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Photographer Alexander Lepeshkin spends whole nights at Clumba parties where the young creatives of Russia put on their most flashy and drink. His photos capture candid moments of alcohol-enhanced connections and collapses, but he says he’s not a party photographer – he’s a youth photographer.

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Alexander Lepeshkin • Black-and-white • Russia • World
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Yvonne Albinowski took an ambitious photographic journey across the Nevada portion of U.S. Route 50 — or as Life magazine once dubbed it, “the loneliest road in America.” She discovered, however, that most of the towns along the road “didn’t really feel all that lonely.”

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Portraits • U.S. • Yvonne Albinowski
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The real Sin City

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Mette Frandsen's photo collection from neon-charged Las Vegas is not what you’d expect in a glossy tourist brochure full of over-the-top scenes, taut bodies and high-stakes fun. Nor is it what you’d envision in a “Hangover”-esque movie, overrun with excess, despair and depravity.

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Black-and-white • Las Vegas • Mette Frandsen • U.S.

What Mom left behind

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After her mom passed away in February 2013, Jennifer Loeber was compelled to hold on to even the “most mundane” of her mom’s possessions. To cope with the loss and achieve catharsis, she juxtaposed these objects with vintage photos to make a special kind of memorial.

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Jennifer Loeber • Portraits • U.S.
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The most common cause of dwarfism is a condition called achondroplasia. It is a birth defect that affects bone growth, especially in the arms and legs. Photographer Lourdes Segade followed children who suffer from the disorder and underwent a painful limb-lengthening procedure to help them become taller.

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Health • Lourdes Segade • Portraits • World
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Photojournalist Rodrigo Cruz was touring in the Peruvian Andes in 2012 when he discovered the Cholitas, female pro wrestlers performing in nearby La Paz, Bolivia. The Cholitas are well known in Bolivia for wearing the attire of the Aymara people, their colonial ancestors in the Andes and Altipiano regions of South America.

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Bolivia • Rodrigo Cruz • Sports • World

In his new book “Side Effects,” aerial photographer Kacper Kowalski took to the skies to paint a portrait of the complex relationship between humans and nature. From the sky, he captured where nature and civilization collide into aesthetic, abstract colors and shapes.

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Kacper Kowalski • Landscapes • Panos Pictures • Photo Book • Poland • World
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In anticipation of the World Cup soccer tournament, which Brazil hosts in June, military police have stormed dozens of slums in Rio de Janeiro to push out drug gangs and “pacify” the neighborhoods. Photographer Sebastiano Tomada recently spent time with the police and those who live in these favelas.

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Brazil • Sebastiano Tomada • World
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