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A Mexican tattoo artist with a sweet tooth, refugees biking across the desert and a customer in a Mongolian beauty parlour make up some of the poignant and uplifting images submitted to the Portrait of Humanity prize. Backed by the Guardian and focused on unifying the global community, this is the last in a monthly gallery selected by a Guardian picture editor before the closing date on 8 January Continue

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My photos are frequently rushed and taken from peculiar angles. The great Robert Capa would tell me I’m not getting close enough. Can some intensive coaching help me to raise my game?It’s a Sunday morning and I’m on Rue Mouffetard, a bustling market street in Paris, skulking behind a pyramid of nectarines. My sights are set on a fluffy black poodle nuzzling the ankles of its owner, a stripey-trousered woman

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Van Gogh comes to London, Keith Haring scribbles over Liverpool, Jean Nouvel gets weird in Qatar, and the V&A hits top gear More unsettling than they first appear, Pierre Bonnard’s paintings are often thought of as celebrations of domestic tranquility. With trembling and sometimes overloaded colour, and a touch that always seems nervous, there’s anxiety and disquiet in his interiors and portraits of his wife, Marthe de Méligny, taking her

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AnimalsPicture Stories<p>A new book of photography chronicles the ‘grand odyssey’ of street cats, from Morocco to Japan.<p>AnimalsPicture Stories<p>4 Minute Read<p>For 18 years, Tuul and Bruno Morandi photographed the people, cities, and landscapes of the world. As they traveled, they accidentally started to …

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“Jack Rabbit (Lepus Californicus)”, 2014, wood and glass eyes, 20 x 23 x 7 inches Seattle-based sculptor Michael Alm forms lifelike animal sculptures from carved and shaved wood, often adding realistic features such as glass eyes to complete the anatomical studies. The works imitate the natural gestures of the animals he sculpts, such as “Jack Rabbit (Lepus Californicus),” which captures the animal in mid-run. By presenting the animal in movement we are better able

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“Cocoon,” all images courtesy of Peter Li Photographer Peter Li uses panoramic photography to introduce a new perspective to the already breathtaking architecture of churches from around the world. By capturing the entirety of the ceiling and supporting columns, Li allows the viewer to get the chance to feel what it is like to stand at the center of these grand buildings, while also achieving a viewpoint that is impossible to

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Artist Kiko Miyares carves and colors stretched, distorted sculptures of the human figure. The Spanish sculptor often focuses on the head and shoulders of his subjects, with each bust combining realistic renderings of facial feature with a dramatically narrowed shape that makes the works appear to be squeezed or warped. In some works, elements of the elongated sculptures are fractured, creating surreal doubling of torsos, heads, and arms. Miyares often shows

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