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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.

Spanish photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra was fascinated by the ROTC programs she saw at Boston-area schools. She found the program and its participants interesting and hoped to showcase how the students still have an individuality about them that isn’t automatically subjugated by the military collective.

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Alejandra Carles-Tolra • Military • Portraits • U.S.
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For three months in 2012, Eric Kruszewski immersed himself inside the little-known world of America’s amusement park workers. Embedded among the carnival employees, he was able to photograph the isolated subculture and capture many of its unseen joys and disappointments.

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Eric Kruszewski • U.S.
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