World Trade Centre - New York City - Foraggio Photographic

9/11: The worst and best of humanity

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 […]

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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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