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‘Never stop dreaming’: refugees get behind the camera – in pictures

Witness Change, a project for the Open Society Foundation, photographed 1,000 people who left their homes for a new life, and found a common thread of humanity in the dreams that sustain them‘We have more in common than what separates us’: refugee stories, told by refugees Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Refugees, Global development, Migration And Development, Open Society Foundation

‘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

Putin and Biden meet for talks in Switzerland – in pictures

After shaking hands for the cameras, the US president, Joe Biden, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, plunged into hours of face-to-face talks on Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion. It was a highly anticipated summit at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Switzerland, Biden

Royal Ascot and Black Panthers: Tuesday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, Ascot, Black Panthers

G7 leaders in Cornwall – in pictures

G7 leaders have opened their first in-person talks in nearly two years. Welcomed by Boris Johnson to the beachside summit venue in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, the leaders posed for a photograph before opening their first session of talks Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, G7, Carbis Bay Cornwall

G7 security preparations in Cornwall – in pictures

Ahead of the G7 summit starting on Friday, 5,000 mutual aid officers have arrived in the area from police forces across the UK. They will join 1,500 officers and staff from Devon and Cornwall police being deployed at the event.More than 100 police dogs will be working at the summit, though no police horses are due to be there Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, Police, UK News, World news, UK security and counter-terrorism, Cornwall, Devon, G7

‘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

‘Sea snot’ plagues the Turkish coast – in pictures

A thick layer of organic matter known as marine mucilage has spread in the Sea of Marmara, covering harbours, shorelines and swathes of the surface south of Istanbul. Some of the ‘sea snot’ has sunk below the waves, suffocating seabed life Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Environment, World news, Turkey, Wildlife, Marine Life, Istanbul, Marmara

The 150km Velikoretsky procession – in pictures

Annual Russian pilgrimage in honour of icon of St Nicholas discovered, as legend has it, in the 14th century Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Russia, Religion, World news, St Nicholas

Puffin island: a voyage to one of Scotland’s remotest habitats

Murdo MacLeod sailed from Mull over to Lunga, the largest of the Treshnish Isles, to photograph the world of the puffin Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Scotland, Animals, Environment, UK News, World news, News photography, Puffin, Murdo MacLeod, Lunga, Treshnish Isles

Second world war through the lenses of German soldiers – in pictures

In 1939, thousands of German soldiers, many of them conscripts, were dispatched across Europe. They went armed not only with weapons but with cameras – the famous German Leica and Rolleiflex – in their bags and orders to capture what they saw.As Britain, France and the Allied countries mark the 77th anniversary of the Normandy landings on D-day this weekend, a recently released book All at War: Photography by German Soldiers 1939-45, is a compilation of these photographs taken from a vast collec...
Tags: Europe, Books, Photography, London, World news, Second world war, Normandy, Britain France

Mohamed Bourouissa on France’s identity crisis: ‘We’ve got catching up to do!’

The French Algerian artist uses photography, rap music and the frequencies of trees in his quest to shine a light on marginalised communities. Now he’s preparing for his first solo UK showIn early 2020, when Dave was making British history by triumphing at both the Brits and Mercury music prizes, the equivalent awards in France were making headlines for all the wrong reasons. That year’s Victoires de la Musique featured no headline prizes for a black or Arab rapper. “Domestic rap has become the ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Music, UK, France, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Dave, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Hip-hop, Installation

1921 Tulsa race massacre remembered – in pictures

One of the darkest chapters in the long and turbulent history of racial violence in America is commemorated in Oklahoma on Monday, the 100th anniversary of a rampage by a white mob that left an estimated 300 Black people dead. Hundreds of Black-owned businesses, churches and homes were burned, leaving about 8,000 homeless and a further 800 injured Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, America, World news, US news, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Hundreds Of Black, Tulsa Race Massacre

‘It’s cooler to hang Lennon’s guitar than a Picasso’: pop culture wins out at auctions

Sales of items from celebrities such as Janet Jackson and K-poppers BTS are trending – and reframing what goes under the hammerIs celebrity merchandise the new Monet? Auction houses are in flux, with more and more pop culture items being sold under the hammer for six and seven-figure sums.Last month, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills hosted a three-day auction of Janet Jackson’s personal belongings, including some of her most iconic stage outfits. Buyers included Kim Kardashian, who snagged Jac...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Film, Los Angeles, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Beverly Hills, Jackson, Nirvana

Chinese Communist party’s 100th anniversary preparations – in pictures

The Chinese Communist party is promoting a campaign to study its history before the 100th anniversary in July. ‘Red’ tourism to historically significant hotspots like Yan’an and Xibaipo has increased accordingly Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Communism, Yan, Chinese Communist, Xibaipo

