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Robert Capa is recognized for his extensive coverage of war and conflict during his relatively short photographic life. Through his friendships with many actors, Capa photographed Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Orson Welles, and John Huston, among others, in intimate moments on European film sets.
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On June 17, 1990, four months after being released from his prison cell in South Africa, Nelson Mandela found himself in a portrait session with renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh. Mandela was one of 15,312 people photographed by Karsh during his career.
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Earlier this year, photographers Alessandro Cosmelli and Gaia Light joined actors in Bedford, Pennsylvania, where a nearby abandoned village served as the backdrop for an Elbe Day re-enactment. Elba Day took place on April 25, 1945, shortly before the fall of Berlin and the end of World War II.
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Recent history has not been kind to the Ashaninka, the largest indigenous group in the Amazon rainforest. Through the years, its people been displaced, enslaved and even killed. Even today, their lands are at risk. But they continue to endure.
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JT Blatty first visited the coastal Louisiana marshlands to learn about her grandfather, whose body and boat were found in the bayous many years ago. She stayed to take photos and preserve the fishing culture – the hand-built shrimp trawlers, the lingo and how connected the people are to the water.
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Over a 23-year period, from 1907 to 1930, Edward Curtis took more than 2,000 photos of 80 Native American tribes stretching from the Great Plains to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He then published and sold these photos, along with narrative text, in 20 volumes of work known as “The North American Indian.”
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Fewer children with Down syndrome are being born in Denmark since 2006, when prenatal screening was first introduced for the genetic condition. The statistics surprised Mario Wezel, a German photographer who moved to Denmark for a year to study at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
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Alisa Resnik has been working in German bars and restaurants for decades. She’s also been shooting photographs since age 10. Late at night, when Resnik’s work is done, those two worlds collide as she captures images focused on Berlin’s quiet hangouts, out-of-the-way cafes and old hotels.