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Unseen images of Martin Parr’s everyday England

<i>Taken from the spring 2016 issue of Dazed:</i><p>“I’ve always had criticism," says Martin Parr, staring confidently at me through a screen, surrounded by framed photographs and books. “I’ve never really understood why. All I do is photograph ordinary things”. His portfolio of around 33,000 images is …

Europe's 16 oldest cities

Instagram snapshots: Cape Town through the eyes of locals

Last week we called for your best Instagram shots of Cape Town. From the beach huts of Muizenberg to the candy-coloured houses of Bo-Kaap, these are your portraits of one of most beautiful the cities in the world. To see more check out #GuardianCapeTown on Instagram, or follow @guardiantravelsnaps

Cape Town

Coffee in a coffin: The fascinating story of Le Macabre – and Soho's 1950s espresso revolution

Meard Street is one of the most beguiling spots in Soho, a gorgeous parade of auburn, early-Georgian townhouses with a rare antique street sign from 1732 at its eastern end. Number 23, today a post-production company, is as picturesque as all the other houses; there’s no hint of what once dwelled …

An Imperial College London team is pioneering nanoscale robotic surgical instruments which can, among other uses, better target cancer cells with chemotherapy drugs<p>When Chinese president Xi Jinping visited Britain last October, one of the more unusual gifts he received was one he couldn’t actually …

Innovation

Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at 75

Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.<p>Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015.<p>The documentary photographer who is best known for her haunting portraits of …

Want to see Larry Clark’s photos while doing your laundry?

<i>The Spring Cleaning</i>, a series of three photo shows curated by New York-based photographers Benedict Brink and Todd Jordan, opens on Friday May 29th – but there won’t be an opening reception, as such. The show’s venue, a Laundromat on Elizabeth Street, at the border of Chinatown and Soho, did not …

Breeda en Sestre—Brothers and Sisters - Photographs and text by Mika Sperling | LensCulture

Since their birth in the 16th century as a branch of Christianity, the Mennonites have faced persecution and suppression. Indeed, for nearly three centuries, they have been in near constant movement. ­During the World Wars, their bitter fate reached its climax. Originally, a Germanic community, the …

Newly found autobiography details Citizen Kane director’s musings on Hemingway, Rita Hayworth and DW Griffith

Filmmaking

Shot of orc chieftain Orgrim Doomhammer fuses features of English actor Robert Kazinsky with CGI work from Hulk creators Industrial Light and Magic<p>It has been nine years in development and lost at least one high-profile director along the way. But the first glimpse of swords and sorcery fantasy …

World of Warcraft

Hitchcock/Truffaut review: Cannes dons rose-tinted specs for ace cinephilia study

Kent Jones’s enjoyable documentary – presented in the festival’s Cannes Classics section – is a tribute to a pioneering act of cinephilia, cinema criticism and living ancestor worship. François Truffaut’s remarkable interview series with Alfred Hitchcock, conducted over a week at his offices at …

Idealism

Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters<p>Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, and Benicio Del Toro at this morning’s photocall for Sicario.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/19/1432026943335/c2d24a74-b61e-492d-acb1-0a6153d6cb4b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters<p>Josh …

Emily Blunt

Photograph: PR<p>Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe in Sea of Trees.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/16/1431759957091/02b07ac3-757f-4a3e-9063-1ab4646ef6ea-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe in Sea of …

Natalie Portman

Meticulously-Arranged Photo Transforms Whole Foods into Identical Cubes

In 2014, Amsterdam-based design studio Lernert & Sander created a wonderfully unconventional photograph of 98 different types of food. They transformed whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and protein into identical 2.5 centimeter cubes. The assignment was for a Dutch newspaper called <i>De …

Fellini’s 8½ – a masterpiece by cinema’s ultimate dreamer

Fellini once laid out the basic requirements for being a film director. They include curiosity, humility before life, the desire to see everything, laziness, ignorance, indiscipline and independence. While probably all these qualities pervade his films, it’s their curiosity and their openness to …

Literature

Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images<p>Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz at this morning’s photocall for The Lobster.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/15/1431682639941/7c797a19-6276-4f81-93b0-5ca75dea3e69-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images<p>Colin …

Mad Max

In the Shadow of Women review - Philippe Garrel's infidelity drama is just a one-night stand

Aside from the use of a mobile phone once or maybe twice, Philippe Garrel’s new film could easily be taken directly from 60s New Wave cinema, complete with its use of black and white and, arguably, its somewhat tired view on infidelity.<p>The film, which kicks off Directors’ Fortnight at this year’s …

Woody Allen

Photograph: Samuel de Roman/Rex Shutterstock<p>Bebe Cave, John C Reilly, Salma Hayek, Matteo Garrone, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones at the Tale of Tales …

Salma Hayek

Township: Life after South African Apartheid - Photographs and text by Anne Rearick | LensCulture

My work in South Africa serendipitously grew out of a photographic exploration of the culture of amateur boxing in the U.S. and abroad. This work led me to the Luyviso Boxing Club in Khayelitsha, a township approximately 40 kilometers outside of Cape Town.<p>There, I was taken by the determination and …

Magnifying Glass Reveals In-Focus Tokyo Among a Dazzling Blurred Landscape

Japanese photographer Takashi Kitajima captures the same Tokyo scenes in two different ways and juxtaposes them in one gorgeous composition. His series is titled <i>Glassporthole</i>, and it features a diffused and blurry view of the city where the buildings, streets, and signage are fused into a dazzling …

Stunning Street Photos of 1960s New York by Takayuki Ogawa

After six years working as a photographer for one of Japan's weekly magazines, Takayuki Ogawa decided to take a trip out to New York. For about a year, from 1967 to 1968, Ogawa walked New York's streets taking photos of everything he saw around him. With a fresh set of eyes, he captured the overall …

Japanese hotel launches 'crying rooms'

Complete with soft tissues to “gently wipe away tears” and prevent puffiness, warm eye masks, make-up remover and a selection of tear-jerking films, the “crying rooms” at the Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel in the Shinjuku ward of <b>Tokyo</b> aim to help women combat stress, according to a spokesperson for …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

Dark and Sensual Photos of Intertwined Nude Bodies

For <i>Corpus</i>, Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota captures nude bodies knotted and fused, alternately colliding and coming apart within the confines of …

Photography

cuba between its past and its future

Project info<p>Cuba's most recent developments and the political relationships with the USA, is hinting at a way where everyone wondered about its future. In this situation I was in Cuba in December to observe and to photograph the 2014. Changes in Cuba with the developments after the US released of …

The saddest man in the world

Project info<p>The saddest man in the world lives in Bytom. Bytom is probably the saddest city I know. It lies in Upper Silesia, and I know people who believe that Upper Silesia is the saddest region of the saddest country in the world. The saddest man I know thinks it is all nonsense.

Nonverbal Space: Conceptual Japanese Street Photography - Photographs and text by Shin Noguchi | LensCulture

<i>Ma</i> is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as “gap”, “space”, “pause” or “the space between two structural parts.” The spatial concept is experienced progressively through intervals of spatial designation. In Japanese, <i>ma</i>, the word for space, suggests interval. It is best described as a …

Street Photography

Searching for a Human Side in North Korea - Photographs by David De Vleeschauwer | LensCulture

North Korea is under some of the strictest government controls in the world. Freedom of the press in 2013 was 177th out of 178 countries in a Reporters Without Borders index. But on the other side, what do we, those who do not live in the country, really know about what life there is like?<p>There is …