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A bride waving a flag in bombed-out Beirut: Christine Spengler’s best photograph

‘Shortly after arriving, I was kidnapped by a militia group who said I was a spy. A decade later, I went back to show life and beauty returning to the city’I spent my childhood in Madrid and I went to the Prado every week from the age of seven. I would cry at the works by Goya. His paintings of the Spanish civil war moved me like nothing else. I never grew up around photography – I grew up around Goya. Even as a child, I was attracted to the dark fates of the world.Over the course of my career, ...
Tags: Photography, Iran, Culture, Art and design, Vietnam, Madrid, Beirut, Lebanon, Prado, Goya, Christine Spengler, Goya Even, Cambodia Eritrea, Northern Ireland Afghanistan


Want to Sell Your Car? Use this 2021 Guide on Figuring Out Your Car’s Worth!

Older cars are in high demand during this pandemic. Car dealerships are searching for older cars. How do you determine the value of your car?  This guide has lots of tips for you!   A 2021 Guide on Figuring Out Your Car’s Worth  By Cheryl Conner Selling your car can be a tricky process, especially […] The post Want to Sell Your Car? Use this 2021 Guide on Figuring Out Your Car’s Worth! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Featured, Shopping, Women, Lifestyle, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, History, Art and design, Classic Cars, Innovation, Finances, Life Lessons, Tips, Insight


Hemingway ‘wannabes’ celebrate author with lookalike contest

Fans in Nobel prizewinner’s favourite haunt of Key West hold their 40th competition on his birthdayErnest Hemingway is survived as much by his macho mythology as he is by his writing. Hemingway was in two plane crashes in two days. Hemingway shot himself in both legs while wrangling a shark. Hemingway had at least nine major concussions – and four wives. He had brain damage. He won the Pulitzer and the Nobel prize. He hunted and fished and wrote plays and books and articles and stories, for ever...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Culture, Art and design, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway


A portrait of black lives in Suffolk – in pictures

Black Suffolk is a series of portraits by photographer John Ferguson of people from Suffolk’s African-Caribbean community. The pictures will be on display in an outdoor exhibition in central Ipswich from 30 July and throughout August. Ferguson said: ‘I have produced a new collection of portraits which explore the concept of home for a diversity of people in the African-Caribbean community in Suffolk. This theme creatively expresses people’s experience and interpretation of what exactly is home. ...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Ferguson, Ipswich, Caribbean, Suffolk, John Ferguson, Black Suffolk, Aspire Black Suffolk


Australia’s 2021 National Photographic Portrait prize winner and finalists – in pictures

Sydney photographer Joel B Pratley’s photo of a lone farmer immersed in a dust storm in drought-stricken Australia has won the 2021 National Photographic Portrait prize. Titled Drought Story, the image shows David Kalisch captured amid a sudden dust storm on his 1,000-acre farm in Forbes, New South Wales. Pratley said his subject’s stance reflects the resilience of a man pushed to the limits by an unforgiving climate: ‘David’s composure during the storm was surreal, because he is just so used to...
Tags: Art, Photography, Australia, Australia news, David, Culture, Art and design, Sydney, Mars, Pratley, David Kalisch, Joel B Pratley, Forbes New South Wales


Don’t Miss National Lipstick Day on 7/29! Try the Products from Smith + Cult, Vapour!

National Lipstick Day is just a day away– 7/29!! Don’t miss this great opportunity to indulge yourself by purchasing a couple of new lipsticks. Here are two great brands that are offering some great deals!   Here are two great brands that are offering some great deals!   Smith & Cult – on National Lipstick Day […] The post Don’t Miss National Lipstick Day on 7/29! Try the Products from Smith + Cult, Vapour! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Featured, Shopping, Women, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Summer, Holiday, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Art and design, Viral


