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1. Hand-coloured woodcuts taken from ‘Herbarius - Gart der gesuntheit - Hortus sanitatis’ (1485) by Hans Schönsperger the Elder ( 1481–1520).
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2. ‘Hyssop, Insect, and Cuckoo Flower’ (1561 - 1562) Illumination added 1591 - 1596 Watercolour, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment by Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - 1600) and Georg Bocskay (Hungarian, died 1575). Image and text courtesy The Getty. This image is available for download, without charge, under the Getty’s Open Content Program

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About to Slip @ Miyajima (Explored) by Jake Jung
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One Rainy Night in Kyoto (Explored) by Jake Jung
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Who are the most influential people in Britain today? Exclusive preview of Debrett's 500 list
Who are the most influential people in Britain today?

Who are the most influential people in Britain today? Who determines the laws of our country? Who runs our national institutions, who chooses the groceries we buy, the films we watch, the clothes we wear, even how we manage our money? This list of the 500 most influential people in the country, compiled by Debrett’s, presents a fascinating kaleidoscope of individuals who have a vast impact on our daily lives – and our futures.

It was compiled by experts at Debrett’s, which has been identifying the most influential people in British society for almost 250 years, with the help of experts and commentators, including Daily Telegraph journalists. All candidates live or work in the UK and were selected on the basis of their level of influence over the lives, choices and ideas of others. Yet they are all extremely different.

Some are at home on the red carpet (actress  Dame Helen Mirren, lawyer Amal Clooney and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who has recently been awarded an OBE), while others plug away behind the scenes (MI5’s Andrew Parker has given few interviews since becoming director general in 2013). Some were raised in royal palaces (the Duke of Cambridge, included on this list for his extensive charity work), while others have rather more humble backgrounds (Turner  Prize-winning sculptor Helen Marten produced her early work in her parents’ garage, and Calvin Harris, now the world’s highest-paid DJ, worked in a fish factory to raise funds for his equipment).

Yet they all have one thing in common: tremendous, epoch-changing influence.


Among the most influentian people in Britain on Stage and Screen:

Tom Hiddleston, Actor, 35

Tom Hiddleston’s performance in 2016’s big-budget BBC series The Night Manager won him critical acclaim, an Emmy nomination – and a Rear of the Year award. In 2017 he will reprise his role as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of the Marvel series, and stars opposite Samuel L Jackson in monster film Kong: Skull Island. Hiddleston attributes much of his success to Sir Kenneth Branagh, with whom he appeared in Wallander, and who cast him in the first of the Thor films, saying ‘it was massive and it’s completely changed the course of what is available to me to do.’

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Snowy Crossing by Jake Jung
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Line of Lanterns by Jake Jung
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Sunrise at the Wedded Rocks / 夫婦岩の日の出 by Jake Jung
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Dotonbori by Night / 夜の道頓堀 by Jake Jung
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Rained Out in Shinjuku / 新宿で雨で中止 by Jake Jung
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Trying on a Kimono / 着物の試着 by Jake Jung
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Osaka Castle / 大阪城 by Jake Jung
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Red River by Jake Jung
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Exit Stage Right by Jake Jung
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Snowy Night on Shijo (Explored) by Jake Jung
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The 67% Project: AKA, Why Our Homepage Looks A Little Different

During this launch week, 67% of the bodies you see on our site, in our newsletter, and on our Snapchat and Instagram will be plus-size. To do so, we’ve made significant changes within Refinery29 to fully represent the 67% going forward. For the last six months, we’ve been shooting stock photography and redesigning illustrations to more accurately reflect the women who make up the majority of our audience. And, we’re partnering with Getty Images to make this collection available to other outlets who wish to join us in closing the representation gap.

Who’s with us?

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A section of an installation entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ by artist Paul Cummins, made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate the First World War on July 28, 2014 in London, England. Each ceramic poppy represents an allied victim of the First World War and the display is due to be completed by Armistice Day on November 11, 2014. After Armistice Day each poppy from the installation will be available to buy for 25 GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Testament - Chris Hondros

Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros spanning over a decade of coverage from most of the world’s conflicts since the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq, Liberia, Egypt, and Libya.

Hondros was not just a front-line war photographer, but also a committed observer and witness, and his work humanizes complex world events and brings to light shared human experiences. Evident in his writings, interspersed throughout, Hondros was determined to broaden our understanding of war and its consequences.

This video introduces a selection of powerful images taken from Testament accompanied by audio of an interview with Chris, first broadcast on NPR on March 26, 2007, as part of the interview ‘A War Photographer’s View of Iraq’.

Music in the video is Concerto grosso in F minor, Opus 1, no. 8 by Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764) performed by American Virtuosi Baroque Orchestra under the musical direction of Kenneth Hamrick. Kenneth and Chris worked together on a series entitled 'Sound and Vision’ which encompassed live music performance alongside projections of Chris’ images. A special thanks to both NPR and Kenneth Hamrick for their contribution to this piece.

Testament is now available for purchase, with all Getty Images’ proceeds from the sale of the book being donated to The Chris Hondros Fund.
Inspired by his life, work and vision, The Fund endeavors to bring light to shared human experiences by supporting and protecting photojournalists. For more information please visit www.chrishondrosfund.org.

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Shinjuku Neon Twilight by Jake Jung
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