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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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Carl De Keyzer • Magnum Photos • Noorderlicht • Photo Book • Photo Exhibit
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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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Elliott Erwitt • Henri Cartier-Bresson • Magnum Photos • Martine Franck • Obituary • World
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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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Dominic Nahr • Magnum Photos • Somalia • World
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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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Brazil • David Alan Harvey • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • World
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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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High Museum of Art • Magnum Photos • Martin Parr • Photo Exhibit • U.S.
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Faces of the Taliban

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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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Afghanistan • Larry Towell • Magnum Photos • Taliban • World
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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.

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Black-and-white • Elliott Erwitt • Eve Arnold • Historic Photos • Magnum Photos • Obituary • World
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