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As French photographer Baudouin set out to reveal the contemporary Parisian woman, he found instead a vastly diverse group of women - one that challenges the stereotype of what it means to be a female who lives and works in Paris. “The Parisian lady doesn’t exist. The Parisian ladies exist,” Baudouin said.

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Baudouin • France • Photo Book • Portraits • World
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In the streets of Rome, photographer Giovanni Troilo encountered homeless people who were successful at one time — the fallen who have either lost their jobs or had their wages cut so much that they can’t afford a home anymore.

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Black-and-white • Giovanni Troilo • LUZ • Portraits • World
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Over the past few years, photographer Marco Grob has photographed people who have been injured by land mines in war-ravaged countries such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mali and South Sudan. He believes his mission is to deliver this message: The world must do more to clear these mines.

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Black-and-white • Marco Grob • Portraits • World
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From the 19th century’s first snap shooters to today’s smartphone chroniclers, people have compulsively documented the early lives of children and their every move. "Eden and After," the latest book from legendary photographer Nan Goldin, features 300 images of children from over four decades.

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Children • Nan Goldin • Photo Book • Portraits
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The band marches on

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As a musician from junior high through college, Walker Pickering was in step with his marching band and a part of the camaraderie the group developed. As a photographer for the last 10 years, he focused his camera on high school and college marching bands and traveling drum corps in Texas.

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Music • Portraits • U.S. • Walker Pickering
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Samsul Alam Helal found a run-down photo studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where many of his neighbors are poor. He rebuilt the colorful sets and asked his subjects to pose in front of their favorites, imagining what their ideal life would be.

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Portraits • Samsul Alam Helal • World
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Jaimie Warren shoots self-portraits of herself as celebrities crossed with items of food: Lasagna Del Rey. Oreo-prah Winfrey. Pretzel Rod Stewart. The food-celebrity mash-ups, inspired by punning Photoshopped portraits of celebrities she finds on the Internet, are part of a series she calls “Celebrities As Food."

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Each fall in Kulasekarapattinam, a metamorphosis from human to divine takes hold. Millions converge on the coastal town in South India to celebrate the 10-day Hindu festival of Navratri – a vibrant embodiment of the triumph of good over evil.

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Black-and-white • India • Portraits • World • Yannick Cormier
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