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Mountains and masks: Tour de France 2020 - in pictures

21 Sep 2020 - 13:55 from www.guardian.co.uk

After 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams - over a distance of 3,483 km - this year's Tour has come to an end in Paris. Here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeks

This year's edition of the Tour de France was due to start in Nice on 27 June but in April, with the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across Europe, president Emmanuel Macron announced all public events with crowds were to be banned until mid-July to fight the spread of Covid-19. There were fears it wouldn't take place at all. In the end the race was delayed for the first time during peacetime since its inception in 1903, after event organisers, in agreement with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), decided to postpone the race, with Nice hosting the Grand Départ on 29 August.

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Autumnal signs and the god of longevity: Monday's best photos

21 Sep 2020 - 13:28 from www.guardian.co.uk

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

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Kyotographie 2020: Vision

21 Sep 2020 - 08:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Kyoto international photography festival's theme this year is Vision, asking, in these unprecedented times: what kind of future does the world see?

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West African portrait photography - in pictures

21 Sep 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Post-colonial west African portrait photography is celebrated in a show bringing together the work of some of the region's most important photographers, including Sanlé Sory, Rachidi Bissiriou, Malick Sidibé and Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou.

Tête à Têtes - West African Portraiture from Independence into the 21st Century is at David Hill Gallery 18 September to 27 November

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Instagram at 10: how sharing photos has entertained us, upset us - and changed our sense of self

20 Sep 2020 - 14:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

From its early days as a whimsical, arthouse space through more recent waves of influencers and pool inflatables, the world's favourite photo-sharing app has rewired society for good and bad

The most-downloaded app of 2010 made the photographs you took on your phone look way cooler. Vintage-effect filters, artful vignettes and a square-frame layout gave your ordinary snaps a pleasingly nostalgic Polaroid appeal. But 10 years later, barely anyone remembers Hipstamatic. It was a different photo-sharing app, which launched snapping at Hipstamatic's heels on 6 October 2010, that went on to change the world. Last month more than 1 billion people posted photos on Instagram.

You probably wouldn't have predicted, from the co-founder of Instagram Mike Krieger's first post, that you were witnessing the birth of a cultural and economic phenomenon. It was a shot of San Francisco's South Beach harbour viewed through the industrial-chic steel-framed windows of Pier 38. Only the composition, tilted so that the boat masts angled at 45 degrees, hinted at ambition beyond the pedestrian. But a decade later, Instagram has rewired society. It has changed how we look, what we eat, our relationships, how we vote, where we go on holiday and what we spend our money on. From the Kardashians to avocados to mental health, many stories of the past decade are part of the story of Instagram.

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Charity images 'not doing enough' to humanise world's poor

20 Sep 2020 - 12:56 from www.guardian.co.uk

Ekow Eshun's photo exhibition aims to look deeper at life in the developing world

Charity imagery taken in the global south too often depicts it as "disease-ridden and exotic" and does not do enough to humanise its subjects, according to the curator of a new exhibition that aims to provide a "deeper" perspective.

Ekow Eshun, the writer, editor and chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, said charity photography and reportage could still often misrepresent the people its creators are trying to manufacture empathy for.

Face to Face is in the King's Cross Tunnel from 7 October to 1 November 2020

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The big picture: hard times in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

20 Sep 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Gregory Crewdson's meticulously staged landscapes explore post-industrial decline in small-town America

Gregory Crewdson's photographs understood social distancing before it became reality. His landscapes, which have a broken-down, apocalyptic cast, usually include a few figures, set adrift in different ways, apparently unable to connect with one another, or with the place in which they find themselves. Redemption Center is the first of a series of 16 taken between 2018 and 2019 on the edge of a town called Pittsfield, about 20 miles from Crewdson's home in rural Massachusetts. He calls the series - huge pictures, seven feet across - An Eclipse of Moths after the effect of a swarm of insects around an outside lamp, that causes the light to dim.

Crewdson, 57, who is director of graduate studies in photography at Yale University, spends a long time scouting locations, then embellishing them, painting billboards, towing in car wrecks. He will contact businesses and authorities and ask them not to mow the verges or collect the rubbish for a while. Fog machines provide a dispiriting miasma; the puddles come from water trucks. Lighting on 40-foot cranes casts an otherworldly, even-handed light over the scene - nothing is out of focus; the list of credits that accompanies the pictures is like the roll call at the end of a movie, a legion of best boys and gaffers and key grips.

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20 photographs of the week

19 Sep 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

The aftermath of the fire at the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, protests in Louisville and Portland, migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and the enduring impact of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world

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'How happy he was': candid David Bowie photographs by his childhood friend

18 Sep 2020 - 18:36 from www.guardian.co.uk

Brighton exhibition collates 'snaps' Geoff MacCormack took touring with the star in the 70s

It was a conversation that would change Geoff MacCormack's life forever. In 1973, MacCormack, a musician and childhood friend of David Bowie, got a phone call from the artist, then known as Ziggy Stardust, asking him to join an expanding lineup of his band, the Spiders From Mars.

