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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

Inspired by an old photograph of the back of a young woman's head, Tara Bogart took similar portraits for her project called “A Modern Hair Study.” These photos highlight the subtle differences of women in a new way - not by their face, for example, or their clothes.

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Fine Art Photography • Portraits • Tara Bogart • U.S. • World
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Fifty years ago, the man we now know as Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston to become, at 22, one of the youngest heavyweight boxing champions of all time. Photographer Danny Lyon spent three days with Ali in 1970 and shares some of his best photos and what he remembers about the champ.

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Danny Lyon • Magnum Photos • Muhammad Ali • Photo Book • Portraits • Sports
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People from all over the world visit Norway every year to compete in an annual bicycle race 540 kilometers (336 miles) long. It is punishing on the body. Especially the feet, which Espen Rasmussen took photos of minutes after people crossed the finish line.

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Espen Rasmussen • Portraits • Sports • World

Over the course of four months, Giorgia Tobiolo photographed her neighbor Peter — a 74-year-old man who has lived in his house since 1966, remained single his whole life and follows the same routine every single day.

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Giorgia Tobiolo • London • Portraits • World
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Italian photographer Marco Vernaschi started a group called Biophilia to help rural people in Argentina develop and commercialize their own products. He aims to bring their goods to the international marketplace while respecting the communities’ individual cultural identities and values.

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Argentina • Marco Vernaschi • Portraits • World

By juxtaposing original portraits of Native Americans with photos of herself dressed in garments from her native India, photographer Annu Palakunnathu Matthew seems to ask viewers to scrutinize reinforced stereotypes about the two cultures.

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew • Black-and-white • India • Native American • Portraits • U.S. • World
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