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French photographer Denis Rouvre was in Japan documenting the survivors of the March 2011 tsunami when he discovered the colorful community that would inspire his “Cosplay” project. He wanted to capture the characters on camera and get to know the people behind the elaborate costumes.

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Denis Rouvre • Japan • Portraits • World
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An academic team from Fordham University is on a quest to see whether rats have genetic differences across New York’s five boroughs. Photographer Johnny Milano is there to document its work, which began in the summer of 2013 and will continue for at least two years.

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Black-and-white • Johnny Milano • New York • U.S.

In each photo of “Mangini Studio,” Gordon Stettinius rocks a painstaking hairstyle that often was months in the making. He teamed with another photographer, Terry Brown, to create humorous portraits that capture “a little bit of performance art” while highlighting the role of self-identity in society.

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Candela Books • Gordon Stettinius • Photo Book • Portraits • Terry Brown

As a rock star and global icon, Debbie Harry has been photographed thousands of times. But never quite like she is in these photos taken by fellow Blondie bandmate and former lover Chris Stein. “Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk” publishes this week to coincide with the band’s 40th anniversary.

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Black-and-white • Chris Stein • Music • Photo Book • Portraits
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The year 2001 is now 13 years behind us. And yet the film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which director Stanley Kubrick started working on 50 years ago this year, still looks like a vision from a time yet to come. A new book, by Piers Bizony, collects dozens of the film’s images in sharp, arresting detail.

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Photo Book • Stanley Kubrick • Taschen
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While traveling on the New York subway, photographer Kevin Shea Adams was drawn to the peeling advertisements on the walls. As the ads were scratched and pulled away, one could begin to see the previous ad underneath. What was then created was more art than advertisement.

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Advertising • Kevin Shea Adams • New York • U.S.
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Scotland’s independence referendum is looming. And, unusually, among those who will be deciding whether to stay with the United Kingdom or split are Scotland’s 16- and 17-year-olds. Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds decided to seek them out.

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Kieran Dodds • Panos Pictures • Portraits • Scotland • World
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When photojournalist Louise Johns looked through her viewfinder last summer at J Bar L Ranch in Montana, she saw more than just the rich hues and rustic tones associated with the countryside. She captured the core of human experience: the relationships shared between man and land, and man and animal.

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American West • Louise Johns • U.S.
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