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A drive-in cinema and a field test: Tuesday's best photos

7 Apr 2020 - 13:23 from

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

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'A glimpse of something wonderful': great pivotal moments - in pictures

7 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

A kiss by the sea, a disco in Wolverhampton, the shoot that made Marilyn Monroe ... 'turning point' images by Magnum photographers are being sold for $100 apiece to aid Covid-19 relief

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Art sale to benefit the NHS in a time of crisis - in pictures

7 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

The James Hyman Gallery in London has launched an online fundraising sale, with all profits going to the health service. All the pieces, by artists including Henry Moore, Bill Brandt and Marc Quinn, are available at a discount - here's a selection

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Silhouetto: the visual appeal of tiny figures - a photo essay

7 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

Christopher Thomond reflects on the photojournalists' device of including a lone figure or person in shadow to bring an image to life

Eight or nine photographers, a couple of TV camera crews and a handful of journalists were standing outside a tired, nondescript building near Liverpool earlier this year as a major news story unfolded. Though this sort of scenario is far from my daily working environment, I recognised the familiar patterns of behaviour. Everyone present had taken and filed the straightforward, scene-setting shots and there was a lull as friendly rivals awaited the next development. No substantial change was expected for several hours. A lone male walked across the scene in the distance and, without a prearranged signal or a word being exchanged, all the Nikons and Canons burst into life and recorded his every footstep at 12 frames per second. As the collective motordrive clatter faded, one of the agency guys broke into a verse of Bohemian Rhapsody: "I see a little silhouetto of a man, Scaramouche, Scaramouche...". A muffled laugh among the group acknowledged their identical thought process. The passer-by wasn't connected to the event being documented but, without exception, this group of award-winning press photographers recognised that an image incorporating a figure in shadow somehow improved it greatly.

The Empire Burnley Theatre in Lancashire, January 2020

Woodsetts village in South Yorkshire, 2009.

Young jewish children playing outside in Broughton Green, Salford, November 2014.

A child struggling through the snow in Oldham, 1982, by Don McPhee.

Arbor Low prehistoric stone circle, 1975 by Denis Thorpe.

Policeman in St George's Square Liverpool, 1990, by Denis Thorpe.

Miner taking concessionary coal in Ashington, 1982, by Denis Thorpe.

View from a window, Mansfield, 1950. Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain, 1956, by Denis Thorpe.

Terraced houses waiting destruction in Salford, 1979, by Denis Thorpe.

Children in the playground at Bury Grammar school in Lancashire, 1990, Denis Thorpe.

Terraced houses in snow Hebden Bridge, originally published in The Guardian on the 3rd April 1978, Denis Thorpe.

Joggers in winter in Tokyo, 1986, Denis Thorpe.

A cyclist in the Var department, Hyeres, 1932, by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Voters arriving at a mist covered mobile polling station at Holcombe village in the marginal Bury North constituency, December 2019.

A visitor outside Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium where the team were due to play Crystal Palace to potentially clinch the Premier League title before the game was called off.

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Stray dogs and locked-down clowns: Monday's best photos

6 Apr 2020 - 14:19 from

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

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Olivier awards greatest moments - in pictures

6 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

The Guardian photographer David Levene takes a look back at London's biggest stage night of the year. The 2020 awards ceremony, due to be held on April 5 at the Royal Albert Hall, is no longer going ahead due to the coronavirus. The winners will now be announced in a ceremony later this year

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Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of 'vivid'

5 Apr 2020 - 09:00 from

Wherever you are in the world, this week we'd like to see your pictures on the theme 'vivid'

The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is 'vivid'.

Share your photos of what vivid means to you - and tell us about your image in the description box.

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The big picture: Rene Burri's shadows of doubt

5 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

The chance appearance of a mysterious foursome on a So Paulo rooftop provided the Magnum photographer with a memorable shot

There seem to be two distinct ways of looking at Ren Burri's Men on a Rooftop, a defining picture by the renowned Magnum photographer, taken in So Paulo in 1960. One views it as a supreme exercise in composition, like an abstract painting: the photograph is divided into three vertical sections - road, buildings and rooftop - each delineated by contrasts in sunlight and shadow. The image is a photographic equivalent of the modernist architecture it celebrates, dwelling on concrete geometries.

In the other way of seeing, the eye fixes on the four figures on the roof. The cityscape below and its teeming traffic becomes a vertiginous backdrop to their curious, elongated silhouettes. The four are cast in an apparently conspiratorial drama that demands to be understood. What is their purpose up there? Why are three of the figures in step behind the man ahead? The shot looks like a still from a film - but the tone is elusive.

