Syrian refugees share 'safe space'

The photographers

The conflict in Syria that began in 2011 has made millions of refugees flee the country, many making their way to neighbouring Lebanon.

Officially there are about 1.1 million registered refugees in Lebanon - though the actual figure is believed to be far higher - many of them children.

UK charity Christian Aid has been working with Lebanese organisation Mouvement Social on a photographic project to help young refugees from Syria integrate with Lebanese youth.

The children, aged between 11 and 17, were asked to focus on their "safe space" and what made them happy and to express that in an image.

"Children around the world love photography and these kids were no different," says Tabitha Ross, a photographer based in Beirut who led the project.

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My Perspective competition winners

Misty street scene
Misty Minster by David Kenward

This photograph of York Minister by David Kenward has been revealed as the winner of this year's My Perspective competition, run by the UK Down's Syndrome Association (DSA).

The picture, titled Misty Minster, beat more than 250 other entries to the international contest.

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In the shadow of Magna Carta

Eco village

The 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede, on the banks of the Thames, is on Monday, 15 June. Today, the site, between Windsor and Staines, is part of the National Trust - but bordering it, a group have set up what they call Runnymede Eco-Village.

The small community is based in woodland earmarked for housing, and eviction notices have been served. They call themselves Diggers, after a group of land activists who occupied St George's Hill in 1649.

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Gone fishing

Fishermen in Monte Argentario

Beatrice Di Caro has just completed a BA in photojournalism at the London College of Communication, her final project focusing on the lives of fishermen in Monte Argentario, an area in the south of Tuscany in Italy.

Her pictures portray the lives of the fishermen onshore and the work carried out on the piers, the routine tasks that are essential to the smooth running of days at sea.

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Tales from the launderette

Mr Salahuddin, launderette manager, checking a wash has been dried

Tales from the Launderette is a new personal project by Walthamstow-based photographer Katherine Green and on show as part of the E17 Art Trail in London.

The launderette was, at one time, a common sight on Britain's high streets, with more than 12,000 in operation during the 1980s, though today that number is down to 3,000 or so.

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Photo challenge: 12 by 12


When looking for a way to challenge yourself photographically it can pay to scan the online photographic community in search of ideas, or events you can join.

One that is currently under way is the 12 by 12 challenge, a set of month-long photography challenges that aim to help develop your skills.

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Speakers' Corner: The home of free speech

The End is At Hand. Evangelical Christian with a placard at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London, 1978

Speakers' Corner in London is well known as the home of free speech, where anyone can get on their soapbox and make their voice heard. Whether anyone will listen is of course another matter. Photographer Philip Wolmuth has been documenting the corner in London's Hyde Park for 35 years, and has just published a book of the work. Here, Wolmuth writes about the changes he has seen during that time.

It was the passion, irreverence and air of apparent anarchy that immediately attracted me on my first visit to Speakers' Corner in 1977.

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Republic of The Bridge

Members of a volunteer battalion smoke cigarettes under a bridge

Not far from the rebel stronghold of Donetsk is an incomplete bridge that members of Ukraine's volunteer battalions have made into a temporary home a few miles from the front line. Photographer Pete Kiehart visited the site a number of times earlier this year. Here he talks about the project and life under the bridge.

This is the "Republic of The Bridge", as it has been named by the soldiers who call it their temporary home. Explosions and gunfire ring out at all hours of the day and night here, where the promise of peace offered by the Minsk II ceasefire has not arrived.

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Offbeat moments from the campaign trail

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha arrive in Belfast to visit the Titanic Studios, 7 April 2015

Polling day in the UK general election is drawing near and the campaign is entering its final phase. For the photographers who have been following the politicians around the country, it has been an intense period.

Martin Keene, the picture editor at the Press Association - the UK's national news agency - is leading the team covering the election.

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Caravan, A Great British Love Story

St Neots Caravan site in Bedfordshire, England

In the UK, the May Day bank holiday offers a chance to take a short break away from the daily grind, and for some people that means hitching up the caravan to the back of the car and heading into the countryside.

Inspired by fond memories of his childhood caravanning holidays in Southwold, Suffolk, photographer Gareth Iwan Jones turned his attention to this subject, the very British world of Caravanning.

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