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Underwater pregnancy in pictures

Florida-based photographer Adam Opriss latest project features pregnant women underwater, giving them the appearance of mermaids

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Life in War, Afghanistan - in pictures

Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi has won the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award for his project Life in War. An exhibition of his work and other entrants is on now at the Bronx Documentary Center and runs until 26 October

Though Saeedi has spent his professional life photographing different conflict zones. This project focused exclusively on the people whose lives have been crushed by the war in Afghanistan over a10-year period.

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Same but different: Hans Eijkelbooms tribal street photography

Think your look is unique? Well, photographer Hans Eijkelboom may have already put you among his tribes after 20 years spying on passersby

Snap! The clothing clans of the 21st century in pictures

You could never accuse Hans Eijkelboom of a lack of dedication. For his new book, People of the Twenty-First Century, the photographer and conceptual artist spent 20 years lurking around shopping centres initially in his native Netherlands, later in America and China. Working almost daily, he would note similarities in the appearance of passers-by and surreptitiously photograph them, or take photo notes as he calls them.

The process, he says, is simply that I walk to the centre of the city where many people are. Then I walk around for 10 to15 minutes. When something in the crowd intrigues me or touches me, I decide that will be the theme of the day. Then I start photographing for two hours. Many times, it goes wrong: I dont see anything, so I dont photograph that day; or I go to the city, see my subject, start photographing and, surprisingly, in the next two hours, never see my subject again. And then, for that day, there is no photo note.

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Snap! The clothing clans of the 21st century in pictures

Photographer Hans Eijkelboom has spent decades documenting tribes of people wearing the same clothes from double denim to fur hoods and mini Louis Vuitton manbags for his series People of the Twenty-First Century

Alexis Petridis on Hans Eijkelboom

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Drunk and very disorderly: Alcohol & England in pictures

From deep-sea diver beer bongs to lawyers doing the limbo, A&E: Alcohol & England is Peter Denchs funny and revealing photo-diary of drunkenness

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Mobo awards 2014 in pictures

Jamelia, Nicole Scherzinger, Mel B and Tinie Tempah were among the stars who turned out for the 2014 Mobo awards held at the SSE Arena in London

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Panono announces pricing and availability for rolling ball camera

DP Review News - 10 hours 4 min ago

German startup Panono has announced availability and pricing for its ball-shaped Panono Camera. The device shoots spherical panorama images and will cost $549/€549 when it ships worldwide in the spring of 2015. The first to receive the camera will be the backers of the crowd-funding project the company used to get started before the camera goes on general release. Learn more

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Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II

DP Review News - 10 hours 42 min ago

Canon has announced the upcoming release of its second-generation EOS C100 Mark II digital video camera. The device houses a Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, and is positioned as an affordable solution for film and video production, providing a variety of new design and performance upgrades. Read more

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Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection

DP Review News - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 23:01

Ricoh Imaging is set to introduce three new colors for the company’s Pentax K-S1 DSLR camera in what it calls the 'Sweets Collection'. Already available in 12 different main body colors, the 20-million-pixel APS-C camera will now also come with a white body featuring cyan, yellow or magenta colored panels. The company has named these Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie, and each features the trademark colored light strip on the handgrip of the original K-S1 that was launched back in August.

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Sport picture of the day: home straight silhouette

This silhouette creates a striking image as horse and rider soar over a fence on the home straight during the Avalon Surfacing Handicap Hurdle race at Exeter racecourse Continue reading...
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Victims of Syrian regime honoured at DC's Holocaust museum

A video installation of images smuggled out from Syria puts them in the context of the 20th centurys greatest atrocity, and the impact is profound

Entering the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, you are required to take an ID card, a booklet detailing the life of a real person who lived during the Holocaust. As you wind through the museums haunting permanent exhibition, with installations taking you from the rise of the Nazi party in the 1930s, through the war years and finally to liberation, you are prompted to leaf through the booklet and learn about your person. She may have died, she may have not, but she is your companion throughout this exercise in memory.

