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Sammy the seal and Bastille Day: Tuesday's best photos

14 Jul 2020 - 13:26 from

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

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Future faces: meet the next generation of Magnum photographers

14 Jul 2020 - 07:00 from

From crime-scene torsos to the tension of a chess game - this new wave of photographic talent set out their vision

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Helsinki photo festival - in pictures

13 Jul 2020 - 07:00 from

The Helsinki photo festival, open until 30 September, will attract visitors to exhibitions of 58 international and Nordic photographers displayed in venues across the city. The overall theme for the festival is trust, and an exhibition of work on that subject is held at the National Museum of Finland

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

12 Jul 2020 - 09:00 from

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

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

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

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The big picture: a shuttered seafront at sunset

12 Jul 2020 - 07:00 from

Max Miechowski's shot of a closed-up ice-cream parlour alludes to the precarity of seaside towns

Last summer, the photographer Max Miechowski set out to travel the east coast of England, starting in Felixstowe and heading up toward Hartlepool and beyond. Miechowski, 30, grew up a few miles outside Lincoln, and day trips and holidays were mainly to the seaside towns of Yorkshire or Norfolk, so he knew some of the places already. This picture was taken in Skegness, in the early evening, just after the ice-cream parlour had shut up for the day. It has, he suggests, taken on an added poignancy with the events of the past months - the uncertainty of closure set against the hope for brighter months ahead.

Related: A Big Fat Sky - around the east coast of the UK - photo essay

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Vintage portraits updated for the age of coronavirus - in pictures

11 Jul 2020 - 17:00 from

Artist Han Cao lives in Orange County, California, and has spent lockdown hand-embroidering floral masks on vintage photographs from the 1900s-1940s, "as a reminder of how other generations have weathered storms like these". "Embroidery is almost meditative," she says. "It makes me slow down and be present - something we always forget to do in this digital age."

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20 photographs of the week

11 Jul 2020 - 10:05 from

Restrictions relaxing and strengthening - the most striking photographs from around the world this week

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Anish Kapoor shines in Norfolk and a load of men are dismantled - the week in art

10 Jul 2020 - 15:54 from

The Photographers Gallery reopens post-lockdown with portraits of humour and humanity, masculinity is on show at the Barbican, and Grayson Perry's pots are back in Bath - all in your weekly dispatch

Anish Kapoor
Mind-bending modern sculptures, including the sublime Sky Mirror, set in the elegant park of one of Britain's most beautiful Palladian houses.
o Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, from 12 July until 1 November.

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Newborn lion cubs and Milky Way gazing: Friday's best photos

10 Jul 2020 - 14:31 from

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

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The non-running of Pamplona's bulls - in pictures

10 Jul 2020 - 10:55 from

The coronavirus pandemic has brought Spanish bullfighting, long reviled by animal rights campaigners, to a standstill. Dozens of events, including Pamplona's running of the bulls, have been cancelled. Photographer Jon Nazca explores the evocative locale of the San Fermín festival

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Gordon Parks's At Segregated Drinking Fountain: persistent inequalities

10 Jul 2020 - 10:00 from

The American photographer was a pioneering voice in documenting the everyday radical divide

When Life magazine sent the African American photographer Gordon Parks to create a photo essay, The Restraints Open and Hidden, exploring the impact of the Jim Crow laws in 1956 Alabama, he was well established as a pioneering voice. He had first made his mark at the magazine in 1948 capturing the secret world of a Harlem teen gang.

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Well Offside: buy a classic European football photo from yesteryear

10 Jul 2020 - 09:12 from

On the eve of what should have been the Euro 2020 final, here's your chance to own a print featuring tournament legends such as Paul Gascoigne, Ruud Gullit and Peter Schmeichel

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Treasures found by the British public - in pictures

10 Jul 2020 - 07:00 from

The British public have discovered hundreds of thousands of archaeological objects, and the British Museum has revealed that the number recorded by its Portable Antiquities Scheme has hit a milestone 1.5m. These finds have radically transformed what we know about life through time on the British Isles

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'People want blood and gore': what we got wrong about filming sharks

10 Jul 2020 - 04:00 from

From Jaws to James Bond, film-makers have tried to make a fish not inclined to bite humans look hell-bent on doing so

"You convince yourself that there is no danger," Ron Taylor once said of how he captured his groundbreaking underwater footage of sharks. And afterwards, "You wonder how you got out of it alive."

In 1970, Australian divers Taylor and his wife, Valerie, set out with the directors Peter Gimbel and James Lipscomb on a global quest to find and film great white sharks. Even today, 50 years later, with sharks a familiar sight from our sofas, the footage the Taylors eventually succeeded in shooting is gripping.

All the action could be happening, and we had to rewind the camera

Related: Great white vanishing act: where have South Africa's famous sharks gone?

Mysterious and often misunderstood, the shark family is magically diverse - from glowing sharks to walking sharks to the whale shark, the ocean's largest fish. But these magnificent animals very rarely threaten humans: so why did dolphins get Flipper while sharks got Jaws?

Related: The ocean's largest mystery - why has no one seen a whale shark give birth?

Only about seven shark species are potentially dangerous. The rest are all sweethearts

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Fiona Adams obituary

9 Jul 2020 - 17:49 from
Photographer whose images of 1960s musicians included memorable shots of the Beatles

In April 1963 the photographer Fiona Adams took a picture with her old twin-lens Rolleiflex that more than 40 years later Terence Pepper, the curator of the National Portrait Gallery's photographic collection, would describe as "one of the defining images of 20th-century culture".

It records a moment during a visit that four young men in dark suits and fancy footwear made to one of London's surviving wartime bombsites. This one was at the junction of Euston Road and Gower Street and its crater was still half-filled with calcified rubble. As instructed, the four positioned themselves a little behind the edge of the crater. Then, at Fiona's command, they jumped as high as they could.

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Amber Heard and Bristol hearts: Thursday's best photos

9 Jul 2020 - 13:01 from

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

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Living off grid: meet the residents of Slab City - in pictures

9 Jul 2020 - 07:00 from

Situated on a former military base in the Sonoran desert, just north of the Mexican border in California, Matt Stuart found this DIY community boasts skate parks, hot springs - and dismembered dolls

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Circus zebras and colourful kites: Wednesday's best photos

8 Jul 2020 - 15:38 from

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

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Jung at heart: a journey into America's subconscious - in pictures

8 Jul 2020 - 07:00 from

The skies may be blue, but photographer George Elsasser captures the part of the US that lurks in the shadows in his new book American Psyche: The Unlit Cave

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Indonesia's Yadnya Kasada festival - in pictures

7 Jul 2020 - 16:03 from

During the annual Yadnya Kasada festival, the Tenggerese people climb Mount Bromo, an active volcano, and seek the blessing of the gods by presenting offerings of rice, fruit, livestock and other items. Inside the crater villagers use nets to try to catch the offerings

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