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For many women in Moscow, the Marusya nightclub is a place where they feel they can be in control. They pay to be danced with, flirted with and cuddled with. And they choose the person with whom they do it. It’s “a new type of Moscow woman,” says photographer Denis Sinyakov.

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Denis Sinyakov • Russia • World
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A firefighter, a nurse, a diver, a judge. One by one, Bruno Fert’s photos show people in their homes wearing everyday clothing — followed by another photo showing them dressed in the clothing of their chosen professions. The juxtaposition reminds us that people are more than what they do for a living.

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Bruno Fert • Portraits • World
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For more than 20 days, Spanish photographer Jose Colon sat in a pitch-dark corner by the border fence of Melilla, Spain’s southernmost point of entry for African asylum seekers. He watched as migrants climbed a massive razor-wire fence to enter Europe and find “their dream, their heaven.”

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Black-and-white • Jose Colon • Me-Mo Magazine • World
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Wherever he goes, Damian Chrobak feels like someone, or something, is always watching him. Sometimes it’s cartoon eyes on a tie, peeking through a sports coat. Other times, it’s a one-eyed Kate Moss peeling from the side of the building. Chrobak has taken about 80 photos to show how eyes are all around us.

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Black-and-white • Damian Chrobak • World
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Italian photographer Pietro Paolini searches for something that many of us run from: conflict. He likes uncertainty and change, and he’s found fertile ground in South America, where he has traveled and worked for the past decade.

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Ecuador • Pietro Paolini • World
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The East London neighborhood of Shoreditch has long been synonymous with hedonistic nightlife, gritty urban authenticity and hipster colonization. Dougie Wallace arrived there 15 years ago and has been photographing its inhabitants ever since.

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Dougie Wallace • London • Photo Book • World
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Basketball was born in America, but it’s a global game now. Proof can be found in the portfolio of Chris Tubbs, a London-based photographer who has taken photos of hoops and backboards in more than 35 countries.

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Chris Tubbs • Sports • World
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For centuries, landlocked Hungarians, deprived of sea access, have taken to the beaches of Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. Zsofia Palyi spent several years photographing the lake and its visitors, searching for swimmers who personified her own memories.

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Hungary • Portraits • World • Zsofia Palyi
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