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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


Photographers against Oppression print sale for Belarus – in pictures

Photographers against Oppression have organised a print sale to raise money for those adversely affected by recent events in Belarus. More than 16,000 people have been detained for taking part in peaceful protests in the wake of disputed election results, according to the Viasna human rights organisation based in Minsk Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Belarus, Minsk


Sacre bleu! France as you've never seen her before

They set out to capture the forgotten France, the everyday architecture of emptied towns and overlooked villages – before their uniqueness is lost for ever. Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier talk us through their vast photographic atlasFrom the industrial north to the sun-baked south, Eric Tabuchi has spent two decades scouring the landscape of France with an obsessive eye. In 2008, the Danish-Japanese-French photographer created a beguiling series called Alphabet Truck by sneaking up on 26 differe...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Monnier, Tabuchi, Eric Tabuchi, Nelly Monnier


Inside the world's most golden hotel - in pictures

The Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, is billed as the first in the world to be golden both inside and out Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Hotels, World news, Asia Pacific, Vietnam, Hanoi Vietnam, Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake


Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


20 photographs of the week

The aftermath of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Rudy Giuliani at that press conference, the continuing conflict in Idlib and the enduring impact of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Rudy Giuliani, Idlib, Nagorno Karabakh, Coronavirus


Peru's week of protests – in pictures

Peru’s capital is reeling from an intense week of pro-democracy protests marked by accusations of police brutality. The impeachment of former president Martín Vizcarra unleashed nationwide demonstrations and what analysts have called Peru’s worst political crisis in more than a decade Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, News photography, Peru, Martin Vizcarra


2021 Lavazza calendar: the new humanity – in pictures

With the world feeling more distant than ever, photographers were this year called on to translate their vision of the new humanity into images seen through their own eyes. David LaChapelle and Steve McCurry are among those who contributed Continue reading...
Tags: Coffee, Photography, World news, Culture, Art and design, Steve Mccurry, David LaChapelle


20 photographs of the week

The US election, lockdown in London, flooding in the Philippines, and rising cases of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, US, World news, Culture, Philippines, News photography, Art and design, Coronavirus


Evo Morales: Bolivia’s ex-president returns – in pictures

Bolivia’s former leader Evo Morales made a dramatic homecoming on Monday, greeted by crowds of cheering supporters as he crossed the border from Argentina, where he had been living in exile since late last year Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, News photography, Argentina, Bolivia, Evo Morales


'We have lost a limb': Azu Nwagbogu, the visionary curator bringing African art home

From helping photographers capture the Nigerian protests to exhibiting during a pandemic, the director of LagosPhoto festival has had his work cut out. Now he wants to fight ‘afro-pessimism’ and the posturing around Black Lives MatterWhen I first spoke to Azu Nwagbogu, the recent protests against police brutality in his native Nigeria had just entered their second week. The curator was upbeat, describing them as “an incredible awakening”. A week later, when we made contact again, he sounded more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Nigeria, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Festivals, Identity politics, Exhibitions, Lagos, Lekki, Azu Nwagbogu


Small things worth preserving – LagosPhoto20's Home Museum

This year the Lagos photo festival examines the ramifications of restitution through the Home Museum. An open call in May asked people to submit images of objects important to them and their home, resulting in more than 200 submissions Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Lagos


Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris appeals for help – in pictures

English-language bookshop asks customers for support as France enters new lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Books, Photography, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Shakespeare, Coronavirus


The New East photo prize 2020 shortlist – in pictures

Calvert 22 Foundation and The Calvert Journal have announced the finalists of the New East photo prize 2020. This year marks the third edition of the competition, which celebrates contemporary photography from eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and central Asia. The shortlist includes 11 photographers from Albania, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and Uzbekistan. The winners will be announced to the public on 10 November. The biennial prize received over 700 entries this year from 26 New East...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Photography, World news, Art and design, Uzbekistan, Albania, Calvert, Calvert Journal, Balkans Russia, New East, Georgia Hungary Poland Russia


Ed van der Elsken's crazy world – in pictures

Recognised as one of the most influential photographers of the last century for his raw street-style images of daily life, Ed van der Elsken’s working archive has been acquired by the Rijksmuseum and the Nederlands Fotomuseum, and includes unseen images in an unpublished photobook, Feest (“to party”), which provides insight into his approachCrazy World until 10 January 20201 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Netherlands, Ed van der Elsken, Feest, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Continue


Time at a Standstill: Spain's lockdown experience – in pictures

Time at a Standstill is a digital project that brings together the work of 42 photographers who explore the experience of el confinamiento in a country becalmed by coronavirus and isolation. The project can be viewed on the PHotoESPAÑA website Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Spain, World news, Coronavirus


