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For almost six months, photographer Clay Lomneth spent much of his free time documenting the everyday life of a family raising a child with autism. For the most part, the 3-year-old girl ignored him. But that was exactly what he wanted. It allowed him to capture her personality raw and unfettered.

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Autism • Clay Lomneth • Portraits • U.S.
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Photographer David Zimmerman realized he was especially drawn to the Himalayas and Tibetans as he worked his way along the Ganges River from its source in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. He made friends with scores of Tibetan refugees and listened to their stories during his four-year project.

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David Zimmerman • Photo Exhibit • Portraits • Tibet • World

One full year before Madonna appeared on television for the first time and confidently declared to Dick Clark on “American Bandstand” that she was going to “rule the world,” photographer Richard Corman could have told you the same thing.

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Entertainment • Madonna • Music • Photo Book • Portraits • Richard Corman • U.S.
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A woman in a Confederate flag minidress. A little boy with an “88” softly shaved into his head. These are some of the faces seen at Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR hosts two of their premier Sprint Cup races each year. This is also the place photographer Tammy Mercure likes to ply her trade.

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Motorsport • Portraits • Sports • Tammy Mercure • U.S.

More than 4,500 miles separate the small Finnish village of Kuusamo, where photographer Meeri Koutaniemi grew up, and Kenya’s Maasai villages, where she ended up chronicling the lives of women who had experienced or escaped genital mutilation and child marriage.

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Africa • Health • Kenya • Meeri Koutaniemi • Portraits • World
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Gay in Uganda

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In 2009 and 2010, photographer Tadej Znidarcic posed gay Ugandans in front of a crumbling wall, their backs to his camera. When Znidarcic revisited his subjects this year, much had changed. Many of the subjects chose to face the camera – and a society that had criminalized their sexual orientation.

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Africa • Gender and Sexuality • Portraits • Redux Pictures • Tadej Znidarcic • Uganda • World

Competitive video game tournaments, particularly in the fighting game genre, are seeing a boost in popularity around the world. Once thought to be the domain of the “basement-dwelling guy,” players in the genre include people from all walks of life. This caught the attention of photographer Simon Chetrit.

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Cosplay • Gaming • Portraits • Simon Chetrit • U.S.
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Pigeons – love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion about them. In big cities, they are often regarded as filthy or diseased and referred to as “flying rats.” But Brooklyn-based photographer Mansura Khanam feels these avian underdogs deserve a closer look.

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Animals • Mansura Khanam • New York • Portraits • U.S. • Wildlife
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