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I've always had a fascination with space, the so-called final frontier. Apollo 13 is one of my favourite movies of all time, a story of how incredible the human race can be when it puts its mind to it. This week, to my absolute delight, The Project Apollo Archive and NASA uploaded every photo taken by astronauts on the Apollo missions to the

You may have heard that this week is a big one for the United Nations as they look to sign off on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), drawn up as a way to give nations and every citizen of the Earth a focus and something to work towards in an effort to improve the planet we all call home. This video might help you

Sometimes we have to reach rock bottom to improve. It's a bit like exercise. When you lift weights, exhaust your system, everything recovers stronger than it was before, expectant of the next workout. Your mind is the same. But what about your soul? Can it get stronger after it's been torn apart? I like to think it can. Today is 11 September, 9/11 if you're an American.

Nan Goldin is certainly one of the world's more interesting photographers. She unwittingly pioneered the harsh-flash style that so many youth culture magazines of the 1990s picked up on, and has some amazing work involving children, some of which has been criticised and even banned. But to me, she's fascinating, and I really dig why she is drawn to photography as a form

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 excellent idea. As this video shows, simply placing one of

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 has been. RYOT is using virtual reality filmmaking

If you haven't seen the shots that Norman Jean Roy took of Serena Williams for the latest edition of New York Mag, it's probably best that you do. From a purely aesthetic perspective, they're quite breathtaking, but what they also do is demonstrate the raw power that the greatest female tennis player of the past decade has. She's been captured absolutely perfectly. This

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 Truman termed the merciless bombing of Japan "repayment"

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 other unsavoury things. Landscape photographer Simon Norfolk thought

With both flights MH17 and MH370 back in the news this week for different reasons, it's good to reflect on some of the incredible photojournalism that occurred during that time. French photographer Jérôme Sessini, who is an associate of Magnum Photos, documented some incredible images from the crash site of MH17 in Ukraine, scouring the field in which it had been shot down.

This week, a collection of never-before-seen images of the United States Presidential Emergency room emerged, all shot on that most fateful of dates: 11 September 2001. The photographs, which are not credited to a single photographer, were released in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request received by the National Archives, and chiefly feature then US Vice President Dick Cheney reacting to

I've recently been using the rather excellent Steller app for iOS. The story-telling tool allows users to upload photos and videos as little e-books, with text and quotes, which are great fun to flick through. While the range of templates is a little limited, I've found it to be an excellent tool for what I'm trying to achieve, which is to tell meaningful