MacCormack, who was selling advertising space for a London construction paper at the time, took him up on the offer and set off on a three-year tour in which he played in various iterations of Bowie's backing band and, crucially, took dozens of photographs.

Rock 'n' Roll with Me Bowie/MacCormack 1973-76 opens on 17 October 2020 to 6 June 2021 at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

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A lockdown portrait, a trip to the seaside and America's bad dream - the week in art

18 Sep 2020 - 14:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Gillian Wearing paints her self-portrait, bronze age mysteries are unearthed, and Grayson Perry maps the mess of the American psyche - all in your weekly dispatch

Gillian Wearing
A stunningly intelligent and sensitive lockdown project in which the celebrated video artist set out to paint her self-portrait.
o Maureen Paley, London, until 25 October.

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A weathercock and a Covid-detecting dog: Friday's best photos

18 Sep 2020 - 12:59 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Guardian's picture editors select photo highlights from around the world including Norwich Cathedral's weathercock, a robot dog and a London fashion week

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Gordon Parks: part two - Muhammad Ali in pictures

18 Sep 2020 - 08:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

The exhibition, at Alison Jacques gallery in London until 1 October, focuses on Parks' intimate and nuanced portraits of the legendary athlete and human rights advocate Muhammad Ali. Receiving unprecedented access to the champion, Parks met Ali in 1966 during his training in Miami, before flying to London to document the run up to his fight against Henry Cooper

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Jürgen Schadeberg obituary

17 Sep 2020 - 17:33 from www.guardian.co.uk

South African photographer who covered the struggle against apartheid and won the trust of Nelson Mandela

The photographer Jürgen Schadeberg, who has died of a stroke aged 89, played a big role in covering the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and winning the trust and respect of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress, while attracting the frequent attention of the security police. He also catalogued the emerging South African music scene, taking the earliest professional photos of the singer Miriam Makeba and the trumpeter Hugh Masekela.

As picture editor and chief photographer for Drum magazine, the leading South African publication reporting on black issues and figures, he covered many of the significant events in the country's history, from the 1952 Defiance Campaign and the 1958 Treason Trial to the funerals following the Sharpeville massacre in which 69 protesters were killed in 1960. His photos of Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, Trevor Huddleston and Ruth First became key portraits of the figures of resistance.

Related: Jürgen Schadeberg's best shot: Hans Prignitz's handstand over Hamburg

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Van Gogh and a cheeky monkey's selfie: Thursday's best photos

17 Sep 2020 - 13:56 from www.guardian.co.uk

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

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Teenage dreamers: growing up in rural Argentina - in pictures

17 Sep 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

Guille and Belinda are two cousins who spent their summers dreaming of becoming famous singers - then love and motherhood arrived

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Venus is a warning to all of us on Earth | Brief letters

16 Sep 2020 - 17:53 from www.guardian.co.uk

Hospital deaths | Venus | Bigger picture | Bookcases | Young sportswriter

I'm not sure how this is being measured, but these certainly aren't the first cases of fatal hospital-acquired Covid in the UK (Tameside hospital fights fatal outbreak of hospital-acquired Covid, 15 September). My mother died in Queen's hospital in Burton on 17 April from Covid, having been admitted two weeks earlier with an unrelated condition. She had tested negative for Covid on admission to the hospital.
Doug Horne
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

o "For 2bn years, Venus was temperate and harboured an ocean. But today, a dense carbon dioxide atmosphere blankets a near-waterless surface where temperatures top 450C" (Scientists find gas linked to life in atmosphere of Venus, 14 September). Surely a message for us all?
Dr Richard Bewley
Glossop, Derbyshire

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Joseph Cultice's best photograph: Marilyn Manson with prosthetic breasts

16 Sep 2020 - 16:29 from www.guardian.co.uk

'I wanted to make Manson look beautiful. But people found this image haunting and grotesque'

In the late 90s, Marilyn Manson was the new rock star in Los Angeles. I'd already gone on the road with him and shot a few covers, including the Smells Like Children EP, and done the press shots for his album Antichrist Superstar. So I felt like I'd earned the album cover of Mechanical Animals.

I always found it funny that people find the image haunting and grotesque. I wanted to make Manson look beautiful, like Bowie from the cover of Diamond Dogs. To make his prosthetic boobs, we drove out to the San Fernando Valley, where a Japanese special effects artist named Screaming Mad George had his studio. They brought in three different girls to get their breasts cast. In the end, the sculptor decided he'd rather make the prosthetic breasts from his imagination.

I was told: 'We gotta take the nipples off or Walmart won't sell it.' So the designer did - and Walmart banned it anyway

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Mid-air cyclists and Mexican celebrations: Wednesday's best photos

16 Sep 2020 - 13:58 from www.guardian.co.uk

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

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'Moments that can never come back': the other side of René Burri - in pictures

16 Sep 2020 - 07:00 from www.guardian.co.uk

The Swiss photographer was known for his celebrity portraits and black and white work - but a new exhibition explores his more colourful side too

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A festival of light and a hospital selfie: Tuesday's best photos

15 Sep 2020 - 13:43 from www.guardian.co.uk

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

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