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A firefighter, a nurse, a diver, a judge. One by one, Bruno Fert’s photos show people in their homes wearing everyday clothing — followed by another photo showing them dressed in the clothing of their chosen professions. The juxtaposition reminds us that people are more than what they do for a living.

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Bruno Fert • Portraits • World
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For more than 20 days, Spanish photographer Jose Colon sat in a pitch-dark corner by the border fence of Melilla, Spain’s southernmost point of entry for African asylum seekers. He watched as migrants climbed a massive razor-wire fence to enter Europe and find “their dream, their heaven.”

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Black-and-white • Jose Colon • Me-Mo Magazine • World
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Wherever he goes, Damian Chrobak feels like someone, or something, is always watching him. Sometimes it’s cartoon eyes on a tie, peeking through a sports coat. Other times, it’s a one-eyed Kate Moss peeling from the side of the building. Chrobak has taken about 80 photos to show how eyes are all around us.

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Black-and-white • Damian Chrobak • World
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At the end of a six-year relationship, photographer Laura Stevens needed to find a creative, external outlet for all the complicated feelings she was processing internally. “Another November” is the end product, a photo series that aims to mirror those agonizing emotions that Stevens felt at the time of the breakup.

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Laura Stevens • Portraits
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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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