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?
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
Photographs of protests by John Comino-James offer a snapshot of the political climate in Britain in the two years leading up to the EU referendum
Webber Represents is to auction works by 16 photographers with all the money going towards Refugee Support Europe, a charity that responds to the migrant crisis
Our latest round up of good reads includes a magazine about migration, one about sneakers and another that tells food tales
House of MinaLima hosts an exhibition of forty graphic art props created for J.K.Rowling’s new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We spoke to Eduardo Lima about designing for the magical world.
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