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Doggy dazzlers! Colourful Japanese street scenes – in pictures | Art and design

Doggy dazzlers! Colourful Japanese street scenes – in pictures | Art and design

[ad_1] Yumeji, Zushi Beach, 2015 Noguchi: ‘People gather at the beach seeking the warmth of the winter sun. Families, couples, individuals and even someone taking a nap during a break from a nearby construction site. I captured the moment when these four different groups came together. At the same time, my then five-year-old daughter, who was playing in the sand at my feet, jumped in front of the camera. I felt like I was given the opportunity to capture a slice of everyday life. It is a memorable piece that showcases how street photography, family photography, and my work as a photographer can come together’ [ad_2] Source link

Glamour to ghost town: the fate of one Cypriot beach resort – in pictures | Art and design

Glamour to ghost town: the fate of one Cypriot beach resort – in pictures | Art and design

[ad_1] Once a glamorous destination that attracted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Abba, the Cypriot resort of Varosha was abandoned on 14 August 1974 when Turkey invaded. For 50 years, the town has been deserted, but in 2020 it was opened up to tourists. British-Cypriot writer and editor Alex Christofi and his father were some of the first people to be granted admission, while Alex was researching his new book on the history of Cyprus. “I felt quite dissociated as it was difficult to process what I was seeing,” he says. “There was almost no one else there. With the rope barriers, it felt as if I were touring the set of a film about a disaster that had wiped out humanity. There is something deeply melancholy about what remains.” [ad_2] Source link

A trip down the mines: West Midlands industry in the 1970s – in pictures | Art and design

A trip down the mines: West Midlands industry in the 1970s – in pictures | Art and design

[ad_1] Chainmaking, Griffin-Woodhouse, West Midlands ‘There were also many firms, some automated, others semi-automated, producing chains, shackles and swivels for most regions of the world, including major seaports in the Middle East. Much of the work was still done by heating and bending the links one by one, as the grand scale of, for example, a ship’s anchor chain (with links weighing up to 60kg) could not be fully automated’ [ad_2] Source link

First class posts: David Hurn’s Instagram highlights – in pictures | Art and design

First class posts: David Hurn’s Instagram highlights – in pictures | Art and design

[ad_1] May 2021: Social Distancing, Arizona, USA 1980 ‘Ever since I can remember I have loved going out for breakfast. The funniest was perhaps in Cardiff, after the opening of the wonderful new photography gallery in the National Museum of Wales. Sir Don McCullin and other friends had turned up and we met for breakfast the next day: myself, Don, John Bulmer, Ian Berry and Patrick Ward. Was it an intellectual conversation about photography? No, it was completely discussing our deafness, our bad eyesight, our inability to get up once sitting down, our continual aches and pains – it was so refreshing’ [ad_2] Source link