Zanele Muholi's queer South Africa: 'I do not dare shoot at night. It is not safe'

The non-binary photographer chronicles the harsh realities of life for LGBTQ+ people in a hostile country. Ahead of a major Tate show, the artist reveals why ‘just existing is political’Amid the plethora of essays in the catalogue for Zanele Muholi’s forthcoming retrospective at Tate Modern, there is a moving testimony by Lungile Dladla, a South African lesbian. Entitled I Am Not a Victim but a Victor, it recounts how, on an evening in February 2010, she and a friend were accosted by an armed st...
Tags: Art, Photography, Gender, Activism, Protest, Africa, Race, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Sexuality, LGBT rights


Japan’s taboo-breaking tattoo fans – in pictures

A growing tribe in Japan are defying deeply held prejudices linking tattoos with crime, turning their bodies into palettes of colour with elaborate designs, often featuring characters from traditional fables Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Japan, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Tattoos


Polish pro-choice protesters march against new law – in pictures

Pro-choice protesters marched in cities across Poland on Friday as public anger rose over a ruling banning almost all abortion in the country Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Photography, Women, World news, Poland, Abortion


Bars in Paris before and after Covid curfew – in pictures

On Saturday, Paris went under a night-time curfew that will last at least a month. France has reported another record for new coronavirus cases, with more than 32,000 registered in 24 hoursCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA bar on the Rue de Seine Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Photography, France, Travel & leisure, World news, Paris, Coronavirus, Rue de Seine Continue


A critic's view: the delusion of Trump's Covid-19 victory photo

President’s pose on the White House balcony was a manic act of narcissistic theatre The trouble with Trump is that, as he told Bob Woodward, “I bring rage out.” It’s hard to see this picture of him posing maskless on the White House balcony after “winning” against Covid without the red mist coming down.To anyone with a sense of history, the echo of Mussolini on the balcony of Rome’s Palazzo Venezia is unmistakable. But many of his core voters may know as little history as he does and, besides, t...
Tags: Photography, White House, World news, US news, Rome, Donald Trump, Mussolini, Trump, Bob Woodward, Palazzo Venezia, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Fashion designer Kenzo Takada's catwalk – in pictures

The late fashion designer was the first from Japan to break into Paris’s exclusive fashion milieu in the 1970s. His colours and prints were a far cry from the traditional Parisian style of the time Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Japan, Life and style, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Paris, Kenzo Takada


Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online, report finds

Cyberstalking, body shaming and being sent explicit content among issues highlighted by Plan InternationalMost girls and young women using social media have experienced abuse that has driven them offline and left them traumatised, according to a new global survey.More than half of the 14,000 15- to 25-year-olds interviewed by Plan International said they had been cyberstalked, sent explicit messages and images, or abused online. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Gender, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Women, Social Media, World news, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Global development, Tiktok


The rise of the Covid robots – in pictures

In an age of social distancing, machines are being used for everything from cleaning to taking temperaturesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Science, Technology, World news, Robots, Coronavirus outbreak


Beijing's streets during and after Covid lockdown – in pictures

Life is busy again in the Chinese capital after the coronavirus outbreak shuttered businesses and hampered tourism. Now firms are looking to this week’s national holiday to ramp up spendingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOutside a shopping mall in Beijing Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Beijing Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Facebook merges Messenger chat service with Instagram

Users will be able to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for first timeFacebook Messenger and Instagram have merged, more than 18 months after the Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his intention to integrate the two platforms.Instagram’s old direct messaging service, Instagram Direct, has been replaced by Messenger, allowing users to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for the first time. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, World news, Whatsapp


Oregon's firefighting prisoners – in pictures

Prisoners in Oregon have been helping professional firefighters combat the state’s biggest wildfires in a century. They are part of a scheme that for seven decades has aimed to rehabilitate inmates by teaching them a trade, while providing extra boots on the ground during intense wildfire seasons Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Oregon, World news, US news, Art and design, Wildfires, US prisons


Risking the Channel ‘death route’ to Britain – a photo essay

For three weeks, two teams from Agence France-Presse followed Walid, a Kuwaiti, Falah, an Iraqi, and his two daughters, from the town of Grande-Synthe in northern France to Dover via the choppy waters of the Channel. Photographs by Sameer Al-Doumy. Text by by Clement Melki, Sameer Al-Doumy, Thomas Bernardi with the London bureauSameer Al-Doumy is a Syrian photographer born in Douma. He has spent seven years covering the war that has wracked his country since the 2011 uprising, including three ye...
Tags: Europe, Photography, London, France, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Britain, News photography, Migration, Dover, Agence France Presse, Grande Synthe, Agence France Press, Sameer


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



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