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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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Located in Venezuela's capital is the Tower of David, a half-finished skyscraper that has become a slum for thousands of people. Photographer Alejandro Cegarra, who lives near the building, visited last year and documented the lives of those who call the tower home.

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Alejandro Cegarra • Black-and-white • Venezuela • World
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Each fall in Kulasekarapattinam, a metamorphosis from human to divine takes hold. Millions converge on the coastal town in South India to celebrate the 10-day Hindu festival of Navratri – a vibrant embodiment of the triumph of good over evil.

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Black-and-white • India • Portraits • World • Yannick Cormier

By juxtaposing original portraits of Native Americans with photos of herself dressed in garments from her native India, photographer Annu Palakunnathu Matthew seems to ask viewers to scrutinize reinforced stereotypes about the two cultures.

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew • Black-and-white • India • Native American • Portraits • U.S. • World
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After graduating in 2011, photographer Sara Swaty returned to her hometown of St. Louis with plans to continue a project. She found a muse, she said, in an old high school classmate. She remembered Hayley as a cute, funny lesbian. But now Hayley was Harrison, transitioning to a man.

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Black-and-white • Portraits • Sara Swaty
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Many Guatemalans still fight against racial discrimination, poverty and low pay almost 20 years after a devastating civil war. Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Rodrigo Abd traveled to document the faces of those still struggling, but with unlikely equipment.

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Black-and-white • Guatemala • Portraits • Rodrigo Abd • World
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Jan Sochor, a 39-year-old photographer from the Czech Republic, discovered that wheelchair rugby is more than sport for players in Colombia. It is a way for disabled men in the South American country to show how strong they are physically and mentally.

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Black-and-white • Colombia • Jan Sochor • Sports • World
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