Photography

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Ruud van Empel’s ‘fantasy portraits’ at Beetles+Huxley

Faces too symmetrical, clothes perfectly ironed, trees with not a leaf out of place, there’s something unsettling about Dutch photographer Ruud van Empel’s work. It sits uncomfortably on the line between reality and fantasy; leaving the viewer full of questions. Who are these children? Where are they? Why is their gaze so blank?

Photograph by Polly Tootal

Exposure: Polly Tootal

Art Director Gem Fletcher examines the work of Polly Tootal, in the latest instalment of a series looking into talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking the rules…

World Press Photo of the Year 2017

The World Press Photo competition has again uncovered some of the best journalistic photography work of the year; images of hope, hopelessness and all that lies in between. Here, we present some of best images from the shortlisted work, along with the overall Press Photo of the Year

Cover to cover: Obama v Trump

For the past eight years, writer Ben Arogundade has been collecting magazine and newspaper covers featuring Barack Obama. Here, he compares visual depictions of the former US President with new US leader Donald Trump