Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin knows how to make you think

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 […]

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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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