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As French photographer Baudouin set out to reveal the contemporary Parisian woman, he found instead a vastly diverse group of women - one that challenges the stereotype of what it means to be a female who lives and works in Paris. “The Parisian lady doesn’t exist. The Parisian ladies exist,” Baudouin said.

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Baudouin • France • Photo Book • Portraits • World
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In the streets of Rome, photographer Giovanni Troilo encountered homeless people who were successful at one time — the fallen who have either lost their jobs or had their wages cut so much that they can’t afford a home anymore.

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Black-and-white • Giovanni Troilo • LUZ • Portraits • World
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Raymond Depardon’s latest photo collection shows the harsh reality of life inside Italian mental institutions during the 1970s. Depardon was asked to document the asylums by Franco Basaglia, an Italian psychiatrist who wanted to reform the system.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Raymond Depardon • Steidl • World
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Ilana Panich-Linsman didn't know much of the child pageant world beyond the bejeweled dresses of reality television shows. But through Emily Dextraze, an 11-year-old competitor from Massachusetts, she was able to get an inside look at the real life of a preteen beauty queen.

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Children • Ilana Panich-Linsman • U.S.
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Chris Hondros, one of the most accomplished war photographers of his generation, was fatally wounded three years ago while in Libya. A new book, “Testament,” showcases Hondros’ finest work from some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts over the years.

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Chris Hondros • Getty Images • Photo Book • War Photography • World
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Twenty years ago this month, mass killings began in the tiny African country of Rwanda. Shortly after the genocide began, photographer Gilles Peress traveled to Rwanda, a country he had visited only weeks before. The grim aftermath can be seen in his book “The Silence.”

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Black-and-white • Gilles Peress • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Rwanda • World
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Over the past few years, photographer Marco Grob has photographed people who have been injured by land mines in war-ravaged countries such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mali and South Sudan. He believes his mission is to deliver this message: The world must do more to clear these mines.

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Black-and-white • Marco Grob • Portraits • World
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Over the past seven years, Jane Fulton Alt has photographed controlled prairie burns in Lake Forest, Illinois. She discovered that although these burns are violent and destructive by nature, they are also regenerative. "We all come into the world and we all leave the world,” she said. “That’s just part of nature.”

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Environment • Fine Art Photography • Jane Fulton Alt • U.S.
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