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Instagram's Boundary-Pushing Documentary Photographers

We found six shooters who are making groundbreaking work in the genre.
Jon Feinstein
8.30.18
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Electrifying Photos of Cuba's Thriving Music Scene

Photographer Thomas Pratt's new book focuses on the everyday lives of rappers, drummers, and rumba groups in Santiago de Cuba.
Elizabeth Renstrom
12.4.17
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Vintage Photos by the NYPD's "Red Squad" Capture a City in Turmoil

A new exhibition traces the social and political upheaval of New York City in the 1960s and '70s through surveillance photos taken by a special police division.
Sarah Valdez
10.2.17
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This Chinese Town Manufactures Almost Everything ‘Made in China’

Photographer Raffaele Petralla captures scenes from Yiwu, China, the largest small commodities market in the world.
Elizabeth Renstrom
6.8.17
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50 Faces of Young America

Arresting photographs by Richard Renaldi
Matthew Leifheit
7.4.15
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Remembering Mary Ellen Mark, a Legendary Documentarian and Mentor to Generations of Photographers

In December, months before her death, I talked to the photographer about what makes a good photo and her teaching process.
Matthew Leifheit
5.28.15
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#SelfieWithASailor: Fleet Week Invaded NYC—and Your Instagram

What intrigued me about Fleet Week was the way the servicemen and women were swallowed up by New York City and became another attraction in the cutthroat market of the Big Apple's iconography.
Brittany Carmichael
5.26.15
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The Sensational Architecture of the Strangest Village in Lebanon

The spectacular wealth of a few residents has enabled the construction of houses that look like airplanes, pyramids, and ancient Greek temples.
Laurence Cornet, Photos by Gaia Squarci
4.27.15
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The Confrontational, Contemporary Street Photography of Jonathan Auch

"There is an unspoken violence that exists in the way we treat each other on the streets in New York. Instead of trying to romanticize that, I'd rather show it plain."
Matthew Leifheit
2.26.15
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Striking Photos of Snowbound Boston

Photographer Irina Rozovsky spent the weekend walking her dog and taking pictures of what she saw.
Irina Rozovsky
2.23.15
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Photos of Albanian Migrants Returning Home

The European debt crisis has led many Albanians to leave Greece and Italy after living abroad for decades.
Laura Aggio Caldon
2.19.15
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The Czech Version of Mardi Gras Is All About Getting Drunk in the Freezing Cold

Masopust was historically a final blowout before the beginning of Lent.
Margot Buff
2.5.15