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Luke Duggleby's photos take viewers inside Southeast Asia’s illegal dog-meat trade. Duggleby, who traveled to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam for the story, documents a business that is estimated to include hundreds of thousands of dogs per year.

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Animals • Asia • Luke Duggleby • Thailand • Vietnam • World
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Girls. Many of them, backs turned, matching attire, seemingly identical by physical appearance. They are seen as a cohesive unit, like a pack of crayons. Normally, Osamu Yokonami’s photography focuses on close-up portraiture detailing one subject. But over the past two years, he has traded the singular for the plural.

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Fine Art Photography • Osamu Yokonami • World
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Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks' project #brinsonbanksing started out as a whimsical and romantic snapshot captured by a friend. With the help of social media people around the world started taking their own #Brinsonbanksing pictures, modeling the same pose and using the hashtag.

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U.S.
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Longing for his homeland, Dylan Davies returned to South Africa and staged a series of portraits to reflect his feelings about the country and illustrate its cultural diversity. With made-up names, kingdoms and costumes, Davies sculpted each “princess” with adornments that represented his experiences.

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Africa • Dylan Davies • Portraits • World
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At first, Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi’s latest project looks like a fashion spread in Vogue magazine: Beautiful women with long, flowing black hair. Shimmering dresses melting into shiny backgrounds. But darkness emanates from the sparkle. Bullets.

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Lalla Essaydi • Portraits • World
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Amid the spiral of violence and chaos in eastern Ukraine this year, photographer Christopher Nunn set out to document the quieter side of the conflict. He spent a couple of days in late May with conscripted soldiers of the Ukrainian army, observing ordinary people who’d been dragged into an extraordinary situation.

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Chris Nunn • Ukraine • World
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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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