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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Caroline Flack's family releases unpublished Instagram post

TV star wrote message days before she died but her advisers warned against posting itCaroline Flack wrote an unpublished Instagram post weeks before she killed herself revealing how her “whole world and future was swept from under [her] feet” over claims she assaulted her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


PHOTO: Guanaco Surveys its Domain in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

When my tour van entered Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonian Chile, our guide enlisted us as wildlife spotters. She ticked off some of the species we might see. The Patagonian Puma is the most sought after sighting, however they are reclusive and usually stay far away from the only road through the park. But if we had sharp eyes we might spot one of two varieties of fox; the small, endangered Huemul deer; Andean Condors; Southern Crested Caracaras (a large bird of prey); the Patagonian ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Torres, Torres Del Paine, Paine National Park, Guanaco, Patagonian Chile, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Patagonian Puma, Southern Crested Caracaras


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


Buddhist street musician surprise

Tokyo is a city of contrasts, as well as constant surprises, so even if you know what’s round the next corner, you never really know what you are going to see. It could, for example, be a Buddhist playing a bamboo flute. Or possibly even more unexpected, a foreign person taking photographs.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Religion, Culture, Tokyo, Buddhist


PHOTO: Waterfront in the Town of Puerto Natales, Chile

The pretty little town of Puerto Natales is perhaps best known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile. But I discovered an intriguing backstory. The town is located on the Señoret Channel, which connects Última Esperanza Sound with Bahía Desengaño, eventually leading to the Straits of Magellan and the Atlantic Ocean. Última Esperanza translates to “last hope,” while Desengaño translates to “disillusionment” or “disenchantment.” I stood on the shores of...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Magellan, Patagonian, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales Chile, Señoret Channel, Bahía Desengaño, Atlantic Ocean Última Esperanza


‘I’d rather spend £300 on fillers than face cream’: the rise of tweakment face

From stars who don’t age to the Love Island pout, the ‘tweaked’ look is becoming the new normal. But what is it doing to us?Do you know what a tweakment is? I didn’t, not really, until I was lying on my back with a woman dressed in white poised to inject a needle into my face. Tweakment sounds cute, right? Well, tweak does. Like in the Mary Poppins song: “My father gave me nose a tweak.” A tweak is a gesture of affection, like pinching the cheek of a toddler. Tweak tweak.A tweakment is a minor c...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Media, Instagram, Film, Social Media, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Beauty, Cosmetic Surgery, Mary Poppins, Love Island


Pigalle Basketball Court’s 2020 Makeover

The beloved Pigalle basketball court (located on Rue Duperré in Paris’ 9th Arrondissement) has received a makeover, the first since its bright gradient look from three years ago. The Pigalle brand (founded and helmed by Stéphane Ashpool) joined forces again with creative agency ILL-Studio and Nike for the gaming-inspired refresh, which features only recycled materials and”blocks of color intertwined with graphic icons, including arrows, plus …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Sports, Nike, Culture, Paris, Basketball, Community, Public Art, Public Spaces, Linkaboutit, Pigalle, Ill-studio, Pigalle Basketball Court, Rue Duperré


Ellen von Unwerth’s “Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women” Retrospective at Fotografiska New York

Seven galleries worth of thoughtful, provocative pop culture imagery from the acclaimed photographer The creative forces behind Fotografiska (co-founders and brothers Jan and Per Broman) continue to open international locations that share a mission with their Stockholm flagship. More than photography museums, these social art spaces focus on curatorial topics that push boundaries and address the humanity behind the artistry and craft. Few exhibits could …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Culture, Museums, Photographers, Exhibitions, Galleries, Stockholm, Flatiron, Ellen Von Unwerth, Fotografiska, Fotografiska New York, NYC Galleries, Photo Exhibits, Per Broman


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


Downtown For Democracy’s “ABORTION IS NORMAL” Art Show

Works by Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger and others in a show that's meant to inspire activism and normalize women's reproductive rights Organized by political action committee Downtown for Democracy, the ABORTION IS NORMAL show featuring work by powerhouse artists including Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter and Cindy Sherman opens today and is both a cultural event and a political call to action. Curated by …
Tags: Health, Art, Photography, Gender, Politics, Design, Activism, Interviews, NYC, Culture, Artists, Exhibitions, Photographs, Paintings, Galleries, Cindy Sherman


