A man carries a child as another lies dead after two explosions on a beach in Gaza, July 16, 2014.

Why Violent News Images Matter

A recent slew of situations resulting in catastrophic violence and death has led to a renewed debate as to what kinds of imagery media outlets should be expected to show, writes Fred Ritchin

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PJL: September 2014 (Part 1)

Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the most interesting photojournalism and documentary photography from across the web.

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Zapruder film frame #372 of Kennedy assassination showing Mrs. Kennedy climbing towards Secret Service agent who is attempting to board back of limousine after Pres. Kennedy has been shot. Dallas. United States. Nov. 22, 1963.
Out There

When Amateur Photographers Make the Front Page

Are camera phone-equipped amateurs to blame for professional photographers' financial woes? A new exhibition, now on show at the Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival, aims to bring a definite answer to the question.

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Diana Markosian
Photo Essay

Inside the Beslan School Siege, 10 Years On

Ten years after the Beslan school siege, photographer Diana Markosian made these remarkable photographs of former hostages at the site where 330 captives were killed, more than half of them children.

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Michael Brown Sr. yells out as his son's casket is lowered into the ground at St. Peter's Cemetery in St. Louis
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Pictures of the Week: Aug. 22 – Aug.29

From Michael Brown's funeral and a cease fire in Gaza, to swarms of locusts in Madagascar and the US Open Tennis Championships, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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#LightboxFF: Experience a Night at the Museum

TIME follows Instagram photographer Dave Krugman inside the American Museum of Natural History, his latest behind-the-scene tour at some of New York City’s largest museums

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A group of people takes a picture of themselves from the Victoria Peak Lookout with the Hong Kong skyline as a backdrop on May 25, 2014, in Hong Kong.
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How the Selfie Stick Is Killing the Selfie

The selfie has been demonized and decried, despite its democratization as a proper photographic genre. It's about to get worse, as selfie sticks grow in popularity

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Instagram Wants Hyperlapse To Be ‘Another Way of Seeing’

Hyperlapse, Instagram's newest iOS app, makes it easier to create time-lapse videos. But will it lead to the new creative forms it hopes to inspire?

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On the last day of this year, I looked out my window to find dark clouds full of fear. Then a row of winged beauties circled the sky .. high. As I watched them fly, I silently bid the yearÕs memories goodbye and made room for new ones to come by - Cairo, Egypt 12/31/2013 / Photo & Text by @laura_eltantawy
Out There

How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography

Smartphones have not only changed the way we make photos, but also the meaning and purpose of photography itself, an exhibition at the Center for Photography at Woodstock shows

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Michal Solarski
In Progress

Nostalgic Photographs of Vacations Past

Polish photographer Michal Solarski takes a trip down memory lane, looking back at past family vacations to the "Hungarian Sea"

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Stacy Kranitz (@stacykranitz)
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Everyday Life Around the World as Told Through Instagram

Photographs of daily life don't always make the news, but for a group of documentary photographers, they are essential to dispel common misconceptions about the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and, even, the U.S. TIME speaks to the founders of the Everyday Movement

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