Becky Lyons

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1914: life before war – in pictures

The world was soon be plunged into the horror of war, but in the early months of 1914 in Britain, the carnage of the trenches seemed unimaginable

Jeremy Scahill: the man exposing the US Dirty War

While making the documentary Dirty Wars, Scahill met the survivors of secret US hit squads in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia – and promised to tell their stories<p>Jeremy Scahill, whose provocative documentary Dirty Wars is released in the UK this week, has been described as a "progressive …

Willie Doherty, Stephen Shore, Jordan Wolfson: the week's art shows in pictures

From Willie Doherty's photographs of unseen Derry to Jordan Wolfson's spellbinding digital imagery, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what's happening in art around the country

Astounding Images of the Antarctic Region

Reknowned Italian photographer Enzo Barracco is celebrated primarily for his work in the fashion industry. Last year, he broke from that mold, packed …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Landscape Photography

River Phoenix's Life in Photos

Today, <i>Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind</i> hits book stores. The book was written by Rolling Stone …

1980s

Secrets of the Maya Otherworld

<b>On the edge of a small cornfield near the ruined Maya city of Chichén Itzá, in the sparse shade of</b> a tropical tree, a voice ricochets wildly up the mouth of a well. <i>“¡Lo vi! ¡Lo vi!”</i> the shout proclaims. “I saw it, I saw it!” <i>“¡Sí, es verdad!</i> Yes, it’s true!”<p>Leaning over the mouth of the well, …

Mexico