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Friday Favourites

As regular Friday Favourites readers will know, we love a good photography story, and this week Creative Boom has covered two photography prize shortlist announcements – the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards and the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award 2018. Here are a few of our favourite featured photographs…

Sirens. Copyright- © Rachael Talibart, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional, Landscape (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Sirens. Copyright- © Rachael Talibart, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Professional, Landscape (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Anton was tickled in the ear to shake his head. His thick mane looks like a hairpiece. Most of the time he held his his head close to the ground so it took a lot of time to manage this shot. Copyright: © Wiebke Haas, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Anton was tickled in the ear to shake his head. His thick mane looks like a hairpiece. Most of the time he held his his head close to the ground so it took a lot of time to manage this shot. Copyright: © Wiebke Haas, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife (2018 Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Victory Park. Copyright- © Mikhail Zamkovskiy, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Victory Park. Copyright- © Mikhail Zamkovskiy, Russian Federation, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

From the series, The Merge © Sara, Peter & Tobias

From the series, The Merge © Sara, Peter & Tobias.

From the series Ex-Voto © Alys Tomlinson.

From the series Ex-Voto © Alys Tomlinson.

The Sony World Photography Awards winners will be on display at London’s Somerset House between 20 April and 6 May – you can find out more here – and you can visit the British Journal of Photography’s website to keep an eye out for the announcement of their chosen winner, whose work will be exhibited at the TJ Boulting gallery in London later this year.

All images via Creative Boom.

In bonus photography news, this week we also love the work of Mark Siegemund, whose photos of Shanghai (from up high) are breathtaking…

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A post shared by Mark Siegemund (@marksshanghai) on

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You can these and more of Mark’s work (including the photo at the top of this blog post) on Instagram: @marksshanghai – we found him on Fubiz.

The Dark Truth Behind White

Did you know that white is the most popular car colour in the world? Or that the world’s whitest white is found on a beetle’s shell? A collaboration between director/animator Jocie Juritz and CNN, Colorscope – White is a lovely short animated film exploring the “secret truths” behind the colour white…

We found the film via swissmiss.

Everyday Design

“We live 27,375 days on average. In my project, Everyday, I wanted to capture the idea that each day is a new day and that each day – whether it’s fun or boring – can be a source of inspiration” – It’s Nice That has a great interview with graphic designer Gemma Mahoney, who created a new piece of design every day for 35 days, all based on her daily life experiences. The results of Gemma’s project are now being published as a book.

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You can read Gemma’s story on It’s Nice That, and visit her website so see more of her work.

All images by Gemma Mahoney via It’s Nice That.

International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which was celebrated all around the world in all sorts of ways. It’s Nice That shared a variety of inspiring stories from women in the creative industries including a WhatsApp discussion between female illustrators Malika Favre, Ram Han, Martina Paukova and Miranda Tacchia, the story of Elizabeth Friedlander (one of the first women to design a typeface), and a brilliant opinion piece from news editor Jenny Brewer on how she is finding being a pregnant woman in the creative industry. You can find links to read all of these plus lots more here.

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