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Fewer children with Down syndrome are being born in Denmark since 2006, when prenatal screening was first introduced for the genetic condition. The statistics surprised Mario Wezel, a German photographer who moved to Denmark for a year to study at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
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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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More than 4,500 miles separate the small Finnish village of Kuusamo, where photographer Meeri Koutaniemi grew up, and Kenya’s Maasai villages, where she ended up chronicling the lives of women who had experienced or escaped genital mutilation and child marriage.
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When Chen Liyan was just 1 year old, her mother abandoned her and her father, who now suffers from serious pulmonary tuberculosis. Despite her young age, Liyan has taken the role of caretaker for her ailing father. Photographer Jia DaiTengFei captures her enduring essence in his project “Smile to Life.”
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Photographer Zed Nelson's “Love Me” is a collection of portraits from 17 countries on five continents. The people he photographed are all in pursuit of body improvement, a “new religion” that cultivates an obsession with the validity of appearance, he said.
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Ramón Ruiz began to follow the story of Debbie and Milton. Debbie was not only Milton’s wife, but his caregiver of 15 years as he battled Parkinson’s disease. None of them knew that 2012, the year Milton turned 80, would be his last.
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Historically, each oblast, or province, in Russia has psychiatric facilities situated away from the cities, in rural areas. Elat’ma, in the Ryazan Oblast region of Russia, is unique in that it functions as a town for mentally disabled people. It hosts six facilities, one for each developmental stage of a person’s life from birth to death.
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Kirill Golovchenko was fascinated with bodybuilding growing up in Ukraine in the 1980s. While Golovchenko never quite attained a bodybuilder’s physique, he felt like he’d been transported to the age of the Cimmerians when he set foot for the first time on Kachalka, an outdoor gym in Kiev, Ukraine's capital.