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When South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord released the music video for their single “I Fink U Freeky,” the world watched. The visually stunning black-and-white video went viral because the man behind the camera had been perfecting his aesthetic for the past 10 years.

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Africa • Black-and-white • Entertainment • Music • Roger Ballen • South Africa • World
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The Kara tribe lives on the banks of the Omo River in an extremely remote area of southern Ethiopia. Photographer Rick Egan visited the village for the first time in 2011 and returned this year with a new project in mind. “I wanted to see what they would do if they had a chance to take their own pictures,” he said.

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Africa • Ethiopia • Rick Egan • World
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Lynsey Addario had visited eastern Congo several times to cover the conflicts and plight of the women who live there. She always came back with the same story – they had been raped and beaten, and it was hard to see anything positive in their lives. But she recently returned to tell another story, a story of redemption.

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Fernando Moleres, a Spanish photographer who strives for positive change through his work, has won the Tim Hetherington Grant from World Press Photo to continue his project on child prisoners in Sierra Leone. Moleres will receive 20,000 euros to continue the project, “Waiting for an opportunity.”

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Africa • Panos Pictures • Prison • World Press Photo
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Since South Sudan gained its independence, continued violence and food shortages have pushed 65,000 Sudanese refugees a town that can’t support the influx of people. The people suffer from diarrhea, malnutrition and other water-borne diseases. Photographer John Stanmeyer documents the health crisis.

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Africa • John Stanmeyer • VII Photo Agency
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Stephanie Sinclair documented 11-year-old Destaye's wedding in 2008 for her award-winning project on child marriage. Four years later, Sinclair met Destaye again as a 15-year-old mother and homemaker. The publication of these photos marks the first annual International Day of the Girl Child.

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Africa • Ethiopia • Religion • Stephanie Sinclair • VII Photo Agency • World
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The African hunting scene draws tourists from around the globe interested in chasing and killing some of the world’s most dangerous game. For four years, photographer David Chancellor has traveled with some of these hunters in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Africa • Animals • David Chancellor • Institute
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