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Silhouette of a seal at sunrise scoops RSPCA young photographer competition award

Owen Hearn, 16, from Stewkley, Leighton Buzzard, has been named the overall winner of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2014 (YPA14) for his atmospheric Seal at Sunrise photograph taken on the Norfolk coastline on New Year’s Day during a morning out with his grandfather.

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Dancing Away: the dance photography of Mikhail Baryshnikov

For some Mikhail Baryshnikov played one of the oh-so-near relationships for Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City, for others he is the high-profile, high-jumping legendary dancer. But now in yet another manifestation, Mikhail is showing his skill behind the lens in a new show Dancing Away.

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Everyone’s invited to the Brighton Photo Fringe!

‘There’s something for everybody and everyone’s invited’ reads the tag line to the Brighton Photo Fringe. It’s an event that says it’s one of the largest and most inclusive photography festivals in the UK, which can’t be bad. And it’s a month-long event, so there’s plenty of opportunity to pop along.

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The search for the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year begins

Essence of elephants by 2013 Greg du Toit: Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Grand title winner
Essence of elephants by 2013 Greg du Toit: Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Grand title winner

From displays of extraordinary animal behaviour to unexpected views of nature, the hunt is on for the planet’s best wildlife images for the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

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Steady as you go. Video on Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone

Photographers who are enthusiastic about such things have been jumping up and down with glee about the Nokia Lumia 920 – maybe that’s what gave the Finnish smartphone people the idea to team up with Red Bull freerunning champions to show off just how good the Nokia Lumia 920 is.

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Free photography guide in Saturday’s Guardian

Guardian photography guide submitted cover photo detail

The Guardian is creating an exclusive photography guide drawing on the insight and craft of Guardian and Observer photography experts and is calling on photographers to take part and win a place on a Guardian photography masterclass. Continue reading Free photography guide in Saturday’s Guardian

Between East & West, celebrating the role of British-Born Chinese in modern society

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Zoe Chan: “If people asked me I would say I was British because I’ve lived in Britain my whole life…it was simpler that way. Obviously I looked Chinese…but I was never that comfortable saying I was Chinese because I never spoke the language.” Between East & West: The British Chinese by Mike Tsang

The ideas around British-born Chinese identity are beautifully, powerfully and personally portrayed by Devon artist Clem So, and leave you with such universal questions, that when news of photographic exhibition Between East & West: The British Chinese popped up, we thought it deserved a closer look.

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An epitaph to an era of greed and excess: Martin Parr’s Luxury at The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art

Martin Parr
Luxury: Martin Parr

The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art has a series of photographs by Martin Parr showing the different ways in which people display their wealth.

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Art of Building international digital photography competition is now open

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Art of Building image by Zoltan Balogh

The Chartered Institute of Building has announced that its annual Art of Building international digital photography competition is now open for entry. The contest, which celebrates creativity in the construction industry, will also raise much-needed funds for a major project to build hurricane and earthquake resilient schools in Haiti, organised by development and disaster relief organisation, Article 25.

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Plymouth art students open pop-up photography studio in the city centre

Plymouth College of Art photography students
Plymouth College of Art photography students prepare for city centre studio

Photography students from Plymouth College of Art are inviting members of the public to come in for a free photo shoot at their pop-up photography studio in the college’s city centre shop, One Zero Nine on Cornwall Street.

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Life journey of an artist

A Magical Monarch View by Lisa Garness Mallory
A Magical Monarch View © Lisa Garness Mallory

I truly feel I was born to be an artist. I knew at an early age being an artist would be my destiny and life long journey. Both of my parents had artistic talent, my mother was an oil and acrylic painter, and my father designed and made sterling silver jewelry. Thankfully, I received a tremendous amount of encouragement to pursue my art career from them.

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Shifting Sands – Guy Martin’s images of the Arab Spring unfolding in Egypt and Libya

Guy Martin – Egypt
Shifting Sands – Guy Martin's exhibition of photographs during the uprisings in Libya and Egypt © Guy Martin

Guy Martin’s photographs of the Arab Spring of 2011 in Egypt and Libya will be on display in an exhibition at The Poly, Falmouth.

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Snowdon portraits at Burton Art Gallery and Museum

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Burton Art Gallery & Museum’s winter exhibition includes around 65 iconic photographs by Snowdon, capturing some of the most important figures in recent art history including Frank Auerbach (pictured), Peter Blake, William Coldstream, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Joe Tilson, David Hockney and many others.

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