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In New York City exist places where nature has not been rearranged by man, places where the freshest air is under a shady maple. Not ostensibly visible, but these untouched oases exist – giving Earth its air, in all five boroughs, sought out and photographed by Mitch Epstein in his new book, “New York Arbor.”

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Black-and-white • Fine Art Photography • Mitch Epstein • New York • Photo Book • U.S.
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Not dissimilar to young girls playing dress up in their mothers’ clothes, Kyoko Hamada's self-portrait project evolved from a desire to dress the part of her older self, decades into the future. Unafraid to trade in her high heels for some oversized grandma gowns, the 40-year-old photographer started the series in May 2011.

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Fine Art Photography • Kyoko Hamada • New York • Self-portraits • U.S.
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Even during treatments for lymphoma, when he was too weak to leave the house, photographer Jeff Jacobson simply discovered a new world inside with his camera. But as his treatments subsided, Jacobson faced a new challenge: In 2009, Kodak announced that it was discontinuing production of his favorite film, Kodachrome.

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Daylight Books • Fine Art Photography • Health • Jeff Jacobson • Kodachrome • U.S.

“What happens to lovers while they are sleeping?” photographer Paul Schneggenburger asked as he began his project “The sleep of the beloved.” Using the second room of his two-bedroom Vienna apartment as a studio, he exposed the film of his 4×5 camera for six hours.

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When Wendy Sacks is taking a portrait of a child for her series “Immersed in Living Water,” the water is her paint. As a child she painted with her mother, who was an artist, and when she’s working today, she can feel the palette knife in her hands.

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Fine Art Photography • Portraits • Wendy Sacks
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Photographer Anne Berry created fine-art photographs of primates behind glass, capturing the nostalgia of the animals living in captivity and illustrating human’s purposeful separation from the natural world. “I want people to feel some melancholy and empathy” when looking at the images, she said.

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Animals • Anne Berry • Black-and-white • Fine Art Photography
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For his project exploring the small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West, Bryan Schutmaat tried to emanate the beauty and sorrow of Richard Hugo’s poetry. The poet’s work focusing on the Northwest during the Depression often directed Schutmaat to certain towns.

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American West • Bryan Schutmaat • Fine Art Photography • Landscapes • Photo Exhibit • Portraits • U.S.
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In her series “Visages de Nuit,” Wendy Paton documents the unexpected scenes she comes across after dark. Wandering the streets of cities around the world, she finds comfort in unfamiliar settings, she says. “There is more of a mystery and feeling of surprise right around the corner.”

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