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2013 Fritz Pölking nature photography award - in pictures

Norwegian Pål Hermansen has won the 2013 Fritz Pölking award with his photography story 'Car Cemetery - A Wildlife Reserve'. The award, named in honour of wildlife photographer Fritz Pölking, who died in 2007, is run by the Society of German Nature Photographers. The junior award was won by …

ZSL animal photography prize 2013 - in pictures

A tiny leaf-cutter ant carrying a heavy load and a turtle gliding through the Red Sea are among the images judged by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to best illustrate the wonders of the animal world. These winning and commended images were entered into the ZSL animal photography prize 2013, …

Beyond The Borscht Belt: Life After The Catskills' Heyday Of Hotels

Bob Skinner is an architectural photographer by trade who photographs multimillion-dollar properties around New York. He doesn't often photograph people for his commercial work, but by his own admission, he is something of a "people person."<p>"I've learned that I can stand in the middle of a field …

Tony Ray-Jones: beauty queens and English scenes – in pictures

Margate, circa 1967 Photograph: Tony Ray-Jones/National Media Museum

Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr: English rituals of the 60s

Tony Ray Jones /National Media Museum/SSPL<p>Tony Ray-Jones's Beauty Contest, Southport, 1967. Photograph: Tony Ray-Jones /National Media Museum/SSPL<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p><p>460<p>Martin Parr /Magnum<p>Tom Greenwood …

Women war workers - in pictures

How 'plucky' heroines of 1914-18 conflict seized chance to advance women's freedoms

Frozen in Time: Frank Sinatra in Palm Springs, January 1964

There was a seminal article in <i>Esquire</i> in 1966 by Gay Talese entitled "Frank Sinatra has a cold". This photograph could be entitled: "Frank Sinatra has a sandwich".<p>Sinatra had just installed a $100,000 kitchen in his Palm Springs home. That represented, in 1964, when this picture was taken, the …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best photographs from around the world this weekend

Picture of the week: Women, by Richard Avedon

Models rarely stayed still for Richard Avedon. They leapt across the page, as Jean Shrimpton did in 1970 in an ethereal dress by Pierre Cardin (below). Or they defied gravity, as Veruschka does in one 1967 picture (above), floating <i>en pointe</i> as her Bill Blass dress billows around her.<p>In return, he …