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A life in pictures: Diego Maradona

25 Nov 2020 - 18:23 from www.guardian.co.uk

Arguably the world's greatest ever footballer, Diego Armando Maradona has died aged 60. We take a look back at his colourful career on and off the pitch

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The cult of Diego Maradona - in pictures

25 Nov 2020 - 17:55 from www.guardian.co.uk

Diego Maradona has died aged 60. Photographer Paolo Vezzoli discovered the cult of the 'God of Naples' 30 years after Napoli's last Scudetto win

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Two polar bears come sniffing in the Arctic night: Esther Horvath's best photograph

25 Nov 2020 - 15:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

'I heard from the ship that two bears were walking directly towards us. I told the scientists to pack up. When they said no, I showed no mercy'

In the autumn of 2019, I joined an expedition to the Arctic. We set sail from Tromsø, Norway, on 20 September, on the Polarstern icebreaker. There were 100 people on board - 60 scientists and 40 crew - but the ship was big enough that it never felt crowded. There were people you didn't see for days.

The plan was to find the perfect ice floe to anchor to, then drift for one year through the central Arctic Ocean and the six-month long night of the Arctic winter - about which we have almost no scientific data. The study was the first time that this oceanographic, sea ice, atmospheric, ecosystem and biogeochemistry research had ever been done at this scale. On 4 October, the ship turned off its engine in order to become frozen into the sea ice. That was the last day of daylight. The days got shorter very quickly, and the darkness was intense. Mostly it was overcast. You couldn't see the stars. You couldn't hear anyone speak, either, because of the constant wind.

Polar bears are dangerous, because they're curious. If they're hungry, they'll see you as prey

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Photographers against Oppression print sale for Belarus - in pictures

25 Nov 2020 - 12:18 from www.guardian.co.uk

Photographers against Oppression have organised a print sale to raise money for those adversely affected by recent events in Belarus. More than 16,000 people have been detained for taking part in peaceful protests in the wake of disputed election results, according to the Viasna human rights organisation based in Minsk

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Greetings from Cape Cod: the other side of a much-loved vacation spot - in pictures

25 Nov 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Photographer Brian Kaplan found himself drawn to the holiday destination of Cape Cod, not for its sun-drenched beach days or famous oysters but for the other side of life there, from seasonal workers to how things shift in the colder months. In his new book I'm Not on Your Vacation, he shares an unseen Cape Cod, highlighting those who don't go there to play, but to work

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'We need to be pushy': women's rights and photography

25 Nov 2020 - 06:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Photojournalist Donna Ferrato talks about women and the Trump presidency, the fight for change and the power of photography

Donna Ferrato, activist, photojournalist and campaigner for women's rights, is unexpectedly - and only briefly - conciliatory. "The good thing with Trump was that everything was becoming more transparent - we were seeing how the world worked more clearly than under any other president we ever had." The moment passes and she adds: "But it was also the reason why we had to fight much harder and change things and take back our rights."

Infinito. Piano by Gabriele Ciampi; cello by Livia de Romanis. "I needed music for the photographs; since Nina Simone wasn't around I got Gabriele Ciampi instead. His music is about understanding the heart of a woman, sorrow, pain and the liberating power of orgasms," says Ferrato.

Homeless shelter, Chicago, IL, 2006

Boyfriend, policeman, Karen and her daughter, Minneapolis, MN, 1987
Karen's boyfriend is taken away by police. Her daughter, who called the cops when she found her mother on the bathroom floor, looks on. Karen did not press charges, and he was released the next day.

Victoria Gill, NYC, 2017
The only tattoo on Victoria's body is the amniote vertebrae of a snake.

