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The Lincoln Highway will celebrate its 100th anniversary in October. Spanning from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, it was America’s first cross-country highway designed with car travel in mind. But many Americans don’t even know it’s on the map. Eric and Kass Mencher aim to change that.

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Eric Mencher • Kass Mencher • Travel • U.S.
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Photographers Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni rode with 600 pilgrims and volunteers as they took the “white train” from Reggio Calabria in southern Italy to the French town of Lourdes. Disabled believers make the journey annually in hopes of a miracle.

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Europe • Jean-Marc Caimi • Redux Pictures • Religion • Travel • Valentina Piccinni • World
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Brooklyn native Giacomo Fortunato takes photographs of ordinary people in ordinary situations, but there is nothing conventional about the moments he captures. “I show not only how people inform their surroundings but also how the surroundings define them,” he said.

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Giacomo Fortunato • Travel • World
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For four days, photographer Hollis Bennett was surrounded by more than 2,000 raging metalheads on a luxury cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The trip set a record as the world's largest heavy metal cruise and, according to its organizers, broke Royal Caribbean’s record for weeklong alcohol sales before it even left port.

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Entertainment • Music • Travel • World
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In the desert surrounding a mercury mining ghost town, an ambitious band of misfits have built homes and cultivated a modern wild west. It’s a group brothers Noah and Tim Hussin felt drawn to during their two-year bicycle journey across America.

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Noah Hussin • Texas • Tim Hussin • Travel • U.S.
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For over a year, photographer McNair Evans has ridden Amtrak lines across the United States on 15-day passes to capture stories of where people are going, what they hope to find and what they left behind. The stories sucked him in almost instantly.

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McNair Evans • Travel • U.S.
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Whenever photographer Paul McDonough had enough time and money to get out of the city in the ’70s and ’80s, the New Yorker would pack his camera bag and drive. He’d have Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” in his back pocket and wander until his money ran out, he said.

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Black-and-white • Paul McDonough • Photo Exhibit • Sasha Wolf Gallery • Travel • U.S.
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Right before photographer Theron Humphrey started a 50-state photo-project road trip, he made a stop in a Marietta, Georgia, animal shelter and adopted a puppy, Maddie. She accompanied him across 65,000 miles, quickly becoming what Humphrey describes as his best friend.

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Animals • Photo Book • Portraits • Theron Humphrey • Travel • U.S.
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