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“Superman Comes to the Supermarket,” Norman Mailer’s 1960 essay that lavished praise on presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, has been republished in a book alongside hundreds of images documenting Kennedy’s journey across America and eventually into the Oval Office.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Taschen • U.S.
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One farm, one decade

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Nearly 15 years ago, Richard Giles and his wife founded Lucky Dog, a 160-acre organic farm on the banks of the Delaware River in New York. Photographer Dana Matthews has spent more than a decade taking pictures of the farm and the families working there.

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Agriculture • Black-and-white • Dana Matthews • U.S.
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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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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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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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An academic team from Fordham University is on a quest to see whether rats have genetic differences across New York’s five boroughs. Photographer Johnny Milano is there to document its work, which began in the summer of 2013 and will continue for at least two years.

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Black-and-white • Johnny Milano • New York • U.S.

As a rock star and global icon, Debbie Harry has been photographed thousands of times. But never quite like she is in these photos taken by fellow Blondie bandmate and former lover Chris Stein. “Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk” publishes this week to coincide with the band’s 40th anniversary.

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Black-and-white • Chris Stein • Music • Photo Book • Portraits
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