Sarah Augusta Jones with sons Jayden and Tyler and her parents Geoff and Susan, Nashville, TN, 2012. Sarah and her family at "Meet Us at the Bridge", an annual event sponsored by the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Raped and pregnant at 13, Sarah was coerced into living with her rapist. She finally escaped with her children. This image was included in "I Am Unbeatable: Celebrating and Documenting Stories of Empowerment," Ferrato's 2012 exhibition at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Shelter advocate with Pam, Boulder, CO, 1986
Pam (right) arrived after her husband had slammed spiked shoes in her head, stabbed her in the hand and burned her arm with cigarettes in front of the children. Pam's husband was released by a judge who was concerned the man might lose his job if he was held. Pam moved to another city via an underground shelter system.

Fanny Ferrato, Cleveland, OH, 1986

Anna with mother Mary, St. Paul, MN, 1987

You can buy a copy of Holy by Donna Ferrato here

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Sets appeal: staggering designs for theatre and dance - in pictures

25 Nov 2020 - 06:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

We mine the archive of Guardian photographer Tristram Kenton for the great creations of designers including Tim Yip, Rae Smith and Tom Scutt

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Sacre bleu! France as you've never seen her before

25 Nov 2020 - 06:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

They set out to capture the forgotten France, the everyday architecture of emptied towns and overlooked villages - before their uniqueness is lost for ever. Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier talk us through their vast photographic atlas

From the industrial north to the sun-baked south, Eric Tabuchi has spent two decades scouring the landscape of France with an obsessive eye. In 2008, the Danish-Japanese-French photographer created a beguiling series called Alphabet Truck by sneaking up on 26 different articulated lorries on the move and photographing the single giant letter adorning each one's rear, from A to Z. In 2017, he made Atlas of Forms, a 256-page guide to all the shapes, from pyramid to polygon, the world's buildings are based on. And in 2017, he joined forces with the painter Nelly Monnier, also his partner, to create the Atlas des Régions Naturelles.

This sprawling, unwieldy multipart portrait of a nation takes as its foundation the 500-odd régions naturelles, or non-administrative areas (a bit like British counties) into which mainland France is divided. Monnier and Tabuchi are slowly making their way around the country, arriving in each area with a minimum of preconceptions. First impressions are key, the idea being to shoot a few characteristic landscapes, then to work their way up through the area's vernacular architecture, with everything dictated by local conditions.

The pair received a detailed message from a boy who had found the spot where he had first kissed a girl

Related: Concrete jungle: the brutalist buildings of northern England - in pictures

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'Daggy dad' or 'propaganda'? The media's growing use of official Scott Morrison pictures

24 Nov 2020 - 16:30 from www.guardian.co.uk

Photojournalists worry that 'sanitised' and controlled photographs of the PM have ramped up during Covid

The pictures appeared on Sunday, first in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, then on Scott Morrison's personal Instagram account.

There was the PM, standing in his shorts, looking at his phone, with his thongs clearly on. There he was on an exercise bike while in Covid isolation after returning from his trip to Japan. And an extreme close-up, his nose, face and polo shirt, waiting patiently for the Covid-19 test swab to plunge in.

Related: World's powerful nations must not force allies into 'binary choices', Scott Morrison says

Related: Scott Morrison's office met freedom of information deadlines in just 7.5% of cases

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How photography-as-art came 'under siege': Bill Henson and Tracey Moffatt on the closure of the ACP

24 Nov 2020 - 16:30 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Australian Centre for Photography once hosted Australia's elite cohort of photographers. It can no longer afford to remain open

It has been 30 years since a young photographer working in Albury-Wodonga walked into the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington, Sydney and showed the director her 4x5 transparencies of a new photographic series she had been working on.

The photographer was Tracey Moffatt and the resulting solo exhibition, Something More 1989 - with its now iconic images confronting race and rural disadvantage - put her on the art world's international stage.

