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Olivier Laurent

Olivier Laurent is Editor of LightBox at TIME

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Yezidi women stranded in the Singar Mountains wait for the arrival of a rescue helicopter. Iraq, August 12, 2014.
Photo Essay

Tragedy on Mount Sinjar

Thousands of Yezidis are awaiting rescue in the inhospitable Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq but, as Magnum photographer Moises Saman documents, help is fleeting

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Patients at the MSF health clinic in the Domiz refugee camp in northeast Iraq, November 6, 2013. The clinic provides primary health services to the camp's approximately 60,000 refugees from Syria. Domiz Refugee Camp was established by local authorities back on in April 2012 to host the Syrian Kurds. The camp located 20 kms southeast of Dohuk city, in Iraqi Kurdistan and some 60 km from Syria/Iraq border. So far the total number of Syrian refugees in Kurdistan region is 60,151.
Photo Essay

The Reach of War: Chronicling a Day With Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders sent four photographers and filmmakers to Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon to document one day in the lives of its doctors as they work to help Syrian refugees

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A wounded man is carried away from the crash site of an Iraqi Air Force helicopter that crashed shortly after take off during a rescue mission in the Sinjar Mountains. Sinjar Mountains, Iraq, Aug. 12, 2014.
The Backstory

Moises Saman Captures Dramatic Images of Iraqi Helicopter Crash

Moises Saman, a Magnum photographer on assignment for TIME, captured dramatic images of today’s Iraqi helicopter crash

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Alejandro Cegarra
Out There

Inside the Tower of David, the World’s Tallest Squat

Venezuelan photographer Alejandro Cegarra, this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship winner, documented Caracas’ Tower of David, the world’s tallest squat, just months before it was evacuated. He speaks to TIME LightBox

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Loulou d'Aki, LightBox Follow Friday
Follow Friday

#LightBoxFF: Loulou d’Aki’s Daily Diary of Destruction in Gaza

Loulou d’Aki has spent the last few years documenting life inside Gaza. When Israel launched Operation Protective Edge last month, the Swedish freelance photographer started using Instagram to share the “horrific, emotional, sad and appalling stories” she encounters

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Monkey takes photos on camera
The Backstory

Monkey Selfie Lands Photographer in Legal Quagmire

When a monkey takes a selfie with your camera, who owns the photograph’s copyright? TIME speaks to intellectual property right experts

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Follow Friday, Oliver Lang
Follow Friday

#LightBoxFF: Oliver Lang’s Crash Course on Adapting to Instagram

Oliver Lang believes smartphones and Instagram have changed people’s relationship with photography, which, he tells TIME, can be beneficial to professional photographers.

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Hidden Islam, Nicolò Degiorgis
Out There

Hidden Islam: Nicolo Degiorgis Charts the Challenges of Being Muslim in Italy

In Hidden Islam, a new award-winning photobook by Italian photographer Nicolo Degiorgis, Islamic makeshift places of worship are revealed

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The Ebola Crisis, Gulu, Uganda, 2000
The Backstory

Picturing Ebola: Photographers Chase an Invisible Killer

With already more than 670 victims, Western Africa is battling its most serious Ebola outbreak in four decades. TIME LightBox speaks to photographers Samuel Aranda and Jodi Bieber about the challenges involved with covering such a deadly story

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Gaza Strip, Gaza City: Palestinians travel to a shelter at a UN school after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. ALESSIO ROMENZI
The Backstory

Innocents in the Crossfire: Alessio Romenzi’s Shocking Photographs From Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations

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