has ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Film, Environment, US, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Art and design, Festivals, Johnny Depp, Berlin Film Festival, Bill Nighy, Depp, Hunter Thompson


Freedom Ride 1965: protesters challenge ban on Aboriginal people at Moree pool – in pictures

In February 1965 Charles Perkins led a group of university students on a bus trip around rural NSW to challenge racism wherever they saw it. They visited a number of towns, including Walgett, where Aboriginal ex-servicemen were denied membership to the local RSL, and Moree, where Aboriginal people were banned from swimming in the local pool. Their protests gained national media attention and Perkins was thrust into the spotlight, becoming a towering figure for the Indigenous community Continue r...
Tags: Photography, Race, Society, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, New South Wales, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Perkins, RSL, Moree, Rural Australia, Walgett, Charles Perkins


The Scent of Love: Choose a Valentine’s Fragrance from Love Potion Fragrances 1-4!!

  If you are looking for a great gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day,  birthdays or anniversaries, this might be your lucky day. Love Potion 1-4 fragrance collection is something you should check out because the collection features 4 unique scents and each has some amazing ingredients that ultimately create an interesting fragrance story. More […]
Tags: Photos, Family, Adventure, Women, Lifestyle, Holiday, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Valentine's Day, Art and design, Innovation, Tips, Insight, Men


Storm Ciara batters Europe – in pictures

Storm Ciara, one of the most violent for years, has left a trail of destruction in Europe. One man was killed and another reported missing in southern Sweden when their boat capsized. Another man was killed in the UK when a tree fell on to his car Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, UK, Sweden, UK News, Culture, Art and design, UK Weather


Lisbon's outdoor art gallery – in pictures

Street art has transformed Quinta do Mocho, an area once plagued by crime and unemployment Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Portugal, Street Art, Lisbon, Quinta, Mocho


Swiss bliss: Teju Cole's Alpine wanderlust – in pictures

The German Fernweh translates as a longing to be elsewhere. For Teju Cole this means Switzerland – which he visits ever year to write and photograph the country’s desolate beauty Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Switzerland, Teju Cole


South African photographer Santu Mofokeng – in pictures

The documentary photographer, best known for recording everyday life in the townships of South Africa, has died. His images illuminated the ordinary under apartheid, and captured a society in transformation after the regime ended Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, World news, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Santu Mofokeng


Civil rights era photographer Doris Derby: ‘If people were being so brave, it was the least I could do’

Ahead of a UK exhibition of her work, the activist and former academic discusses capturing everyday realities of southern black lives• See a gallery of Doris Derby’s photographsDoris Derby has had a productive 81 years. She’s been an elementary-school teacher, a photographer and a civil rights activist. She has founded theatre groups and been a professor of anthropology. “I like to say, I’ve worn a lot of different hats,” she tells me with a laugh one morning last week on the phone from her home...
Tags: Art, Photography, UK, America, Culture, Art and design, Derby, Margate, Civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter Movement, Atlanta Georgia, Turner Contemporary, Doris Derby


Saving Tallabrook Lodge: the battle against Australia’s raging fires – in pictures

Guardian Australia photographer Mike Bowers and reporter Christopher Knaus joined the Cowie family defending their property about 100km from Canberra Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Australia, World news, Australia news, Art and design, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Canberra, Mike Bowers, Cowie, Christopher Knaus


Shamen, spirits, survival: how Claudia Andujar fought for the Yanomami tribe

The Swiss photographer found both friendship and a lifelong subject in the indigenous people – whose existence under Bolsonaro is more threatened than everAt 89, Claudia Andujar still has her work cut out. For five decades she has photographed the Yanomami indigenous people, an Amer-Indian tribe who number 33,000 and live in 192,000 square kilometres of rainforest that straddle the borders of Brazil and Venezuela. Until the early 20th century they had lived almost entirely in isolation from the ...
Tags: Photography, Climate Change, Environment, Americas, Culture, Art and design, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Venezuela, Indigenous Peoples, Yanomami, Claudia Andujar, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


What young women think in 2020

Children’s charity Plan International UK and photographer Joyce Nicholls travelled across the UK talking to young women about the issues important to them in 2020: public safety, body image, social media and feminism. Their research found that girls are fed up and frustrated with the lack of real progress on gender equality. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, UK, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Feminism, Art and design, Joyce Nicholls


Conga and carnival: Havana's jazz festival – in pictures

New Orleans and Cuban musicians join in Havana’s annual jazz festival, defying Trump’s efforts to weaken US-Cuba relations Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Music, Americas, World news, Culture, Art and design, New Orleans, Jazz, Cuba, Havana, Trump, US Cuba


Henri Cartier-Bresson: China breaking free of its past – in pictures

In November 1948, the great photographer went to shoot ‘the last days of Beijing’. He returned to China in 1958 to capture the results of the Maoist revolution. Images from both visits are brought together for the first time in an exhibition in Paris Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, France, China, World news, Culture, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Paris, Henri Cartier Bresson, Mao Zedong


