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Olivier Laurent

Olivier Laurent is Editor of LightBox at TIME

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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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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.
Toolbox

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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Hyperlapse
Toolbox

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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Stacy Kranitz (@stacykranitz)
Closeup

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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Missouri race riot
The Backstory

Inside Ferguson With Photographers From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Since a police officer shot Michael Brown dead on Aug. 9, 2014, staff photographers at the 136-year-old St. Louis Post-Dispatch have been working non-stop, trying to make sense of a volatile situation that has brought national and international attention to the town of Ferguson, Mo. They speak to TIME LightBox

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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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