Patti Smith: ‘Im not trying to change the world with photography’

The punk poet has spent years taking pictures with her vintage Polaroid Land 250, now her work is being shown in New York. Just dont expect perfection Last year, when New York punk icon and poet Amnesty Internationals Ambassador of Conscience Award, Smith snapped back. I take my camera everywhere I go, especially when Im touring with the band, said… Read more »

Original Observer photography: February 2016

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There is a distinct fashion feel to this months gallery. Milliners, designers, models and bloggers all feature in this showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer Read more:

Sands of time: a century of Egyptian photography in pictures

These images of everyone from presidents to paupers show the tourists view of Egypt that we know and the backstreets we dont Read more:

How Photography Helps Black Girls Define Their Own Voice

Photographer and youth organizer Scheherazade Tillet first had the idea for “Picturing Black Girlhood” about seven years ago, when she was visiting the Chicago Art Institute’s “Girls on the Verge,” an exhibition on adolescent girls. The show included work by photographers like Sally Mann and Lauren Greenfield, showcasing images of that precious and bizarre moment of being not a girl and not… Read more »

The winners of the Sony world photography awards 2016 in pictures

Documenting everything from eagle hunters to failed boxers and Afghan refugees, 230,103 entries from 186 countries were whittled down to these winners of the worlds largest photography competition Read more: