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Aporia: Construction, Destruction, and Chaos in the City

What effect does a constantly shifting urban environment have on the psyche of those who live within it? A fictional narrative told through photography that embodies this restless, uneasy feeling.
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Aporia: Construction, Destruction, and Chaos in the City

What effect does a constantly shifting urban environment have on the psyche of those who live within it? A fictional narrative told through photography that embodies this restless, uneasy feeling.

“Life Looks Better Through a Viewfinder”—Mentoring and Wisdom from David Alan Harvey

The Magnum photographer speaks about why every emerging photographer needs a mentor, his years shooting for National Geographic, and how he maintained his vision across personal and assigned work.
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“Life Looks Better Through a Viewfinder”—Mentoring and Wisdom from David Alan Harvey

The Magnum photographer speaks about why every emerging photographer needs a mentor, his years shooting for National Geographic, and how he maintained his vision across personal and assigned work.

Question the Image: A View from Two Poles of the World

“Art can catalyze empathy and respect.” Alasdair Foster, a curator, researcher, and writer who draws on an array of experiences from around the world, offers his fascinating perspective on photography—and where it’s going next.
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Question the Image: A View from Two Poles of the World

“Art can catalyze empathy and respect.” Alasdair Foster, a curator, researcher, and writer who draws on an array of experiences from around the world, offers his fascinating perspective on photography—and where it’s going next.

If I Could Only Remember

Anchored in the real world—and yet represented as if in a dream—a series that tries to catch the fading memories of a childhood marked by flight from Communist Poland to Canada in the final years of the Berlin Wall.
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If I Could Only Remember

Anchored in the real world—and yet represented as if in a dream—a series that tries to catch the fading memories of a childhood marked by flight from Communist Poland to Canada in the final years of the Berlin Wall.

Have Something to Say: 30 Years of Photobooks with Dewi Lewis

The renowned publisher offers his advice to street photographers hoping to publish their first photobook—and reveals the questions that all photographers should ask themselves before they seek to publish a book.
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Have Something to Say: 30 Years of Photobooks with Dewi Lewis

The renowned publisher offers his advice to street photographers hoping to publish their first photobook—and reveals the questions that all photographers should ask themselves before they seek to publish a book.

Walking in the Invisible City

Explore the mysteries and magic of the “Russian Atlantis”—the fabled city that sunk below the surface of Lake Svetloyar in the 12th century but that locals swear contributes to the area’s inexplicable power today.
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Walking in the Invisible City

Explore the mysteries and magic of the “Russian Atlantis”—the fabled city that sunk below the surface of Lake Svetloyar in the 12th century but that locals swear contributes to the area’s inexplicable power today.

Revealing the Cracks in the European Union

Photographer Carlos Spottorno portrays one of the most pressing issues of our time—the European migrant crisis—using an unexpected and fresh form of storytelling with the hope of reaching more people with his message. Learn more in this exclusive video in
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Revealing the Cracks in the European Union

Photographer Carlos Spottorno portrays one of the most pressing issues of our time—the European migrant crisis—using an unexpected and fresh form of storytelling with the hope of reaching more people with his message. Learn more in this exclusive video interview.

Les Pêcheurs de Rêves (Chapter 2)

In our hyper-connected, conformist world, the whimsical space of the circus is essential—spend some time with this family troupe in rural France, “The Fishermen of Dreams.”
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Les Pêcheurs de Rêves (Chapter 2)

In our hyper-connected, conformist world, the whimsical space of the circus is essential—spend some time with this family troupe in rural France, “The Fishermen of Dreams.”

Michael Flomen’s All-Natural Photograms

Moving through rolling, pastoral landscapes under the cover of darkness, this photographer relies on the natural world—drops of rain, the winking lights of nearby fireflies—to create his uniquely revealing visions of our planet.
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Michael Flomen’s All-Natural Photograms

Moving through rolling, pastoral landscapes under the cover of darkness, this photographer relies on the natural world—drops of rain, the winking lights of nearby fireflies—to create his uniquely revealing visions of our planet.

Fellow Creatures

Finnish people have a special relationship with nature, animals in particular—one that has endured the country’s rapid urbanization and continues to provide a sense of continuity in a changing world. 
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Fellow Creatures

Finnish people have a special relationship with nature, animals in particular—one that has endured the country’s rapid urbanization and continues to provide a sense of continuity in a changing world. 

