Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society

Travel Imagery

Vivid colours and intimate portraits stand out in this selection of travel images from The Guardian.

Cafe culture, colour and caves: an Instagram journey through Vietnam

Chris Schalkx captures Vietnam’s vivid palette in the streets of Hanoi and Hoi An, its caves and rivers, and a Ho Chi Minh City tower block devoted to cafes

Underwater photographer of the year 2018 winners – in pictures

German photographer Tobias Friedrich has been named this year’s winner for his ‘perfectly lit and composed’ panorama of a wreck off the coast of Egypt, while British winner Grant Thomas captured a couple of affectionate swans

The vanished East End – in pictures

David Granick’s shots from the 1960s and 70s capture a fading world.

Instagram journey through Guatemala

Lake views, colonial architecture and colourful street vendors of this Central American traveller’s favourite

Eye in the sky: Scott Mead’s photographs from plane windows – in pictures

American photographer Scott Mead captures the wonders of the world above the clouds while travelling on planes.