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Two months before the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Italian photographers Edoardo Delille and Gabriele Galimberti traveled to Brazil with the intent to follow the swaying footsteps of Rio de Janeiro's residents, capturing their exuberance, vibrancy and uniqueness.

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Brazil • Edoardo Delille • Gabriele Galimberti • Institute • Portraits • Riverboom Ltd • World
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A great deal of media attention has been focused on the pacification efforts taking place in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. But photographer Frederik Buyckx didn’t want to focus his camera on that. He wanted to stay away from the conflict and take a closer look at the people who call the favelas home.

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Brazil • Frederik Buyckx • Photo Book • Sports • World
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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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