Photography

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail - 02/25/2017

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the...

French artist JR leaves giant imprint on Rio Olympics - 08/15/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Claire DE OLIVEIRA NETO- At first, it looks like smoke billowing from a high-rise. But look again: that surprising splash of gray against the blue Rio de Janeiro sky is a...

Belgrade-born photographer comes home to celebrate Bowie - 06/02/2016

BELGRADE, SERBIA, Jovan Matic and Rachel O'Brien- In 1983, a young photographer from Belgrade was trying to make his name in London when he captured David Bowie's hotly-anticipated return to rock....

'Queengate' row photographer back for 90th birthday shots - 04/21/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Queen Elizabeth II's official 90th birthday portraits released Thursday were taken by the celebrity photographer at the centre of one of the fiercest recent controversies to...

Iconic African photographer Malick Sidibe dies at 80 - 04/19/2016

BAMAKO, MALI, Serge Daniel- Pioneering Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose powerful black and white images of local life won him international acclaim and top awards, has died aged 80, his...

'Capa in Color' unveils bright side of legendary war photographer - 08/07/2015

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, Peter Murphy- Legendary photojournalist Robert Capa may be primarily known for his dramatic black-and-white war images, but an exhibition in Budapest is casting light on his...

Sistine Chapel recreated in Montreal -- in photos - 07/10/2015

MONTREAL, CANADA- A full-size recreation of the glorious Michelangelo frescoes that adorn the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel -- entirely in photographs -- will from Friday be on display in...

Hollywood great Zsigmond opens first show of his photos - 04/12/2015

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY- Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who won an Oscar for his work on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", opened the first solo exhibition of his photos in Budapest on...

Images of urban America find a lasting home - 01/08/2015

WASHINGTON, US- The US Library of Congress has purchased the archives of a Chilean-born photographer who has documented the decay of great American cities for more than four decades. More than 5,000...

Turkey-based AFP photographer wins Time laurel - 12/23/2014

WASHINGTON, US- Time magazine named AFP's Bulent Kilic as its Best Wire Photographer for 2014 on Monday for his powerful images from the Syrian border, Ukraine and his native Turkey. He is the third...
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