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An academic team from Fordham University is on a quest to see whether rats have genetic differences across New York’s five boroughs. Photographer Johnny Milano is there to document its work, which began in the summer of 2013 and will continue for at least two years.

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Black-and-white • Johnny Milano • New York • U.S.
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While traveling on the New York subway, photographer Kevin Shea Adams was drawn to the peeling advertisements on the walls. As the ads were scratched and pulled away, one could begin to see the previous ad underneath. What was then created was more art than advertisement.

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Advertising • Kevin Shea Adams • New York • U.S.
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In her portrait series NYC Dance, Veronika Marquez jolts sensually through New York’s famous landscapes, stopping traffic as she photographs herself in her unusual street choreography. Marquez focuses on the unseen, magnetic force field that is New York — the frenetic energy that inspired so many modern artists.

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Dance • New York • Portraits • U.S. • Veronika Marquez
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Mikolaj Nowacki is in love with New York City, and he wants to share it with the world. The Polish-born lawyer-turned-photographer travels the world for prestigious publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde and Neue Zurcher Zeitung, but the Big Apple holds a particular place in his heart.

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Black-and-white • Mikolaj Nowacki • New York • U.S.
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Pigeons – love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion about them. In big cities, they are often regarded as filthy or diseased and referred to as “flying rats.” But Brooklyn-based photographer Mansura Khanam feels these avian underdogs deserve a closer look.

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Animals • Mansura Khanam • New York • Portraits • U.S. • Wildlife
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The first time Smita Sharma saw a dolled-up dog, she wasn’t sure quite what to think. “I was just on the subway or walking on the road, doing photography and I was really surprised. I thought they looked like little children dressed up, and they were ... dogs.”

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Dogs • New York • Smita Sharma • U.S.
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Adam Reign started photographing the vogue dance scene in Harlem last year. He found that ballroom culture is more than expressive dancing, fashion and music – it’s a lifestyle. And with roots tracing back to New York’s gay and transgender black and Hispanic community, it’s also a haven for those who are often ostracized.

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Adam Reign • Black-and-white • Dance • Entertainment • Gender and Sexuality • New York • U.S.
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In New York City exist places where nature has not been rearranged by man, places where the freshest air is under a shady maple. Not ostensibly visible, but these untouched oases exist – giving Earth its air, in all five boroughs, sought out and photographed by Mitch Epstein in his new book, “New York Arbor.”

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Black-and-white • Fine Art Photography • Mitch Epstein • New York • Photo Book • U.S.
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