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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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During its 60 years of producing film and cameras for instant photography, Polaroid encouraged artists to experiment. “The Polaroid Years” looks at the history of a medium that, for the most part, no longer exists.

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Mary-Kay Lombino • Photo Book • Photo Exhibit • Polaroid
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Swiss-born photographer René Burri has captured some of the most important political and cultural figures and events during the last half of the 20th century. His iconic black-and-white photographs have become part of history. However, his latest book explores his work in color, much of which was never published before.

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Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Rene Burri • World
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Curator Pablo Monasterio went through a century and a half of images to organize the book “Mexican Portraits” by recurring themes, such as lucha libre wrestling or occupational portraits. He says the country's traditions come through in the photographs.

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Aperture • Fundacion Televisa • Mexico • Photo Book • Portraits
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John Comino-James first made the journey from Oxfordshire, England, to Cuba in 2002 to meet the man his daughter would eventually marry. It was his first visit to the Caribbean island, but something about it touched him on an emotional level and he’s been going back ever since.

“Dread and wonder” is how photographer Bryant Austin described the feeling of a solid, mighty tap on his shoulder from a humpback whale. He sometimes floats in the ocean for hours waiting for the giant creatures to come to him. It took six years to complete his latest book, “Beautiful Whale."

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Animals • Bryant Austin • Photo Book • Photo Exhibit • World
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25 years ago, Billy Howard took portraits of people with HIV/AIDS at their homes around the U.S., then gave them a print and asked them to write what it was like to live with this disease. Some took months to get it back to Howard. One man took a year. He told Howard it was because it felt like he was writing his will.

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Billy Howard • Black-and-white • Health • HIV/AIDS • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.

Right before photographer Theron Humphrey started a 50-state photo-project road trip, he made a stop in a Marietta, Georgia, animal shelter and adopted a puppy, Maddie. She accompanied him across 65,000 miles, quickly becoming what Humphrey describes as his best friend.

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Animals • Photo Book • Portraits • Theron Humphrey • Travel • U.S.
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