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While taking photos inside a Polish drunk tank, Kuba Kaminski encountered people from all walks of life. Inside what Kaminski calls the "sobering chamber," bankers, diplomats and journalists shared rooms with panhandlers and the homeless, chatting in the nonsensical language of the inebriated.

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Black-and-white • Kuba Kaminski • World
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Photographer Liz Calvi noticed that her male friends she knew from high school were leaving college and moving back to live with their parents. Disturbed and intrigued, she began taking portraits of the men of her generation, to peel back stereotypes and capture glimpses of their true nature.

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Liz Calvi • Portraits • U.S.
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Moldova’s economic crisis and political strife have created an emigration phenomena of alarming proportions. With one of the world’s largest diaspora, entire towns and villages are disappearing. It was the incalculable toll on Moldova’s children that drove Asa Sjöström to photograph their world.

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Asa Sjostrom • Moldolva • Russia • World
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Photographer Aitor Lara shot within the ring of bullfighting games in Seville and Ronda, where some of the most important matches take place at spring and summer festivals. Bullfighting is an ancient part of the Spanish culture, and people of all classes and ideologies gather to watch.

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Aitor Lara • Black-and-white • Spain • Sports • World
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In an era when even the telephone was not widely used, many soldiers turned to the picture postcard to send word home to loved ones. The postcards are real photographs, shot in black-and-white and hand-colored afterward, as color photography was in its infancy, said Sarah McDonald, a curator at Getty Images.

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Getty Images • World • World War I
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A rush for natural resources like coal, gold and copper has filled pockets in Mongolia, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. But the country is also facing rising inequalities, especially in its capital, Ulaanbaatar. Sven Zellner explores the effects of the city's newfound wealth in his project “Mongolian Disco.”

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Mongolia • Sven Zellner • World
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In March of 2012, Frederic Lagrange crossed into Afghanistan and spent three weeks exploring the Wakhan Corridor, an exotic and remote region in the country’s northeast. He was struck by the widespread humanity and hospitality of people who live life amid such barren surroundings.

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Afghanistan • Frederic Lagrange • Portraits • World
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Faces are not the focus in Anastasia Pottinger’s photos of people over 100 years old. It’s the little details — the creases of their necks, the dimples in their cheeks, the wrinkles in their wrists — that she chooses to focus on. The models hope that this project will change society's view of aging, she said.

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Anastasia Pottinger • Black-and-white • Portraits • U.S.
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