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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

Photographer Katy Grannan’s project ‘The 99’ depicts real, raw, vulnerable people as they are – no facades – just humanity at its core. The result is striking photos of pure contemporary melancholy against blown out, bright backgrounds, giving these street portraits a stark, genuine feeling.

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Katy Grannan • Portraits • U.S.
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Anthony Epes has traveled to Homeless World Cups - in Mexico City in 2012 and Poznan, Poland, in 2013 - to photograph players during those soccer tournaments. His images depict men and women, young and old, all shapes and sizes. But they have one thing in common: They are all homeless.

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Anthony Epes • Portraits • Sports • World

Laia Abril had long been shooting projects about gender and sexuality when she stumbled into a concept she'd never before heard of: asexuality – people who feel no sexual attraction to others. To tell their stories, Abril interviewed each person and created an online multimedia project about their perspectives.

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Gender and Sexuality • Laia Abril • Portraits • World
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Their faces are shocked, drawn and grim, these Somali refugees arriving at a camp just over the Kenyan border. Yet photographer Luca Catalano Gonzaga sees the positive side: people who are willing to stand up for themselves and sacrifice for a new life rather than remain in their troubled homeland.

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Black-and-white • Luca Catalano Gonzaga • Portraits • Refugees • Somalia • World
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