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Kyle Meyer, a 28-year-old photographer from Manhattan, discovered a church in the small African country of Swaziland that harkens back to indigenous ancestral worship mixed with Christianity. One of the tenets of religion that isn’t spoken of often, but used weekly, is the practice of exorcisms.
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In 1929, Berenice Abbott returned to New York a young, successful photographer with ambitious ideas. She’d lived in Europe for eight years but found New York undeniable, dynamic, ripe for exploration. The five volumes of “The Unknown Berenice Abbott” chronicle Abbott's travels during this time.
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The urban space is an arena for thousands of mundane actions: people walking to work, taking trains home, getting caught in the rain. Photographer Clarissa Bonet tries to convey these impacts in her City Scape project.
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Having mastered human portraits, Brad Wilson looked for a new challenge in animal portraits. Through the project, he said he felt a connection with man's past life as a part of the natural world. "It's almost a primal moment when you confront a predator and you're the prey," he said.
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It has been 400 years since John Rolfe cultivated the first successful tobacco crop in Virginia. As part of his project, photographer Rocco Rorandelli traveled this year to Jamestown, the historic Virginia settlement where Rolfe planted the first crop, and to several tobacco farms in North Carolina.
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Photojournalist Bullit Marquez’s job leads him toward situations that most people would flee. The Associated Press photographer has been covering the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. He’s covered devastation before. But this story is more difficult for Marquez because he’s Filipino.
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Stacy Pearsall began bringing her camera to medical appointments so she could photograph veterans in waiting rooms. Her photographs grew into the Veterans Portrait Project, an ongoing photo series that brings Pearsall across the country, averaging three to four cities in a week.
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For her illuminating series, “Close Distance,” photographer Jannatul Mawa took portraits of maids and the women who employ them in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital. With the simple act of putting the women side by side on the same couch, Mawa disrupted social rules.