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A Gambler’s Look at Gamblers

...bacco would fill the air, bookmakers’ chants of the latest odds cut through the gamblers lively conversations as I helped my father place his bets. I loved every moment and continued to gamble and enjoy horse racing into my adult life.” The Gamblers by Martin Amis Published by RRB PhotoBooks April 30, 2018 Related Articles Simon Roberts’ Landscape Photos Illuminate Post-Brexit Britain Traveling Town to Town with Niall McDiarmid City...

Simon Roberts’ Landscape Photos Illuminate Post-Brexit Britain

...mon Roberts’ new book, which combines images of Britain’s landscapes and cityscapes with observations on its psychological landscape. © Simon Roberts “Goodman Park Polling Station, Slough,” from Simon Roberts’ new book about Britain, “Merrie Albion.” © Simon Roberts “Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street, London,” from Simon Roberts’ new book about Britain, “Merrie Albion.” © Simon Roberts Merrie Albion: Landscape Studies of a Small Island...

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Traveling Town to Town with Niall McDiarmid

...Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London - October 2016 © Niall McDiarmid Niall McDiarmid’s new book “Town to Town” features more than 60 portraits made in over 200 towns in the UK. Forming a poignant portrait of Britain, McDiarmid’s colorful images were taken from Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands to the historic town of Bodmin in Cornwall, England. Created over the course of seven years, McDiarmid, who is Scottish, traveled...

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The Beasts of the Mara, Up Close

..., Kenya, 2012. © Anup Shah Vervet monkey juveniles, (Cercopithecus aethiops), gathering with curiosity. Remote camera perspective, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, 2012. © Anup Shah In his new book The Mara, published by Britain’s Natural History Museum, Anup Shah describes growing up in Kenya, where, he writes, “wildlife was just outside the door in abundance.” Falling in love with the open land and its creatures produced...

Giles Revell’s Underwater “War Poppies”

...rst Class Stamp in the UK, commissioned as part of a set commemorating each year of the First World War’s centennial. Featuring what looks like a smoke-wreathed, blood-red poppy—the symbol of remembrance for the war in Britain—the stamp inspired a series, “War Poppies,” which was shown this summer at Oculus Gallery in Los Angeles. In the images, Revell suspends real flowers in watery fields of color that resemble billowing clouds or...

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Picturing Invictus

...Roosevelt Anderson (USSOCOM), Wheelchair Tennis. © Craig Orsini Henry Sawyer (USN), Wheelchair Rugby. © Craig Orsini Henry Sawyer (USN), Wheelchair Rugby and Jason Ellis (USAF), Wheelchair Basketball. © Craig Orsini In 2014, Britain’s Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in London as a way for wounded and ill service members and veterans to compete in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball, and this year, the U.S. hosted...

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At Home in an Improvised City

...ommunity of migrants that has existed for more than 15 years close to the French port town of Calais. The place has been a temporary home to people from around the world hoping to make their way across the English Channel to Britain, where, at least for a while, it was easier to work without papers. The camp is the subject of Henk Wildschut’s exhibition “Calais – From Jungle to City” at FOAM Amsterdam, on view until June 5....

A Township Tradition: Marco Casino on Penny Penny Day

...sking for spare change. This day, according to photographer Marco Casino, who has been photographing the first South African apartheid generation since 2012, is called Penny Penny Day, and its origins are attributed to Great Britain’s Guy Fawkes Day (possibly born of the custom of asking for a “penny from the Guy,” though upon asking Katlehong residents, Casino was unable to confirm). Casino adds that today, people in the township also associate...

You’re It: James Mollison’s Book Depicts Playgrounds All Over the World

...all scenes of joy and drama are captured beautifully in James Mollison’s latest book, Playground, published this month by Aperture. In Mollison’s photographs, playground landscapes from schools all over the world—Britain, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Kenya and the U.S., among many countries—are filled with young people who are fully engaged, oblivious to the camera. The images are scenic and delightful, illustrating both the common activity...

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Back to the Future

Diego, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1960 and 2011. © Irina Werning/Courtesy teNeues Mechi, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1990 and 2010. © Irina Werning/Courtesy teNeues Riff Raff, London, Great Britain, 1976 and 2011. © Irina Werning/Courtesy teNeues Leanne, New York, USA, 1982 and 2011. © Irina Werning/Courtesy teNeues Tomasz and Mira, Sosnowiec, Poland, 1980 and 2013. © Irina Werning/Courtesy teNeues Cover of Irina Werning's "Back to the Future." ©...
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