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Charles Peterson and Steve Double's images are on display at Proud Camden

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Stunning images by Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova evoke land of fairy-tales

The Russian artist used real animals in her work

Mick Rock holds the Nikon Df as he revisits the places that inspired his early work, including the popular music venue in East Village, Niagara where he recently shot The Black Keys and Brandon Flowers

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Dave White's 'Apex (Great White) II' is on display at Chelsea's Loughran Gallery until 5 April

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The British artist is displaying paintings from his 'Apex' project in London

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Novelist Tracy Chevalier has sharp words for anyone who says quilting is a craft, not an art

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