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Nic Dunlop has spent the past 20 years documenting one of the world’s most divisive and unstable countries. Myanmar, a southeast Asian nation, has been plagued by civil wars and has been under military control since a coup d'état in 1962. Despite recent steps toward democracy, many people in the country remain skeptical.

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Black-and-white • Myanmar • Nic Dunlop • Panos Pictures • Photo Book • World
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David Hall’s photographs of scenery and creatures off the coast of Canada in the Pacific Northwest portray serenity under the water, which belie the extreme challenges he faces to get his images. “You’re photographing in water rather than in air, so it makes everything far more difficult,” he said.

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Canada • David Hall • Pacific Northwest • Photo Book • Wildlife
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Terry O’Neill photographed the greats of the ‘60s – The Beatles, Twiggy, the Rolling Stones, Jean Shrimpton – and his friendship with his subjects came through in his work. By catching them candidly, O’Neill redefined reportage photography of stars at a time when studio photography was the norm.

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Entertainment • Photo Book • Terry O'Neill
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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.

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