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Photographer Francoise Huguier was shooting in Malaysia two years ago when she met some young students who shared an affinity for Korean pop music – as well as an outrageous fashion sense. A year later, when she returned, she decided to immortalize them.

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Agence Vu • Francoise Huguier • Malaysia • Portraits • World
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Longing for his homeland, Dylan Davies returned to South Africa and staged a series of portraits to reflect his feelings about the country and illustrate its cultural diversity. With made-up names, kingdoms and costumes, Davies sculpted each “princess” with adornments that represented his experiences.

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Africa • Dylan Davies • Portraits • World
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At first, Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi’s latest project looks like a fashion spread in Vogue magazine: Beautiful women with long, flowing black hair. Shimmering dresses melting into shiny backgrounds. But darkness emanates from the sparkle. Bullets.

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Lalla Essaydi • Portraits • World
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Photographer Liz Calvi noticed that her male friends she knew from high school were leaving college and moving back to live with their parents. Disturbed and intrigued, she began taking portraits of the men of her generation, to peel back stereotypes and capture glimpses of their true nature.

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Liz Calvi • Portraits • U.S.
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In March of 2012, Frederic Lagrange crossed into Afghanistan and spent three weeks exploring the Wakhan Corridor, an exotic and remote region in the country’s northeast. He was struck by the widespread humanity and hospitality of people who live life amid such barren surroundings.

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Afghanistan • Frederic Lagrange • Portraits • World
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Faces are not the focus in Anastasia Pottinger’s photos of people over 100 years old. It’s the little details — the creases of their necks, the dimples in their cheeks, the wrinkles in their wrists — that she chooses to focus on. The models hope that this project will change society's view of aging, she said.

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Anastasia Pottinger • Black-and-white • Portraits • U.S.
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In the green and sparsely populated Fingal Valley, on the Australian island of Tasmania, the children play in a free and simple way that doesn’t seem possible in this day and age. Photographer Sarah Rhodes documented the children as they use their imaginations while playing in the Tasmanian bush.

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Children • Portraits • Sarah Rhodes • World
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Two months before the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Italian photographers Edoardo Delille and Gabriele Galimberti traveled to Brazil with the intent to follow the swaying footsteps of Rio de Janeiro's residents, capturing their exuberance, vibrancy and uniqueness.

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Brazil • Edoardo Delille • Gabriele Galimberti • Institute • Portraits • Riverboom Ltd • World
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