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Conflict in Mali

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In Northern Mali, photographer Ferhat Bouda chronicles the complex, confusing conflict that has entangled al Qaeda-linked jihadists, the Malian army, French-led international forces and the Tuaregs, an indigenous group that has been fighting for independence in the region for decades.

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Africa • Black-and-white • Conflict Photography • Ferhat Bouda • Mali • World
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Recent history has not been kind to the Ashaninka, the largest indigenous group in the Amazon rainforest. Through the years, its people been displaced, enslaved and even killed. Even today, their lands are at risk. But they continue to endure.

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Black-and-white • Musuk Nolte • Peru • Tribe • World
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Photographer Eugene Ellenberg's father was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer in July 2013. After the diagnosis, Eugene documented his dying father’s last days with his camera phone. In these photos, the family was able to say goodbye.

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Black-and-white • Cancer • Eugene Ellenberg • Health • iPhone • Portraits
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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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Africa • Black-and-white • Kyle Meyer • Religion • Swaziland • World
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In 1929, Berenice Abbott returned to New York a young, successful photographer with ambitious ideas. She’d lived in Europe for eight years but found New York undeniable, dynamic, ripe for exploration. The five volumes of “The Unknown Berenice Abbott” chronicle Abbott's travels during this time.

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Berenice Abbott • Black-and-white • Photo Book • Steidl

Stacy Pearsall began bringing her camera to medical appointments so she could photograph veterans in waiting rooms. Her photographs grew into the Veterans Portrait Project, an ongoing photo series that brings Pearsall across the country, averaging three to four cities in a week.

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Black-and-white • Military • Portraits • Stacy Pearsall • U.S.
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Stories of love found and lost are everywhere. But few romances have had their highs and lows documented by one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, Jacques Henri Lartigue, or had such glamorous settings. A new exhibition in London documents the arc of Lartigue’s 12-year marriage to Madeleine Messager.

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Black-and-white • Jacques Henri Lartigue • Photo Exhibit • Portraits • World
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As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, there are many who still remain weathered by the storm. For photographer Timothy Briner, it became increasingly clear that the aftermath of Sandy was just as much about salvation to the people who endured it as the storm itself.

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Black-and-white • Hurricane Sandy • Natural Disasters • Timothy Briner • U.S. • Weather
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