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As French photographer Baudouin set out to reveal the contemporary Parisian woman, he found instead a vastly diverse group of women - one that challenges the stereotype of what it means to be a female who lives and works in Paris. “The Parisian lady doesn’t exist. The Parisian ladies exist,” Baudouin said.

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Baudouin • France • Photo Book • Portraits • World
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Raymond Depardon’s latest photo collection shows the harsh reality of life inside Italian mental institutions during the 1970s. Depardon was asked to document the asylums by Franco Basaglia, an Italian psychiatrist who wanted to reform the system.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Raymond Depardon • Steidl • World
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Chris Hondros, one of the most accomplished war photographers of his generation, was fatally wounded three years ago while in Libya. A new book, “Testament,” showcases Hondros’ finest work from some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts over the years.

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Chris Hondros • Getty Images • Photo Book • War Photography • World
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Twenty years ago this month, mass killings began in the tiny African country of Rwanda. Shortly after the genocide began, photographer Gilles Peress traveled to Rwanda, a country he had visited only weeks before. The grim aftermath can be seen in his book “The Silence.”

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Black-and-white • Gilles Peress • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Rwanda • World
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From the 19th century’s first snap shooters to today’s smartphone chroniclers, people have compulsively documented the early lives of children and their every move. "Eden and After," the latest book from legendary photographer Nan Goldin, features 300 images of children from over four decades.

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Children • Nan Goldin • Photo Book • Portraits
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Offering a different perspective on the American West, Lucas Foglia's book "Frontcountry" shines a spotlight on the rise of ranchers, boomtowns and mining companies in the area. The project also speaks to residents in more populated areas that are threatened by suburban sprawl.

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American West • Lucas Foglia • Mining • Photo Book • U.S.
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Fifty years ago, the man we now know as Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston to become, at 22, one of the youngest heavyweight boxing champions of all time. Photographer Danny Lyon spent three days with Ali in 1970 and shares some of his best photos and what he remembers about the champ.

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Danny Lyon • Magnum Photos • Muhammad Ali • Photo Book • Portraits • Sports
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Photographer Hana Knizova took pictures of Los Angeles youth: The aspiring models, actors, singers and fashion designers who dream of fame and fortune. Each shoot was a collaboration. Knizova would let her subjects come up with ideas for their portraits, as well as where they wanted to be photographed.

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Hana Knizova • Hollywood • Los Angeles • Photo Book • U.S.
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