Beaches, black power and beauty salons: contemporary African photography – in pictures

Playful and bold, the images at the Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial subvert advertising tropes, interrogate beauty standards, examine the effects of urban life – and salute the clenched fist of the black power movement. Inaugurated in 1994, the festival celebrates contemporary photography in Africa. Here’s a selection of images from this year’s eventBamako Encounters Photography Biennial is at various venues around the capital of Mali until 31 January Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Festivals, Mali, Exhibitions, Bamako


The murals brightening a Delhi slum – in pictures

Raghubir Nagar has been given a colourful makeover by the Delhi Street Art group, drawing art lovers and selfie-snappers to a rundown area that they would never normally visit Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Delhi, Raghubir Nagar


Vaughan Oliver, celebrated 4AD graphic designer, dies aged 62

Self-confessed ‘working class lad from a dull town’ created some of the most revered sleeves in modern popVaughan Oliver, the graphic designer known for his record covers for Pixies, Cocteau Twins and more, has died aged 62.Adrian Shaughnessy, a graphic designer who had worked with Oliver, announced the news on Instagram, saying Oliver had died with his partner Lee by his side. No cause of death has been given. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Instagram, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Scott Walker, Graphic Design, David Lynch, Oliver, Lee, Pixies, Vaughan Oliver, Pixies Cocteau Twins, Adrian Shaughnessy


Barriers, barbed wire and borders in the head: Josef Koudelka's Holy Land

The Magnum photographer grew up behind the iron curtain. As a documentary charts his journey where Israel and Palestine meet, Koudelka talks about challenging official narratives – and himself There’s a surreal moment near the start of Koudelka Shooting Holy Land, a documentary about the acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka. He has pointed his lens at one of the concrete barriers that separate Israel and Palestine but has been stopped by an official and a heavily armed soldier. His local assist...
Tags: Photography, Film, Israel, Society, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Art and design, Social exclusion, Palestine, Magnum, Josef Koudelka, Koudelka, Baram, Documentary films


Bohemian rhapsody: inside New York’s Chelsea Hotel

The Chelsea Hotel has been home to cultural icons from Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol for decades. As controversial renovations continue, Colin Miller photographs the hotel’s last remaining apartments and their residentsIn 2015, an architecture firm approached me to take some photographs of the renovations they’d made to the historic Chelsea Hotel after the building was sold. The photographs I took were forgettable, but when I looked down the iron staircase I saw something of the hotel’s former gl...
Tags: Books, Photography, New York, Hotels, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Chelsea, Homes, Madonna, Andy Warhol, Dylan Thomas, Patti Smith, Interiors, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen


The censor is watching: China's mega photo fair – in pictures

Life on green trains, wild animals caught unawares and 55 ‘sweetheart’ portraits that angered the authorities … here the highlights of China’s biggest photography showTo visit the Lianzhou Foto festival, one flies along the banks of the Pearl river delta and into the heart of Guangzhou. Witnessing this mega city from the plane is to suddenly realise the immensity of modern China. Roughly 50 million people live in this urban sprawl surrounding Hong Kong.Lianzhou is a four-hour drive from Guangzho...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Guangdong, Pearl, Guangzhou, Duan Yuting, Guangzhou Witnessing, Hong Kong Lianzhou


Looking for Great Wines for Holiday Events? Try Duck Hunter’s Pinot Noir and/or Sauvignon Blanc!

Duck Hunter Wines should be on your shopping list for the upcoming holidays. Whether you are planning on using them as gifts or using them at your dinner table, you don’t want to miss the Duck Hunter wines from New Zealand!  Not only do they have great scores from the bible of the wine world, […]
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The Ice Hotel opens for winter in Swedish Lapland – in pictures

The world’s first hotel made of ice is celebrating its 30th anniversary with new room designs and an ice-carved observation deck Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Art and design, Lapland, Travel Photography, Europe Holidays, Lapland Holidays, Sweden Holidays


How to be hopeful: nine photographers on their most inspiring pictures

Joy in an orphanage, refugees reaching safety, warriors encountering a young rhino and the greening of a tropical hotel. Images that give hope for 2020 – selected by Sarah GilbertHannah Franzén Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Animals, Iraq, Singapore, Environment, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Ireland, Wildlife, Art and design, Migration, Cameroon, Refugees, Bangladesh, Kenya


Archive of blood: how photographer Letizia Battaglia shot the mafia and lived

Her shocking pictures told the truth about mafia murders – and earned her death threats. Ahead of a powerful film about her extraordinary life, we meet the woman who dared to confront killers. Warning: contains graphic imageryLetizia Battaglia can still remember the first corpse she photographed: a man lying beneath an olive tree in a field in rural Sicily. It remains a viscerally unsettling image, made all the more so by its telling details: the dead man’s shoeless left foot, the resigned gaze ...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Film, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Mafia, Sicily, Battaglia, Letizia Battaglia, Documentary films



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