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In 2008, two years after a crackdown on drugs was announced in Mexico, photojournalist Jerome Sessini was drawn to “the wrong side” of the U.S.-Mexico border. His first visit to the country was in 1995, but he says it has become a different place since then. During his first stay in Juarez, 70 people were killed.
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Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer traveled to Indonesia, where he documented the modern world of sugar production, its use in manufacturing of goods, and its consumption. The former Dutch colony was once the second largest producer of sugar in the world.
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Martine Franck, a Belgian photographer known for understatement and elegance in her work, died at age 74 after a long battle with cancer on Thursday. Photographer Elliott Erwitt, a good friend and colleague, said what characterized her the most was the modesty and intellect not usually found in photographers.
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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.