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Having taken pictures all over the world and of some of the most famous celebrities in history, Christopher Makos said his new book, “Everything: The Black and White Monograph,” is about remembering and inspiring.

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Black-and-white • Christopher Makos • Photo Book • World
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Photojournalist Lana Slezic spent an entire year following a community of street children in India. She wanted to get to know these children, document their daily lives and listen to their harrowing tales. Although it was difficult to see what they endure day in and day out, she said, it was "an education in humanity."

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India • Lana Slezic • Portraits • World
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Photographer Wolfgang Bellwinkel grew up in West Germany, and he said he was not particularly interested in life on the other side of the Iron Curtain when he was younger. But as Germany came together, he developed a growing interest in his secluded neighbors to the East.

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Germany • Laif • Wolfgang Bellwinkel • World
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French photographer Denis Rouvre was in Japan documenting the survivors of the March 2011 tsunami when he discovered the colorful community that would inspire his “Cosplay” project. He wanted to capture the characters on camera and get to know the people behind the elaborate costumes.

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Denis Rouvre • Japan • Portraits • World
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Scotland’s independence referendum is looming. And, unusually, among those who will be deciding whether to stay with the United Kingdom or split are Scotland’s 16- and 17-year-olds. Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds decided to seek them out.

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Kieran Dodds • Panos Pictures • Portraits • Scotland • World
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Andrea Roversi didn’t know much about mixed martial arts when he attended an event for the first time. The Italian photographer didn’t expect anything other than two guys beating each other up in a cage. But he found much more than that.

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Andrea Roversi • Echo Agency • Sports • World
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Once homeless and alone in Barcelona, Spain, Hernan Montoya found himself watching pigeons in the sky. He followed the pigeons to their residence, a decision that would turn his life around. Photographer Serena De Sanctis spent a year with Montoya and documented his relationship with his racing pigeons.

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Animals • Black-and-white • Serena De Sanctis • World
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Today, people gather in Scandinavian countries to create historically accurate scenes of the ancient Viking culture. In 2013, photographer Thomas Lekfeldt attended three reenactment events in Denmark and one in Norway.

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Agence Vu • Thomas Lekfeldt • World
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