It’s Hard to Kill: Searching for the Remains of Iran’s Revolution

“It’s hard to kill history. The beliefs and thoughts of other people, no matter how obscured, can never be erased.” A powerful look at the stubborn nature of memory, even in the face of repression, censorship, or death.
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It’s Hard to Kill: Searching for the Remains of Iran’s Revolution

“It’s hard to kill history. The beliefs and thoughts of other people, no matter how obscured, can never be erased.” A powerful look at the stubborn nature of memory, even in the face of repression, censorship, or death.

Infinite Tenderness

Drawing on the author’s personal experience of growing up in a religious household in the American South, a series that creates an accepting space for America’s queer youth—while offering a visual diary of youth experience across the USA.
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Infinite Tenderness

Drawing on the author’s personal experience of growing up in a religious household in the American South, a series that creates an accepting space for America’s queer youth—while offering a visual diary of youth experience across the USA.

Cuban Muslims, Tropical Faith

The number of Muslims in Cuba was once counted in dozens—now, there are more than 9,000 devotees on the island. In this exclusive video interview, learn how a photographer documented the budding interactions between two formerly separated worlds.
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Cuban Muslims, Tropical Faith

The number of Muslims in Cuba was once counted in dozens—now, there are more than 9,000 devotees on the island. In this exclusive video interview, learn how a photographer documented the budding interactions between two formerly separated worlds.

Lightworks

Simple subjects—thread and thin paper in a myriad of shades—set the stage for a series that considers light an active participant in every photograph, sometimes falling softly, sometimes bursting brightly into the scene.
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Lightworks

Simple subjects—thread and thin paper in a myriad of shades—set the stage for a series that considers light an active participant in every photograph, sometimes falling softly, sometimes bursting brightly into the scene.

Like a Bird: The Freedom of the Circus in Muslim Countries

Afghanistan or Iran are not the first places you would expect to find active circuses—but as a young German photographer discovered, these spaces for playful performance provide a much-needed outlet for children (especially girls) living in these countries.
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Like a Bird: The Freedom of the Circus in Muslim Countries

Afghanistan or Iran are not the first places you would expect to find active circuses—but as a young German photographer discovered, these spaces for playful performance provide a much-needed outlet for children (especially girls) living in these countries.

Children of Zanskar

Perched 13,000 feet above the sea, and nestled within a vast cauldron of mountains deep in the Indian Himalayas, the youngest inhabitants of an area known as “Little Tibet” display a brimming, positive energy that is not easily forgotten.
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Children of Zanskar

Perched 13,000 feet above the sea, and nestled within a vast cauldron of mountains deep in the Indian Himalayas, the youngest inhabitants of an area known as “Little Tibet” display a brimming, positive energy that is not easily forgotten.

Nicholas Nixon on 40 Years of Portraits, Seducing Your Subject, and a Good Death

In an exclusive conversation with LensCulture, Nixon talks about why he threw away the first photo of “The Brown Sisters,” imparts some invaluable wisdom gained from 40+ years of making portraits—and reveals the moments when you need to put down the cam
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Nicholas Nixon on 40 Years of Portraits, Seducing Your Subject, and a Good Death

In an exclusive conversation with LensCulture, Nixon talks about why he threw away the first photo of “The Brown Sisters,” imparts some invaluable wisdom gained from 40+ years of making portraits—and reveals the moments when you need to put down the camera and simply be present.

Silent Voices: L(G)BT+ Iran

Under the Iranian penal code, homosexuality is a punishable crime. This series delves into the experiences of LGBT+ individuals living in the country and seeks to highlight a few of their deeply personal (and tragically overlooked) stories.
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Silent Voices: L(G)BT+ Iran

Under the Iranian penal code, homosexuality is a punishable crime. This series delves into the experiences of LGBT+ individuals living in the country and seeks to highlight a few of their deeply personal (and tragically overlooked) stories.

Lava: Athens’ Invisible, Brewing Anger

An intense, saturated, kaleidoscopic view of Athens today—a city that seems to be growing cooler, on the surface, while underneath, a hot, churning anger simmers, waiting to blow. 
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Lava: Athens’ Invisible, Brewing Anger

An intense, saturated, kaleidoscopic view of Athens today—a city that seems to be growing cooler, on the surface, while underneath, a hot, churning anger simmers, waiting to blow. 

Provocative Generosity and the Joy of Scope: Meyerowitz’s “Where I Find Myself”

A new, retrospective book looks back at master photographer Joel Meyerowitz’s career: not just his greatest hits, not every photograph he’s ever taken—but the pictures that really matter.
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Provocative Generosity and the Joy of Scope: Meyerowitz’s “Where I Find Myself”

A new, retrospective book looks back at master photographer Joel Meyerowitz’s career: not just his greatest hits, not every photograph he’s ever taken—but the pictures that really matter.

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