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A dark scene of blues and greys, with black trees of differing sizes in the foreground and steep mountains on either side of the image, forming a valley through which you can see a glimpse of light through the clouds. A bird flies between the mountains, very nearly at the dead centre of the image.

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Canon Ambassador Valtteri Hirvonen confesses to being a “bit of a rebel”, but his dark day shoots and grainy images belie a sense of unexpected calm.

28 Oct 2021

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A head and shoulders photo of a little child, wearing a white and yellow top and with a high ponytail, held with a red bow. She is facing left and has one hand raised to her cheek.

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“Home has been a complicated subject for me,” writes Rukhsar Barakzai. In a powerful open letter, she tells of her Afghan roots and growing up in the UK.

25 Oct 2021

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A man dressed in white PPE takes the temperature of a women as she sits up in bed. She is wearing a black niqab and on one side of her is a high brown wood chest of draws with six drawers and a lamp and assorted objects on top. On the other side is a barred window, through whIch you can see the figure of a man wearing a face covering. On the far left of the photo is the side view of a man wearing a white kameez and white topi. He also wears a black protective face covering.

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Canon Ambassador, Michele Spatari uses his camera to share untold stories of the pandemic in South Africa, showing that hope exists amidst the turmoil.

11 Oct 2021

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A woman sits on the floor surrounded by fine art prints in the Japanese style. They predominantly in black, grey and red. She has shoulder-length dark hair and wears a beige skirt, white sneakers and a bleck vest-style top. On the left and right of the shot are two tables, one with a green plant on top and a black and white printed textile in front. The other with some books stacked on top and prints in front of it.

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For Jessie, AKA Chromakane, art was a way of coping with Covid lockdowns, and before long she was part of a community helping others to do the same.

07 Oct 2021

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On the right, the side of a man wearing a black medical-style mask and a blue top is pictured. He is overseeing an audio-visual control panel of buttons, some of which are lit. There is also a monitor showing what is being filmed and cables feeding into plug sockets.

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Covid 19 meant that churches had to think differently about worship. Nairobi’s Mamlaka Hill Chapel used live streaming to connect with their community.

16 Sep 2021

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A close-up of three women leaning their heads out of a car window. The woman on the left has long brown hair, the woman on the right has short brown hair and, in the middle, the woman is blonde and has her eyes closed and head raised gently skywards.

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Canon Ambassador Julie Pike recalls her shoot with the singer Aurora and her sisters and shares “secret little world” that exists in her viewfinder.

30 Aug 2021

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The sun is burning a deep orange, which can be seen through the silhouette of a leaf. A dark sky forms the backdrop of the photo.

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For most of us, working is simply a fact of life, but when you can have some fun along the way and share your passions it can make all the difference.

23 Aug 2021

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Belgian artist Wim Tellier uses the power of print to take us on a journey that remind us of just how vulnerable we really are in the face of nature.

12 Aug 2021

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A women with long hair in her wedding dress is balancing on fallen trees on the edge of a forest.

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Pablo and Ana Laguia’s own romance inspired them to ‘mix the perfect with the messy’ and turn wedding photography into a beautiful adventure.

26 Jul 2021

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A smiling young woman with her hair in a long blonde braid sits at a desktop computer with keyboard. She wears over-ear headphones and has a big silver microphone positioned in front of her.

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Every day, millions of people head to Twitch to get their fix of their favourite gaming streamers – or to stream to others and chase online fame.

08 Jul 2021

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A Shiba Inu with its tongue out, wearing a pink party hat

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Fed up with all the doom and gloom on the breakfast TV news, Canon Sweden created a way for professionals to begin their day on an upbeat note.

24 Jun 2021

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A large wave breaks against a background of an iceberg.

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Canon Ambassador Lucia Griggi overcame fear, frustration and loss to create her own waves and become an award-winning action and surf photographer.

21 Jun 2021

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On the right, John Wambugu of MindMe International is surrounded by the children who use the Laibu Mtaani.

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John Wambugu’s love of the camera goes beyond taking photos and making films. He’s used it as a means to fund education, create jobs and change lives.

17 Jun 2021

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The words #womenwhoempower against a black background with '#womenwho' in white and 'empower' in red.

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#womenwhoempower is a year-long initiative conceived by Canon Middle East, giving female creatives the opportunity to be mentored and grow their brand.

