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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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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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