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Artist highlights plight of control order detainees

The first artist to gain access to a terrorist suspect held under a Home Office control order said his photos highlighted the issue of “semi-detention without due criminal trial” adding the rise of such orders marked an “important moment” in British history.

End of the Big Picture: king of paparazzi says trade is dying

Celebrities worried about their cellulite can breathe a little bit easier this month after it emerged that one of the most prominent paparazzi agencies had plunged into administration, with the controversial head saying the business had changed “dramatically”.

Portfolio: Jason Lee

Wang Gengxiang was five when he fell into a pile of burning straw in a courtyard at his home village of Mijiazhuang on the outskirts of Fenyang, Shanxi province, in north China. Most of the skin on his head was burnt off, meaning he has to wear a full surgical mask to prevent infection of the scarring.

Northerners, By Sefton Samuels

The Mancunian Sefton Samuels has been documenting life in the north of England for more than four decades – ever since quitting life as a jazz drummer, in fact.

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In pictures - World Press Photo winners

South African photographer Jodi Bieber has won the highest accolade for the 54th annual World Press Photo competition, announced today in Amsterdam, for her stunning picture of a beautiful Afghan girl, Bibi, whose ears and nose have been violently mutilated.

The original celebrity photographer

As one of the very first society photographers, EO Hoppé captured images of everyone who was anyone in the arts and in politics between the two world wars, on both sides of the Atlantic.