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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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Jared Soares went looking for “a piece of community in a big place.” He found it in Barry Farm, one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the nation’s capital, and the Goodman League, a summer basketball organization that’s one of the neighborhood’s premier attractions.

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Jared Soares • Sports • U.S.

One full year before Madonna appeared on television for the first time and confidently declared to Dick Clark on “American Bandstand” that she was going to “rule the world,” photographer Richard Corman could have told you the same thing.

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Entertainment • Madonna • Music • Photo Book • Portraits • Richard Corman • U.S.
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A woman in a Confederate flag minidress. A little boy with an “88” softly shaved into his head. These are some of the faces seen at Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR hosts two of their premier Sprint Cup races each year. This is also the place photographer Tammy Mercure likes to ply her trade.

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Motorsport • Portraits • Sports • Tammy Mercure • U.S.
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For the last seven years, Carlos Javier Ortiz has been spending countless hours photographing families affected by gun violence. His images – emotionally striking and sometimes disturbing – illustrate in stark detail "what happens to young people and their families after they've been shot," he said.

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Black-and-white • Carlos Javier Ortiz • Chicago • Gun Control • U.S.
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At the age of 16, while most young people were learning to drive, Brad Elterman was begging his brother to loan him his camera so he could take pictures of legendary musicians and movie stars, such as Joan Jett, David Bowie, John Travolta and Brooke Shields – the list goes on.

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Brad Elterman • Entertainment • Hollywood • Los Angeles • Music • Photo Book • U.S.
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Ocean View in Norfolk, Virginia, boasts seven miles of shore. Once a port for sailors seeking pleasure, this stretch of land along the Chesapeake Bay is still rife with drugs, crime and gangs. Photographer and former resident Preston Gannaway says she finds the mix of life intoxicating.

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Preston Gannaway • U.S. • Virginia

Competitive video game tournaments, particularly in the fighting game genre, are seeing a boost in popularity around the world. Once thought to be the domain of the “basement-dwelling guy,” players in the genre include people from all walks of life. This caught the attention of photographer Simon Chetrit.

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Cosplay • Gaming • Portraits • Simon Chetrit • U.S.
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