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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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Asked why he chose to move to rural Hebden Bridge from urban Manchester, England, as a young man in the 1970s, Martin Parr says it was because he “fancied the look of the place.” Despite the decline of the local mills and industry, it still yielded the novel charms of traditional town life.

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Black-and-white • Magnum Photos • Martin Parr • Photo Book • United Kingdom
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In his new photo book “Gasoline,” David Campany explores gas stations in the post-WWII era through old analogue photographs used in newspapers from 1944 to 1995. The glossy artifacts portray a raw vision of stories years past that can parallel our current problems: price increases, road congestion and a growing consciousness about pollution.

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David Campany • MACK • Oil • Photo Book • U.S.
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Photographer Zed Nelson's “Love Me” is a collection of portraits from 17 countries on five continents. The people he photographed are all in pursuit of body improvement, a “new religion” that cultivates an obsession with the validity of appearance, he said.

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Health • Photo Book • Portraits • World • Zed Nelson
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Frank Herfort is fascinated by the uniquely shaped buildings that have seemed to sprout from the ground since the end of the Soviet era. The majority of them are less than 10 years old. They are imposing symbols of creativity and optimism that Herfort suspects would take many people by surprise.

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Architecture • Frank Herfort • Photo Book • Russia • Soviet Union • World
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Photographer Niels Stomps considers himself an explorer of places and people. In 2012, he started a project called "Early birds," a study of the birds and people that populate the area around Utrecht University in the Netherlands and the ways in which they have adapted to their surroundings.

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Netherlands • Niels Stomps • Photo Book
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Kai Wiedenhöfer photographed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Over the last seven years, he has documented barriers that continue to divide people around the world. An exhibit of his panoramic images is now on display along a surviving stretch of the Iron Curtain.

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Germany • Kai Wiedenhöfer • Photo Book • Photo Exhibit • Steidl • World
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Capturing what he couldn’t contain or counteract, photographer Daniel Beltrá took his camera to the skies, peering down at the paradoxical beauty of the Gulf Coast oil disaster. Three years later, he is releasing a book of his aerial images to renew the dialogue about what happened and what people can do about it.

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