World winner

Frederik Buyckx’s winning landscape series, Whiteout, captures the transformation of nature when winter arrives. Zelda Cheatle, who chairs the judges, says: “Landscape is often overlooked, but it is central to our existence. I hope this award will inspire many more photographers to take pictures that do not simply encompass the terrible aspects of life in [...]

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In Pictures: Science marchers defy rain in Washington DC

The event, timed to coincide with Earth Day, also called for action to protect the environment. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39682912

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Street food

Aitana GvB: “As a fashion student in New York I decided to embrace the theme street food with an artistic, colourful approach. Food carts in New York on the street are everywhere. However, the ice cream ones only really come out in good weather. The model in the photo is also a student in New [...]

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Attack on police in Paris

Armed police evacuated the area, telling the public: “Stay back, the area is dangerous.” Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39661880

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Life in the wilderness

In the US state of Alaska, the Atchley family are the only people who live anywhere along the 250-mile (400km) length of the Nowitna River. Image copyright Ed Gold Over the past 18 years, only a handful of people have ever visited them in their remote location, 100 miles from the nearest town, Ruby. Photographer [...]

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Behind the makeup

Image copyright David Gwinnutt / National Portrait Gallery, London Image caption David Gwinnutt (L) with Quentin Crisp The artist and photographer David Gwinnutt was part of the 1980s art scene that centred around the Blitz club in London’s Covent Garden, leading to the creatives who frequented it being dubbed the “Blitz kids”. Although they were [...]

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Giant iceberg draws tourists

Image copyright Reuters A small town in Newfoundland, Canada, has become a sudden tourist spot thanks to a new visitor – one of the first icebergs of the season. Canada’s CBC News said that over the Easter weekend, the Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked with traffic as photographers – professional [...]

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Sony World Photography Awards 2017

Frederik Buyckx’s winning landscape series, Whiteout, captures the transformation of nature when winter arrives. Zelda Cheatle, who chairs the judges, says: “Landscape is often overlooked, but it is central to our existence. I hope this award will inspire many more photographers to take pictures that do not simply encompass the terrible aspects of life in [...]

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A study of London youth

After the 2011 London riots, photographer Julian Mahrlein set out on a project to capture the faces of inner-city teenagers. He began wandering across the city, approaching young people who caught his eye, wanting to photograph them in an uncontrived, natural, positive way. “The portraits, shot on the streets with natural light, reveal a tender [...]

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Week in pictures: 8

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Chris Jackson/Getty Images Image caption The Queen fed an elephant a banana during a visit to Whipsnade Zoo. The monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh fed seven-year-old Donna while touring a new £2m home for nine Asian [...]

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