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Handsworth Self Portrait: 40 years on from a pop-up photo studio on the streets of Birmingham

February 19th, 2019|

In 1979 Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon created a pop-up photography studio on the street outside a terraced house in Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham. Instead of taking the photographs themselves, they invited passers-by to take their own image, passing them the shutter release so they could control the decisive moment of how to present themselves and when they were ready for the picture to be taken. In 1979, the opportunity to photograph oneself [...]

Agnès Ricart Gregori’s bold illustrations that focus on strong and energetic colour combinations

February 19th, 2019|

"My style is fluid, intense and slightly sharp. I create uneasy colour combinations that look energetic and strong." – This is how Spanish illustrator Agnès Ricart Gregori describes her style. The Valencia-based creative, who has created editorial illustrations for the likes of Vice and The New Yorker, is usually attracted to sexuality and gender topics for her personal work. "I also love to explore my own feelings and personal experiences through the image creation as [...]

Street photographs by Polly Braden that shed light on modern life in London’s Square Mile

February 19th, 2019|

Millions pass through London’s Square Mile – also known as the City of London – yet few are aware of its true significance. As we edge closer to March 2019’s Brexit deadline, a new photographic study by Polly Braden, shot over 12 years, puts a spotlight on the ‘City within the city’ at the core of global finance. A self-contained kingdom, it's so important it has its own Lord Mayor and police force; its history [...]

Mithril Capital promised to be the “capstone” to Peter Thiel’s investment empire. It ended up as a major distraction.

February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Mithril Capital promised to be the “capstone” to Peter Thiel’s investment empire. It ended up as a major distraction.

A dozen former employees, investors in the fund, and other people close to the matter describe an investment firm in disarray. Seven years ago, a smooth-talking associate of Peter Thiel promised that he had launched the “capstone” to Thiel’s investment empire, naming their new firm [...]

The UK Parliament wants to regulate Facebook. So does everybody else.

February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on The UK Parliament wants to regulate Facebook. So does everybody else.

The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee called Facebook a “digital gangster” — but it’s not the only group of regulators out for blood. The cries to regulate Facebook are getting louder and louder. This week they’re coming from a familiar foe: The UK’s Digital, [...]

Recode Daily: Facebook has behaved like “digital gangsters,” says a UK report on fake news and data privacy

February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Recode Daily: Facebook has behaved like “digital gangsters,” says a UK report on fake news and data privacy

Plus: Northern Virginia is keeping Amazon’s 25,000 jobs; Amazon invests in a rival to Tesla’s electric cars; what all the US presidents served at state dinners — and what it means. Comparing Facebook to “digital gangsters” in the online world, a final report by a [...]

“Hollywood is now irrelevant,” says IAC Chairman Barry Diller

February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on “Hollywood is now irrelevant,” says IAC Chairman Barry Diller

Diller, the former CEO of Paramount and Fox, talks about the diminished power of movie studios and why “Netflix has won this game” on the latest Recode Decode. Before he became a tech mogul, IAC and Expedia Group chairman Barry Diller was a media mogul, [...]