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Gay in Uganda

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In 2009 and 2010, photographer Tadej Znidarcic posed gay Ugandans in front of a crumbling wall, their backs to his camera. When Znidarcic revisited his subjects this year, much had changed. Many of the subjects chose to face the camera – and a society that had criminalized their sexual orientation.

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Africa • Gender and Sexuality • Portraits • Redux Pictures • Tadej Znidarcic • Uganda • World
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An idyllic landscape. A bustling cityscape. Yet, there is something else in these photographs. Seokmin Ko’s project, called “The Square,” introduces mirrors into seemingly normal surroundings in an effort to get people to “reflect on how we are living in the physical world.”

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Fine Art Photography • Photo Exhibit • Seokmin Ko • South Korea • World
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A patchwork of different ethnic groups live in Northeast India, often in conflict with one another and caught up in a complex whirl of geopolitics. Photojournalist Sami Siva spent time with Kuki militants in the lush green hills of the state of Manipur. He says their armed struggle for independence is widely supported in the region.

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Black-and-white • India • Redux Pictures • Sami Siva • World

They wear their Afghanistan war stories proudly on their chests, across their arms and elsewhere. The tattoo imagery of a tightly knit military unit is the subject of a new book by war photographer Jan Grarup. For some soldiers, the tattoos are a living diary. They also provide a mechanism for emotional healing.

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Black-and-white • Denmark • Jan Grarup • Photo Book • Tattoos • World
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When Chen Liyan was just 1 year old, her mother abandoned her and her father, who now suffers from serious pulmonary tuberculosis. Despite her young age, Liyan has taken the role of caretaker for her ailing father. Photographer Jia DaiTengFei captures her enduring essence in his project “Smile to Life.”

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Asia • China • Health • Jia DaiTengFei • World
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Photographer Zed Nelson's “Love Me” is a collection of portraits from 17 countries on five continents. The people he photographed are all in pursuit of body improvement, a “new religion” that cultivates an obsession with the validity of appearance, he said.

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Health • Photo Book • Portraits • World • Zed Nelson
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Frank Herfort is fascinated by the uniquely shaped buildings that have seemed to sprout from the ground since the end of the Soviet era. The majority of them are less than 10 years old. They are imposing symbols of creativity and optimism that Herfort suspects would take many people by surprise.

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Architecture • Frank Herfort • Photo Book • Russia • Soviet Union • World

When South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord released the music video for their single “I Fink U Freeky,” the world watched. The visually stunning black-and-white video went viral because the man behind the camera had been perfecting his aesthetic for the past 10 years.

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Africa • Black-and-white • Entertainment • Music • Roger Ballen • South Africa • World
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