As the coronavirus continues to disrupt everyday life across the globe, we look at the effects of the pandemic throughout 2020 so far, through the eyes of photojournalists from around the world.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and has since spread around the world. Officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, many governments have implemented strict social restrictions and travel limitations in response, causing a series of social and economic impacts felt across the globe. As the first half of th
Following the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world in 2020, the U.K. responded by implementing a series of stringent measures from mid-March onwards. Three days after ordering schools across the country to close indefinitely, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced strict social distancing measures on March 23, which were extended a further three weeks on April 16. These include a total ban on public gatherings of more than two people, the prohibition of travel other than for essential work and medical reasons, and that people are not to leave their homes other than t...
While people in many countries around the world practice self-isolation and social distancing to help alleviate pressure on local hospitals and national healthcare systems, frontline medical professionals have been working tirelessly to treat patients and manage the pandemic in many of the hardest-hit places. As the crisis continues to cause significant global disruption at an increasing social, economic and human cost, we take a look at the daily working lives of healthcare professionals around the world in pictures.
The Baikonur Cosmodrome – the oldest and largest space launch facility in the world – is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) outside the Russian-administered town of Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Once a clandestine Soviet-era missile testing site, it sits within the expansive semi-desert of the Kazakh Steppe and is jointly maintained by the Kazakh and Russian governments. Having once served as the launch pad for both the first satellite and the first human to ever enter space, it is now mostly used to send Soyuz astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
Social and environmental documentary photographer Andrew Aitchison has captured daily life in a range of prisons around the UK, from high security closed facilities to open prisons and prisoner resettlement centres. According to Aitchison, working on the series alongside inmates and prison officers at times felt like "going into a different country…you need your passport to get in". Click through for an intimate portrait of daily prison life around the U.K.
With the UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) having experienced various political complications in the three years since the result of the referendum to leave the EU, the country has seen increasing public discontent from both Leave and Remain supporters alike. Amidst a general air of uncertainty and ongoing frustration at the government's inability to mobilize a smooth withdrawal from the European bloc, demonstrators on both sides of the political spectrum have taken to the streets to give voice to their discontent.
With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causing significant global disruption in 2020, the U.K. responded by announcing strict country-wide measures aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. After ordering pubs, bars, restaurants, theatres, gyms and leisure centres across the country to close indefinitely, Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the public on March 23; outlining strict exercise and shopping limits, ordering all shops other than food stores and pharmacies to close, and implementing a ban on public gatherings of two or more people.
First Secretary of State Dominic...
The lockdown and social distancing measures introduced in March 2020 in the wake of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have caused significant economic problems for individuals and organisations around the U.K. and across multiple industries. With the majority of people staying at home, many businesses have had to either close temporarily and look to the government for support, or adapt their business model to avoid permanent closure. Amid a constant need for more personal protective equipment (PPE) for the pressured NHS, national shortages of hand sanitiser, and growing socio-econ...
A collection of quirky, offbeat and newsworthy photography from the 2019 general election campaign trail in the U.K.
Securing more than 360 out of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the overall majority in the U.K.'s third general election in less than five years. While Johnson looks set to return to Downing Street, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn announced that he will not lead Labour into the next election, after a "very disappointing night" for his party, despite winning his constituency seat. We look at top shots from the crucial election.
With Britain facing a delayed Brexit and an uncompromising Parliamentary impasse, ongoing uncertainty around corporate tax regulations and multinational trade agreements post-Brexit has led many firms to transfer operations away from the U.K. We take a look at how some companies are reacting to the news of Brexit and the possibility of leaving without a deal.
At an ever more critical time for our earth, one can easily overlook the delicate power associated with ongoing environmental change. More and more, the way we interact with the natural world - and the policy we develop in local, national and global contexts - crucially informs our potential to establish appropriate relationships between society, economy and environment for future generations to come.
Acknowledging such a regard for our shared planet, we’ve curated an environmental-themed col...
Tomorrow, May 17, it’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The date signifies worldwide unity in the fight against media, political and public oppression against the LGBT community. This week, we’re celebrating the colourful expression of identity in solidarity with the cause.
At Picfair, we advocate open expression in our efforts to create a fairer, more accessible image licensing industry. In this collection, we're focussed on the everyday articulation of individ...