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Pictures of the week: Amanda And Her Cousin Amy, by Mary Ellen Mark

Credit: Mary Ellen Mark In 1990 Mary Ellen Mark met Amanda, a nine-year-old at a special school in Valdese, North Carolina, for children with problems, 'although a lot of them only had problems with their parents'. Mark was sent to the school by Life magazine 'during the beginning of the end of interesting documentary photography assignments'.Mark was fascinated by Amanda – 'She was so smart' – and followed her home from school to discover her smoking in the woods behind her house. ...

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Camden Market: My Favorite Day Out in London

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One girl's journey from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom

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Thorpe Chair

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Mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda - in pictures

Baby #gorilla in Virunga National Park by Tim Henshall. Help protect their home http://www.wwf.org.uk/how_you_can_help/virunga/

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Photojournalism Boy walking his dog near a destroyed building | Lebanon. This photo shows how a boy is walking his dog near a very badly destroyed building which was probably cause by a bomb. i feel as it shows that everyday life can be destroyed somehow but you can always ignore it and walk around as shown the boy doesn't really care about the building and is still going on with his life.

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Diaporama - Présidentielle afghane: la campagne à tout prix par Ahmad Masood

​Summer isn’t typically the time one decides to hunker down and tackle Tolstoy. Certain books are considered beach reading for a reason. They don’t have to be frivolous, but they should definitely be fun.

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Jim Goldberg: Open See Open See tells the story of refugees, immigrants, and trafficked individuals journeying from their countries of origin to their new homes in Europe.

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