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Mikolaj Nowacki is in love with New York City, and he wants to share it with the world. The Polish-born lawyer-turned-photographer travels the world for prestigious publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde and Neue Zurcher Zeitung, but the Big Apple holds a particular place in his heart.

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Black-and-white • Mikolaj Nowacki • New York • U.S.
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Every June, people gather in Florence, Italy, to attend a few soccer matches. But this is no ordinary soccer. Florentine soccer, which has been a tradition for hundreds of years, allows players to fight their opponents. German photographer Michael Lowa captured this unique sport in his project “The Last Gladiators.”

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Black-and-white • Italy • Michael Löwa • Sports • World
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Photograher Felipe Jacome set out to explore a Haitian society he had found to be more resilient, resourceful and self-reliant than was typically recognized. The result is a series of elegant and dignified portraits profiling some of the women working for KOFAVIV, a group offering support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

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Black-and-white • Felipe Jacome • Haiti • Portraits • World
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Spanish photographer Nuria Lopez Torres has spent the past decade exploring the cultural differences of the transgender population from country to country. What surprised her most about Brazil was how early some transgender teens start seeking out cosmetic surgery to create a female body.

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Black-and-white • Brazil • HIV/AIDS • Nuria Lopez Torres • World
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When 33-year-old photojournalist Enri Canaj returned to his Albanian homeland with his wife he was struck by the strong family ties that serve as the foundation for the social system that many Albanians have lived their lives by since the 15th century. This social code is known as the Kanun.

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Albania • Black-and-white • Enri Canaj • Family • World
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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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