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“Superman Comes to the Supermarket,” Norman Mailer’s 1960 essay that lavished praise on presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, has been republished in a book alongside hundreds of images documenting Kennedy’s journey across America and eventually into the Oval Office.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Taschen • U.S.
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One farm, one decade

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Nearly 15 years ago, Richard Giles and his wife founded Lucky Dog, a 160-acre organic farm on the banks of the Delaware River in New York. Photographer Dana Matthews has spent more than a decade taking pictures of the farm and the families working there.

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Agriculture • Black-and-white • Dana Matthews • U.S.
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The Circus Chimera is the ultimate melting pot, said photographer Norma I. Quintana, who spent 10 summers following the company as it toured small towns on the West Coast. Quintana met families from all over the world, including China, South Africa and Russia.

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Black-and-white • Norma I. Quintana • Photo Book • U.S.
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An academic team from Fordham University is on a quest to see whether rats have genetic differences across New York’s five boroughs. Photographer Johnny Milano is there to document its work, which began in the summer of 2013 and will continue for at least two years.

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Black-and-white • Johnny Milano • New York • U.S.
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While traveling on the New York subway, photographer Kevin Shea Adams was drawn to the peeling advertisements on the walls. As the ads were scratched and pulled away, one could begin to see the previous ad underneath. What was then created was more art than advertisement.

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Advertising • Kevin Shea Adams • New York • U.S.
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When photojournalist Louise Johns looked through her viewfinder last summer at J Bar L Ranch in Montana, she saw more than just the rich hues and rustic tones associated with the countryside. She captured the core of human experience: the relationships shared between man and land, and man and animal.

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American West • Louise Johns • U.S.
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Anyone who’s vacationed in Daytona Beach can attest that it’s hard to scratch the sun-bleached surface of the Florida tourist mecca once known as “the world’s most famous beach.” Spanish photographer Laura Silleras spent about two weeks in 2013 exploring the area and photographing tourists and locals.

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Florida • Laura Silleras • Portraits • U.S.
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With extreme close-ups of political figures, Christopher Anderson aims to break through the staged images that are commonly seen when people run for office. Every wrinkle, skin blemish and hair is there to see as Anderson tries to get to the core of each person’s true self.

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Black-and-white • Christopher Anderson • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.
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