27 May 2021

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A hand holds a smartphone near the touchscreen of a Canon imageRUNNER office machine.

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As we slowly return to the workplace, organisations are looking at different ways to make shared surfaces safe for the many hands that use them.

26 Apr 2021

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A women in a red dress is walking in the desert. She is tiny and the desert is massive as the sand stretches far.

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Nanna Navntoft uses photography to add a new aspect to her written work. Now she explores human stories by immersing herself in a fully holistic way.

22 Apr 2021

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	The image is dominated by pure white snow, save a snow-covered chum, or traditional tent used by the migrational tribes of the region. A woman emerges from her tent and is wearing a long orange/red patterned dress and boots. The dress has a black trim midway up the skirt and she also wears a pink headscarf, tied at the back of her head, which swings behind her.

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While the world was in lockdown, Pie Aerts travelled across the frozen Siberian tundra with an ancient people who taught him the value of silence.

25 Feb 2021

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A seal, lying on its side, covers its eyes with its paws.

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However you pronounce it, the GIF is a fun way to speak volumes without saying a word. Learn more about LOLs on a loop and why they’re so useful.

22 Feb 2021

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A close-up shot of a model’s face, which is partially covered in a sheer purple material. Her eyes are made up ‘watercolour style’ in pastel shades of purple, green and blue and she has gems alongside her nose.

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The beauty trend for ultra-close ups requires nothing short of polished perfection to stop viewers in their tracks. How do photographers and make-up artists make it happen?

18 Feb 2021

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A group of seven young people, sat and stood, all look towards something unseen to the right of the image. One has a dog on her lap.

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Like every industry, print needs fresh ideas and innovation. Duygu Sanac Keçeci believes that attracting a new generation of talent is key.

01 Feb 2021

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A woman stands with her back to the camera, watching an orange sunset over dark mountains. She wears a pale dress, and her hair is worn up, with tendrils outlined in shadow.

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Maud Chalard puts time on pause and invites you to lose yourself in her cinematic world of beauty, feminine freedom and nostalgia.

28 Jan 2021

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A bearded and bespectacled man sits in his home office, at his computer. He is on a conference call with four other people.

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When we can’t be in the same room, hiring great talent can be challenging. EMEA Talent Lead, Chris Wilcock shares some advice for recruiting in 2021.

25 Jan 2021

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Scattered photos of happy family scenes, taken outdoors in summer.

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‘Nostalgic consumption’ was the go-to comfort zone for 2020. But where does this wistful need for events past come from? And what does it do for us?

14 Jan 2021

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A woman in a medical mask and overalls holds the hands of a smiling elderly woman who wears an orange cardigan.

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From resilience to solitude and hope to gratitude, our Canon Ambassadors share the images that tell the emotional story of a year like no other.

17 Dec 2020

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A bearded man sits against a black background. He is wearing just black shorts and has tattoos on both arms.

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Claus Fleissner is one of an army of ‘plus sized’ and body positive models who are driving change in the fashion industry through online visibility.

26 Nov 2020

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Two casually dressed young people sit on the carpeted floor of a white walled room, next to some crates with plants on them. They are both looking at a laptop.

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If you thought Pinterest was just an online scrapbook, then it’s time to revisit. As well as being inspired, you can connect, learn, shop and share.

12 Nov 2020

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A barefoot woman in a long white dress with long dark hair sits on a wooden stool in a forest, surrounded by tall, bare trees. She has her hands in her lap and is looking down, so her hair is covering most of her face.

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Slasher, supernatural, psychological – there’s every conceivable type of horror movie out there. But fear also comes in different shapes and sizes.

29 Oct 2020

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Pile of Freshly Chopped Tree Trunks

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We’re closer to the forest than we think – through paper, packaging, even clothes. But how do we make sure that we’re buying from sustainable sources?

26 Oct 2020

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An image taken underwater. The sea is bright blue and a woman in a bikini and snorkel swims upwards towards the light and bubbles on the surface. © Dafna Tal

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Canon Ambassador Dafna Tal’s visual explorations are a means to understand, embrace and express our innermost emotions and use them to find strength.

15 Oct 2020

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A person in a white t-shirt and blue jeans sits cross-legged, typing on a laptop. Only legs, arms and torso are visible.