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An imaginary walk, Tennyson's great escape and the joy of small things

5 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

Let me take you by the hand to a breathtaking waterfall before a pint in a country pub

Do you have a place you visit in your mind when things are hard? These past few days, I've spent a lot of time walking in my imagination. But where to go? Somewhere I was happy. The cliffs near Whitby? No. The park at Chatsworth House? No.

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Doortraits - the coronavirus lockdown answer to the portrait

4 Apr 2020 - 14:00 from

In an unprecedented time of Covid-19 self-isolation photographer Jim Barker has set out to create a new style of photography. 'The Doortrait' is a twist on the traditional portrait shot

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20 photographs of the week

4 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

Physical distancing, self-isolation and lockdown - the most striking photographs on coronavirus from around the world

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Digital gallery tours and Hockney's daffodils - the week in art

3 Apr 2020 - 13:17 from

Galleries are throwing their doors open to the web so you can still enjoy their treasures, and posing fun quizzes too - all in your weekly dispatch

Hastings Contemporary robot tours
It's hard for some galleries outside London to maintain the virtual presence of national museums or art dealers, but there are ingenious ideas to keep exhibitions and collections visible. Hastings Contemporary for example is offering real-time tours using a state of the art telepresence robot. Its current exhibition surveys British abstract artist Victor Pasmore.

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NHS tribute and flowing lava: Friday's best photos

3 Apr 2020 - 13:08 from

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

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Richard Burton and Liz Taylor on the set of Villain - in pictures

3 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

In 1971, Richard Burton starred opposite Ian McShane in gritty British gangster flick Villain, inspired by Ronnie Kray and filmed on location in and around London. We go behind the scenes of a film that was part of the same Brit-crime movement that gave us Performance and Get Carter, and which has since been hailed as a neglected classic.

oVillain is available now on digital platforms, DVD and Blu-Ray

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Brighton photographer charts life under coronavirus lockdown

2 Apr 2020 - 19:10 from

JJ Waller captures people behind closed doors to document hope and fear in face of crisis

Faces behind frosted-glass doors and bare windowpanes embodying endurance under the coronavirus siege have been captured by a photographer taking images of people living in lockdown.

JJ Waller is taking pictures of residents in Brighton, which was one of the first places in Britain to experience an outbreak of Covid-19.

What do the restrictions involve?

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Getty uses remote working in effort to preserve photo archive

2 Apr 2020 - 16:27 from

Site in London seeking to prevent damage to millions of images during UK lockdown

Millions of images - including never-before-seen shots of Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones - are being preserved remotely as one of the largest photography archives in the world attempts to prevent damage during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Getty Images archive in Canning Town, east London, holds 80m photographs and negatives, some of which are more than 100 years old and need careful preservation and protection to stop them quickly degrading.

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Lions, surfers and a coronavirus rap: Thursday's best photos

2 Apr 2020 - 13:27 from

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

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High noon in a coronavirus-stricken world - in pictures

2 Apr 2020 - 12:00 from

Lockdowns have brought silence to some of the world's busiest places. Transport hubs normally teeming with people such as New York's Grand Central station or Istanbul's Eminn ferry docks are all but deserted. Reuters photographers captured the hush that had descended on some of the world's best-known places on the same day, at noon

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Nifty nonagenarians and disappearing mums - in pictures

2 Apr 2020 - 07:00 from

From romcoms filmed in remote parts of Russia to the Bolivia's wrestling women, the 2020 Zeiss photography award focused on discovery

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Rinchen Ato's best photograph: Tibetan twins and their albino rabbits

2 Apr 2020 - 06:00 from

'These girls from Qinghai in China got albino rabbits for their birthdays. But albino rabbits don't like harsh climates. They didn't last the winter'

My father is a Tibetan lama. When he was still just a baby, he was recognised as a tulku, a reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist teacher. He lives in the UK now. He met my mother in Dalhousie, India, when she was teaching English to Tibetan refugees. They fell in love and he gave up his monastic vows, but being a tulku isn't something you can give up. It is who you are.

He is still the head of a monastery in Kham, Qinghai, so when we are there, it's a busy time - we get invited to a lot of houses. I was seven the first time I went. As an adult, I started going back regularly, to see friends and family. I always take my camera. I have been photographing Lhamo Tsertso and Lobsang Chdron, the daughters of a close family friend, since they were two or three. I have made portraits of them every year that I've been back since. They're 19 now.

I've been photographing the girls since they were two. This time they came out wearing incredible gingham dresses, reminding me of Dorothy from Wizard of Oz

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