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‘I’m pretty sure he was checking his own phone at the time’: Monaris’s best phone picture

It was a moody January morning in Brooklyn, New York, when Monaris, whose real name is Paola Franqui, headed to a local pier to meet a group of strangers. The 100 or so she found there were fellow Instagram aficionados, armed with iPhones and a sense of camaraderie and possibility. It was 2014 and the social media platform was booming. “I was working nine to five for a Taiwanese logistics company at the time,” she says, “but photography was my passion. After that day, I started taking it more seriously; three years later, I was saying no to so many opportunities that I quit my job and went full-time.”
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AP Week in Pictures: Global

From the glamour of Indian actress Aishwarya Rai arriving at the premiere of the film “Armageddon Time” at the 75th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, paying his respects at the funeral of Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine’s first president, during a farewell ceremony at the International Convention Center Ukrainian House, in Kyiv, Ukraine, to a surprise visit of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to unveil a plaque to mark the Elizabeth line’s official opening at Paddington station in London, England, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.
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AP PHOTOS: A POW's legacy of Mariupol siege pictures

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Somewhere inside the grimly defended Mariupol steel plant, where he and his comrades were making their last stand, one Ukrainian soldier was tackling a crossword puzzle. With reading glasses perched on the end of his nose and deep in concentration, he looked peaceful — in...
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Cannes: Lee Jung-jae, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton and More in The Hollywood Reporter’s Festival Photo Diary

Nothing compares to Cannes. That has never been more true than it is this year as the international film festival rolled out the iconic red carpet to celebrate a milestone 75th anniversary, as always, against the backdrop of the French Riviera. Welcoming A-list stars, celebrated auteurs, musicians, models and, yes, even TikTok creators, the 2022 Cannes Film Festival recalibrated to maximum energy after two unprecedented years amid the pandemic.More from The Hollywood ReporterCannes: International Film Sector Rallies in Support of UkraineUkraine Presidential Office Head's Open Letter to the Stars: "Your Support for My Country Has Been Critical"Cannes According to... Saban Films'...
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What Is Shallow Depth of Field Photography?

If you’ve been in the photography space for a while, you’ve probably heard of “shallow depth of field”. The concept is one of the best skills for picture-takers to master, and it applies to multiple genres—so you’ll almost certainly need to understand it at some point.
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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP Photo Editor Tomas Stargadter in Mexico City. Follow AP visual journalism:. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews. AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images. AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com.
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AP Week in Pictures: Asia

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism:. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews. AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images. AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com.
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