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David Levene: Eyewitness in pictures

David Levene, the award-winning Guardian photographer, has been a regular contributor to the Eyewitness series since its inception in 2005. He has chosen a selection of his favourite images to display at the flagship Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a free exhibition, curated by Mark Davy of Futurecity, will run from 2 September until 26 October 2014

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The World Atlas of Street Photography in pictures

Ranging from staged portraiture and classic documentary to impromptu snapshots of daily life around the globe, The World Atlas of Street Photography includes the work of more than 100 contemporary photographers

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Paint the town red: share your artworks about street life

Urban life has influenced artists for centuries. Send us your art inspired by street scenes and well hang a selection of the best in our online gallery

Street life and urban centres have influenced artists for centuries. They are a place to witness the day-to-day life of local people as well as offering an arena for political and cultural expression. Has street life been an inspiration for your artwork?

As with all of our projects, you can take the topic in any direction you like and you can use any materials you like, from ceramic and pen and ink to needlework or film.

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Weather view: your August pictures

We asked you to share your most striking images of the weather in August. Here are the best of them. Thanks to everyone who contributed

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British Wildlife Photography Awards in pictures

A selection of winning images from this years BWPA competition

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20 best Android apps and games this week

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:06

Mix by Camera360, Grabble, Tiny Tower Vegas, Fragment, Madden NFL Mobile, Calculords, WeTransfer and more

Its time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.

As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.

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Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1)

DP Review News - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 10:00

Ten years after the end of WWII, Germany was rebuilding. Cities like Berlin, which had been severely damaged during the war were emerging from the rubble as the 'Wirtschaftswunder' or 'economic miracle' transformed West Germany. In the immediate post-war period hundreds of thousands of allied troops were stationed in the divided country, many of them with cameras. Found recently at a flea market, the images in this article date from 1956-7 and were taken by a US Serviceman in Berlin. Click through to take a look

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Fifty years of famous faces: David Farrell shoots the stars in pictures

The Rolling Stones, Judi Dench, Louis Armstrong ... before his death last year at the age of 93, British photographer David Farrell shot them all. His pictures are a fascinating 20th-century hall of fame

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The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend, from tribal ceremonies to debutante balls

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Readers' Showcase: Black and White photography

DP Review News - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 10:00

While it's easy to get swept up in the stream of product announcements at this time of year, it's also a good idea to remember why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Black and White Photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. As usual, the photos submitted were of a very high quality. See gallery

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Francesca Woodman in pictures

At 22, Francesca Woodman killed herself, leaving a legacy of beautiful and challenging photographs that influenced a generation of artists.

Francesca Woodman: Zigzag is at Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, 9 September to 4 October

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Searching for the real Francesca Woodman

In 1981, at just 22, the sublimely talented Francesca Woodman killed herself, leaving behind evocative photographs that influenced a generation of artists. On the eve of an exhibition, Rachel Cooke talks to her parents and friends about the young woman who is fast becoming a myth

Betty Woodman remembers with perfect clarity the day her daughter Francesca took the photograph. It was in La Specola, Florences museum of natural history. Francesca was fascinated by La Specola, she says. She wanted to work there, but it wasnt going to be straightforward. So she made friends with the guard and he let her in after hours. He got very nervous about it I think he was more interested in her than in photography so she asked me to go with her. I had to sit in a room outside, but if she squawked or sounded like she needed help, I was to go right in. Francescas father, George Woodman, interrupts: What she means is, if the guard pinched her bottom, Betty would be there.

Consider the image in question (facing page, top left) and you pick up a powerful sense of this backstory: it has a wonderfully secretive quality. What happens in a museum when all the visitors go home? In this one, a kind of ghost appears in the form of Woodman, who can be glimpsed behind a large vitrine in which sits the huge and alarmingly toothy skull of some unidentifiable animal. Francesca couldnt make her mind up, says Betty. First, she wanted to be naked. Then she thought shed wear a leotard. Not that I should get the wrong idea. This wasnt a performance. She was concentrating on the picture. That was why she didnt want people around. She didnt want any distractions.

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Premier League roundup - in pictures

A gallery of the best images from this weekends action in the Premier League

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Nick Cave's career in pictures

Bleddyn Butchers revealing photos of Nick Cave document the singers past 30 years, from the Birthday Party to the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave: from Birthday Party boy to Bad Seed and beyond

WEST BERLIN, AUGUST 1985

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Nick Cave: from Birthday Party boy to Bad Seed and beyond

Bleddyn Butcher's book of photographs of Nick Cave and his associates, along with an extraordinary new film about the musician, paint a revealing portrait of one of rock's finest songwriters and performers

Nick Cave's career in pictures

On the morning of 12 January 1989, I had arranged to meet Shane MacGowan outside the Pogues' management office in Camden Town at 11am. He arrived just after midday, besuited and freshly shaven, with razor nicks all over his chin to prove it. He was carrying a pack of Kraft cheese slices and a two-litre bottle of white wine.

Even by his usual standards, he seemed somewhat altered preoccupied and fidgety, his conversation even more disconnected and tangential than usual. I hailed a taxi and we headed for the Montague Arms in south-east London, where Nick Cave and Mark E Smith of the Fall were waiting alongside music journalist James Brown and photographer Bleddyn Butcher. The occasion was a so-called "summit meeting" cooked up by Brown, who was then features editor of NME, where Butcher and I also worked.

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Readers holiday photos from the past your memories, in pictures

Summer is nearly over, and were taking a nostalgia trip that started out when Guardian Review invited you to join a group of authors in reminiscing about your own memorable holidays by sharing a photo and a story. From 1980s beach huts to travels down the coast of America in a Volkswagen or across the Saharan Desert here is a selection of your anecdotes and pictures

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The 20 photographs of the week

The crisis in Ukraine, the funeral of Michael Brown, the US Open in New York the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading...
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Sport picture of the day: Wozniacki returns with interest

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki shows her determination and co-ordination whilst powering a return towards the unfortunate Andrea Petkovic at the US Open. Her expression captured perfectly with her eye on the ball Continue reading...
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Nikon releases D4S firmware C:1.10

DP Review News - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 10:00

Nikon has issued a firmware update for the D4S. The long list of improvements included in this firmware version are mostly minor bug fixes and tweaks to menus and camera operation. See the full details and get a link to download the latest D4S firmware version. Read more

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Family life: My Blackpool holiday, Mas special song, and Aunt Dorothys Treat

Readers favourite photographs, songs and recipes

First of all, I need to explain my family history as briefly as possible. My mother Janet is the second eldest of nine children (seven sons and two daughters). I came along in 1971, when she was 17 years old, and from then on I lived with my extended family, referring to my Nana Flo as Mum and my Grandad Jim as Dad. So henceforth I was the youngest in a family of 10!

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