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A woman in a Confederate flag minidress. A little boy with an “88” softly shaved into his head. These are some of the faces seen at Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR hosts two of their premier Sprint Cup races each year. This is also the place photographer Tammy Mercure likes to ply her trade.
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For the last seven years, Carlos Javier Ortiz has been spending countless hours photographing families affected by gun violence. His images – emotionally striking and sometimes disturbing – illustrate in stark detail "what happens to young people and their families after they've been shot," he said.
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More than 4,500 miles separate the small Finnish village of Kuusamo, where photographer Meeri Koutaniemi grew up, and Kenya’s Maasai villages, where she ended up chronicling the lives of women who had experienced or escaped genital mutilation and child marriage.
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At the age of 16, while most young people were learning to drive, Brad Elterman was begging his brother to loan him his camera so he could take pictures of legendary musicians and movie stars, such as Joan Jett, David Bowie, John Travolta and Brooke Shields – the list goes on.
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Senghenydd, a small village in the south of Wales, was the site of the worst coal mining disaster in the history of the United Kingdom. It killed 439 men on October 14, 1913. Shortly after the tragedy, an unknown photographer named Benton arrived from Glasgow and documented the aftermath of the event.
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British photographer Ed Thompson has documented the emergence of the English Defence League. Founded in 2009, it is, to its supporters, a grass-roots organization that gives voice to the concerns of working-class Britons who feel marginalized by the consequences of multiculturalism and immigration.
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In 2009 and 2010, photographer Tadej Znidarcic posed gay Ugandans in front of a crumbling wall, their backs to his camera. When Znidarcic revisited his subjects this year, much had changed. Many of the subjects chose to face the camera – and a society that had criminalized their sexual orientation.
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An idyllic landscape. A bustling cityscape. Yet, there is something else in these photographs. Seokmin Ko’s project, called “The Square,” introduces mirrors into seemingly normal surroundings in an effort to get people to “reflect on how we are living in the physical world.”