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The real Sin City

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Mette Frandsen's photo collection from neon-charged Las Vegas is not what you’d expect in a glossy tourist brochure full of over-the-top scenes, taut bodies and high-stakes fun. Nor is it what you’d envision in a “Hangover”-esque movie, overrun with excess, despair and depravity.

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Black-and-white • Las Vegas • Mette Frandsen • U.S.

What Mom left behind

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After her mom passed away in February 2013, Jennifer Loeber was compelled to hold on to even the “most mundane” of her mom’s possessions. To cope with the loss and achieve catharsis, she juxtaposed these objects with vintage photos to make a special kind of memorial.

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Jennifer Loeber • Portraits • U.S.
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Ilana Panich-Linsman didn't know much of the child pageant world beyond the bejeweled dresses of reality television shows. But through Emily Dextraze, an 11-year-old competitor from Massachusetts, she was able to get an inside look at the real life of a preteen beauty queen.

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Children • Ilana Panich-Linsman • U.S.
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Over the past seven years, Jane Fulton Alt has photographed controlled prairie burns in Lake Forest, Illinois. She discovered that although these burns are violent and destructive by nature, they are also regenerative. "We all come into the world and we all leave the world,” she said. “That’s just part of nature.”

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Environment • Fine Art Photography • Jane Fulton Alt • U.S.
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Offering a different perspective on the American West, Lucas Foglia's book "Frontcountry" shines a spotlight on the rise of ranchers, boomtowns and mining companies in the area. The project also speaks to residents in more populated areas that are threatened by suburban sprawl.

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American West • Lucas Foglia • Mining • Photo Book • U.S.
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The band marches on

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As a musician from junior high through college, Walker Pickering was in step with his marching band and a part of the camaraderie the group developed. As a photographer for the last 10 years, he focused his camera on high school and college marching bands and traveling drum corps in Texas.

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Music • Portraits • U.S. • Walker Pickering

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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Photographer Hana Knizova took pictures of Los Angeles youth: The aspiring models, actors, singers and fashion designers who dream of fame and fortune. Each shoot was a collaboration. Knizova would let her subjects come up with ideas for their portraits, as well as where they wanted to be photographed.

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Hana Knizova • Hollywood • Los Angeles • Photo Book • U.S.
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