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In the streets of Rome, photographer Giovanni Troilo encountered homeless people who were successful at one time — the fallen who have either lost their jobs or had their wages cut so much that they can’t afford a home anymore.

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Black-and-white • Giovanni Troilo • LUZ • Portraits • World
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Raymond Depardon’s latest photo collection shows the harsh reality of life inside Italian mental institutions during the 1970s. Depardon was asked to document the asylums by Franco Basaglia, an Italian psychiatrist who wanted to reform the system.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Raymond Depardon • Steidl • World
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Chris Hondros, one of the most accomplished war photographers of his generation, was fatally wounded three years ago while in Libya. A new book, “Testament,” showcases Hondros’ finest work from some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts over the years.

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Chris Hondros • Getty Images • Photo Book • War Photography • World
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Twenty years ago this month, mass killings began in the tiny African country of Rwanda. Shortly after the genocide began, photographer Gilles Peress traveled to Rwanda, a country he had visited only weeks before. The grim aftermath can be seen in his book “The Silence.”

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Black-and-white • Gilles Peress • Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Rwanda • World
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Over the past few years, photographer Marco Grob has photographed people who have been injured by land mines in war-ravaged countries such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mali and South Sudan. He believes his mission is to deliver this message: The world must do more to clear these mines.

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Black-and-white • Marco Grob • Portraits • World
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Located in Venezuela's capital is the Tower of David, a half-finished skyscraper that has become a slum for thousands of people. Photographer Alejandro Cegarra, who lives near the building, visited last year and documented the lives of those who call the tower home.

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Alejandro Cegarra • Black-and-white • Venezuela • World
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Samsul Alam Helal found a run-down photo studio in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where many of his neighbors are poor. He rebuilt the colorful sets and asked his subjects to pose in front of their favorites, imagining what their ideal life would be.

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Portraits • Samsul Alam Helal • World
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Photographer Vittoria Mentasti traveled to Iqaluit, the remote capital of Canada’s Nunavut territory in the Arctic North. The only way in and out of Iqaluit is by plane, and one of the only roads that lead away from the city is called Road to Nowhere.

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Canada • Vittoria Mentasti • World
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