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Fraudsters use all kinds of techniques to part people from their cash, but romance scams can leave victims financially and emotionally devastated

12 Oct 2020

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A long-haired person in fur-trimmed parka and navy-blue hat and scarf stands to the right of the picture, facing blurred evening lights, turned away from the camera.

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Faces matter. So why are so many Instagrammers turning their backs on the camera to create content that leads viewers to draw their own conclusions?

21 Sep 2020

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A man wearing a non-surgical face covering and a grey t-shirt, looks out of the window, towards the sky. The glass reflects the outside world, other houses, trees, a fence and the sky.

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All shot on Canon cameras, all tell a story of a year like no other. What do these five most downloaded photos from Getty Images tell us about 2020?

17 Sep 2020

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Taken from above, a teenage boy wearing a peach t-shirt and brown trousers sits on a tiled floor using a laptop. He has shelves behind him and stationery around him on the floor.

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Online education can be a tough ask, but new resources, formats and collaborations could make blended learning a global standard in the future.

03 Sep 2020

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A brown leather sofa and cushions with an occasional table and a lamp to the right. Behind is wallpaper in a repeating design of orange, black and brown leaves and flowers in a modern brocade style, often seen in furnishings and wall coverings.

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In 2017, Manuela participated in Canon’s Young People Programme and it made a profound impact. Today she writes a letter to future young changemakers.

10 Aug 2020

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A Canon branded lorry parks a mobile CT scanning unit, with CT SCAN UNIT and the Canon logo printed on the side. It is outside what appears to be a brown brick office building, surrounded by trees and bushes.

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For many hospitals, Covid-19 meant they had to increase capacity and adapt quickly. Canon Medical swiftly rose to the challenge of their new needs.

06 Aug 2020

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Three children in a garden, one is making a huge soap bubble from a hoop. The others are laughing and screaming with the fun of it all.

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By reliving her own childhood, Helen Bartlett has become a master at helping families to cement their cherished moments into something tangible.

30 Jul 2020

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The buildings of University College Cork in Ireland, set against a blue but cloudy sky.

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When Cantec Ireland responded to a tender from one of the world’s ‘greenest’ universities, MD Greg Tuohy never anticipated how much he would learn.

27 Jul 2020

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A panorama of the Tokyo Gate Bridge under a beautiful orange sunset

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Our philosophy of ‘Kyosei’ can be found at the Canon Foundation in Europe, which has supported research in Europe and Japan for over 30 years.

16 Jul 2020

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The centuries-old tradition of Arabic storytelling or ‘Hakawati’ has been given a very modern reimagining through social media by Canon Middle East.

15 Jun 2020

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A boy stands, playing, on a grey ash beach by the sea, in the background a volcano is erupting against a blue sky. © Ulla Lohmann

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Tragedy spurred Ulla Lohmann to live ‘in the moment’ and her exploration of volcanoes and those who live with them has taught her lessons of human joy.

11 Jun 2020

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A huge camera lens peeks through camouflage.

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“All of life is here”. We take a look at the ‘Home Stories’ of Canon Austria Ambassadors, friends and trainers as they film themselves in lockdown.

08 Jun 2020

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Three men on stage at a festival, with the audience's hands raised in silhouettes in front of them. A caption reading 'I belong to moments' sits at the bottom of the image.

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Social media ‘stories’ are used by half a billion people every day. Canon Nordic’s #15secondfilmfestival celebrates the power of stories at speed.

18 May 2020

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A red boat sails on cold grey water, with a huge floating iceberg behind it.

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Every day for two weeks, Paolo Verzone tried to leave paradise and could not. The experience has taught him about the beauty and joy of freedom.

23 Apr 2020

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Panorama of the financial district in Frankfurt, Germany

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The ability to identify, track and analyse objects has already changed the way that cities and businesses operate – and kept children safe from harm.

19 Mar 2020

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A man leaps from one pillar to another.

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No longer just the stuff of big business, digital transformation continues to shake up the business landscape. But what’s the key to success?

12 Mar 2020

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A form with ‘PURCHASE ORDER’ printed across it.

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By introducing social value and sustainability requirements to the contract bid process, procurers are creating more than just healthy competition.