The card is intended to reinforce the idea of proximity and reality for visitors, now some 70 years removed from the events of the second world war themselves. Walking through the delicately conceived exhibit, built by James Freed, we are meant to ask ourselves: how could this have come to be? As the museums co-founder Elie Wiesel said at the opening: Ask yourselves how could murderers do what they did and go on living? Why was there no public outcry of indignation and outrage?

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion

DP Review News - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 17:30

With the increasing affordability of digital full frame cameras, there's been speculation about the future of APS-C as an enthusiast format. But with the launch of the 7D Mark II, Canon has made it pretty clear it believes there's still a high-end market for crop-sensor formats. We spoke to Bettina Hansen, a photographer who regularly shoots Canon and has experience working with the original EOS 7D to see what she made of the new camera

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Lost in a spin: readers' photos of labyrinths and mazes - in pictures

We asked you to share your photos of mazes and labyrinths as part of GuardianWitness bi-weekly readers assignment. Here is a selection of our favourites

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Paul Hills best photograph: the day troops arrived in Belfast, 1969

This man had gone to the pub for a drink. When he came out, there were troops and razorwire everywhere

I took this in August 1969, on the very first day of the arrival of British troops in Belfast. They were there to restore peace after sectarian rioting. The man with his back to me was yelling at the soldiers: What the hells going on here? Hed gone into a pub to have a drink and come out to find troops and razorwire everywhere. None of it had been there when he went in. One of his mates, realising he was pissed and might get into trouble, dragged him away.

The unrest had been simmering for some time there had been rioting in Londonderry but it hadnt really kicked off in Belfast. Id been sent by the Observer and arrived just as the riots got out of hand. Most people stayed indoors, but some were outside throwing petrol bombs. Youd see them flying through the air a lot of buildings caught fire. The Catholics living in Protestant enclaves had been particularly set on. They felt threatened and thats when the old rifles came out from under the floorboards. There was hatred and fear on both sides. Plus the B Specials, as the Ulster Special Constabulary were known, drove up and down the streets shooting from their Saracen armoured cars.

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including migrants scaling a border fence on Spains border with Morocco, children going back to school in Baghdad and a birds eye view of Paris

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Dogs hanging out of windows in pictures

Dogs just love feeling the wind in their fur, as these striking photographs show

From Dogs Hanging Out of Windows (Orion, £9.09)

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Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán wins Prix Pictet commission - audio slideshow

The fifth Prix Pictet commission has been awarded to Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán. The award, which this year has the theme of consumption, will enable Herrán to produce a series of photographs examining material culture and consumption in indigenous communities in Colombia, where Herrán says 'the economic value of objects is not fundamental'.
He spoke to us at the launch of 2014 Prix Pictect exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert museum in May about his shortlisted selection of photographs from his latest work Escalas (Stairs). Continue reading...
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Pink and blue planet: the kids' colour obsessions that go too far?

Since 2005, JeongMee Yoon has photographed the worlds least gender neutral kids for The Pink and Blue Project to show that, no matter where children live, stereotypes pervade

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Life along Afghanistan's highway one in pictures

Around 14 million people live along highway one, a 2,000-kilometre ring road that snakes around the Hindu Kush, connecting the countrys largest cities Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar, that is fraught with danger. As Nato withdraws after a 13-year military presence, optimism and foreboding is palpable among residents. The Other Islamic Republic is part of our expanding coverage of the region, here in partnership with Afghanistan Today

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Stereo pictures more than a Victorian relic | @guardianletters

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 19:56

Readers wondering why a pair of stereoscopic images accompanied the story of Brian Mays Tate exhibition (Brian May turns up the stereo with Victorian 3D photos at Tate Britain, 21 October) when they need to be seen through the lenses of a special viewer can relax. The equipment is readily available in the form of your eyes. The technique is to hold the page about 12 inches in front of the face and focus on a point midway between the two images. Allowing the eyes to cross will combine the outer images into a central one which is then seen as stereoscopic.

Far from being a Victorian relic, such stereoscopic viewing is routinely used in scientific papers published in journals of structural molecular biology.
Dr Keith Snell
Cockermouth, Cumbria

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