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Tables turned: Photo series depicts children getting the better of their nightmares

DP Review News - Sat, 09/08/2014 - 10:01

Photographer Laure Fauvel's series 'Terreurs' turns an age-old rivalry on its head. The retouched photos depict children fighting back - and winning by the looks of it - against the monsters that typically terrorize them in the night. Children wielding toy weapons keep the nightmarish creatures cowering in closets and under beds with fearful expressions. See gallery

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EyeEm update for iOS comes with EyeZoom

DP Review News - Sat, 09/08/2014 - 10:00

EyeEm, a photo sharing platform and image marketplace, has released an update to its iOS app, taking it closer to the recently-overhauled Android version. The redesign attempts to put more focus on the images by changing font sizes and moving controls around, and the new EyeZoom feature lets you zoom into images by tapping on them. Read more

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Picture of the week: the Woodland Hills High School Prom, by Mark Neville

The British photographer spent four months in Pittsburgh, commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum

British photographer Mark Neville watched as the students of Woodland Hills high school in Pittsburgh finished dinner at their prom. There was a strong African-American demographic of students but as soon as the DJ played a hip-hop track, it was the white teenagers, in their bejewelled gowns and bow ties, who headed to the dancefloor. "They started bumping and grinding, a style obviously rooted in African-American culture. Whereas the white kids thought that was cool, the African-American kids remained seated, politely finishing their dinner. They did not want to conform to that stereotype."

Neville spent four months in Pittsburgh in 2012, commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum, living in both the affluent town of Sewickley and in Braddock, whose mainly African-American residents were dealing with the fallout from the collapse of the steel works and a crack epidemic. He was fascinated by the contrasts between the two communities. He had just finished a six-week assignment in London. "In Pittsburgh it seemed that the inequality was more along racial lines than in London where it was more to do with wealth and class," Neville says. "It is a terrible generalisation, but that's how I experienced it."

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What The Duck #1342

DP Review News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:49

We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.

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And in the end... Beatles 'Abbey Road' cover photo was shot 45 years ago today

DP Review News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:03

The photograph on the sleeve of 'Abbey Road' by The Beatles is among the most famous images in popular music, and it was taken 45 years ago today. The debate about whether Abbey Road was The Beatles final album continues but for a whole generation of fans, the image of John, Paul, George and Ringo walking across the street outside Abbey Road studios in London signified the end of an era. Click through to see how fans are marking the anniversary.

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Guardian Africa's Instagram takeover our highlights in pictures

We took over the reins of the Guardiannews Instagram account this week a mixture of first-hand reporting, pictures from the web and the best from the continents Instagrammers

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Accidental Renaissance: readers choose photos that look like Italian paintings in pictures

From an orthodox Jewish gathering to Silvio Berlusconi in parliament and Catherine Zeta-Jones in court, here are the pictures that most remind you of art by the old masters

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Weekly highlights: summer memories, Eisteddfod and young Londoners

Weve been getting such great contributions from our readers that we want to share them on our blog. Here are some of this weeks highlights

Last week marked the start of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the International Book Festival hailing from the same city kicking off tomorrow. Peggy van Overdijk sent in this photo of some familiar-looking faces admiring antiques on the Royal Mile:

The cast of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience went antiques shopping off the Royal Mile. They ran into a boar and an unbored mooses head instead! But no-body knows why

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5 August 2014, 21:40

Christina has worked with agencies in Croydon to set up a FGM Charter.

Female Genital Mutilation is carried out as a cultural or religious practice, but is internationally recognised as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

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4 August 2014, 15:51

This week, I took my 10 month old daughter to her first Eisteddfod of many. It's the one place where so much of what makes you Welsh comes together. You catch up with childhood friends and make new ones. You get the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the present and future of Wales and the language. You find out what's new in the Welsh music and literary industries. You can take part in political events or just watch the crowds mill about while you sample food from one of the many wonderful food stalls. And even if you're not Welsh and can't speak Welsh, you get to witness and take part in a tradition which I know will be around when my daughter has children of her own.

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6 August 2014, 10:59

A newly arrived family outside of Khazair camp. Parents always want to give/show the best thing to their kids. This Iraqi parents had to flee their home because of fighting but still want to offer some glimpse of happiness to their children.

UNHCR/Eujin Byun

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7 August 2014, 13:52

Our local park is just over the road. It used to be locked at dusk by the council and well looked after. Now it stays open all night and the kids play equipment has been vandalised. It is sad as I love taking the kids here. The grass is still good for football though!

