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Olivier Laurent

Olivier Laurent is Editor of LightBox at TIME

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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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NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Toolbox

From Mars, With Curiosity: How We Get Pictures From the Red Planet

Millions of miles away, the Curiosity rover is taking some of the most important photographs in human history. TIME speaks with the scientists controlling the rover’s cameras

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China/personal project/[Sub/Urban]/on-going/ March 2014/Urbanisation/Guangzhou/picture by Sim Chi Yin / VII Stuck in a moment: In the middle of what is Guangzhou's new Central Business District, this one-time fishing village now lies in a half-demolished state and legal limbo as villagers challenge the government in court for more compensation for their land. Meanwhile, the new business district, with its posh hotels and plush office blocks has arisen all around the urban village which has now largely become cheap housing for migrant workers and remaining residents. All over China, people are being moved off the land and up into apartment blocks, and rural land turned into new towns, as China is swept by a government-engineered massive urbanisation push -- changing landscapes, livelihoods and lifestyles in a single generation. The past year was a watershed in the world’s most populous country: for the first time, there are more Chinese living in urban areas than rural ones.
Out There

Sim Chi Yin Joins VII Photo as an Interim Member

After three years on VII Photo’s Mentor Program, China-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has joined the agency as a full member. She speaks to TIME about her plans and her transition from writing to photography.

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North Korean soldiers and civilians stand on a foot bridge to look at goldfish in a moat as they tour the grounds of Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum where the bodies of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed, in Pyongyang on April 25, 2013.
Profile

David Guttenfelder: The Photographer as Explorer

After 20 years as an Associated Press photographer, David Guttenfelder is once again a freelancer. He speaks to TIME about his life at AP, his future plans and being named one of National Geographic’s new explorers.

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CIUDAD BOLIVAR, VENEZUELA - APRIL 2013: General vision of Vistahermosa Prison. An elevated water tank with the name of the carro "Galaxticos" illuminates the jail overnight and reminds all who are in charge. In the left, a mural with the chief of the prison, the inmate Wilmer Brizuela. (Photo by Sebastián Liste/ Reportage by Getty Images)
The Backstory

NOOR Welcomes Sebastian Liste and Asim Rafiqui

Photographers Sebastian Liste and Asim Rafiqui have joined the Amsterdam-based Noor photo agency, TIME can reveal

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A Long Walk (Refugee Shoe Project)
Out There

Shannon Jensen Wins the 2014 Inge Morath Award

Shannon Jensen has won this year’s Inge Morath Award for her project A Long Walk, which depicts Sudan refugees’ “worn-down, ill-fitting and jerry-rigged shoes”

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2012. Patras. Greece. A group of adolescents trying to illegally board trucks going to Italy.A group of Afghan boys aged 14 to 18 years, on a traffic island. Every day, these kids try to illegally board trucks going towards Italy. One of the most common ways of illegally leaving Greece which is attempted is the illegal boarding of goods trucks which will subsequently be loaded onto cargo ships for Italy. Over the years, many young people have lost their lives attempting this, while others have been stopped by the police. Only a very small percentage manages to succeed in this desperate attempt. Patras is one of the main escape points from Greece, due to the numerous cargo ships that dock in the port and are bound for Italy. It is therefore one of the points where it is possible to attempt to escape from Greece.
Out There

Shining a Light on the Plight of Europe’s Migrants, From Rome to Brussels

Trucks have become symbols of hope for many migrants in search of better lives in Western Europe, says photographer Alessandro Penso, who has taken to Europe’s roads in a bid to raise awareness on immigration issues

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Alex Webb
Out There

‘Memory City': A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak’s Company Town

Rochester will forever be known as the home of Eastman Kodak but, as the legendary photography company fights to remain relevant in a digital world, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take a trip down memory lane

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