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Olivier Laurent

Olivier Laurent is Editor of LightBox at TIME

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U Ku Tha La, 38, head monk at Nang Mal Khon Phoe Pyar Monastery. Kaw Ku Village, Kayah State.
Photo Essay

Transforming Lives in Burma, One Solar Panel at a Time

In Burma, where only a quarter of the population has access to electricity, solar panels can change lives, as Spanish photographer Ruben Salgado Escudero found out

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New York, New York. United States.October 17th 2014.#Dysturb New York.
The Backstory

Guerrillas in the Streets: The Dysturb Photo Collective Comes to NYC

Dysturb, a collective of photographers, takes to New York City’s streets to bring photojournalism directly to the crowd

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FRANCE. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings.
Out There

Magnum Photos, and Founders, Will Come to Life in Upcoming TV Show

Magnum Photos’ founders Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David ‘Chim’ Seymour will be the stars of a new television series developed by the producers of Downton Abbey

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Sebastien Van Malleghem
Photo Essay

A Cold Place, With No Curves: Life Inside Belgian Prisons

Photographer Sebastien Van Malleghem received extraordinary access to Belgium’s prisons to document the real psychological and physical effects confinement can have on their inmates

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Cristina de Middel
Photo Essay

A Truth Beyond Photojournalism: Cristina de Middel’s Nigerian Journey

Nigeria is more than a land of sectarian violence, it’s a land of magic and ancestral culture, as Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel shows in her latest mystical project

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#LightBoxFF: Follow the Hong Kong Protests on Instagram with Photographer Alex Ogle

As tensions in Hong Kong show no sign of abating, a few journalists and photographers have turned to Instagram to document the historic struggle between students and the Chinese government. Agence France-Presse photographer Alex Ogle is one of them. He speaks to TIME LightBox

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Members of a burial team from the Liberian Red Cross under contract from the Liberian Ministry of Health remove the body of a man, a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Matadi on Sept. 17, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.
The Backstory

See How a Photographer is Covering Ebola’s Deadly Spread

In Liberia, Ebola is known as the “silent killer”. For the past six weeks, photographer Daniel Beherulak has been covering the virus’ deadly spread for the New York Times – an assignment fraught with danger. Berehulak and the Times’ International Picture Editor tell TIME LightBox how they’re working to mitigate the risks

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Open Society
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#LightBoxFF: A Call for Social Change on Instagram

The Open Society Foundations’ mission is to promote social change and the defense of human rights around the world, a task reflected in the organization’s Instagram feed

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Ar'Juan Mason, 17.SwagSwag is the way you present and carry yourself. I guess you can say my generation is more of the flashy type. Where I grew up and live now a lot of people around are all about shoes, it comes off almost mandatory to have the most recent shoes or something better.
Out There

Cause Beautiful: Hipstamatic Aims to Empower Young People

Mobile photography app Hipstamatic has launched Cause Beautiful, a philanthropic foundation that will empower inner-city kids to use photography to document their own communities.

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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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