‘The Atlas of Beauty’ hopes to redefine looks
Can beauty be defined, or is it in the eye of the beholder? The photographer Mihaela Noroc has travelled the world, photographing ordinary women to challenge “unachievable” beauty standards.
Grisly rhino shot wins top photography prize
Can a photograph change the world? Yesterday this image Memorial to a Species won a major award. Rhino horns are believed by some to be a cure for...
The camera that captures your entire life
Are we obsessed with taking pictures? This week, Google announced the release of its newest creation, Clips: an automatic camera which picks up on motion to capture photos.
The picture that changed Cameron’s mind
Heartbreaking photographs of a drowned Syrian toddler have led the UK to announce it will take in more asylum seekers after months of refusal. How can one image change policy so fast?
Crimea ‘selfskies’ condemned by media
During the turmoil in Ukraine, using mobile phones to take ‘selfies’ alongside Russian soldiers is all the rage. Are these photos and popular apps like Instagram desensitising us to war?
‘Selfie’ beats ‘twerk’ to become word of the year
Linguists at Oxford Dictionaries have chosen ‘selfie’ as their word of the year for 2013, citing a 17,000% increase in its popularity. Why are we so obsessed with taking photos of ourselves?
War artists expose true horror of warfare
To mark the centenary of World War One, Britain’s National Portrait Gallery has announced a major exhibition on wartime painting, film and photography. Does trauma breed creativity?
Panicked penguins photo snaps up top award
The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award travelled hundreds of miles and endured freezing conditions to get his shot. Impressive – but is it art?