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Over the past seven years, Jane Fulton Alt has photographed controlled prairie burns in Lake Forest, Illinois. She discovered that although these burns are violent and destructive by nature, they are also regenerative. "We all come into the world and we all leave the world,” she said. “That’s just part of nature.”
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Jaimie Warren shoots self-portraits of herself as celebrities crossed with items of food: Lasagna Del Rey. Oreo-prah Winfrey. Pretzel Rod Stewart. The food-celebrity mash-ups, inspired by punning Photoshopped portraits of celebrities she finds on the Internet, are part of a series she calls “Celebrities As Food."
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Inspired by an old photograph of the back of a young woman's head, Tara Bogart took similar portraits for her project called “A Modern Hair Study.” These photos highlight the subtle differences of women in a new way - not by their face, for example, or their clothes.
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Photographer Lottie Davies re-created her first memory to start her photo series “Memories and Nightmares.” She sees a connection between first memories and nightmares: Both are usually fragmented, and they stick because they often have a shocking or traumatic element, she said.
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Guia Besana explores the modern woman's battle with perfectionism in her photo series, “Under Pressure.” Taken in Paris, the images are meant to depict different conditions that many women feel regarding their traditional and contemporary roles in society, including competition at work and the pressure to look “good.”
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An idyllic landscape. A bustling cityscape. Yet, there is something else in these photographs. Seokmin Ko’s project, called “The Square,” introduces mirrors into seemingly normal surroundings in an effort to get people to “reflect on how we are living in the physical world.”
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Photographer Carrie Levy likes to shoot naked men, preferably as they lie on the floor. They are caught open-mouthed, drooling, contorted or grimacing in moments of pain or pleasure. They are abject – they are objects. She said that she doesn’t find the photographs sexy, but she doesn’t mind if other people do.
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Kerry Mansfield was a healthy 31-year-old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She documents her treatment in self-portraits, from before treatment through chemotherapy, mastectomy surgery and post-reconstructive surgery.