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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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Once homeless and alone in Barcelona, Spain, Hernan Montoya found himself watching pigeons in the sky. He followed the pigeons to their residence, a decision that would turn his life around. Photographer Serena De Sanctis spent a year with Montoya and documented his relationship with his racing pigeons.

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Animals • Black-and-white • Serena De Sanctis • 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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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.
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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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In his series “Matrimonial Ties,” John Paul Evans aims to challenge the paradigm of the wedding portrait. He and his partner, Peter, pose in different areas of the domestic space to explore definitions of marriage as well as the idea of generational divides.

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Black-and-white • John Paul Evans • LGBT • Portraits • World
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Each November from 2002 to 2012, Brian David Stevens set out to the Armistice parade on Remembrance Sunday in London with one camera, one lens, one backdrop, and one goal: To honor veterans with a uniform and democratic approach.

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Black-and-white • Brian David Stevens • Portraits • World
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