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When Julia Kozerski began losing weight in 2009, she started an intimate, “brutally honest” self-portrait project, “Half,” documenting the process and her progress. She photographed her unclothed, changing body and found the process consoled her.
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Chicago, a struggling New York musician in his mid-30s, was born female but now embraces the trans label. Since he was a teenager, he has been searching for his place in a world that wants people to be strictly male or female. Photographer Raymond McCrea Jones documents his journey.
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When Marvi Lacar’s father died in 2008, she experienced feelings she wasn’t aware existed. Her conflicting emotions spiraled her into acute clinical depression. She kept a written journal about her experience, but sometimes there were no words. “The camera came out when writing didn’t suffice,” Lacar says.
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“The minute I saw her, I knew. There she is. That’s the girl I’m going to marry,” photographer Angelo Merendino said of Jennifer, the woman who indeed became his bride. His photo documentary, “The Battle We Didn’t Choose,” follows her fight against cancer.
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In honor of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, CNN Photos showcases Gregg Segal’s “Remembered: The Alzheimer’s Project.” It features people affected by the disease, each with a projected photo from his or her youth.