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The object of a demolition derby is simple: Keep crashing into other cars until yours is the last one running. It’s much like bumper cars – only with real steel and gas-powered engines. It has been a popular attraction at county fairs and racetracks for decades. “It’s a pretty big rush,” said photographer Drew Anthony Smith.
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Pavel Prokopchik traveled to the United States in summer 2012 in search of the American dream. He wanted to debunk it. Prokopchik was born in Russia, raised in Latvia and now lives in the Netherlands. He believes the United States presents itself as a wealthy, unflappable superpower, but he was sure he would find a […]
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While photographing a small farming and oil community in California’s Central Valley, Sam Comen became fascinated with the lives of young undocumented immigrants who were eligible for the DREAM Act. Once keyed into their network, he learned that they were highly organized and empowered student activists.
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Ramón Ruiz began to follow the story of Debbie and Milton. Debbie was not only Milton’s wife, but his caregiver of 15 years as he battled Parkinson’s disease. None of them knew that 2012, the year Milton turned 80, would be his last.
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Adam Reign started photographing the vogue dance scene in Harlem last year. He found that ballroom culture is more than expressive dancing, fashion and music – it’s a lifestyle. And with roots tracing back to New York’s gay and transgender black and Hispanic community, it’s also a haven for those who are often ostracized.
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Capturing what he couldn’t contain or counteract, photographer Daniel Beltrá took his camera to the skies, peering down at the paradoxical beauty of the Gulf Coast oil disaster. Three years later, he is releasing a book of his aerial images to renew the dialogue about what happened and what people can do about it.
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Jessica Drake has appeared in roughly 300 X-rated films over the past 10 years. CNN and photographer Chris McPherson recently visited the set of “Tuff Love,” a mixed martial arts-themed action porn, to capture a day in her life. “Some people may think I take the acting part of my job a little too seriously,” she says.
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When photographer Lou Bopp ventured out along Highway 61, also known as the Blues Highway, he wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. He ended up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, home to many legendary blues musicians. That’s where he discovered juke joints.