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Right before photographer Theron Humphrey started a 50-state photo-project road trip, he made a stop in a Marietta, Georgia, animal shelter and adopted a puppy, Maddie. She accompanied him across 65,000 miles, quickly becoming what Humphrey describes as his best friend.
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Even during treatments for lymphoma, when he was too weak to leave the house, photographer Jeff Jacobson simply discovered a new world inside with his camera. But as his treatments subsided, Jacobson faced a new challenge: In 2009, Kodak announced that it was discontinuing production of his favorite film, Kodachrome.
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Photography student Michael Anthony Schmidt takes the Staten Island Ferry at least three times a week to get to school. At first he was just people-watching, but about three months ago he started taking pictures of his fellow passengers. “It’s pretty wild,” he said. “The diversity is just incredible.”
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Photographer Emine Ziyatdinova introduced herself to Yuriy Shelkaev while pursuing a long-term project on the Russian immigrant community in Brighton Beach. A self-proclaimed psychic and spiritual healer, he told her that their meeting was destined.
- 02 - 06 - 13
Mike Belleme has been skateboarding since he was 12 years old. He was so caught up in the daily grind of skating that pursuing a long-term documentary project on it didn’t occur to him until it a friend suggested it years later. Since then, he has been trying to capture the essence of street skating.
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Oil production and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are hot-button topics for politicians and the politically savvy. They're also a huge source of revenue. Photojournalist Jeff Lautenberger was drawn to the relationship between oilers coming into North Dakota and the Native American reservations where they were drilling.
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Photographer Scott Krycia grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, home of Bethlehem Steel, once one of the great steel manufacturers and ship builders in the country. The closing of the local steel plant inspired him to photograph and document abandoned places that once held prominent places in the American way of life.
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Denver-based photographer Matt Slaby has been documenting gun culture in Colorado since just before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that gun ownership is an individual right protected under the Second Amendment. Since then, he has photographed the wide variety of gun owners he has come across.