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Photographer Anne Berry created fine-art photographs of primates behind glass, capturing the nostalgia of the animals living in captivity and illustrating human’s purposeful separation from the natural world. “I want people to feel some melancholy and empathy” when looking at the images, she said.
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Photographer Ian Wagreich says the U.S. manufacturing sector is alive and well. For the past two years he has been making portraits of workers at dozens of factories and production plants across the country. “They’re the unknown heroes of the American economy,” he said.
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Born into segregation 100 years ago, Gordon Parks was no stranger to racism in the United States. Images of migrant workers in a magazine inspired him to explore the medium of photography. When he was 25, he bought his first camera from a pawn shop and taught himself how to use it.
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From festive parades to bloody warzones, Magnum Photos has been capturing iconic images since 1947. Throughout the industry changes over the years, Magnum – one of the first and most recognized photographer cooperatives in the world - has stayed busy and relevant.
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Though he was a graphic designer by trade, Leon Levinstein’s photographs appeared in books and magazines in the 1950s and 60s. Even as a master of street photography, he was not interested in fame or glory. He captured people in natural moments, often remaining unnoticed himself.
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In the pre-paparazzi world, Hollywood studios carefully controlled the images of stars. Knowing that staged photo shoots made an actor more sympathetic with the public, studios set up their big names with pets - but not necessarily with ones they owned.
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For centuries, artisans have been crafting statues of Hindu deities on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India. Italian photographer Albertina d'Urso recently visited the historic Kumartuli district in the West Bengal capital.
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Rising tensions in India’s northeastern Assam province erupted in July, turning already impoverished ethnic groups into refugees when both simply want to be recognized and supported by the government. Photographer Vivek Singh recently visited the razed villages and refugee camps.