Zain Haneef

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12 Years a Slave and the roots of America's shameful past

Directed by the British artist and film-maker Steve McQueen, <i>12 Years a Slave</i> has gained almost universal critical praise. In his review for the <i>New Yorker</i>, David Denby echoed the consensus opinion when he described it as "easily the greatest feature film ever made about American slavery".<p>But in …

In the city: share a photo or video that sums up your city

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>“In the city,” Paul Weller once sang, “there’s a thousand things I want to say to you.” Had he had the room, he would no doubt have added that a photo would have done the job even better – as we hope you’ll demonstrate with this latest assignment.<p>Wherever you live in …

Spike Lee on Oldboy, America's violent history and the fine art of mouthing off

With the interview over, Spike Lee finally opens up. For 40 minutes the film director has sat in a defensive crouch, with his arms folded and his legs crossed, parrying questions as though they were accusations. More evasive than abrasive, he insists that neither new technology, changes in his …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Digital Photography

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

The ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus, a Very ‘Scharf’ Lens Indeed

I’m probably setting myself up for a replay of the Exo Tria Arxidia scene, but my friend Bernhard introduced me to the German term <i>scharf</i> the other …