photojournalism

World Press Photo picks humanity’s worst … again

  Another year, another World Press Photo winner, and given so many called 2016 one of the worst years they’ve experienced, it was with some trepidation that I sunk myself into analysing this year’s entries. The winner was somewhat predictable — Burhan Ozbilici’s shot of a defiant assassin, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, in the moments after he murdered […]

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Tibetan girl | Foraggio Photographic

International Day Of The Girl Child can inspire us all to change

Each year, 11 October is designated by the United Nations as International Day Of The Girl Child, “to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world”. To celebrate, here is a gallery of girls and women I have seen and photographed around the world. Their situations all differ, but when you look […]

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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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