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JT Blatty first visited the coastal Louisiana marshlands to learn about her grandfather, whose body and boat were found in the bayous many years ago. She stayed to take photos and preserve the fishing culture – the hand-built shrimp trawlers, the lingo and how connected the people are to the water.

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Environment • Fishing • JT Blatty • Louisiana • U.S.

Over a 23-year period, from 1907 to 1930, Edward Curtis took more than 2,000 photos of 80 Native American tribes stretching from the Great Plains to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He then published and sold these photos, along with narrative text, in 20 volumes of work known as “The North American Indian.”

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Edward Curtis • Native American • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.
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The urban space is an arena for thousands of mundane actions: people walking to work, taking trains home, getting caught in the rain. Photographer Clarissa Bonet tries to convey these impacts in her City Scape project.

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Chicago • Clarissa Bonet • U.S.
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It has been 400 years since John Rolfe cultivated the first successful tobacco crop in Virginia. As part of his project, photographer Rocco Rorandelli traveled this year to Jamestown, the historic Virginia settlement where Rolfe planted the first crop, and to several tobacco farms in North Carolina.

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Agriculture • Rocco Rorandelli • U.S.

Stacy Pearsall began bringing her camera to medical appointments so she could photograph veterans in waiting rooms. Her photographs grew into the Veterans Portrait Project, an ongoing photo series that brings Pearsall across the country, averaging three to four cities in a week.

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Black-and-white • Military • Portraits • Stacy Pearsall • U.S.

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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As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, there are many who still remain weathered by the storm. For photographer Timothy Briner, it became increasingly clear that the aftermath of Sandy was just as much about salvation to the people who endured it as the storm itself.

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Black-and-white • Hurricane Sandy • Natural Disasters • Timothy Briner • U.S. • Weather

Welcome to Thunderdome, where winners and losers can be as young as age 5. It's called kids' MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, and New York-based photographer Sebastian Montalvo pulls back the curtain on one of the nation's fastest growing youth sports, which claims more than 3 million boys and girls.

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Sebastian Montalvo • Sports • U.S.
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