Landscape studies

In March 2017, Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU. This picture was taken that week as ramblers explored the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs in East Sussex. For some, the coastline between Seaford and Eastbourne is symbolic of Britain and it has been [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

London lit up

Image copyright PA Image caption ‘The Wave’ by Vertigo on London’s South Bank Landmarks across central London have been lit up as part of the four-night Lumiere festival of light. British and international artists are displaying more than 50 artworks on some of the capital’s most iconic buildings. Installations will feature in areas in London [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

Week in pictures: 13

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Hannah McKay/ Reuters Image caption A fox runs past the front door of 10 Downing Street in London. Earlier this month, Theresa May abandoned plans to hold a vote on the fox hunting ban. Image copyright AFP [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

Indulgence

And finally, a tub of ice cream from Judy Taylor. The next theme is “Sorrow”, and the deadline for your entries is 23 January. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to “We set the theme, you take the pictures,” [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

Memories and beauty

Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali’s capital, Bamako: Image copyright Athi-Patra Ruga Image caption Miss Azania – Exile is Waiting is the work of South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga, who uses myth and alternative identities “as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era”. Image copyright Fototala King [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

London is lit up by Lumiere festival

Image copyright PA Image caption ‘The Wave’ by Vertigo on London’s South Bank Landmarks across central London have been lit up as part of the four-night Lumiere festival of light. British and international artists are displaying more than 50 artworks on some of the capital’s most iconic buildings. Installations will feature in areas in London [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

Storm rips through Europe

A deadly storm has ripped through parts of Europe, killing at least five people and causing transport chaos. Hurricane-strength gusts of 140km/h (90mph) uprooted trees, in some cases destroying vehicles as happened to this car in Dortmund, Germany. Image copyright EPA The rail operator Deutsche Bahn cancelled long-distance train services for the day because of [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

Memories and beauty captured in Africa

Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali’s capital, Bamako: Image copyright Athi-Patra Ruga Image caption Miss Azania – Exile is Waiting is the work of South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga, who uses myth and alternative identities “as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era”. Image copyright Fototala King [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

Merrie Albion

In March 2017, Theresa May triggered Article 50, the start of the two-year negotiation period to take Britain out of the EU. This picture was taken that week as ramblers explored the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs in East Sussex. For some, the coastline between Seaford and Eastbourne is symbolic of Britain and it has been [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments

‘I miss school to fetch water’

Image copyright WaterAid/ Mario Macilau Mario Macilau was 23 in 2007 when he swapped his mother’s mobile phone for a Nikon camera. Photography wasn’t new to him, however, as he had been taking pictures of daily life in his home town in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, since he was 14 years old. His subjects [...]

Posted in About Josef Shomperlen | No Comments