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In December 2011, photojournalist Dominic Nahr traveled to Somalia to document the plight of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Somalia is one of the poorest countries in the world and its maternal mortality rate is believed to be among the highest.
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Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey teamed up with his son to create an interactive book that captures the vibrant energy of Rio de Janeiro. Harvey considers the city the “perfect Shakespeare stage.” And on that stage, he tells a personal story embedded in a journalistic narrative.
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British photographer Martin Parr’s previously unseen “Up and Down Peachtree” captures everyday life in Atlanta. The project brought him to the American South for the first time. In his usual quirky style, Parr focuses on the seemingly mundane to reveal the spirit and culture of the community.
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Magnum photographer Larry Towell planned to embed with the Taliban when the Afghan contact he was using was forced to flee the country. The contact left the name of someone who led Towell to a local journalist willing to go in for him. This glimpse into their camp humanizes the insurgents, he said.
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Eve Arnold, the first female photojournalist to join the esteemed Magnum Photos agency, died last week in London at age 99. She was known for her intimate portraits of stars like Marilyn Monroe as well as her groundbreaking documentary work. Colleague Elliott Erwitt looks back at her legacy.