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Alisa Resnik has been working in German bars and restaurants for decades. She’s also been shooting photographs since age 10. Late at night, when Resnik’s work is done, those two worlds collide as she captures images focused on Berlin’s quiet hangouts, out-of-the-way cafes and old hotels.

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Alisa Resnik • Berlin • Europe • Photo Book • Prospekt • World
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In 1929, Berenice Abbott returned to New York a young, successful photographer with ambitious ideas. She’d lived in Europe for eight years but found New York undeniable, dynamic, ripe for exploration. The five volumes of “The Unknown Berenice Abbott” chronicle Abbott's travels during this time.

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Berenice Abbott • Black-and-white • Photo Book • Steidl

Think you know chickens? Ernest Goh wants you to take another look. Many of these chickens are actually pageant contestants, raised as pets and entered into competitions across different villages in Malaysia. Judges inspect each chicken and choose winners based on their physical assets.

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Animals • Ernest Goh • Photo Book • Portraits • World

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“Photograph,” Ringo Starr’s new book, showcases Ringo, his friends, family and band mates. They’re snapshots of 1950s English life, of the fever of Beatlemania, of relaxed days with his wife and pals. “These are shots no one else could have,” says Starr.

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Photo Book • Ringo Starr • The Beatles • World

One full year before Madonna appeared on television for the first time and confidently declared to Dick Clark on “American Bandstand” that she was going to “rule the world,” photographer Richard Corman could have told you the same thing.

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Entertainment • Madonna • Music • Photo Book • Portraits • Richard Corman • U.S.
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At the age of 16, while most young people were learning to drive, Brad Elterman was begging his brother to loan him his camera so he could take pictures of legendary musicians and movie stars, such as Joan Jett, David Bowie, John Travolta and Brooke Shields – the list goes on.

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Brad Elterman • Entertainment • Hollywood • Los Angeles • Music • Photo Book • U.S.
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Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" portrait became a symbol of the Depression era. The influential photographer is the subject of a new book and documentary that include previously unpublished images and reveal the impact of her career.

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Black-and-white • Dorothea Lange • Photo Book

They wear their Afghanistan war stories proudly on their chests, across their arms and elsewhere. The tattoo imagery of a tightly knit military unit is the subject of a new book by war photographer Jan Grarup. For some soldiers, the tattoos are a living diary. They also provide a mechanism for emotional healing.

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Black-and-white • Denmark • Jan Grarup • Photo Book • Tattoos • World
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