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Holy waters: the spiritual journey of African migrants – in pictures

Nicola Lo Calzo’s images celebrate migrants in the Mediterranean and the veneration of the 16th-century Sicilian Saint Benedict the Moor, the first black saint in modern history Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Religion, World news, Culture, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Mediterranean, Benedict, Art and design books, Nicola Lo Calzo

A cartoon before first communion: Susan Kandel’s best photograph

‘Left to her own devices, she’d be in a T-shirt and out in the dirt. But she’s been told to be good, stand still and not mess up her dress’This photo was easy because this is my niece, who’s getting ready for her first communion. Her normal state was to be very active, never stationary for more than a minute. Left to her own devices, she’d be wearing a T-shirt and probably out there in the dirt. What I see in this picture is that she’s been told to be good, stand still and not mess up her dress....
Tags: Family, Photography, Religion, Culture, Art and design, Catholicism, Christianity, Stoughton Massachusetts, Art and design books, Susan Kandel

'To convey black beauty is an act of justice': Tasweer photo festival – in pictures

Image-makers of African heritage from the worlds of fashion, design and photography – including Tyler Mitchell, Namsa Leuba and Nadine Ijewere – are celebrated in a new show for Qatar’s festival of visual culture Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Fashion, Design, Qatar, Life and style, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Festivals, Nadine Ijewere, Art and design books, Tyler Mitchell Namsa Leuba

'I document America's strange beauty': the photography of My Name is Earl's Jason Lee

He played a redemption-seeking redneck on TV, but lately the actor has found solace off-screen, travelling with his camera. He talks about slackers, the Mallrats sequel and breezing into one-horse townsJason Lee knew he was in trouble when he stepped on the set. The year was 1992, Sonic Youth were at their peak and he was starring as a doomed skateboarder in their latest video. As a music obsessed, pro skateboarder with acting aspirations, he felt he had a point to prove. To add more pressure, i...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Celebrity, Film, Religion, America, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Robert De Niro, Scientology, Spike Jonze, Kevin Smith

Black on both sides: the African diaspora around the world – in pictures

Sasha Phyars-Burgess’s Untitled features essays, poems and stunning photographs that delve into the black experience and the true meaning of ‘home’ Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Poetry, Race, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Social history, Black Lives Matter Movement

'It was a little awkward' – how Rick Schatzberg shot his old friends topless

They grew up in a ‘nowhere’ suburb in the 70s, smoking skunk, going for rides and dating girls. The photographer reveals why he decided to capture the ravages of time on his old childhood gangRick Schatzberg had a dark epiphany a few years back, when two of his friends died in quick succession, one from a heart attack, the other from an overdose. “When two people you know and love die within six weeks of each other,” says the photographer quietly, “you realise that death is not just something th...
Tags: Books, Photography, New York, Friendship, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Men, Older people, Rick Moody, Schatzberg, Art and design books, Rick Schatzberg

'I partied with an Italian princess': the glory days of clubbing in Ibiza – in pictures

A new book explores Ibiza’s halycon days – from open-air superclubs to daytime beach raves. Photographer Dave Swindells talks us through the highs and highs ... Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, Spain, Culture, Dance music, Ibiza, Art and design books, Dave Swindells

Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath's best photograph

‘I heard from the ship that two bears were walking directly towards us. I told the scientists to pack up. When they said no, I showed no mercy’In the autumn of 2019, I joined an expedition to the Arctic. We set sail from Tromsø, Norway, on 20 September, on the Polarstern icebreaker. There were 100 people on board – 60 scientists and 40 crew – but the ship was big enough that it never felt crowded. There were people you didn’t see for days.The plan was to find the perfect ice floe to anchor to, t...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, World news, Culture, Art and design, Arctic, Polar regions, Arctic Ocean, Tromsø Norway, Art and design books, Esther Horvath

Kissing cowboys: the queer rodeo stars bucking a macho American tradition

Photographer Luke Gilford couldn’t believe his eyes when he first stumbled across a gay rodeo. He set out to capture the joyous, tender, authentic world he saw thereAmerica’s queer cowboys – in picturesLuke Gilford was at a Pride event in northern California in 2016 when he was drawn to a stand by the sound of Dolly Parton singing 9 to 5. What he found there would change his life. Members of the local chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association were promoting what they do, and how they liv...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, California, Horses, Sport, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sexuality, New York Times, Dolly Parton, LGBT rights

Are your eyes playing tricks? The early work of Olivo Barbieri – in pictures

The Italian photographer shot the everyday – from cars in the suburbs to stacks of watermelons. Yet somehow his images make you question reality... Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Exhibitions, Olivo Barbieri, Art and design books

