Swiss town of Vevey enlivened by ambitious art festival in pictures

The streets and public spaces of Vevey are transformed biannually for its Festival Images Sixty-one bodies of work by photographers and artists from 19 countries are on display until 30 September. Each illustrates or explores the theme: Extravaganza Out of the Ordinary. The festival is enlivened by the inventive staging…

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‘It’s hidden history’: the race to save one man’s black Americana

From a slaves collar to segregation signs, Oran Z has spent years collecting often shocking mementoes of Americas racial struggles. Now it all lies in shipping containers and no institution will touch it Oran Zs house is so crammed with black American memorabilia there is barely room to move. The…

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LaToya Ruby Frazier’s best photograph: me and my guardian angel

My grandmother collected porcelain dolls after her daughter was murdered. It was something to do with filling that loss. She was my guardian angel My grandmother, who raised me, was a stern woman of very few words. She believed in strong discipline. But she was also a devoted caregiver. Growing…

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