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As the world marks what would have been Jackson’s 56th birthday, photographer Lorena Turner's book, “The Michael Jacksons,” takes a look at performers who dress and act like the late singer. For them it’s much more than a hobby or a job — it’s a way of life.

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Entertainment • Lorena Turner • Michael Jackson • Photo Book • Portraits
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Anyone who’s vacationed in Daytona Beach can attest that it’s hard to scratch the sun-bleached surface of the Florida tourist mecca once known as “the world’s most famous beach.” Spanish photographer Laura Silleras spent about two weeks in 2013 exploring the area and photographing tourists and locals.

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Florida • Laura Silleras • Portraits • U.S.
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When looking to document rage, a feeling he was noticing more and more around him and in the news, Italian photographer Paolo Marchetti started with the far-right movement in Europe. From 2009 to 2013, he visited self-proclaimed fascists in five countries: Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain.

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Europe • Paolo Marchetti • World
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During the Cold War, six South American dictatorships formed Operation Condor, a secret military plot for coordinated repression. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people were killed. Photographer Joao Pina examines this dark period with his recent photo series “Shadow of the Condor.”

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Black-and-white • João Pina • South America • World
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Because of black-and-white photos and grainy newsreels, we tend to remember World War I predominantly in monochrome — uniforms of dull khaki and field gray set against mud-filled trenches, churned earth and blasted craters. Yet surprisingly, World War I was the first major conflict to be covered by color photography.

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Historic Photos • Photo Book • World • World War I
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With extreme close-ups of political figures, Christopher Anderson aims to break through the staged images that are commonly seen when people run for office. Every wrinkle, skin blemish and hair is there to see as Anderson tries to get to the core of each person’s true self.

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Black-and-white • Christopher Anderson • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.

Spanish photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra was fascinated by the ROTC programs she saw at Boston-area schools. She found the program and its participants interesting and hoped to showcase how the students still have an individuality about them that isn’t automatically subjugated by the military collective.

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Alejandra Carles-Tolra • Military • Portraits • U.S.
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Through his black-and-white project called "Terra Nostra," photographer Mimi Mollica returns to his native Sicily to rethink the portrayal of his people, often enshrouded by myth and stereotype of the Cosa Nostra, or the Mafia. Mollica said he wanted to photograph “the indelible scars” left behind by the Mafia.

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Black-and-white • Mimi Mollica • Sicily • World
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