09 Mar 2020

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Illustration of a brain, showing the challenges of the business world on the left in simple line drawings of black, grey and orange, and bright, multi-coloured paint splashes on the right.

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Creativity is high on the list of desired skills in today’s workplace. Working with students and educators, we help to add A to the STEM skillset.

05 Mar 2020

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Blurred figures crossing an office walkway.

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‘Universal Design’ looks to create inclusive environments and products for all people. How can we adopt its principles into our own workplaces?

26 Feb 2020

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A couple, lying on blankets and cushions. holding hands, with their heads close together, looking down at their hands. In the background are images of birds and nature. © Katya Mukhina shot on Canon EOS R + Canon RF 28-70 f/2 L USM

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They’d never met before, but Katya Mukhina couldn’t resist asking Mike and Kate if she could photograph their new love in a magical forest in Siberia.

13 Feb 2020

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A couple kissing in a car. The windscreen slightly steamed.

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For 12 years, Ilvy Njiokiktjien has documented youth the generation growing up after apartheid South Africa. What she found was hope: love across the boundaries of colour.

13 Jan 2020

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Three young women looking at the rear display of a camera

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A group of young women used the gift of storytelling to share their experiences of growing up in the informal settlements of Nairobi.

09 Jan 2020

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A hand touches a reproduction of a piece of indigenous artwork.

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Luxury eyewear designer, Alain Mikli has joined forces with the Musée Du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and to turn art into tactile experiences.

16 Dec 2019

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Four students in school uniform look at the rear display on a Canon camera

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When the YPP team visited schools in West Cumbria, they were there to teach. But one week with 400 amazing students taught them the power of the future.

12 Dec 2019

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Reproductions of Carel Fabritius’ ‘The Goldfinch’

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The parallels between the fictional and real-life journey of Fabritius’ ‘The Goldfinch’ are extraordinary and replicas are helping to tell both tales.

18 Nov 2019

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The badge of Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, Al Worden. © Clive Booth

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Clive Booth recently photographed his childhood hero, the Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden. Afterwards he wrote to Al, explaining how much it meant to him.

14 Nov 2019

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A collage of images and cuttings from newspapers.

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Canon Czech Republic and Museum Kampa marked the 100th birthday of socialite and philanthropist Meda Mládková with an exhibition of her life.

04 Nov 2019

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Image of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona USA taken by the CE-SAT-I satellite

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Today’s satellites are small enough to fit in your hand and carry seriously powerful imaging tech. We take a look at these 'small explorers' and how they are used to show us the world.

02 Sep 2019

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 A woman with back turned to the camera, has heavy scarring on her back and face.

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Sophie Mayanne’s project ‘Behind the Scars’ uses the stories of skin to touch upon compelling tales of humanity.

29 Aug 2019

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A child holds a Canon camera, obscuring his/her face

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Inspiring future leaders starts today. Canon on the Road visits KidZania Dubai, giving youngsters the chance to try out grown-up jobs and learn new things – all in the name of fun!

22 Aug 2019

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A ladder and projectors pointing to a screen, where a woman in a headset is broadcast.

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The University of Bern leads the world in space research and celebrated the anniversary of the moon landings with a very special journey into space.

15 Aug 2019

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Four young men, one holding a camera, look carefully at the shot they are about to take.

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Afrobeat has gone global and major labels are clamouring for new Nigerian talent. Eager for worldwide fame, young artists are taking the creative process into their own hands.

12 Aug 2019

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The ‘Thirty Metre Telescope’, located at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, against the backdrop of a clear and starry night.

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Imaging technology has the power to deliver a better future, so we invest over 7% of our global sales in R&D and file thousands of patents every year.

29 Jul 2019

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A lock and key, sat on a keyboard

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Data. Do you think that just because it’s about you, then you own it? You’d be wrong. It’s far harder to ‘be forgotten’ than you might think.

25 Jul 2019

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Representation of data – a blue, brightly lit and futuristic server room

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Technology is changing everything – our homes, our cities and the way we work. To us, it’s just business as usual. Only better.

15 Jul 2019

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A golden langur on top of a tree in Bhutan with her newborn baby

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Canon Ambassador Christian Ziegler talks of passion for photographing endangered species and why we need to leave some areas of the planet untouched.

08 Jul 2019

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A man looks at a replica Egyptian tomb

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Today we have more means to document and preserve the world around us than ever before and it is our gift to future generations.

