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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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For the last seven years, Carlos Javier Ortiz has been spending countless hours photographing families affected by gun violence. His images – emotionally striking and sometimes disturbing – illustrate in stark detail "what happens to young people and their families after they've been shot," he said.

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Black-and-white • Carlos Javier Ortiz • Chicago • Gun Control • U.S.
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Senghenydd, a small village in the south of Wales, was the site of the worst coal mining disaster in the history of the United Kingdom. It killed 439 men on October 14, 1913. Shortly after the tragedy, an unknown photographer named Benton arrived from Glasgow and documented the aftermath of the event.

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Black-and-white • Historic Photos • United Kingdom • Wales • World
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Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" portrait became a symbol of the Depression era. The influential photographer is the subject of a new book and documentary that include previously unpublished images and reveal the impact of her career.

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Black-and-white • Dorothea Lange • Photo Book
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