The big picture: hard times in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Gregory Crewdson’s meticulously staged landscapes explore post-industrial decline in small-town AmericaGregory Crewdson’s photographs understood social distancing before it became reality. His landscapes, which have a broken-down, apocalyptic cast, usually include a few figures, set adrift in different ways, apparently unable to connect with one another, or with the place in which they find themselves. Redemption Center is the first of a series of 16 taken between 2018 and 2019 on the edge of a ...
Tags: Photography, Massachusetts, Americas, Culture, Art and design, Yale University, Crewdson, Pittsfield, Gregory Crewdson, Pittsfield Massachusetts, Art and design books, Redemption Center, AmericaGregory Crewdson

Teenage dreamers: growing up in rural Argentina – in pictures

Guille and Belinda are two cousins who spent their summers dreaming of becoming famous singers – then love and motherhood arrived Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Photography, Friendship, Women, Americas, Culture, Art and design, Argentina, Young People, Belinda, Guille, Art and design books

The big picture: a tender family moment with JFK

A candid shot of the young senator by Life magazine’s Ed Clark portrayed him as a man to lead a new generation into a new decadeEd Clark, a Life magazine staff photographer, was commissioned to photograph the Kennedy family at home in Georgetown in 1958. JFK was campaigning to be elected to a second term as Massachusetts’s senator and, if successful, there were strong rumours that he would make a run for the presidency in 1960. After several days taking pictures of husband and wife, Clark asked ...
Tags: Books, Photography, Massachusetts, Americas, Culture, Art and design, John F Kennedy, Jfk, Jack, Kennedy, Life Magazine, Clark, Georgetown, Caroline, Ed Clark, Art and design books

A mushroom-related brush with mortality: how John Cage fell for fungi

Despite one foraging trip landing him in hospital, the avant garde composer held a lifelong passion for mycology, using his expertise to supply New York restaurants – and surprise Italian quiz show audiencesIn February 1959, while on a visit to fellow composer Luciano Berio in Milan, John Cage appeared five times on a popular Italian television quiz show called Lascia o Raddoppia? (Double or Nothing). Cage performed several new sound pieces at the beginning of each programme, much to the bemusem...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, New York, Science, Milan, Biology, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Classical Music, Fungi, Cage, Foraging, Atkinson, John Cage

Entirely unseen colour photographs by an unknown Italian photographer, discovered by his granddaughter.

Amateur photographer Alberto di Lenardo’s work was, for many years, hidden away in a secret room. Now the unguarded moments he captured are being published in An Attic Full of Trains Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Art and design books, Alberto di Lenardo

Katie Waggett's best photograph: Sunday worship with Joy

‘Joy was dancing in church with her children in London. She was in her element – her dress speaks to her sense of cultural pride’Her name is Joy and I photographed her outside one of the many African churches in south-east London. I had just finished photographing a mosque on the same bland industrial estate when I found the blue wall, then spotted Joy dancing in the church with her children. I thought: “That’s a portrait I’ve got to get,” and asked if she’d come outside and have her photograph ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, London, Nigeria, Africa, Religion, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Christianity, British identity and society, Quebec

Meet the mud people of Ireland – in pictures

Hurling and Irish dancing are part of County Wexford’s cultural tradition. Photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez got physical with the locals Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Dance, Culture, Ireland, Art and design, Stage, County Wexford, Folk dancing, Art and design books, Luis Alberto Rodriguez

Ship builders and snow eaters: forgotten lives in the frame – in pictures

Witold Krassowski has witnessed countries such as India, Afghanistan and his native Poland undergo huge transformations – yet he always kept his camera trained on the lives of ordinary people Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Poland, India Afghanistan, Art and design books, Witold Krassowski

‘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

'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

Old Norse, mystics and race cars: is Älvdalen the weirdest village in Sweden?

It is the place where the witch hunts began – and it still boasts its own language and strange rituals. Photographer Maja Daniels relives three freezing years in a cabin in ÄlvdalenIn 1926, the yearbook of the Swedish Tourism Association described the village of Älvdalen as “a community with a dark insular spirit” where locals were “shadowed by distrust and unease”. It was there in 1668 that the Swedish witch-hunts began, resulting in the execution of 19 girls and one man suspected of occult pra...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Sweden, Communities, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Identity politics, Alvdalen, Swedish Tourism Association, Art and design books, Folklore and mythology, Maja Daniels

REM's Michael Stipe on his 37,000 photos – of stars, lovers and Kurt Cobain's hands

