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Photographer Brian Driscoll traveled to Egypt in 2011 to document the revolution. In the process, he connected with several young people involved in the protests. He tried to keep in contact after returning home and, through them, learned of a side of the revolution his photos had left unexposed.

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Brian Driscoll • Egypt • Portraits • World
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Photographer Jessica Antola spent February traveling the Ethiopian countryside, admiring the natural beauty of the land. She was blown away by the valleys and mountains with their breathtaking views, but she was ultimately drawn to the people.

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Africa • Ethiopia • Jessica Antola • Portraits • World
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Photograher Felipe Jacome set out to explore a Haitian society he had found to be more resilient, resourceful and self-reliant than was typically recognized. The result is a series of elegant and dignified portraits profiling some of the women working for KOFAVIV, a group offering support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

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Black-and-white • Felipe Jacome • Haiti • Portraits • World

The patriarchal society in northern Albania denies women opportunities given to men - with the exception of an ancient law that allows women to become heads of households after taking an oath of celibacy. Photographer Pepa Hristova documented these women in her project, "Sworn Virgins."

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Albania • Pepa Hristova • Portraits • World
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Photographer Szymon Szcześniak journeyed to remote towns in rural parts of California where the cities he explored were nearly deserted, and the people he photographed live a much more simple life than what comes to mind when thinking of the sunny western state.

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Portraits • Szymon Szcześniak • U.S.
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Mexico-based photographer Alejandro Cartagena took a look at the children from middle-class Mexican families that were born in the United States. The children come from families who can afford the hospital bill and have a valid visa to commute into the United States for work, shopping or to visit family.

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Alejandro Cartagena • Mexico • Portraits • U.S. • World
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Turning the camera on herself and her daughter, photographer Aglaé Bory reveals the quiet, everyday moments between a parent and child as if they were still-life paintings. The photos detail moments that many live through without a second thought, but still reflect what it is to be a mother.

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Aglaé Bory • Motherhood • Portraits
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On June 17, 1990, four months after being released from his prison cell in South Africa, Nelson Mandela found himself in a portrait session with renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh. Mandela was one of 15,312 people photographed by Karsh during his career.

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Nelson Mandela • Portraits • South Africa • World • Yousuf Karsh
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