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


Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease

Singer posts Instagram message to disclose bacterial illnessWill reveal more details in upcoming documentary seriesCanadian pop singer Justin Bieber has told fans that he is battling Lyme disease. Related: Instead of celebrating Adele's weight loss, may I suggest something else? | Poppy Noor Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Adele, Culture, Justin Bieber


Paris museum hires Instagram artist-in-residence

Jean-Philippe Delhomme will depict an artist as a social media user every week for the Musée d’OrsayOne of France’s most celebrated and august art institutions has taken a novel approach to embracing technology while breathing new life into its collection – by installing an Instagram artist-in-residence who imagines the social media accounts of famous artists from history.The Paris museum Musée d’Orsay has invited the illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme to take over its Instagram account every Mo...
Tags: Art, Europe, Instagram, France, Culture, Museums, Paris, Musee D'Orsay, Jean Philippe Delhomme


Japanese housing of the future fading slowly into the past

In postwar Japan, the desperate need for housing resulted in the mass construction of concrete tower blocks of varying heights and sizes — the initial design and efficiency of which were at least partly influenced by Soviet planned Khrushchyovka. Known as danchi, these government projects primarily offered affordable, but at the same time well-equipped apartments for the growing number of young, urban middle class families moving into the suburbs. In the mid-1950s, when these new danchi began t...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Culture, Khrushchyovka Known


'This is war': actor Yael Stone gives up US green card and will now live in Australia to fight climate change

Orange is the New Black star says the air travel needed for a life in two continents is ‘environmentally unjust’The Australian actor Yael Stone has vowed to give up her green card, which allows her to work in the United States, as a “personal sacrifice” aimed at reducing carbon emissions in what she called the “climate war”.In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday and Instagram on Sunday, the actor and star of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black said she came to the decision to give up her green ca...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Instagram, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, US, Australia news, Netflix, Culture, United States, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Bushfires, New Black, Yael Stone, Australian theatre


Celeste Barber Australian bushfires fundraiser tops $20m as celebrities Pink, Nicole Kidman make huge donations

Australian comedian and Instagram star raises millions for firefighting effort in NSW as donations ramp upThe Australian comedian Celeste Barber has helped raise more than $20m to help the New South Wales Rural Fire Service fight the devastating bushfires around the state, as fundraising efforts ramp up in response to the crisis.By early afternoon on Sunday the tally had reached almost $21.7m, around 48 hours after Barber launched the fundraiser on Facebook. Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Australia news, Culture, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Victoria, Bushfires, Barber, Facebook Continue, Celeste Barber, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Pink Nicole Kidman


Celeste Barber Australian bushfires fundraiser reaches $20m as celebrities Pink, Nicole Kidman make huge donations

Australian comedian and Instagram star raises millions for firefighting effort in NSW as donations ramp upThe Australian comedian Celeste Barber has helped raise more than $20m to help the New South Wales Rural Fire Service fight the devastating bushfires around the state, as fundraising efforts ramp up in response to the crisis.By early afternoon on Sunday the tally had reached almost $21.7m, around 48 hours after Barber launched the fundraiser on Facebook. Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Australia news, Culture, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Victoria, Bushfires, Barber, Facebook Continue, Celeste Barber, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Pink Nicole Kidman


Italian Vogue’s Sustainable January 2020 Issue

After Vogue editors across many international editions declared that the magazine would do its best to “preserve our planet for future generations,” Italian Vogue cut photo shoots—and photos—for its January 2020 issue. In a letter to readers, editor Emanuele Farneti details the embarrassingly long list of people, supplies, and trips needed to complete an issue: “One hundred and fifty people involved. About twenty flights and …
Tags: Photography, Design, Sustainability, Culture, Magazines, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Sustainable, Linkaboutit, Italian Vogue, Emanuele Farneti, Print Magazines


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



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