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

Instagram journey in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Genie Austin heads west from her native Barbados to the SVG archipelago, where the sand may not be golden, but the pristine beaches, quiet cays and colourful buildings are the Caribbean at its tranquil best

Travel Imagery

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

Africa is No Island – a photo essay

Exhibition features 40 established and emerging photographers from the continent and diaspora at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech until 24 August

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