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Anthony Epes has traveled to Homeless World Cups - in Mexico City in 2012 and Poznan, Poland, in 2013 - to photograph players during those soccer tournaments. His images depict men and women, young and old, all shapes and sizes. But they have one thing in common: They are all homeless.

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Anthony Epes • Portraits • Sports • World
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Muay Thai, a martial art that has captivated Thailand’s culture for centuries, has evolved into an international sensation with professional fighters competing for championship belts and thousands of dollars. But as photographer Jean-Michel Clajot witnessed, even children and prisoners are among those who fight.

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Jean-Michele Clajot • Sports • World
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Photographer Laura El-Tantawy is traveling around the world to explore the changing relationship between farmers and their land. She recently took a series of abstract photos of the Nile River — the lifeblood of Egyptian farming — and she says the details speak to something much deeper.

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Egypt • Fine Art Photography • Laura El-Tantawy • World

Laia Abril had long been shooting projects about gender and sexuality when she stumbled into a concept she'd never before heard of: asexuality – people who feel no sexual attraction to others. To tell their stories, Abril interviewed each person and created an online multimedia project about their perspectives.

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Gender and Sexuality • Laia Abril • Portraits • World
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Their faces are shocked, drawn and grim, these Somali refugees arriving at a camp just over the Kenyan border. Yet photographer Luca Catalano Gonzaga sees the positive side: people who are willing to stand up for themselves and sacrifice for a new life rather than remain in their troubled homeland.

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Black-and-white • Luca Catalano Gonzaga • Portraits • Refugees • Somalia • World
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More than a century of coal mining has transformed the landscape of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, wiping out forests to make room for huge, open-cut mines. Photographer Erik Messori spent three months in the region, chronicling the human and environmental toll that Jharkhand’s coal industry has exacted.

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Environment • Erik Messori • India • World
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Photographer Alexander Lepeshkin spends whole nights at Clumba parties where the young creatives of Russia put on their most flashy and drink. His photos capture candid moments of alcohol-enhanced connections and collapses, but he says he’s not a party photographer – he’s a youth photographer.

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Alexander Lepeshkin • Black-and-white • Russia • World
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The most common cause of dwarfism is a condition called achondroplasia. It is a birth defect that affects bone growth, especially in the arms and legs. Photographer Lourdes Segade followed children who suffer from the disorder and underwent a painful limb-lengthening procedure to help them become taller.

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Health • Lourdes Segade • Portraits • World
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