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The Butterfly Boy, and 50 years of other brilliant Brooklynites – in pictures

After witnessing the second world war’s brutality as a GI, Harlem-born photographer Jerome Liebling returned to New York and captured the humanity of the city’s chaotic streets. He found courage in the faces of children: ‘Sometimes there was a hint of defeat,’ he said, ‘but more often there was brilliance.’ One child, Butterfly Boy, with his overcoat flaring like a superhero’s cape, became a poignant billboard icon

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No rules, no limits: Georgia's muddy, bloody game of Lelo – in pictures

Dating back 300 years, the sport was once played all across the country. Now held just once a year in one village, it still attracts large crowds and plenty of injuries

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Instagram for doctors: how Figure 1 is crowdsourcing diagnoses

The medical photo-sharing app lets doctors and medical staff send images of diseases and injuries safely

Where do doctors turn when even they don’t know what’s wrong with you? Colleagues? Books? The internet? A Canadian startup wants to make the answer an Instagram for doctors.

Figure 1 is an app that allows iPhone and Android-owning doctors to share images of diseases, injuries and everything in between. Launched in 2013, the app was born from the idea that sharing images of what confounds doctors with other doctors across the world can help point them in the direction of the right answer.

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Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes

DP Review News - Sun, 26/04/2015 - 13:00

There are more people taking pictures now than ever before, and as a consequence, some of the world's most beautiful views have been photographed to death. In this article, nature and landscape photographer Erez Marom explains the value of shooting 'changing' landscapes, which offer different perspectives every time you visit - or even from day to day, or minute to minute. Click through to read his article

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Your pictures: share your photographs on the theme of 'open'

Wherever you are in the world, we’d like to see your pictures of ‘open.’ Share your best photos via GuardianWitness

We’re now running a regular weekly photography assignment in the Observer New Review and the next rather timely theme is ‘open.’ So whether it’s evenings around a campfire, fascinating open top bus tours or a particularly memorable open mic night performance share your photos of what open means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box.

The closing date is Thursday 30 April at 10 am. We’ll publish our favourites in The New Review on 3 April and in a gallery on the Guardian site.

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Nice and crisp: readers' photos on the theme of fresh

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of fresh via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites

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Developers, up yours! Anti-gentrification postcards – in pictures

Red telephone boxes, sunlit Beefeater parades, smiling royals: London’s postcards can be misleading. South London artist Gram Hilleard has created a series of postcards showing the city as he sees it: grey skies, soulless skyscrapers and boarded-up shops. The series, entitled Developers Up Yours, attacks the capital’s rapid gentrification. “My family’s been in this area of London for the last 200 years,” says Hilleard, “but now the indigenous Londoners have been moved out. The city is so overwhelmed by money that Londoners themselves don’t count any more.” The postcards are at the Offsite gallery, London WC1, until 31 May.

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Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen

DP Review News - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 13:00

Janne Voutilainen is a man of relatively few words. In that context, the minimalism of some of his photos makes perfect sense. He's based in Finland and finds himself drawn to landscape photography, as well as astrophotography, which is how we discovered his work. He offered a few insights into his images in our Q&A. His otherworldly images speak volumes too - take a look. See gallery

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Sony introduces touchless shutter app and we go hands-on (off?)

DP Review News - Sat, 25/04/2015 - 12:00

Sony has released a beta version of its Touchless Shutter app, immediately available for download through the PlayMemories app store. The app makes use of the eyepiece sensor as a shutter release mechanism and brings all the advantages of a traditional cable release without needing any extra camera gear. All that is needed is a hand wave near the eyepiece and the shutter will release. Read more

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The 20 photographs of the week

The migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean, the Calbuco volcano in Chile, the continuing violence in Syria – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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Eyewitness: Kathmandu, Nepal

Photographs from the Eyewitness series

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Family life: A Scotsman abroad, Apache by the Shadows and roasted tomato pinocchi

Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes

September 1935: my grandfather, John, standing barefoot outside a Buddhist temple in Rangoon, now Yangon. In his trilby, white flannel trousers and pipe in one hand, he looks every inch the European abroad. Rangoon’s dry temple air might have been a relief to him after the humidity and damp of dockside Bombay, where he was chief engineer for a shipping company headquartered in his native Scotland.

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Neighbourhood watch: photographing them next door

Jamie and Sophie Lancaster loved their south London street – and their neighbours. They wanted to photograph as many as they could and have created a wonderful series of portraits of the very different households living next door to each other

There’s something about Thornbury Road that really sucks you in,” Sophie Broadbent tells me, smiling. Her partner, Jamie Lancaster, nods in agreement, “I don’t think we realised how interesting it was until we started meeting our neighbours,” he adds. Two years ago, toddlers in tow, the couple embarked on a project to photograph as many of their neighbours as possible. The result is the Thornbury Road portraits: 30 intimate, joyful portraits of local residents.

Related: Families of Thornbury Road: our friends and neighbours

When we asked the kids every Saturday if they wanted to go to meet some neighbours, they would cheer

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 real-world sample gallery posted

DP Review News - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 22:16

Panasonic's Lumix CM1 has the potential to break new ground in the territory between smartphones and cameras. It offers a 1-inch 20MP sensor, much larger than the typical smartphone camera chip. It also provides an F2.8 Leica-branded lens encircled by a control ring that can be used to adjust various exposure settings. We got out and about with it to see what its images look like. See gallery 

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Sport picture of the day: synchronised and monochromed

By converting the image to black and white, this picture of the West Coast Splash competing at the Synchronised Swimming National Championships has gone from being just a lovely shot of an impressive technique to something more ethereal

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That’s me in the picture: Patrick Sheehy drinking a pint in Leadenhall Market, London, December 2011

‘The photographer called it Bankers At Leadenhall Market, but everyone in the picture actually works in insurance’

I like this photograph, but the fact the photographer called it Bankers at Leadenhall Market irritates me. I recognise every face in this picture and not one is a banker.

I first discovered it when a friend came to meet me for lunch towards the end of last year. He had been to Mark Neville’s exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery and was amused to spot me in the photograph, so he brought the catalogue for me to flick through.

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Boris Johnson, the women wrestlers of Bolivia and a supermarket of neuroses – the week in art

What BoJo has actually done for London, who won the Sony photography awards, and how the Counter Terror Expo taps into our fears. Plus boozing in Ireland and skateboarding in Afghanistan – in your weekly dispatch

Theaster Gates
This genuinely subversive artist looks at the nature of freedom in his latest provocative confrontation of art and life.
White Cube Bermondsey, London SE1 from 29 April until 5 July

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Anzac Day in Wellington, protests in South Korea and an aftermath of the volcano eruption in Chile

  • See our election photo highlights here
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Manfrotto adds compact and lightweight 190Go! to the 190 tripod series

DP Review News - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 13:00

Italian accessories brand Manfrotto has announced a new model in the 190 range of tripods that is lighter and more compact than others in the series. The Manfrotto 190Go! is designed for traveling photographers and those working on location who require an eye-height tripod that packs away to take up as little space as possible. Read more

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Last of the locomotives: China's steam train line – in pictures

It’s a bumpy ride, and it takes over an hour to go 12 miles. But the trip from Shixi to Huangcunjing in rural Sichuan is one of the last regular passenger steam train services in the world – and a lifeline to locals, who could not travel to nearby towns without it

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