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The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including demonstrations in Hong Kong, Vancouver and New York, a festival in Spain and hazelnuts in Turkey

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Fashion archive: Cecil Beaton's testament of fashion

The Guardian, 28 September 1971: Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton opens at the V&A

No one but Cecil Beaton could have cajoled so many beautiful dresses from so many fashionable women, and in doing so confer upon their owners a sort of immortality. That clothes one has worn should become a permanent acquisition of the Victoria and Albert Museum is an exceptional way of embalming the ego.

"Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton" is the title of an exhibition which opens at the V and A on October 13. It might be called Cecil Beaton's testament of fashion, for professionally and socially he has been involved with the beau monde and the haute chic for almost half a century; and his emotional involvement with fashion goes back still farther - to the time when as a small boy before the First World War his imagination was enslaved by his fashionable Aunt Jessie, with her trunk loads of frivolities from Paris. Recollections of Aunt Jessie have inspired some of his costume designs for stage and films, in particular for "My Fair Lady" and "Gigi."

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Tech Monthly readers' photography project: energy

Tech Monthly asked readers to join in the GuardianWitness photography project and share their energy photos. Here are some of our favourites.

You can share your photos on this months theme of pressure on GuardianWitness

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Tech Monthly readers photography project: pressure

Wed like to see your images on the theme of pressure. Share your photos via GuardianWitness

Congratulations to our top entrant Victoria Buchan who captured the nuts and bolts of a windpump as part of our energy project. See our other favourites in our online gallery here.

This month, we would like you to focus your lenses on images relating to pressure, whether its a steam engine or a celebratory bottle of champagne but dont forget to let us know how you took the shot.

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Tech Monthly readers photography project: pressure

Wed like to see your images on the theme of pressure. Share your photos via GuardianWitness

Congratulations to our top entrant Victoria Buchan who captured the nuts and bolts of a windpump as part of our energy project. See our other favourites in our online gallery here.

This month, we would like you to focus your lenses on images relating to pressure, whether its a steam engine or a celebratory bottle of champagne but dont forget to let us know how you took the shot.

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The Dozen: the best photos from the weekend's Premier League matches

Our pick of the best images from around the top-flight grounds on Saturday and Sunday

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'Dead white men' make way for women at Oxford

Out with the old: Hertford College celebrates 40 years of going co-ed with portraits of female members

Students at an Oxford college will return this term to find an entirely new set of faces staring down on their meals in the great hall: the portraits of dead white men, dim under their cloudy varnish, have been swept away, replaced by striking black-and-white photographs of female fellows and graduates.

Their new dining companions have been installed to celebrate a shockingly recent event: the 40th anniversary of the admission of female undergraduates to Hertford, one of the formerly all-male colleges.

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Sport picture of the day: Alessandro Florenzi's goal for his grandmother

Roma's striker Alessandro Florenzi celebrated his Serie A goal against Cagliari by climbing into the stands to embrace his 82-year-old grandmother. It may have earned him a booking from the referee, but at least the crowd seemed to approve. The Giallorossi ran out 2-0 winners Continue reading...
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The weekend in pictures

A selection of some of the best images from around the world, from a car-free day in Bangkok, to Milan fashion, and global climate protests

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DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3 ties for first

DP Review News - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 13:00

The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's latest waterproof flagship smartphone, picking up where the Z2 left off. Like that phone it's 4K capable and also offers an atypically-large 1/2.3"-type sensor. Just like the Z2, that's a 20.7MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor nestling behind a 27mm equivalent F2.0 lens. All this has encouraged Sony to offer ISO 12,800, which it says is the highest of any smartphone. Learn more about how it performs

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Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark

DP Review News - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 08:29

Nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his image 'Spot the Shark', taken at Breiðamerkursandur - 'the ice beach' in Iceland. In this article he explains how he set up and took the picture, and the post-processing steps required to get to the final result. Click through for the full story.

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How to share family photos safely

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 07:30

From embracing analogue technology to learning how to use privacy settings on Facebook, here are some tips to keep your pictures from being too public

The most reliable way to avoid creating a social media profile of your child is to embrace analogue technology. That is, buy a film camera (lots of bargains on eBay), get the photos processed at your local Snappy Snaps (if it hasnt closed down) and put them in an album (Muji do nice ones). You can then take the album to social occasions and update your friends by showing them photographs of Oscars first steps and whatnot. They will be able to comment and like the photographs, but their comments wont be permanently recorded on the internet, Oscar will be out reach of facial recognition technology and his steps wont be turned into data points for multinationals or governments.

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Elmgreen and Dragset retrospective in pictures

Biography, a retrospective of Danish-Norwegian artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragsets 20-year collaboration, has opened at the National Gallery of Denmark, accompanied by a book collecting intimate photography from their image archive.

Biography is at the National Gallery of Denmark until 4 January 2015

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Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

DP Review News - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 16:00

When Panasonic came to see us recently in our Seattle offices we were expecting the much-rumored LX8. That didn't happen, but what we saw was quite a surprise. The LX100 is one of Panasonic's most ambitious cameras yet, marrying a Four Thirds sensor with a 24-75mm (equivalent) F1.7-2.8 lens, in a body not much bigger than that of the LX7. Full manual control, a built-in EVF and 4K video round-out the specification sheet nicely. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera.

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Moments from the Scottish independence referendum - in pictures

The Observer and Guardian photographer Gary Calton headed north to document the the independence referendum and a momentous week for Scotland. He covered official photocalls and news events, but also kept his eye open for Instagram details that told the story

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Brigitte Bardot: her life and times so far in pictures

BB was born in Paris on 28 September 1934 and as she approaches her 80th birthday, we thought it a good time to look back at her life and work as an actor and activist

Brigitte Bardot at 80: still outrageous, outspoken and controversial

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Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents

DP Review News - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 13:00

One swallow does not a summer make, said Aristotle, suggesting the dangers of looking for trends based on single examples. Even with this in mind, I'm pleased to see two manufacturers introduce 70-200mm equivalent zooms for APS-C cameras at this year's Photokina. First Fujifilm introduced its 50-140mm F2.8 R, and then Samsung followed suit with its 50-150mm F2.8 S. I think these lenses make more sense than actual 70-200mms; let me explain why...

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The 20 photographs of the week

The referendum in Scotland, the Californian fires, the ongoing crisis in northern Iraq and Syria the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading...
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Family life: An Easter get-together, Turning Japanese and Mums Irish cream

Readers favourite photographs, songs and recipes

This photo is of my dad, Laurence Skaife, carrying my daughter Sarah in 1983. For me, it sums up our annual mass family Easter holidays.

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That's me in the picture: Gwion Moore, Lehman Brothers employee, on the eve of the 2008 financial collapse

'Even if you know a bank is going to go bankrupt, the managers have to play out the act - and that's what they did'

I was out of place at this meeting for a couple of reasons. I was in the wrong trousers, for a start: I had just taken all my work clothes the bankers' uniform of grey suits to the dry cleaner's, in the expectation that Lehman might soon collapse and I'd have to find another job. And this wasn't even my department: I was what they call a "structurer", advising institutional clients, such as pension schemes and insurance companies, on investment strategy and risk management. This meeting, which took place on 11 September 2008, was in the global finance department. I just went along to eavesdrop, which is why I'm hiding away at the back on the left.

The shot was taken through the window and, along with pictures of employees carting boxes of their belongings out of the office, went on to become emblematic of the 2008 crisis. It's strange looking at it now: I'm surprised to see only one woman, for a start. It wasn't that masculine an environment.

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