A young Mexican mourns his teenage cousin: Luis Antonio Rojas’s best photograph

‘Children have to deal with the fallout of the drug trade. They are the ones who can’t walk to their school in safety, who have to train to use a gun’In the mountains of Guerrero in south-west Mexico, there is a small town called Alcozacán. Violence is common in the area, which is strategically important for the drug trade. Violence has increased all over Mexico over the past few years, but some places including Guerrero have been particularly badly affected.The people of Alcozacán and its surro...
Tags: Photography, Mexico, Americas, World news, Culture, Art and design, Gangs, Guerrero, south west Mexico, Luis Antonio Rojas, Alcozacán Violence, Alcozacán


Cameroon with a view: portraits from the post-colonial era – in pictures

A new exhibition showcases three innovative Cameroonian photographers whose images embody the ‘golden age’ of studio portraiture in west Africa Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, Los Angeles, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Cameroon, Exhibitions, Africa Continue


Inside the eerie Dennis Severs’ House, home to an imaginary Huguenot family – in pictures

After more than a year of closure, the Spitalfields Trust has announced the reopening and renewal of Dennis Severs’ House. Severs came to Spitalfields in 1979 and bought a derelict house. He reconfigured it to tell the story of a fictional family who had lived there since its construction in 1724 Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, House, Dennis, Spitalfields, Spitalfields Trust


‘I shoot for the common man’: the photographs of Danish Siddiqui

The photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was shot dead last week while documenting the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan. His award-winning work for Reuters spanned some of the world’s most era-defining crises. He said: ‘I shoot for the common man who wants to see and feel a story from a place where he can’t be present himself.’ Siddiqui leaves behind his wife, Rike, and two children. And a breathtaking body of work Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Media, India, Religion, World news, Afghanistan, Culture, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Global development, Rohingya, War reporting, Hinduism, Reuters, Siddiqui


Split city: Michael Schmidt’s Berlin – in pictures

From schoolchildren to squatters and punks, Michael Schmidt captured the people and buildings of his native Berlin – as well as its unique atmosphere in the shadow of the Wall. Now, a retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris offers a complete overview of his groundbreaking images, taken between 1965 and 2014 Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Michael Schmidt, Jeu de Paume


Parklife: the year we fell in love with London’s green spaces

Sophia Spring’s photographs celebrate how London’s many parks became a lifeline for locals during the pandemic, writes novelist David NichollsSee a gallery of Sophia Spring’s images from ParklifeWe didn’t call it the park; it was the “rec”, as in “recreation ground”. A flat, featureless oblong of patchy grass, sodden in winter, parched in summer, scattered with ring-pulls and dog mess – this was the late 70s – its great featureless expanse broken only by buckled goalposts and a few skinny, uncli...
Tags: Books, Photography, London, Culture, Art and design, Ruskin, Sophia, Grand Union, Clissold Park, Bushy, Art and design books, Wandle, Sophia Spring, David NichollsSee, Trent Peckham Rye, Beckenham Place


A love from beyond the grave – Kurt Tong on his ‘ghost marriage’ photographs

His latest project, piecing together the story of a bereaved Hong Kong man who wed his dead fiancé, has won an award. The photogapher reveals how it began with the discovery of a trunk of keepsakesAt the centre of Kurt Tong’s elaborate visual narrative Dear Franklin, there is a doomed love story that is also a ghost story. It traces the intertwined lives of Franklin Lung, a man who rose from poor beginnings to become part of Hong Kong’s social elite in the 1940s, and a young woman known only as ...
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Books, Photography, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Colonialism, Franklin, Tong, Kurt Tong, Art and design books, Dear Franklin


Magnum’s great escape: confinement and liberation – in pictures

It’s been 16 months since the pandemic grounded the world. These images from Magnum’s July square print sale explore themes of being shut in – and getting away from it allSigned or estate-stamped museum-quality 6”x6” prints by Magnum Photos photographers are available here, for one week only, for $100 each Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Culture, Art and design, Magnum


Two decades of Indigenous photography: the work of Wayne Quilliam – in pictures

For more than 20 years, Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam has captured significant Indigenous events across Australia, from the national apology to the Stolen Generations to the Garma, Barunga and Yeperenye festivals. In his travels through country, Quilliam often visits communities to teach Indigenous youth how to capture their own lives through a lens. His book, Culture is Life, is a modern, photographic celebration of the diversity of Indigenous Australians Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Australia, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Indigenous Australians, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Quilliam, Indigenous art, Wayne Quilliam, Garma Barunga, Yeperenye


