How would you describe the year from the point of a news photographer? This year has been non-stop but that’s exactly what you want as a news photographer. It keeps you on your toes and pushes you to tell the story in the best possible way. Passersby react as an anti-Brexit demonstrator waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament on 10 September. I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in some really interesting stories, including Cambridge Analytica, the Salisbury poisoning, a royal baby, two royal weddings, Donald Trump’s working visit to the UK, the World Cup, the Pope’s visit to Ireland, the migrant caravan in Mexico and, of course, Brexit. Each and every one of them was very different, often challenging but equally as rewarding. Pope Francis laughs as he leaves St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral during his visit to Dublin on 25 August. Dries Mertens of Belgium in action with Panama’s José Luis Rodriguez (left) and Erick Davis during the World Cup … [Read more...] about Agency photographer of the year 2018: Hannah McKay
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In the front seat of his car, John Wilson passes me a dossier of scientific research reports and diagrams. At his feet are carefully curated ring binders of correspondence with city council officials, and albums with six years’ worth of photographs documenting brown patches of earth and scorched grass around trees, beside kerbs and along playground fences. In the back of Wilson’s Toyota Yaris is colleague Lydia Koelmans and dog Kim, and we’re parked on a side street of Spital Tongues, a residential area north-west of Newcastle city centre popular with students and families. We’ve met to view examples of the damage done by glyphosate, the world’s most widely produced herbicide. Glyphosate is used liberally in the streets and parks of many towns and cities to control grass and weeds, but was classified last month by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as “probably carcinogenic to … [Read more...] about Glyphosate is a ‘probably carcinogenic’ herbicide. Why do cities still use it?
The video, pitching Boris Johnson as UK’s next prime minister and asking voters to support him, has gone viral on social media, prompting an avalanche of hilarious reactions and memes. The elaborate video features Johnson himself, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanshyam, among others. However, it is yet to be confirmed if it is an actual election campaign video or just a comedy spoof. The background score of the one-and-a-half minute video clip features a female singer chorusing: “Jaago jaago! Chunav firse aya hai Boris ko hume jitana hai” (Wake up! Wake up! It’s election time, and we have to ensure Boris wins). Ok who made this Hindi video to vote for #BorisJohnson 🤣🤣🤣pic.twitter.com/wskQed0Zpd — atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) December 8, 2019 The video, made with precision, seems to be an election pitch for British-Indian voters in the UK. While a Twitter user jokingly called the … [Read more...] about ‘Who Dun It?’ India-Style Boris Johnson ‘Election Campaign’ Video has Netizens in Splits