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Give Glasgow a gallery worthy of our best artists | Kevin McKenna

The Two Roberts exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, celebrating the work of Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde, highlights the need for a national gallery in the west

A parable on the power of drawing and painting to transform lives is unfolding across a few rooms in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, that gorgeous location in the west of Edinburgh where you encounter the city at its most handsome. The Two Roberts commemorates the work of Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde, working-class Ayrshire artists whose stars are among the brightest in the firmament of the Glasgow School of Art where they lurked and painted for a few years in the 1930s.

They were born within a year of each other and a few miles apart, in 1913 and 1914: Colquhoun in Kilmarnock, MacBryde in Maybole. Twenty years later, they enrolled at Glasgow School of Art where they became friends and lovers until untimely death separated them. If you have an opportunity to visit this exhibition, which runs until May, then I would recommend it. Tarry long in room four of the exhibition where, to my untrained eye, you encounter their art at its most vivid and dramatic, influenced by Picasso, cubism and expressionism yes, but conveying a colour and austerity of form all of their own.

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Art Kane's photographs of 60s music greats – in pictures

During the 1960s and 1970s, Art Kane made his name photographing rock stars, fashion and everyday life in America, notably the shot A Great Day in Harlem. Kane’s musician son, Jonathan, has collected a selection of images in a book, published by Reel Art Press. “Art Kane was a pioneer of conceptual photography, of using a wide-angle lens, of saturated colours when his contemporaries were very much using black and white,” Jonathan says. “He was the most rock’n’roll out of a group of elite postwar photographers. He was constantly looking to push the boundaries of his work.” The images will be exhibited at Snap Galleries in London from Thursday

All these images are courtesy of Art Kane Archive & Reel Art Press

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

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

We’re now running a regular weekly photography assignment in the Observer New Review and the next theme is ‘strong.’ So whether you’re flexing your muscles, enjoying double shots of espresso or celebrating a diamond wedding anniversary, share your photos of what strong means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box.

The closing date is 11 December at 10 am. We’ll publish our favourites in The New Review on 14 December and in a gallery on the Guardian site.

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Dressed to impress: readers' photos on the theme of 'decoration'

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

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All-in-one: ONA Capri bag review

DP Review News - Sat, 06/12/2014 - 18:00

ONA is known for high-end camera bags and accessories that go big on style - and price. The Capri leather tote is no exception - it's an attractive bag with padded storage for photo gear that could easily double as a high-end purse. Can it replace a camera bag and a purse, and is it worth the price? Read our review

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Weird and wonderful: International science photography competition open for entries

DP Review News - Sat, 06/12/2014 - 17:00

Organizers of a worldwide competition for scientific photography are calling for entries for the International Images for Science competition. Photographers are encouraged to submit visually exciting and revealing pictures of objects and concepts relating to all areas of science. The competition, which is run by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), is free to enter, and this year will be accepting work from members and non-members alike for the first time. Read more

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She said 'yes'! Reddit users help track down mystery couple from snapshot

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Sat, 06/12/2014 - 16:40

Photographer creates online buzz in pursuit to find man and woman from hiking trail and within five hours best man vows to send photo to newly engaged pair

On Thanksgiving in Oregon, a man out hiking stumbled upon a man proposing to a woman. He photographed the intimate moment, then successfully used the internet to find the unknowing subjects. The whole process took five hours.

Reddit user needsmorewolves, also known as Paul Wolfe, took the photo then posted it on the image-sharing site imgur. He wrote: “I have no idea who these folks are, but would like them to have this photograph.”

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She said 'yes'! Reddit users help track down mystery couple from snapshot

Photographer creates online buzz in pursuit to find man and woman from hiking trail and within five hours best man vows to send photo to newly engaged pair

On Thanksgiving in Oregon, a man out hiking stumbled upon a man proposing to a woman. He photographed the intimate moment, then successfully used the internet to find the unknowing subjects. The whole process took five hours.

Reddit user needsmorewolves, also known as Paul Wolfe, took the photo then posted it on the image-sharing site imgur. He wrote: “I have no idea who these folks are, but would like them to have this photograph.”

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Original Observer photography: November 2014

Big names from the world of culture dominate this month’s gallery – including David Hockney, Debbie Harry, Pussy Riot, Noel Fielding, Arundhati Roy and Sarah Waters – as we showcase the best photography commissioned by the Observer

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The 20 photographs of the week

The reaction to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, the continuing democracy protests in Hong Kong – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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Living in Finland: readers' photos

To coincide with Finland independence day on Saturday 6, readers share their photos of living in Finland

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Family life: My Cuban grandmother, Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton, and Nana’s Christmas loaves

Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes

My maternal grandmother had big calloused hands that knew all about hard labour and vicissitudes. From an early age, her wrists, fingers and thumbs learned how to tame the arid land in her native Guanajay, formerly in Pinar del Río province, western Cuba. My grandma’s hands were broad with thick fingers, that’s why people used to say she had manos de isleña (islander’s hands), a reference to those immigrants who arrived in Cuba from the Canary Islands at the turn of the 20th century. In her case, this claim was more than justified; her own grandfather on her father’s side was one of those fortune-seekers who had crossed the Atlantic looking for a better future.

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CamsFormer is a programmable smartphone trigger for DSLRs

DP Review News - Sat, 06/12/2014 - 00:11

The feature-rich CamsFormer, currently looking for funding through Kickstarter, is a device that plugs into your camera or flash and is controlled wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet. It can trigger up to two cameras and allows you to remotely view and change a range of shooting parameters on your camera. Read more

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Luminous Endowment announces first round of grant winners

DP Review News - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 23:44

The Luminous Endowment, a charitable fund headed by Michael Reichmann, has announced its first round of grant recipients. Reichmann is the founder of Luminous Landscape, a website dedicated to fine art photography. His focus has shifted recently to the creation of the endowment, which awards merit-based grants to photographers seeking to start or complete projects, books or exhibitions. Read more

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Phase One's new photo contest rewards winner with IQ250 loan

DP Review News - Fri, 05/12/2014 - 20:46

Phase One has announced a new photo contest offering photographers a chance to win the use of a Phase One IQ250 medium format camera system for a month. The contest seeks submissions demonstrating the contest's theme "What the world's best __ is made of", and will run through the rest of the month. Learn more

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That’s me in the picture: Markiyan Matsekh plays the piano for riot police in Kiev, 7 December 2013

‘I took off my coat and started playing Chopin. It was about -15C, and my fingers could barely move. Not my best performance’

My dad thought it was a stupid idea. He said, “Son, it’s a nice thought, but these people have been beaten by riot police. How is a piano going to cheer them up?” I just wanted to give people a reason to keep protesting.

On 30 November, there were 300 students in the city square singing in peaceful protest at the president’s resistance to greater integration with the EU, and they were brutally beaten by riot police. We demanded that the president resign, but nothing happened. There was no justice. We had lost hope.

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Thailand school emerges from shadow of Boxing Day tsunami – in pictures

Ten years after the devastating Boxing Day tsunami that killed at least 5,000 people in Thailand, a positive legacy is thriving. Yaowawit school in the south of the country, which was founded a year after the disaster, offers underprivileged children a home and an education. Photographer Barbara Walton, who took these images, paid them a visit

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Tech Monthly readers' photography project: temperature

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

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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 the light festival in Kobe, protests about the Eric Garner decision and wild monkeys of China

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Readers' pictures of landscapes around the world

We asked you to share your photos of the iconic landscapes as part of GuardianWitness’ bi-weekly readers’ assignment. Here is a selection of our favourites

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