Inside the psychiatric hospitals and churches of rural China – in pictures | Art and design

A woman with lamb, holding a cross in Shaanxi, 1992 Lu says: ‘My visual treatments are influenced by two great painters, Piero della Francesca and Johannes Vermeer. Francesca’s works have a quiet, solemn atmosphere; they have clear spatial structure and the figuration is unassuming yet powerful. Vermeer’s pictures portray simple settings that are serene yet …

The view from Theresa May’s motorcade – in pictures | UK news

Exclusive: Press Association’s chief political photographer, Stefan Rousseau, took a series of photos of people in the streets as he travelled in the British prime minister’s motorcade during her visits to Lagos in Nigeria and Kyoto in Japan. Most of those captured may have little idea who was in the limousines as they waited to …

The 20 photographs of the week | Art and design

New York, US Fatou Jobe, 24, a model based in New York, poses for a portrait in Manhattan. New York is one of the fashion capitals of the world and, as fashion week kicks off, stylists, buyers, fashion enthusiasts and celebrities will be keen to see what has been declared ‘in style’ for the coming …