Photography has been a lifelong passion for the singer. He talks us through his finest shots, from a sleeping River Phoenix to ‘his queer grandfather’ William Burroughs‘It was dismissed as a hobby, which was a bit diminishing,” says Michael Stipe. “It meant a lot more to me than that.”He’s talking about his photography and the way the media ignored it during his time as the frontman of REM. There is, admittedly, something amusing about his gripe: there he was, playing shows to packed stadiums, h...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, Society, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Sexuality, Indie, REM, Michael Stipe, Kurt Cobain, William Burroughs, River Phoenix, Art and design books

Express yourself: Mexicans in body paint – in pictures

Phyllis Galembo photographs ritual dress, from costumes to masks to body paint, expressing a rich range of political, artistic, theatrical, social and religious meanings. Her latest project focuses on Mexican traditions Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Mexico, Americas, Culture, Art and design, Art and design books, Phyllis Galembo

Nuclear wasteland: inside Chernobyl's exclusion zone – in pictures

The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 forced the evacuation of nearby Pripyat, home to 45,000 people. David McMillan has journeyed there 21 times since to record abandoned homes and buildings as they are reclaimed by nature Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Environment, World news, Ukraine, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Nuclear Power, Chernobyl, Urban Exploration, Pripyat, David McMillan

Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'

When Trump won the election, photographer Brian Rose made straight for the gambling town – to show the reality behind his billionaire boasts. The broken city he captured speaks volumes about today’s AmericaWhen Donald Trump opened the towering Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City in March 1990, he declared it “the eighth wonder of the world” and joined in the celebrations at a launch ceremony filled with portly actors dressed as genies brandishing tacky golden lamps. Even though it was purcha...
Tags: Art, Books, Business, Photography, Gambling, Economics, Communities, Society, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Social exclusion, New Jersey

Stonewall at 50: stories from a gay rights revolution

In June 1969, in the violent wake of a police raid on a New York bar, Stonewall was born – a defining moment remembered here by those who protestedThe Stonewall riots started in the early hours of 28 June 1969 during a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, a favourite haunt of gay and lesbian New Yorkers. As customers were hauled out in handcuffs, the crowd outside erupted into fury. That night’s rioting was followed by days of further violent demonstrations in the neighbourhood. ...
Tags: Books, Photography, UK, New York, Protest, Culture, Art and design, LGBT rights, New York Public Library, Stonewall, Baumann, Art and design books, Diana Davies, Stonewall Inn Greenwich Village, Resistance Stonewall, Jason Baumann

Parties and passion in Burkina Faso by Ibrahima Sanlé Sory – in pictures

Vibrant youth culture and a flourishing music scene leap out of the west African photographer’s Peuple de la Nuit, featuring the musicians, dancers and lovers who graced his hometown’s hottest venues Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, Africa, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Young People, Burkina Faso, Clubbing, Art and design books, Ibrahima Sanlé Sory, Peuple de la Nuit

David Bailey: 'Deneuve said it's great we're divorced – now we can be lovers!'

As he powers into his 80s, the photographer recalls shooting everyone from Kate Moss to Andy Warhol, shares his regrets over voting leave – and reveals how Gordon Brown pulled a fast one on him‘You look knackered,” says David Bailey, greeting me at his studio. It’s up a small mews and sprawls so casually across two floors that it still feels like the 60s inside. “Look at you,” he says. “Your buttons aren’t even done up right.” I look down at my jacket: that bit is true. But I tell him: “I’m not ...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Fashion, London, Celebrity, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Gordon Brown, Social history, David Bailey

Nick Brandt's best photograph: elephants and building workers share a crowded Africa

‘We photographed the animals with motion sensors, then the humans. In the final edit, the exchange of looks between mother elephant and man was a wonderful surprise’ Poaching in southern Kenya is largely under control now, thanks to the numbers of rangers in place, but there is a bigger issue these days: the invasion of humankind into the wildlife habitat and the conflict that ensues. There is only so much space for people and animals to coexist. That is what I wanted to depict in This Empty Wor...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Africa, Environment, World news, Culture, Wildlife, Conservation, Art and design, Kenya, Amboseli National Park, Nick Brandt, Art and design books

Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse

Photographer Andrew Moisey uncovered ritual hazing, extreme drunkenness and toxic masculinity on one college campus – from men destined to be America’s future leadersLast year in the US, four freshman students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies. All the deaths occurred during or just after drinking bouts in which the victims consumed vast amounts of spirits in a short space of time while older students egged them on. One of the deceased, Max...
Tags: Books, Photography, Education, Abc, Alcohol, US, America, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Men, Young People, Social Mobility

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