Sun-seekers at an abandoned forced labour camp: Rafał Milach’s best photograph

‘It had become a favourite spot for Estonians to swim and relax in – even though the perimeter fences, watchtowers and barbed wire were still there’It was August 2016 and I’d been travelling for weeks, documenting the decaying borders between the Baltic states. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, there had been little in the way of physical demarcation between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. But after the collapse, each nation had built up its borders, until the creation of the Schen...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Ussr, Estonia, Soviet Union, Lithuania Latvia, Rafał Milach, Rummu The area


Pandemic polaroids: how bleach made visible the invisible

Unseen is an ongoing series of polaroids taken during the past 15 months of pandemic and lockdowns in London. Using household cleaning products, photographer Nicola Muirhead ‘disinfected’ each image to metaphorically reveal this unseen virus in her pictures Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Culture, Art and design, Coronavirus, Nicola Muirhead


‘I see people ageing - I don’t always see us’: one family, 30 years, 30 photographs

It was a simple idea: one family, photographed at the same time every year. Zed Nelson has traced Sue and Frank’s transition from new parents to grandparents. What’s it like to see your life pass in front of you?In the summer of 1991, photographer Zed Nelson, then 25, invited a couple of new parents he was acquainted with to visit his London studio. Oh, and bring your baby, he said. At the time he had ambitions to be a travelling photojournalist. Within the year, he would fly out on the first of...
Tags: Family, Photography, London, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Parents and parenting, Ageing, Eddie, Nelson, Frank, Zed Nelson, Sue Frank


From pedestrians to drag queens: everyday Africans – in pictures

Couples, shantytowns, refugees, soldiers … here are the highlights from Events of the Social, a show gathering together 10 years of images from Africa that’s currently at PHotoEspaña 2021 Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions


Chinese Communist party celebrates 100th anniversary – in pictures

Since its origins in Shanghai in 1921, the Chinese communist party has grown to be one of the world’s most powerful political parties. It celebrated its 100th birthday on 1 July.President Xi Jinping told a crowd of 70,000 in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square that the era of China being bullied was ‘gone forever’ and the country would not allow ‘sanctimonious preaching’ from foreign forces. Anyone who tried ‘will find themselves on a collision course with a steel wall forged by 1.4 billion people’ Conti...
Tags: Photography, Politics, China, World news, Culture, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Art and design, Shanghai, Tiananmen Square, Chinese Communist


Wolfgang Tillmans on space, Brexit and Covid: ‘Let’s hope we get on a dancefloor soon’

From tiny weeds to distant galaxies, the photographer likes to scrutinise the interconnectedness of everything. He talks about coping with lockdown – and living through his second pandemicWolfgang Tillmans and I talk on the phone on 23 June, which he calls the “fifth anniversary horribilis”, referring to the Brexit vote. He’s at home in Berlin: a day later, he will travel to the UK to install his new exhibition, Moon in Earthlight, in the seaside town of Hove. To conform to Covid protocols, he’l...
Tags: Photography, UK, Berlin, Culture, Art and design, Moon, Brexit, Wolfgang Tillmans, Hove, Tillmans, Maureen Paley, Earthlight


2021 International Portrait Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Professional and amateur photographers worldwide were invited to enter the inaugural International Portrait Photographer of the Year competition for a chance to share in the prize pool of US$10,000 cash and make it into the top 101 images to be included in the awards bookThe 2021 Martin Kantor portrait prize finalists – in pictures Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, US, Culture, Art and design, Martin Kantor


Photographer Donavon Smallwood: ‘What’s it like to be a black person in nature?’

