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Italian photographer Pietro Paolini searches for something that many of us run from: conflict. He likes uncertainty and change, and he’s found fertile ground in South America, where he has traveled and worked for the past decade.

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Ecuador • Pietro Paolini • World
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The East London neighborhood of Shoreditch has long been synonymous with hedonistic nightlife, gritty urban authenticity and hipster colonization. Dougie Wallace arrived there 15 years ago and has been photographing its inhabitants ever since.

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Dougie Wallace • London • Photo Book • World
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The Circus Chimera is the ultimate melting pot, said photographer Norma I. Quintana, who spent 10 summers following the company as it toured small towns on the West Coast. Quintana met families from all over the world, including China, South Africa and Russia.

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Black-and-white • Norma I. Quintana • Photo Book • U.S.
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Basketball was born in America, but it’s a global game now. Proof can be found in the portfolio of Chris Tubbs, a London-based photographer who has taken photos of hoops and backboards in more than 35 countries.

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Chris Tubbs • Sports • World
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For centuries, landlocked Hungarians, deprived of sea access, have taken to the beaches of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. Zsofia Palyi spent several years photographing the lake and its visitors, searching for swimmers who personified her own memories.

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Hungary • Portraits • World • Zsofia Palyi
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Having taken pictures all over the world and of some of the most famous celebrities in history, Christopher Makos said his new book, “Everything: The Black and White Monograph,” is about remembering and inspiring.

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Black-and-white • Christopher Makos • Photo Book • World
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Photojournalist Lana Slezic spent an entire year following a community of street children in India. She wanted to get to know these children, document their daily lives and listen to their harrowing tales. Although it was difficult to see what they endure day in and day out, she said, it was "an education in humanity."

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India • Lana Slezic • Portraits • World
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Photographer Wolfgang Bellwinkel grew up in West Germany, and he said he was not particularly interested in life on the other side of the Iron Curtain when he was younger. But as Germany came together, he developed a growing interest in his secluded neighbors to the East.

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Germany • Laif • Wolfgang Bellwinkel • World
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