Clive Somerville

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This Homemade Instant Camera Uses Raspberry Pi and a Thermal Printer

Photographer Arvid Larsson recently made himself a portable instant camera that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi computer camera and thermal receipt …

Intense rivalries, horrible bosses, secretaries at war … desk jobs prove fertile psychological territory for novelists, as these fine examples show<p>How many hours of your one wild and precious life have you spent working in an office? The malaise at the heart of the white-collar bargain has driven …

Books

Is this guy serious? Could Republican frontrunner Trump actually win?

For two serene months after Donald Trump announced in March that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, he failed to register in national political polls. People basically thought he was kidding.<p>Donald Trump attack on John McCain war record is 'new low in US politics'<p>Read more<p>Then …

Donald Trump

Man Ray nearly did a Rolling Stones cover, Big Star went for William Eggleston’s most famous ceiling shot, and George Michael lifted a Weegee photograph. A curious new exhibition for nerds and fans alike shows the hits and misses of album artwork – and the covers too rude to use

Avant-garde

The rapper covertly created his record using just a display laptop, the GarageBand app, friendly members of staff - and a little background noise from unaware New York shoppers<p>For most of us, the Apple store is a place to buy aspirational goods, witness the word “genius” being massively undermined, …

Apple Store

El Chapo Escapes Again

Mexico’s most secure prison, Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1, is home to the country’s most violent narcotraffickers. Altiplano, as the prison is known, is located in central Mexico, not far from Toluca. The surrounding air space is a no-fly zone, to prevent an escape by helicopter. So …

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Biography: Documentary/People photographer Antanas Sutkus

Antanas Sutkus was born in Kluoniškiai on 27 June 1939. Sutkus’s series People of Lithuania is considered one of his most important works. It is a …

Simple Tips to Improve your Environmental Portraits

It can also be incredibly challenging photographing people in their natural environment. Here are some simple tips to help you.

Photography

Why No One NEEDS a Full Frame Camera

Almost everyone dreams of getting their hands on a full frame 35mm digital camera, and while people want it, they don’t need it necessarily. So why …

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My translation of DIE ZEIT’s interview with Thomas Piketty is now hosted by TheWire.in. <b>Read it here</b><b>.</b><p>The original German interview with Thomas Piketty …

Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features<p>Muslim refugees on runway of Tuzla airport, Bosnia, fleeing Srebrenica in 1995.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/4/1436050269860/ad485a96-6215-418e-a48f-6454fd43a037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex …

National Security

Could Greece become the European Venezuela?

A dispute with miners in a village in northern Greece suggests the Syriza government shares the "Chavista" anti-capitalist agenda<p>For a country facing bitter splits over Sunday's EU bail-out referendum, the tiny Greek village of Megali Panagia offers a harsh lesson in the politics of division.<p>A …

Europe

Your wife is a bigamist!: The nastiest political campaign in American history

<b>Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams (Wikimedia)</b><p>The race of 1828 makes today’s ugliness seem quite civil by comparison. Jackson and Adams knew how to sling the mud<p>Larry Schwartz<p>June 29, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As the 2016 race for the presidency heats up absurdly …

Greek crisis shows the eurozone is a thug enforcer for capitalism

This is how the eurozone punishes those who demand democratic control over their country. When Syriza came to power they had a very clear mandate to …

Christophe Debon: One Of The Best Street Photographers Of Our Time

<b>All Photographs (c) Christophe Debon</b><p>Few photographers (dead or alive) make me jealous. Christophe Debon is an exception. I am terribly jealous of his work, it's damn good. As a street photographer there is lots of competition, but not much that worries me. This work worries me as it gives a whole …

Video on Facebook shows killer breakdancing in 2010, as lack of foreign travel raises questions about how he obtained gun and who trained him<p>The dancer leaps into an athletic backwards somersault off a chair, then stumbles as he lands. The camera follows him as he comes back to inspect the broken …

Terrorism

Seven decades of Soviet photography – in pictures

From 1927 until after the fall of communism, Russia’s Soviet Photo magazine charted the region’s pioneering visual culture. A new exhibition at Moscow’s Lumiere Centre for Photography celebrates this history

Russia

Greece is confirming that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments

Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing yet another cash infusion from international creditors.<p>This would add another boulder to a mountain of debt almost twice the size of Greece's gross domestic product. This protracted dispute …

Insight for 21 June 2015 - Child Abuse or Big Brother ?

New Zealand is leading the world with ground breaking research that uses government-held data to try and stop child abuse before it happens.<p>But an</i> …

Bourgeois taste celebrates ‘finished’ art but as this exhibition shows, real poetry lies in a hesitant line, roughly splashed colour and patches of bare canvas<p>The greatest works of art in the world are unfinished. This is not a provocation. Leonardo da Vinci’s dreamlike, infinitely suggestive …

Art

Vietnamese journalist apologizes for photoshopped war picture

The original (L) and photoshopped pictures of Doan Cong Tinh<p>A photojournalist has apologized for "mistakenly" sending a photoshopped picture of …

Writers Choose Their Favorite Words

Last week, in a choice instance of logophile clickbait, the <i>Guardian</i> asked a handful of well-known writers to give a few words on their favorite words. The result was a little like asking a bunch of chefs to describe their preferred knives, or inviting a group of carpenters to talk about the merits …

Nazi Propaganda: Out of the Cage

<i>Forbidden Films</i>, Felix Moeller’s excellent documentary about “the hidden legacy of Nazi film,” begins with a sequence that functions as an apt …

Multiple Sclerosis

Force pays out £37,000 in damages four years after woman forcibly strip-searched by five officers in a London police station<p>A woman who was forcibly strip-searched by five police officers and left naked in a cell while a camera broadcast the images into the custody suite has been awarded £37,000 in …

Crime

Teaching Photography Inside Malawi's Prisons

The courtyard of the juvenile prison in Mzuzu, Malawi. The prison was built in the early '60s by the British to house 50<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kadir van …

Alex Hern decided not to do anything for a week – unless he’d read all the terms and conditions first. Seven days and 146,000 words later, what did he learn?<p>When was the last time you read all the terms and conditions for a service you used? Have you ever <i>read</i> the terms and conditions? Probably …

Privacy

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