None of the guardsmen made eye contact. I think they were afraid they were going to be told to fire at us
I was 17 when this picture was taken, and by that point I was already dedicated to the anti-war movement. I felt that the war in Vietnam was a horrible expression of American imperialism and we had no business being there.
I went by myself to the march on the Pentagon, and when I arrived, everyone gathered around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. As we walked to the Pentagon I fell in with a crowd who were chanting Viva Che, Viva Che I didnt even know what a Che was! I had never heard of Che Guevara.Continue reading...
Pop arts most controversial figure explores fantasy and fetish at the Royal Academy, and we celebrate a masterpiece of peversity thats more than 450 years old all in your weekly dispatch
The most controversial of 1960s British pop artists brings his sexually charged art into the 21st century with a retrospective that may cause a few fireworks.
Royal Academy, London W1J from 13 November until 25 January.
The standup comedian and sitcom star has amassed a remarkable collection of African art, from Senegalese sculpture to Ghanaian collage and South African street photography. It goes on show in the exhibition Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue, held at the National Museum of African Art, Washington DC from 9 NovemberContinue reading...
Filled with images of loneliness and shadow, Franks The Americans stands as one of photographys greatest works, while later works personal loss
Robert Frank is 90 years old on Sunday. The great pioneer and iconoclast has become a survivor, celebrated and revered, but still resolutely an outsider. One thing we can be sure of: he wont be looking back.
The kind of photography I did is gone. Its old, he told me without a trace of regret in 2004, when I visited him at his spartan apartment in Bleecker Street, New York, where a single bread roll and a mobile phone the size of a brick sat forlornly on the kitchen table. Theres no point in it any more for me, and I get no satisfaction from trying to do it. There are too many pictures now. Its overwhelming. A flood of images that passes by, and says, why should we remember anything? There is too much to remember now, too much to take in.
The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including children of Tacloban, Sydney Dog Show and WWI memorial in LondonContinue reading...
Getty photographer Dimitar Dilkoff captured the buildup to last weeks leadership election in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Called by the rebels for the Donetsk Peoples Republic, the election which most countries have dismissed as illegitimate named rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko as the winner with more than 70% of the voteContinue reading...
Neve Tirza, Israels only womens prison, has hosted its first fashion show. Models showcased clothes designed and made by inmates as part of their rehabilitation. AP photographer Oded Balilty documented the projectContinue reading...
A fabulous image of a skyscraper shines out as the winner of last month’s photography project on ‘light’
Congratulations to DexsMum, who outshone more than 300 entries to capture our favourite shot on the theme of light – this fabulous image of the reflection of a skyscraper. See our other top choices in the online gallery.
Now we’d like you to take inspiration from the chilly weather with images on temperature. Whether it’s a ski slope, steaming mug of mulled wine, or a sunny November in the southern hemisphere, share your pictures and tell us how you took the shot. Our favourite will be in the December issue of Observer Tech Monthly, with the best of the rest in an online gallery.
Tech Monthly asked readers to join in the GuardianWitness photography project and share their light photos. Here are some of our favourites.
You can share your photos on this months theme of temperature on GuardianWitness
He may be better known for his controversial series Beaver Hunt that reworked pictures from Hustler magazine, but his Lessons in Posing Subjects project will turn heads too. The American photographers Polaroids taken between 1976 and 1982 brilliantly skewers the fashion press with lessons for would-be models on how to stand with hands on hips or pose with a martini
- Robert Heinecken: Lessons in Posing Subjects is at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, until 11 January 2015
Leica has built up a significant reputation since it created its first 35mm film camera 100 years ago. That reputation means different things to different people, and hangs over every new model its name is applied to. The Leica X (Typ 113) is the company's latest fixed-lens APS-C camera. Designed, developed and built by the German company, it commands a substantial price tag. So what's it like to shoot with and what do you get for your money? We handed the camera to two photographers to see what they thought
Lytro has opened its doors to outside companies with a Lytro Development Kit (LDK), giving the likes of NASA and the Department of Defense - two of its first customers - access to its light field technology hardware and software. This is part of its Lytro Platform, and it starts at $20,000 USD. Read more
Plans to create the photographic equivalent of the Frieze contemporary art fair were announced on Thursday, with a new annual event hoping to tap into an explosion of interest.
Photo London will bring together 60 galleries for five days at Londons Somerset House with the aim of creating the best photography fair in the world bar none, according to Michael Benson, one of the driving forces behind it.Continue reading...
The recent backlash against street-style photography has had one positive outcome: a renewed interest in alternative mediums, including fashion illustration
Street style has been getting a bad rap of late. In the past few months, it has been widely criticised for the way it has changed, becoming less a documentation of actual street fashion and more about the lengths people will go to in order to be photographed. So its with some interest that a handful of artists are turning their back on street style photography altogether, eschewing Instagram-friendly images in favour of something entirely different illustrated street style.Continue reading...
Pete has a tip on using the mixer brush. Stephen Nielson from Adobe is back to give us some tips on how to improve users workflow. Corey has a tip on negative space design.Download Episode 397
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Photographer Owen Humphreys captures thousands of starlings starting their murmuration near Gretna GreenContinue reading...
A resident of Paris for 60 years, Kleins photographs of 1950s New York caught the citys energy and grit and made his name. He talks about returning to Brooklyn, working for Vogue and being praised by Picasso
William Klein is a man of two cities: New York and Paris. The film-maker and photographer was born in the former, but has lived in the latter for more than 60 years, where I meet him at home. Now an octogenarian and quick with a quip he has lived for four decades in the same apartment, perched above the Jardin du Luxembourg. In his living room, books are heaped on the floor and on shelves, along with maneki-neko lucky cats, tribal masks and a stray baseball.
Klein has a gravelly voice and a playfully ornery manner. I ask him about his most recent body of work, a five-year photography project for Sony. Part one, Brooklyn + Klein, spans images of painted murals in Williamsburg, lounging bikini butts on Coney Island, dancing Hasidic men at a Jewish wedding, a Jamaican pride parade, and neon signs for halal meats.Continue reading...
The first major Andy Warhol exhibition in the north of England recreates the world of the Factory and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable and Warhol is revealed in all his compassion and searing insight
When I look at Andy Warhol paintings, I tend to play Velvet Underground songs in my head. The Velvets were the pop group Warhol managed and produced in the 1960s, their overwhelmingly harsh yet beguilingly poetic sound a fusion of Brooklynite Lou Reeds rocknroll animality and Welshman John Cales classical-music theory. I cant look at the hard, black, silk-screened skeletons of Warhols luridly coloured pictures without imaging Cales scraping electric viola, Reed drily declaring that hes made a big decision.
In Tate Liverpools utterly delightful Andy Warhol exhibition, you dont have to imagine those inimitable cascades of feedback, for the Velvet Underground are playing live. OK, not exactly live. Cale and mallet-using drummer Maureen Tucker are now the original bands only survivors. Yet a superbly devised installation recreates the club Warhol created to showcase their violent sound, the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, with whip-wielding dancers, a multicoloured lightshow and Warhols films projected in overlapping chaos.Continue reading...
Youve sent in some great assignment ideas for GuardianWitness so weve started a bi-weekly series based on your best suggestions
For this weeks assignment were interested in seeing your best landscapes and cityscapes, after ID2712813 sent in this photos of Monument Valley in Navajo.
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