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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


Kimono east meets west meets smartphone

A melding of cultures as well as imaginative smartphone storage. kofiwidget2.init('Support Tokyo Times on Ko-fi', '#29abe0', 'J3J51I68E');kofiwidget2.draw();
Tags: Travel, Photography, Culture, Tokyo


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


St Patrick's day - in pictures

On the day after 54 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ireland, deserted streets and shuttered pubs stripped of cheers, speeches and marching bands marked a St Patrick’s day like no other. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Culture, Ireland, Festivals, Patrick, COVID


‘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


International Women’s Day: Interviews + Visits

A few of the enthralling conversations we've had with brilliant women since last year's 8 March Women from all over the world achieve the remarkable every day, and should always be championed and celebrated. At Cool Hunting, we’re in a uniquely fortunate position to meet creative, clever, inspiring and inventive women all the time—from artists and designers to sex tech entrepreneurs, community leaders and beyond. …
Tags: Art, Photography, Gender, Design, Style, Interviews, Women, Tech, Data, Designers, Culture, Artists, Photographers, Perfume, Fragrance, Studio Visits


Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s “Artist Portraits from the 80’s” at Patrick Parrish Gallery

Mapplethorpe, Basquiat and their contemporaries, captured with intimate intensity With the innumerable retrospectives crisscrossing US museums, and foundations dedicating floor-upon-floor of wall space, one almost cannot escape the current societal obsession with artists from the ’80s. Amidst all the work of Basquiat, Warhol, Haring and their ilk, gallery-goers will still struggle to find women represented. Fascinating then, and valuable, is the exhibition Artist Portraits from …
Tags: Photography, Design, Exhibits, NYC, US, Culture, Photographers, Exhibitions, Portraits, Art Shows, Patrick Parrish Gallery, Photo Exhibits, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Mapplethorpe Basquiat, Warhol Haring


Kimono friendship and flowers

Bright colours on a bright day with matching flower motifs as an added bonus.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Culture


'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


The sun setting on a shuttered Tokyo shopping street

A few months ago, I photographed and wrote about danchi, or Japanese public housing. Born in the 1950s and peaking around the early 70s, this massive building project created affordable and modern housing for the nation’s growing number of young families. Fast forward to the present day, however, and many of these once futuristic apartment complexes are more crumbling relics than sought after properties. The same also goes for the little shopping precincts that were an integral part of some dan...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Culture, Tokyo


Top authors take to Instagram to defend teenage book lover

Callum Manning, 13, whose reviews were mocked by pupils, backed by Matt Haig and othersA 13-year-old boy who was taunted for his online book reviews has received messages of support from bestselling authors.Callum Manning, from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, created an Instagram account last week to write posts about some of the books he had read. But he was left “devastated” after other pupils at his new school began to mock the reviews in a group chat he had joined. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Instagram, Children, Bullying, Society, UK News, Culture, Schools, Cyberbullying, Matt Haig, Callum Manning, South Shields Tyne


Singer Duffy says she was raped, drugged and held captive

Welsh singer made statement on Instagram saying she was held captive for several daysAimee Duffy, the Welsh pop singer known as Duffy who retreated from the public eye following her hugely successful debut album Rockferry, has said she was drugged, held captive and raped by an unidentified person.In a statement on her official Instagram account she said: “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The rec...
Tags: Music, Crime, Instagram, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Duffy


Pop star Duffy says she was raped, drugged and held captive

Welsh singer made statement on Instagram saying she was held captive for several daysAimee Duffy, the Welsh pop singer known as Duffy who retreated from the public eye following her hugely successful debut album Rockferry, has said she was drugged, held captive and raped by an unidentified person.In a statement on her official Instagram account she said: “The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The rec...
Tags: Music, Crime, Instagram, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Duffy


Rio carnival 2020 – in pictures

Brazil’s famed carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday as millions of revellers poured into the streets, some of whom took aim at the nation’s deeply polarised politics. Most partiers, though, were dressed in distinctly apolitical garb, ranging from mermaid to cowboy costumes, suggesting that during carnival, Brazilians are focused on revelry first, and politics second Rio carnival takes a stand against Bolsonaro’s divisive rhetoric Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, Culture, Festivals, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Bolsonaro


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


Caroline Flack's family releases unpublished Instagram post

TV star wrote message days before she died but her advisers warned against posting itCaroline Flack wrote an unpublished Instagram post weeks before she killed herself revealing how her “whole world and future was swept from under [her] feet” over claims she assaulted her boyfriend, her family has said.The former Love Island presenter, who was found dead aged 40 on Saturday a day after she discovered she would stand trial accused of assault, said the domestic incident was an accident. Continue r...
Tags: Instagram, UK News, Mental Health, Culture, Television & radio, Caroline Flack, Flack, Love Island


A colourful kimono on a cold and windy day

The blustery weather was absolutely biting, but the colours of this kimono and the late afternoon sun at least offered the suggestion of some warmth.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Religion, Culture


PHOTO: Salto Grande Waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

The tour guide promised the trail to Salto Grande Waterfall in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park was easy. “Just a 20 minute walk,” he said. As a casual aside, he advised us to take our jackets, as it “might be a little windy up there.” The first 15 minutes were a breeze. A graveled path led through a field of flower-strewn tall grass, with the famous horns of the Cordillera Paine Massif peeking over the top. A stretch of turquoise river came into view and the thunderous... The post PHOTO: ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif, Salto Grande Waterfall


PHOTO: Lago Nordenskjold Viewpoint in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

What struck me most about Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile were the colors. Depending upon the angle of the sun, the mountains of the Cordillera Paine Massif range from the deepest black to pale gray, lavender, and Wedgwood blue. As the sun sets, abundant feldspar in the granite flanks reflect iridescent orange patches. Add snowy peaks and grass covered foothills, and the mountains of Torres del Paine become a veritable rocky rainbow. Even the name of the park is ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Patagonian, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Paine, Wedgwood, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif


Beyond Frieze: Art Highlights in LA

Site-specific installations, large-scale sculpture, surreal digital self-portraits and other must-see work In a few days, Los Angeles will briefly become the center of the art world. With art fairs Frieze, Felix and Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Hollywood and Spring Break in DTLA, the weekend of 14 February is slated to be an exciting one for art enthusiasts. But LA is an art-centric city all year, and …
Tags: Art, Photography, Hollywood, Design, Exhibits, La, Los Angeles, Culture, Sculpture, Exhibitions, Illustrations, Performance, Paintings, Portraits, Art Festivals, Art Fairs


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


“We, Women,” a Photo Project by Women and Gender Non-Conforming Artists

On Kickstarter now, the project amplifies art with underlying messages of activism Presented by United Photo Industries and Women Photograph, We, Women funds and catalogs photo projects by women and gender non-conforming artists and photojournalists that address social, economic, racial, and political issues. For an industry with below average gender representation (just 15% of photojournalists are women, and 87% of the pieces in permanent collections …
Tags: Photos, Art, Photography, Gender, Politics, Design, Activism, Prints, Culture, Social Issues, Photographers, Kickstarter, Photojournalism, Gender Parity, United Photo Industries, Photo Prints


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



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