Photo by David Tovey, chosen by public vote for February in 2016 My London calendar.

Homeless photos inspiring us all

Question: What do you get if you hand out 100 disposable cameras to homeless people and say: “Go and take some photographs.” Answer: Some inspiring images and stories to go with them. Cafe Art, based in London, came up with the idea as a way to empower people affected by homelessness, and it’s such an […]

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Aleppo in Syria.

War-torn Syrian town makes virtual reality film-making history

This week, several channel owners have been taking advantage of YouTube’s new ability to host 360-degree video footage. FC Barcelona launched one recently, and now charitable news organisation RYOT has done something a little more haunting, and also history-making. This footage of Aleppo, in Syria, gives you a sense of just how damaging the war there […]

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Hiroshima | Foraggio Photographic

Hiroshima 70 years on: A city of peace and grace

Today marks 70 years since Hiroshima suffered the most devastating attack in human history. Tens of thousands of people killed in seconds, incinerated by the world’s first atomic bomb. Then-US President Harold Truman believed this represented “the greatest achievement of organised science in history”. The achievement, he claimed, was ending of World War II. President […]

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Simon Norfolk - Time Taken

The unquestionable beauty of Afghanistan

If Afghanistan wasn’t a war zone, I’d have it high on my list of places to visit. From a geographical point of view, it looks absolutely stunning. The trouble is, you very rarely see that side of it. Most of the attention on the country has been as a result of war, death, terror and […]

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