The self-taught 27-year-old discusses Languor, a prize-winning series of portraits shot in Central Park over the past yearSince he was seven years old, Donavon Smallwood had lived in the same apartment in Harlem close to the northern tip of Central Park. As a teenager, he hung out there with his friends and, later, as he became interested in photography, he would often wander through the park with his camera looking for hidden places where the clamour of the city seemed a world away. “So many ur...
Tags: Photography, New York, Culture, Art and design, Harlem, Central Park, Donavon Smallwood


Striking images: the 20th century, as told by Guardian photographers – in pictures

From the Irish civil war to anti-apartheid protests, a new exhibition delves into the legendary Guardian picture libraryIt was in 1905 that the Manchester Guardian published its first ever photograph, of the Angel Stone in Manchester Cathedral. Three years later, the paper hired its first staff photographer, Walter Doughty. In many ways the story of photography at the Guardian mirrors the story of the 20th century itself. And it’s a story that’s currently being told in a new exhibition, The Pict...
Tags: Photography, London, Media, Society, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Culture, Art and design, Manchester, The Guardian, Guardian, Exhibitions, Social history, Manchester Guardian, The Photographers' Gallery


‘We have more in common than what separates us’: refugee stories, told by refugees

In One Thousand Dreams, award-winning photographer Robin Hammond hands the camera to refugees. Often reduced by the media’s toxic or well-meaning narratives, the portraits and interviews capture a different and more complex tale‘Never stop dreaming’: refugees get behind the camera – in picturesRobin Hammond has spent two decades crisscrossing the developing world and telling other people’s stories. From photographing the Rohingya forced out of Myanmar and rape survivors in the Democratic Republi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Photography, Gender, Sweden, Media, Greece, China, Iraq, Nigeria, Africa, Society, World news, Turkey, Iran, Mental Health


‘Father of African cinema’ Ousmane Sembène at work – in pictures

A look back at the career of Senegal-born film director Ousmane Sembène as his 1968 film Mandabi is released in the UK for the first time•Mandabi is released on 11 June in cinemas, and on 28 June on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital platforms.•Peter Bradshaw on Mandabi: classic about colonialism resonates today Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, UK, Film, Russia, Africa, Senegal, World news, Culture, Art and design, Colonialism, World cinema, Ousmane Sembene, Peter Bradshaw, Blu Ray


My Amazon rainforest angel: Claudia Andujar’s best photograph

‘When I first visited the Yanomami tribe, they were completely isolated – they hadn’t seen a camera and didn’t know what photography was’It was 1971 when I photographed the Yanomami tribe of Brazil for the first time. I knew that it would take time to build our relationship, but I wanted to see if we could become friends. For me, the best photographers are those who are truly interested in their subjects.The Yanomami is a big population of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest in n...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Americas, World news, Culture, Art and design, Brazil, Venezuela, Indigenous Peoples, Yanomami, Claudia Andujar


Porch Diaries: portraits from Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdowns – photo essay

Comprising more than 200 colour photographs, Porch Diaries is a series by Melbourne-based photographer Alana Holmberg featuring portraits of neighbours, strangers, workers and loved ones who passed by her Brunswick home during the 2020 pandemic lockdown months in Melbourne. With the recent spike in cases, Melbourne was back in lockdown and Holmberg was back on the porch30 March 2020Some days I feel like a creep. My spot up here on the porch, partially obscured behind the lemon tree, kept vertica...
Tags: Photography, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Melbourne, Brunswick, Mara, HOLMBERG, Coronavirus, Alana Holmberg


The look of glove: Nick Cave’s moving first photobook – in pictures

When the Bad Seeds singer found a solitary child’s glove hanging over a road sign he felt a ‘jolt of grief’ which led him on a photographic journey. He talks us through it Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Music, Culture, Art and design, Nick Cave


Backdrops to a riot: JR on how his confrontational street art went global

His portraits of his Paris neighbourhood summed up its residents’ anger. Now his subversive installations straddle borders, float on boats and envelop favelas. We speak to the elusive artist“I didn’t spend enough time in school for any of the teachers to remember me. The only role models I had were the guys in the neighbourhood doing graffiti,” reflects JR, on his journey from street-smart tagger to world-famous conceptual artist. “I guess what’s nice is now, at 38, I can tell my mother I am not...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Installation, Exhibitions, Street Art, Tunisia, Jim Morrison



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