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A firefighter, a nurse, a diver, a judge. One by one, Bruno Fert’s photos show people in their homes wearing everyday clothing — followed by another photo showing them dressed in the clothing of their chosen professions. The juxtaposition reminds us that people are more than what they do for a living.

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Bruno Fert • Portraits • World
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At the end of a six-year relationship, photographer Laura Stevens needed to find a creative, external outlet for all the complicated feelings she was processing internally. “Another November” is the end product, a photo series that aims to mirror those agonizing emotions that Stevens felt at the time of the breakup.

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Laura Stevens • Portraits
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For centuries, landlocked Hungarians, deprived of sea access, have taken to the beaches of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. Zsofia Palyi spent several years photographing the lake and its visitors, searching for swimmers who personified her own memories.

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Hungary • Portraits • World • Zsofia Palyi
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Photojournalist Lana Slezic spent an entire year following a community of street children in India. She wanted to get to know these children, document their daily lives and listen to their harrowing tales. Although it was difficult to see what they endure day in and day out, she said, it was "an education in humanity."

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India • Lana Slezic • Portraits • World
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Deborah Feingold’s new book, “Music,” collects more than three decades of her work. Her pictures show leading lights from across the musical landscape, including Madonna, B.B. King, Billy Joel, James Brown, Keith Richards and Pharrell Williams.

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Deborah Feingold • Photo Book • Portraits
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French photographer Denis Rouvre was in Japan documenting the survivors of the March 2011 tsunami when he discovered the colorful community that would inspire his “Cosplay” project. He wanted to capture the characters on camera and get to know the people behind the elaborate costumes.

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Denis Rouvre • Japan • Portraits • World

In each photo of “Mangini Studio,” Gordon Stettinius rocks a painstaking hairstyle that often was months in the making. He teamed with another photographer, Terry Brown, to create humorous portraits that capture “a little bit of performance art” while highlighting the role of self-identity in society.

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Candela Books • Gordon Stettinius • Photo Book • Portraits • Terry Brown

As a rock star and global icon, Debbie Harry has been photographed thousands of times. But never quite like she is in these photos taken by fellow Blondie bandmate and former lover Chris Stein. “Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk” publishes this week to coincide with the band’s 40th anniversary.

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Black-and-white • Chris Stein • Music • Photo Book • Portraits
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