Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

The annual Sony World Photography Awards has announced the winners of its 2021 competition, with two of the top prizes going to photographers who reexamined biases in how culture and history is portrayed.

Zimbabwean photographer Tamary Kudita was named Open Photographer of the Year, a category honoring single images, and awarded $5,000 for her winning portrait, “African Victorian.” British documentarian Craig Easton was named Photographer of the Year and awarded $25,000 for the series “Bank Top,” which comprises black-and-white images and text, capturing a humanistic portrait of a small community in Blackburn, northern England.

Craig Easton has been named the Photographer of the Year and was awarded a $25,000 prize for the series "Black Top."

Craig Easton has been named the Photographer of the Year and was awarded a $25,000 prize for the series “Black Top.” Credit: © Craig Easton, United Kingdom, Photographer of the Year, Professional competition, Portraiture, Sony World Photography Awards 2021

In 2007, the BBC investigative documentary series “Panorama” reported on the divisions
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Ilse Bing (American, b Germany, 1899-1998), “Self-Portrait in Mirrors, Paris,” 1931, printed circa 1941, gelatin silver print, 1987.14. Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

Ilse Bing (American, b Germany, 1899-1998), “Self-Portrait in Mirrors, Paris,” 1931, printed circa 1941, gelatin silver print, 1987.14. Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

Photos courtesy High Museum of Art

ATLANTA, GA. – This spring, the High Museum of Art presents “Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection,” an exhibition featuring more than 100 photographs from the museum’s collection, including many that have never before been exhibited. The artworks demonstrate the notable contributions of women throughout the history of photography, spanning from innovators of the medium to contemporary practitioners who investigate the intersections of photography, representation and identity.

The exhibition was conceived in conjunction with the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted suffrage for some women. It will remain on view through August 1.

“Underexposed” pays homage to the work of women who have pioneered and championed the art of photography, from its earliest days through

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When creating art that reflects the times we’re living in, the spaces we inhabit and the people we’re aligned with, collaboration is vital. After all, to distil the essence of one’s community, an artist must connect with their subjects meaningfully. It’s a mantra that Puma believe in and, with the launch of their new Suede Mayu, one they’re looking to tell through the stories of four rising photographers. 

Here, Puma has enlisted these artists — in London, Milan, Berlin and Copenhagen — to collaborate with their friends on a shoot that reflects the presence and energy of this new sneaker. Inspired by the irreverence of the Puma Mayu, and its playful take on a classic style, the following images speak to the individuality of the wearer and artist, their unapologetic spirit, and a commitment to their craft, not to mention the importance of creative partnership.

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Photography Chris Calmer. Models Chili

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In honor of Women’s History Month, the Los Angeles Times photography department would like to highlight our award-winning female staff photographers.

Francine Orr joined the Times photography staff in 2000. Previously she had been a photographer for the Kansas City Star. Raised in Colorado, she earned a bachelor’s degree in both history and art from the University of Saint Mary. Orr also joined the Peace Corps and was a volunteer in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. While there, she learned how to be a quiet observer and gained a love for stories.

Orr’s photographic focus has been on public health and poverty issues in Africa, India, and the United States. In Los Angeles, she has concentrated on the growing homelessness crisis as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

A few of Orr’s honors include the 2020 Meyer “Mike” Berger Award for outstanding in-depth, human interest reporting from Columbia Journalism School, a

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