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6 August 2014, 21:54

When I was young we could never afford to go on a proper holiday for a week. We would have 'days out'. Me and my brother would be bundled into the back of my dad's Austin Cambridge. Dad would drive us to North Wales for a day by the seaside. That would be our summer holiday. Autumn holidays were better as they would be a day trip to Blackpool to ride a tram and see the lights. Oh happy days!

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4 August 2014, 17:39

Spotted this fly on the tablecloth at lunchtime. It appeared to be blowing bubbles then sucking them back in again. I have since tried to find out why they do this - the most convincing theory seems to be that they are regurgitating stomach contents and using air to aid digestion ...

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7 August 2014, 9:09

A view of the beach from the Brighton Eye.

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5 August 2014, 0:29

My daughter rides part of the route of Stage One before the race passes through Ilkley. The crowds cheered her on, the occasional official race vehicle would pass with their horns sounding, and the stewards policing the road furniture and traffic islands would wave their yellow pennants as she passed.

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6 August 2014, 16:34

I made this cake for my daughters 1st birthday when I had more time on my hands and pre-3 kids. I loved experimenting with the sugar craft.

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7 August 2014, 16:52

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Weekend readers' best photographs: sunrise


From first light to break of day: your best pictures on this weeks theme, sunrise.

The next topic is order (to appear 23 August). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo to in.pictures@guardian.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 13 August 2014; please supply a daytime telephone number. Conditions apply go to theguardian.com/theguardian/weekend/in-pictures-terms-and-conditions for full terms and conditions.

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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 a balloon event in Bristol, Danish fashion and a flower festival in Indonesia

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A hard rain: the UK floods, six months on

Earlier this year, after the heaviest rainfall since records began, photographer Gideon Mendel visited families whose homes had been hit by the deluge as part of his Drowning World project. Six months on, how has the picture changed?

"It just felt surreal, totally like a dream, when it first happened," says Jeff. "You think, is it real?"

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Uighurs in China in pictures

Kevin Frayer from Getty Images documents the life of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, in northern China. Xinjiang has been beset for years by violence, which the government blames on Islamist militants or separatists who it says want an independent state called East Turkestan. Exiled Uighur groups and human rights activists say the governments repressive policies in Xinjiang, including controls on Islam, have provoked unrest

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Maurice Vellekoop , Ian Whittlesea, Of Other Spaces: this week's new art shows

From Maurice Vellekoop in Machester to Lorenzo Vitturi in London, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out whats happening in art around the country

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Before sunrise: Out of Waters seaside reverie for the Edinburgh festival in pictures

At dawn and dusk on Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, local residents in white shirts and blue culottes lead the audience along the shore. Then the performers wade into the sea, led by soprano Laura Wright. So begins Helen Paris and Caroline Wrights evocative performance piece, taking place until Sunday. Murdo MacLeod was out at sunrise to capture it in pictures

Out of Water review wading into the deep end of memory

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Richard Coward obituary

My husband, Richard Coward, started out as a fashion photographer working in black and white, but by the time of his death at 68, after a short illness, he had added printmaking, abstract painting, etching and film-making to his skills.

Richard was brought up in Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, by Margaret (nee Brooks) and Harry, who worked there. He left school in Cheam at 16 and started working at an advertising agency in Soho as a runner. He then moved to a photographic studio.

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#Project60: the world's best beards in pictures

#Project60 showcases 60 of the worlds best beards. Heres a sneak preview of some of them

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Sydney artist wins Aboriginal art award for work inspired by police shooting

Tony Albert picks up $50,000 prize for work responding to protests against 2012 shooting of two Indigenous teenagers

A 33-year-old Sydney-based artist has won one of Australias most prestigious art awards with a bold critique of police attitudes towards Indigenous men.

Tony Albert picked up the $50,000 main prize at the 31st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award with his work, We Can Be Heroes. The work consists of 20 small, photographic portraits of Indigenous, male high-school students and the artist himself, each with a target painted on their chest.

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LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS

DP Review News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:00

The team over at LensRentals has been doing a lot of work recently, looking at the performance of Canon's new EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM wideangle zoom. They're pretty impressed by the optical quality of the new lens, but being in the business of renting and repairing gear, they also wanted to know how well it would stand up to the rigors of daily use - and how easy it would be to work on. Click through to learn how the new EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM compares mechanically.

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Walking the Nile in pictures

Former British army captain Levison Wood is attempting to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He started in Rwanda in December 2013 and aims to finish in Egypt before December, covering 4,250 miles across six countries. Photographer Tom McShane documents his journey so far

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Apple expands OS X Mavericks Raw compatibility

DP Review News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:00

Apple has issued an update for OS X Mavericks, adding Raw support for ten recent camera models. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 5.06 provides system-level support for Raw files from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III, Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Nikon 1 V3. See the full list of cameras. Read more

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