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Yoruban masqueraders very near Newcastle: Àsìkò’s best photograph
‘In Yoruba culture, these giant otherwordly figures represent the return of deceased ancestors. Photographing them in port towns north of Newcastle was quite surreal’

Interview by Chris Broughton

29, Mar, 2023 @2:13 PM

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Dorothy Bohm obituary
Photographer who would ‘take her camera on a walk’ to capture images of the human condition in all its guises

Amanda Hopkinson

27, Mar, 2023 @3:54 PM

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‘A tough time – but so exciting’: cult film-maker Vivienne Dick on post-punk New York
She fled rural Ireland and hit the Big Apple just in time to capture Lydia Lunch, James Chance and the post-punk scene take off. Now back in her home country, she relives those turbulent years

Sean O’Hagan

27, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Carey Young: Appearance review – the faces of female justice
The British artist’s enduring fascination with justice and the law has yielded an outstanding new film in a riveting retrospective

26, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The big picture: memories of a rural Russia untouched by time
In revisiting the village where she spent her childhood summers, photographer Nadia Sablin was able to capture the essence of a place untroubled by modernity

Tim Adams

26, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Monet in Lego, modern art’s birth and Hockney’s bigger leash – the week in art
Ai Weiwei recreates a masterpiece in 650,000 pieces, Picasso and Matisse as arty midwives and dog portraits you won’t find in a charity shop – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

24, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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An anti-portrait of an opera-goer … Bill Henson’s best photograph
‘I photographed opera-goers in Paris over several months. The pictures were technically fine – but I wanted them to feel timeless. So I restaged them in Melbourne with models’

Interview by Imogen Tilden

22, Mar, 2023 @3:11 PM

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My biggest regret: Why did I avoid the camera so much when I was young?
I should have cared less about my appearance and understood that my life, with all its messiness, was worth recording

Saima Mir

22, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Paul Messerschmidt obituary
Other lives: Photographer who looked for visual beauty in commonplace things

Quentin Shaw

19, Mar, 2023 @5:34 PM

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The best free spring culture in Britain, chosen by Observer critics
Here are 25 inspiring events to enjoy, from the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery to free gigs in Manchester

19, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The big picture: a reflection of family life
Matthew Finn’s image of himself and his Uncle Des captures the bond between the photographer and his surrogate father

Tim Adams

19, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘ChatGPT said I did not exist’: how artists and writers are fighting back against AI
From lawsuits to IT hacks, the creative industries are deploying a range of tactics to protect their jobs and original work from automation

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

18, Mar, 2023 @4:00 PM

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