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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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Scotland’s independence referendum is looming. And, unusually, among those who will be deciding whether to stay with the United Kingdom or split are Scotland’s 16- and 17-year-olds. Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds decided to seek them out.

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Kieran Dodds • Panos Pictures • Portraits • Scotland • World
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As the world marks what would have been Jackson’s 56th birthday, photographer Lorena Turner's book, “The Michael Jacksons,” takes a look at performers who dress and act like the late singer. For them it’s much more than a hobby or a job — it’s a way of life.

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Entertainment • Lorena Turner • Michael Jackson • Photo Book • Portraits
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Anyone who’s vacationed in Daytona Beach can attest that it’s hard to scratch the sun-bleached surface of the Florida tourist mecca once known as “the world’s most famous beach.” Spanish photographer Laura Silleras spent about two weeks in 2013 exploring the area and photographing tourists and locals.

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Florida • Laura Silleras • Portraits • U.S.
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With extreme close-ups of political figures, Christopher Anderson aims to break through the staged images that are commonly seen when people run for office. Every wrinkle, skin blemish and hair is there to see as Anderson tries to get to the core of each person’s true self.

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Black-and-white • Christopher Anderson • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.
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