01 Jul 2019

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Brightly coloured Brisbane cityscape

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Today’s world is smaller and bigger all at the same time and Canon gives you so many ways to feel it, share it and be part of it.

20 Jun 2019

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Two women speaking into microphones with ‘print media centr’ and a logo on them.

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Self-proclaimed ‘Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse’, Deborah Corn is on a mission to inspire and educate on the positive power of print.

17 Jun 2019

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Close up of a woman’s eye

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Our products and expertise reach places you may never have realised and touch millions of lives every day. Find out more about the Canon of today – and tomorrow.

03 Jun 2019

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The cast of Verdi’s Aida on stage at the Teatro Carlo Felice

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Verdi's Aida gets an altogether modern realisation using state of the art projectors to bring the Old Kingdom of Egypt to Genoa's principle opera house, the Teatro Carlo Felice.

27 May 2019

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Four hands touching.

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‘Voice of Freedom’ is a photography exhibition which brings the voices of formerly enslaved women from Nigeria to the public for the first time.

17 May 2019

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Gavin Turk’s bronze egg sculpture entitled ‘Oeuvre (Verdigris)’

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Controversial artist, Gavin Turk brings his ‘Oeuvre’ to Photo London and asks the world’s photographers “what is an egg?”

16 May 2019

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Audun Rikardsen’s father, captured above water, also showing the fish under water, using a split photography technique.

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Canon Ambassador Audun Rikardsen shares one of his most personal photographs of his disabled father capturing a salmon in the river Alta in Norway.

13 May 2019

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Close upon the face of Rembrandt’s Portrait of an Elderly Man (Copyright: Mauritshuis collection, The Hague)

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To commemorate 350 years since the death of Rembrandt, we discover more on the project to create a touchable replica of a masterpiece.

22 Apr 2019

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Woman’s hands, holding a mug with ‘like a boss’ written on it in handwriting script

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LinkedIn is the go-to place for our professional contacts to learn more about us, so how do we make the most of the images we choose to represent us?

11 Apr 2019

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An outstretched arm and hand, dangling a set of keys from the thumb.

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There’s no doubt that the ‘magic white card’ is incredibly useful, but while one little white card may look much the same as another, it’s what’s inside that counts.

25 Mar 2019

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A woman’s hands, painting with watercolours

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The ‘side hustle' – one or two mini businesses that supplement a main source of income and give the sort of flexibility that full-time work can't.

28 Feb 2019

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Woman wearing virtual reality headset

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Besides being fun and futuristic, what can Virtual and Augmented Reality really do? We take a look at three ways VR and AR are benefiting business.

25 Feb 2019

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Side head and shoulders view of an Ethiopian monk in robes.

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Sarah Waiswa’s work challenges perceptions of Africa, it also helps her to unlearn and relearn parts of her history and the continents history.

14 Feb 2019

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Young woman talking on her smartphone

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Digital detoxing, ad-blocking, lack of trust or just plain overexposure, businesses are finding that engaging with customers online is getting harder. Can bringing print to the marketing party cut through the deluge of data?

07 Feb 2019

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A long dining table, bathed in green light with the Dinner in Motion logos projected onto it.

Fine dining should be an adventure! Dinner in Motion takes you on an immersive gastronomic journey – without even leaving the room!

04 Feb 2019

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The Milky Way arcing over Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA

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Astrophotography is a space where art and science collide, but when did we first start taking pictures of the galaxies and how do you get started?

31 Jan 2019

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A selection of fanzines for sale

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Small, short run and DIY, there are 'zines and fanzines on every topic. It’s the "global movement that never went away" when the Internet arrived.

24 Jan 2019

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Male models walk down the runway in lines

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Humphrey Ominisan took part in Canon's Visual Makers Fellowship at Lagos Fashion Week. He shares his favourite shot and talks about the experience.

21 Jan 2019

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The feet of a model with silver shoes

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Fast fashion is more than just speedy shipping. Styleshoots brings high tech to fashion – so you can see it, want it and get it in a flash.

20 Dec 2018

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a bird's-eye view of group of people working on their laptops

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Canon Female Photojournalist of the Year 2018, Laura Morton talks about growing up, her inspirations and the San Francisco tech scene.

29 Nov 2018