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Welcome to Thunderdome, where winners and losers can be as young as age 5. It's called kids' MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, and New York-based photographer Sebastian Montalvo pulls back the curtain on one of the nation's fastest growing youth sports, which claims more than 3 million boys and girls.
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Jared Soares went looking for “a piece of community in a big place.” He found it in Barry Farm, one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the nation’s capital, and the Goodman League, a summer basketball organization that’s one of the neighborhood’s premier attractions.
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“Photograph,” Ringo Starr’s new book, showcases Ringo, his friends, family and band mates. They’re snapshots of 1950s English life, of the fever of Beatlemania, of relaxed days with his wife and pals. “These are shots no one else could have,” says Starr.
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One full year before Madonna appeared on television for the first time and confidently declared to Dick Clark on “American Bandstand” that she was going to “rule the world,” photographer Richard Corman could have told you the same thing.
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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.