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Kyle Meyer, a 28-year-old photographer from Manhattan, discovered a church in the small African country of Swaziland that harkens back to indigenous ancestral worship mixed with Christianity. One of the tenets of religion that isn’t spoken of often, but used weekly, is the practice of exorcisms.
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More than 4,500 miles separate the small Finnish village of Kuusamo, where photographer Meeri Koutaniemi grew up, and Kenya’s Maasai villages, where she ended up chronicling the lives of women who had experienced or escaped genital mutilation and child marriage.
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In 2009 and 2010, photographer Tadej Znidarcic posed gay Ugandans in front of a crumbling wall, their backs to his camera. When Znidarcic revisited his subjects this year, much had changed. Many of the subjects chose to face the camera – and a society that had criminalized their sexual orientation.
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When South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord released the music video for their single “I Fink U Freeky,” the world watched. The visually stunning black-and-white video went viral because the man behind the camera had been perfecting his aesthetic for the past 10 years.
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The Kara tribe lives on the banks of the Omo River in an extremely remote area of southern Ethiopia. Photographer Rick Egan visited the village for the first time in 2011 and returned this year with a new project in mind. “I wanted to see what they would do if they had a chance to take their own pictures,” he said.
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Lynsey Addario had visited eastern Congo several times to cover the conflicts and plight of the women who live there. She always came back with the same story – they had been raped and beaten, and it was hard to see anything positive in their lives. But she recently returned to tell another story, a story of redemption.
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Fernando Moleres, a Spanish photographer who strives for positive change through his work, has won the Tim Hetherington Grant from World Press Photo to continue his project on child prisoners in Sierra Leone. Moleres will receive 20,000 euros to continue the project, “Waiting for an opportunity.”
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Since South Sudan gained its independence, continued violence and food shortages have pushed 65,000 Sudanese refugees a town that can’t support the influx of people. The people suffer from diarrhea, malnutrition and other water-borne diseases. Photographer John Stanmeyer documents the health crisis.