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Mikolaj Nowacki is in love with New York City, and he wants to share it with the world. The Polish-born lawyer-turned-photographer travels the world for prestigious publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde and Neue Zurcher Zeitung, but the Big Apple holds a particular place in his heart.

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Black-and-white • Mikolaj Nowacki • New York • U.S.
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Photographer Szymon Szcześniak journeyed to remote towns in rural parts of California where the cities he explored were nearly deserted, and the people he photographed live a much more simple life than what comes to mind when thinking of the sunny western state.

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Portraits • Szymon Szcześniak • U.S.
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Mexico-based photographer Alejandro Cartagena took a look at the children from middle-class Mexican families that were born in the United States. The children come from families who can afford the hospital bill and have a valid visa to commute into the United States for work, shopping or to visit family.

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Alejandro Cartagena • Mexico • Portraits • U.S. • World
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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.
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