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10 tracks to mark... photography

TOMORROW is a big day in the photography world as the winners of the World Press Photo Awards are announced in Amsterdam.

The awards aim to highlight the inspirational role of photojournalism in society and celebrate its highest standards.

To mark the awards, here are 10 songs about photographs.

Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)

A Flock of Seagulls

The opening song and only hit single from the New Wave band's second album Listen, this track is known for its Wall of Sound styled layers of synthesizer padding and synth-pop spaced-out loneliness.

Polaroid Picture

Frank Turner

This track is taken from Turner's fifth album, Tape Deck Heart. He said: "There's a lot of stuff on this record about loss and failure in relationships, about what happens when something that was supposed to be timeless runs out of time."

My Camera Never Lies

Bucks Fizz

Released in 1982, this track became the group's second consecutive, and third overall, UK number one. The video for the song featured the group dressed as characters from famous films such as Cleopatra and The Wizard of Oz.

Please Just Take These Photos from my hands

Snow Patrol

This track appeared on the band's fifth album A Hundred Million Suns. The album was produced by Jacknife Lee, who previously worked with REM, U2 and Bloc Party, and recorded in Hansa Studios in Berlin and Grouse Lodge Studios in Ireland.

The Photographer

Miles Davis

This track is taken from Davis' album A Day in Paris. Davis is noted as one of the key figures in jazz history and was at the forefront of many developments including bebop and jazz fusion. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Girls on Film

Duran Duran

Released as the third single from Duran Duran, the track became the band's top 10 breakthrough in 1981, peaking at five. The band had personally selected the song for release following the failure of previous single Careless Memories.

Flash

Queen

Written by Brian May, this track was used as the theme for the 1980 film Flash Gordon. The song was used as the basis for Will Ferrell and Jon Heder's final routine in the 2007 comedy Blades of Glory.

Photo Jenny

Belle & Sebastian

This track appeared on the band's 2005 LP, Push Barman to Open Old Wounds. Blender Magazine described the LP as "25 charming tales of shy girls dabbling in photography and bookish boys dabbling in shy girls".

Picture of You

Boyzone

Released in 1997, this track was the first single from the group's third album, Where We Belong. Ronan Keating won an Ivor Novello Award for the song, which was used as the theme for Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie.

Photograph

Nickelback

Appearing on the band's fifth album, All the Right Reasons, this track became the band's third top ten hit in the US. The video for the song was directed by Nigel Dick, who directed the video for Britney Spears' Hit Me Baby One More Time.

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