UK urged to intervene after another photo of Princess Latifa emerges

Peter Hain says government must demand proper proof of life of Emirati royal after third image appears on Instagram within daysThe UK government has been urged to intervene to find out whether the Emirati royal Princess Latifa has been genuinely freed from house arrest by her father, after a third Instagram photo appeared in as many days showing her in a Dubai shopping mall.The latest photo showed Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, a daughter of the ruler of Dubai, looking at th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Instagram, UK News, World news, Dubai, Peter Hain, Emirati, Latifa, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum

Photographers rewrite list of ‘big five’ animals to shoot

Project turns trophy hunters’ hit list into a conservation tool – and reveals the animals we most want to see caught on cameraFor trophy hunters, the big five are the toughest, most dangerous animals to kill, but a photography project has turned the meaning of shooting on its head, creating a new list of the five most fantastic creatures to capture on camera.More than 50,000 people from around the world voted for animals they most liked seeing pictures of as part of the New Big 5 wildlife photog...
Tags: Photography, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Art and design, Endangered Species, Safaris, Biodiversity, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Environmental Activism

‘It’s hard to look at’: Donald Trump makes National Portrait Gallery debut

Photo of ex-president will make way for a painted portrait as gallery says Trump’s team is considering artistsA picture is worth a thousand tweets. Donald Trump gained immortality of sorts on Friday when he made his debut at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. But he also ran into some “good trouble”. Related: Rightwingers tried to discredit Trump ‘foes’ with honey trap plot – report Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Washington, World news, US news, Museums, Donald Trump, National Portrait Gallery, Trump

Istanbul Photo Awards 2021: winners announced - in pictures

The winners of this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards, organised by Anadolu Agency, have been announced. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Turkey, News photography, Istanbul, Anadolu Agency

‘Big bark but no bite’: Obamas mourn former first dog Bo

Barack and Michelle Obama express sorrow at passing of ‘true friend and companion’Former President Barack Obama’s dog Bo died on Saturday from cancer, the Obamas said on social media.News of Bo’s passing was shared by Obama and his wife, Michelle, on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the former president described as a “true friend and loyal companion.” Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Obama, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Michelle Obama, Barack, Michelle, Obamas, Bo

Parched Taiwan prays for rain as Sun Moon Lake is hit by drought

Taps are now shut off two days a week, and worse is to come unless action is taken on climate crisis Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake is so low that parts of it have dried and turned to grass. Jetties that normally float are sprawled awkwardly on dry land, and tour boats are crowded at the tail ends of pontoons still in the water.Usually one of the island’s most famous tourist destinations, the lake has recently become a star of a different kind. Following the worst drought in 56 years, it is now famous f...
Tags: Instagram, Climate Change, Environment, Water, Drought, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Sun Moon Lake

Cuba during the pandemic – photo essay

Photographer Leysis Quesada Vera describes life during the pandemic in Havana’s Los Sitios neighbourhood. She is a photographer based in Ecuador. Her work is supported and produced by the Magnum Foundation, with a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Magnum Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography. Through grant making and mentorship, Magnum Foundation supports a global network of social justice and human rights-focused photographer...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Americas, World news, Ecuador, Cuba, Havana, Centro, Malecón, Magnum Foundation, Coronavirus, Leysis Quesada Vera, Los Sitios, Henry Luce Foundation Magnum Foundation, Sitios

Trump’s Facebook ban should not be lifted, network’s oversight board rules

Trump’s account suspended in wake of Capitol attackFormer president also banned from Instagram and TwitterDonald Trump’s Facebook account should not be reinstated, the social media giant’s oversight board said on Wednesday.Facebook suspended Trump’s account after the Capitol attack of 6 January, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed Congress in an attempt to overturn the former president’s defeat by Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Trump was initially suspended from Facebook and Ins...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Congress, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, TwitterDonald Trump

Napoleon Bonaparte’s belongings to be auctioned – in pictures

More than 300 objects relating to emperor are being sold by French auction house Osenat, marking the 200th anniversary of his death Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, France, World news, Napoleon Bonaparte

The Kentucky Derby, May Day and a cannabis parade: the weekend’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Football, UK News, World news, Ramadan

Bikers, geese and dancers: Friday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, World news

African photography CAP prize 2021 shortlist – in pictures

The CAP Prize has announced 25 shortlisted projects with the highest ratings at the online showcase Award Winning African Photography - photo basel Takes a Closer Look. Here we take a look at a selection of the shortlisted photographers work. Five of the projects will be awarded with the CAP Prize 2021 in September 2021 Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, World news

Venezuela’s ‘doctor of the poor’ to be beatified – in pictures

On Friday José Gregorio Hernández, doctor, scientist, university professor and pioneer of bacteriology, will be beatified, a step toward sainthood in the Roman Catholic church, after 72 years of efforts by Venezuela’s Catholics Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, Americas, World news, Catholicism, Christianity, Venezuela, Jose Gregorio Hernandez

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 – winners

Category winners in the awards recognising the art and diversity of food photography Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, News photography

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