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- 04 - 10 - 13
London gang leader Jean-Claude asked photographer Adam Patterson to take his picture for an underground music studio. It turned into a photo project that Patterson believes helped Jean-Claude leave gang life behind. “I gained a good friend in Jean-Claude," Patterson said.
- 04 - 06 - 13
Claire Aho worked as a photographer during an age when the advertising and photography world was dominated by men, as depicted in the popular television show, “Man Men.” “In the 1950s I never thought I did pioneering work. I just worked hard,” she says. “The expression ‘pioneer’ was affixed to me later.”
- 04 - 04 - 13
North Korea opened its border to photographer Martin Sasse for the sixth time since 1999 in October. With chaperones, permissions and regulations in place, he was able to explore modern life and the art culture in Pyongyang, the capital city.
- 03 - 16 - 13
Photographer Thorne Anderson went to Iraq in the months before the war. He said the country felt claustrophobic under Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and the war seemed inevitable, yet it still felt surreal when the bombing began.
- 03 - 15 - 13
After losing his leg on duty for the Iraqi Army, Hussein was told by his fiance's father that their wedding was off until Hussein had a prosthetic leg. Prospects for his marriage looked grim. But when the right person saw his story through Ali Arkady's photographs, the wounded veteran's luck turned around.
- 03 - 11 - 13
“Dread and wonder” is how photographer Bryant Austin described the feeling of a solid, mighty tap on his shoulder from a humpback whale. He sometimes floats in the ocean for hours waiting for the giant creatures to come to him. It took six years to complete his latest book, “Beautiful Whale."
- 03 - 09 - 13
Photographer Josef Hoflehner and his 25-year-old son Jakob started to slowly build a body of work titled “Patience” in 2006. “Once we find preferred spots we often wait for days, often a week, and sometimes even longer just to get the right weather and light combination," Hoflehner says.
- 03 - 01 - 13
While documenting his native Romania, photojournalist Mugur Varzariu met a witch of Roma origin. At first he thought he would only witness sorcery, but she exposed more than just her magic. Through her, he saw the pulse of the community.