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André Perlstein

André Perlstein (1942-) passed his School Certificate at the age of 14 and worked as a mason, carpenter, an apprentice sailor on oil tankers and courier, before photography became a career. In 1958, he joined […]

Posted in Image Narrative

The Spy Ring of Vladimir Petrov

In 1954 a humble civil servant at the Russian Embassy in Australia stunned the world when he defected from the Soviet Union with his wife, revealing that he was head of a spy ring with […]

Posted in Education

Top Photography Tips for Beginners

You love the beautiful photos that you can find on our website, but have you ever considered getting behind the camera and taking your own? In a world where everyone has a digital camera on […]

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In 1298, London’s coopers – skilled men who made casks – were hauled up in front of the authorities and fined “for contempt of King and Mayor” because they’d single-handedly introduced an ordinance to raise […]

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Windrush Day

#WindrushDay: 23rd June 2021 Rommi Smith, TopFoto, Writer-in-Residence Today is #WindrushDay. I am writing this on the seventy-eighth anniversary of the arrival of The Empire Windrush to Tilbury Docks. It’s a poignant moment in British […]


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