Something More #9 1989. Tracey Moffatt

Max Dupain's Sunbaker

Left to right: Modernist photograph of a young model at a fashion shoot, circa 1939, Modernist photograph of tea cups, circa 1935. Olive Cotton

Untitled. Bill Henson

Untitled (Cat6), 2001, from the series Dream Life and Beyond. Trent Parke/ Magnum Photos

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Anger in Brazil and a snow submarine: Tuesday's best photos

24 Nov 2020 - 13:49 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Guardian's picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

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Portraits from the pandemic: Taylor Wessing prize winners - in pictures

24 Nov 2020 - 12:32 from www.guardian.co.uk

This year's Taylor Wessing photography prize focused on the way we've coped during Covid-19 - and featured an all-female winners list for the first time

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'Lost summer' prom images win over judges of Taylor Wessing photo portrait prize

24 Nov 2020 - 10:56 from www.guardian.co.uk

National Portrait Gallery names Alys Tomlinson winner of £15,000 prize

Poignant images of teenagers all dressed up for school proms that were cancelled because of the pandemic have won one of the world's most prestigious photography prizes.

The National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday named Alys Tomlinson as winner of the 2020 Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize. She wins £15,000.

Related: Prom portraits from the lost summer of 2020 - a photo essay

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The car's the star: Herbie, Christine and a fiery DeLorean - in pictures

24 Nov 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Cars have always been part of cinema and some have become stars in their own right. From Back to the Future's DeLorean to The Italian Job's Minis, motoring writer Giles Chapman presents an eclectic collection in Cars on Film: A Celebration of Cars at the Movies

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Destiny Deacon on humour in art, racism, 'Koori kitsch' and why dolls are better than people

23 Nov 2020 - 16:30 from www.guardian.co.uk

Three decades of the photographer's work is now showing at the National Gallery of Victoria, but she still gets people saying it's 'not art'

"Everyone thinks that God's a white man, but actually it's a black woman," says Destiny Deacon.

The artist - who descends from Kuku (Cape York) and Erub/Mer (Torres Strait) people - is standing in front of a series of four photos featuring a black doll in a tutu. The doll hovers over a simple tableau of neon green plastic palm trees, and a pile of smaller white baby dolls.

Related: 'Until recently, this work was in a shed': NGA surveys 120 years of art in search of gender parity

I am a funny person, I am a bloody comedian really. I'm hilarious. If you watch those videos, you'll see the comedy

Related: Australian female artists are paid 30% less than men, new study reveals

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Loyalty pledge and a morning frost: Monday's best photos

23 Nov 2020 - 12:53 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Guardian's picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

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Inside the world's most golden hotel - in pictures

23 Nov 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, is billed as the first in the world to be golden both inside and out

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The world's deepest pool and lockdown Christmas lights: the weekend's best photos

22 Nov 2020 - 14:10 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Guardian's picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

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The big picture: underwater cycling with Bruno Barbey

22 Nov 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

The French photographer, renowned for images of conflict as well as moments of surreal beauty, died earlier this month



In the obituaries of Bruno Barbey, among the greatest of photojournalists, who died aged 79 on 9 November, one quotation was ever-present: "Photography," Barbey said, "is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world."

The Frenchman's catalogue of indelible images - of students hurling stones at police in Paris in May 1968, of kids in Northern Ireland facing off with British troops during the Troubles, of US marines driving through a desert of burning oilwells in Kuwait at the end of the first Gulf war - often spoke in the most extreme of human tongues. But Barbey resisted any idea of himself as a war photographer. Just as often, as here, he made his pictures articulate the quieter delight of surreal encounters.

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Artists reinvent the mask - in pictures

21 Nov 2020 - 17:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Art historian Geoffrey Shamos and Lauren Hartog, manager of the University of Denver's Vicki Myhren Gallery, asked 45 artists making masks to participate in a topical show.

Shamos says choosing favourites is tough, but Trey Duvall 's Incalculable Loss , made from hospital wristbands inscribed with names of those who have died from Covid complications "hits me every time ", while Liz Sexton's Porcupine Fish "makes visitors smile".

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