With the winter high school 2013-14 sports season wrapping up this weekend, The Darkroom is taking a look back at some of the best photographs from the season. These images demonstrate the fierce competitive nature of these young athletes as they battle it out in basketball, track and wrestling.
Friday’s photo brief includes a migration of Ukraine protests to London, a smog warning in Paris and a speech by David Cameron protesting Scots’ desire for independence.
Artist Yoko Ono’s Half A Wind Show: A Retrospective, at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao 200 objects, drawings, installations, films and performance documentation from the Japanese conceptual artist’s 60-year career, flights have been cancelled at London City airport and Heathrow, The Woolwich ferry cancelled and low visibility has caused slow traffic on motorways and more in today’s daily brief.
Photo enthusiast Cezar Popescu is digitizing the work of Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte, who was an army photographer during the First World War and later had a small studio in the southern Romanian city of Slobozia before his death in 1984.
In the year since his surprise election, the Argentine-born pontiff has caught world attention by suggesting he might ease the Catholic Church’s strict rules on divorce, birth control, female priests and same-sex unions.
A seventh person has died after two New York City buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion apparently caused by a gas leak. The number of those injured in the incident is now “close to 60″, police spokesman Detective Marc Nell said, with several more victims feared trapped in the rubble.
Nell also said the seventh victim of Wednesday’s blast was pulled from the buildings’ rubble, adding that no one had died at a hospital.
The blast, which scattered debris across nearby rooftops, brought down the adjoining five-story buildings, with a total of 15 apartments, at about 9:30 a.m. on a largely residential Upper Manhattan block at East 116th Street and Park Avenue.
Ben Marcin has documented the struggle of Baltimore’s homeless through the shanties in backwoods homeless camps and captured lonely last-standing rowhomes in two series documenting transition in Baltimore.
Maryland’s Tatyana McFadden wins silver at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, the Holi festival of colors starts in India, President Barack Obama shops for clothes, and more in today’s daily brief.