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Markel Redondo photographed witnesses of Holocaust massacres across Ukraine, Russia and Moldova. Through an initiative by the Paris-based group Yahad – In Unum, he listened to their stories — many of which are difficult to hear — about victims who were executed by Nazis and their allies throughout Eastern Europe.

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Holocaust • Markel Redondo • Panos Pictures • Portraits • World
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Living in Ostrava, an industrial city in Czech Republic near its northern border with Poland, photographer Viktor Kolar has seen the rise and fall of communism, the division of one country into two, and the decline of his home city as an industrial powerhouse. Throughout, he captured moments among the locals.

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Black-and-white • Street Photography • Viktor Kolar • World
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German photographer Robin Hinsch trudged through the blackened sludge and bloodstains left in Kiev’s riot-torn main square, the Maidan, to profile the faces behind the anti-government protests that culminated in the overthrow of Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovych.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Robin Hinsch • Ukraine • World
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One form of track racing, called keirin, is a sprint event involving multiple cyclists at the same time. It became an Olympic sport in 2000, and people also compete professionally. And, as photographer Tim Bowditch found out, it’s a major draw for gamblers in Japan, where the sport originated.

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Gambling • Sports • Tim Bowditch • World
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As French photographer Baudouin set out to reveal the contemporary Parisian woman, he found instead a vastly diverse group of women - one that challenges the stereotype of what it means to be a female who lives and works in Paris. “The Parisian lady doesn’t exist. The Parisian ladies exist,” Baudouin said.

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Baudouin • France • Photo Book • Portraits • World
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In the streets of Rome, photographer Giovanni Troilo encountered homeless people who were successful at one time — the fallen who have either lost their jobs or had their wages cut so much that they can’t afford a home anymore.

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Black-and-white • Giovanni Troilo • LUZ • Portraits • World
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Raymond Depardon’s latest photo collection shows the harsh reality of life inside Italian mental institutions during the 1970s. Depardon was asked to document the asylums by Franco Basaglia, an Italian psychiatrist who wanted to reform the system.

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Black-and-white • Photo Book • Raymond Depardon • Steidl • World
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Ilana Panich-Linsman didn't know much of the child pageant world beyond the bejeweled dresses of reality television shows. But through Emily Dextraze, an 11-year-old competitor from Massachusetts, she was able to get an inside look at the real life of a preteen beauty queen.

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Children • Ilana Panich-Linsman • U.S.
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