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Photographer Luo Yang captures rare glimpse of China’s ‘brave and free’ youth

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Neon hair, heavy black lipstick, friends gathered around a table in leopard print and lace. Luo Yang’s portraits of young people offer a rare glimpse into modern culture in China. The Shanghai-based photographer says ...

How to take great photos – tips from an award-winning photographer

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The award-winning Guardian photographer David Levene offers tips on how to get a good picture. Be bold and get close to your subject rather than shooting from afar – that may either make your subject too insignificant...

Ukrainian photographer Maksim Levin killed while covering war

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Maksim Levin, a photographer and videographer who was working for a Ukrainian news website and who was a longtime contributor to Reuters, has been killed while covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He leaves behind h...

‘I’d never noticed the icon before’: Ukrainian photographer Arthur Bondar’s best phone picture

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When Arthur Bondar came out of the metro station near Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre, he was heading to a book fair. Besides his work as a photographer, he collects second world war negatives, and there was a catalogue of w...

French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier dies at 78

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Patrick Demarchelier, the fashion photographer who worked with high-profile figures including Diana, Princess of Wales, has died at the age of 78. His death was announced by his representatives on Instagram on Thursda...

Ukrainian photographer missing from Kyiv frontline and feared abducted

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The disappearance of a photojournalist who was reporting from a frontline near Kyiv more than a week ago has fuelled growing concerns over the dangers faced by Ukrainian journalists covering Russia’s invasion of their...

La Prairie art award: photographer Atong Atem wins inaugural $80,000 prize

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A new $80,000 art prize for Australian women has been awarded to a former refugee whose work – exploding in colour – is a response to colonial oppression. Atong Atem’s vivid photographic portraits have earned her the ...

‘Einstein was smiling at me!’ Photographer Marilyn Stafford, 96, on celebrities, slums – and breakfast with Edith Piaf

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Marilyn Stafford’s career was hardly unsuccessful. The pioneering photographer quietly documented much of the 20th century – slums, celebrities, war zones, world leaders, everything. But she has never been celebrated ...

‘He was searching for beauty’: Roy DeCarava’s widow remembers a master photographer

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Once, when asked why his prints were so dark, Roy DeCarava replied, “I happen to believe that photography is not about black and white; it’s about greys.” At London’s David Zwirner gallery, the first UK exhibition of ...

‘He was a handful’ – Hunter S Thompson’s PA and photographer relives her wild job

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One evening towards the end of 2003, Chloe Sells was entering the J-Bar in Aspen, Colorado, in search of a late night drink, when an older woman approached her. As Sells recalls in her new photobook, Hot Damn!: “She l...

‘We don’t have a limit’: Yasuyoshi Chiba – agency photographer of 2021

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In 2021 Yasuyoshi Chiba’s work consistently stood out to the Guardian picture editing team. From his coverage of the elections in Uganda at the start of the year, through to his images from the Kimana Sanctuary in Ken...

US photographer Sally Mann wins 2021 Prix Pictet for series on wildfires

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The US artist Sally Mann has won the 2021 Prix Pictet prize, the global award in photography and sustainability. The announcement was made on Wednesday in a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for the...

A new start after 60: ‘I was a globetrotting photographer. Then I stayed home – and my world expanded’

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Roff Smith’s photographs show a solitary cyclist – Smith himself – in a painterly landscape. His wheels appear to turn briskly, but really the bike moves as slowly as it can without a wobble. As a writer and photograp...

Bikers, rappers and rude boys: the photographer who got to the heart of subcultures

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It was the tension between Janette Beckman’s shyness and her curiosity about people that helped spark a career photographing subcultures. “I realised that having a camera gave you licence to go up to strangers and say...

Mick Rock, famed music photographer and ‘man who shot the 70s’, dies aged 72

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The music photographer Mick Rock – official photographer to David Bowie and “the man who shot the 70s” – has died aged 72. The news was confirmed by his representative in a statement that described Rock as a “photogra...

Sydney photographer scoops 2021 Taylor Wessing prize

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Striking portraits of Australian First Nations stock women who spent most of their working lives on cattle stations in Far North Queensland have won one of the world’s most prestigious photography prizes. The National...

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