The Twins’ Gym­nas­tics Dream (2017) by Yuan Peng

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It takes years of ded­i­ca­tion, and a high pain thresh­old, to be­come a pro­fes­sional gym­nast in China. This image of twin sis­ters Liu Bingqing and Liu Yu­jie training at a sports school in Jin­ing, Shan­dong prov­ince, sug­gests that coaches, at this in­sti­tu­tion at least, have not mod­er­ated their bru­tal meth­ods de­spite years of crit­i­cism by West­ern ob­servers. The image has been awarded one of the top ac­co­lades at this year’s Sony World Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards. All the win­ning, short­listed and com­mended pictures are on dis­play at Som­er­set House, London WC2, un­til May 7. A mar­riage made for three Ella Fitzger­ald: voice of a cen­tury

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