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Robin Maddock
Out There

Paper, Ping Pong and Spilled Milk: Robin Maddock’s Absurdist California Portraits

Photographer Robin Maddock spent a couple of years walking around California with a 35 mm camera and black and white film, shooting three things: a ping pong ball, a blank sheet of white paper, and spilled milk. The resulting images in his third book, iii, are playfully elegant one-liners about seeing and being.

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Out There

Mark Dorf’s Photographic Dreamscapes

Mark Dorf blends landscape photographs with collage, 3D renderings and 3D scans to create stunning semi-virtual “dreamscapes”

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Out There

Muscle Beach: Pumping Iron in Ukraine

The Ukrainian weightlifters in Kirill Golovchenko’s photographs make even the burliest Crossfitters look bantam cute.

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The Winners
Photo Essay

Portraits of the Winners, the Best and Better in Belarus

Wry portraits of the best milkmaids, fitness queens, hunters, potato farmers and other winners of the quirky propagandistic contests organized by one of last remaining dictatorships in Europe.

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Ugo Lucio Borga—Echo
Photo Essay

Life on a ‘Death River’ in Bangladesh

The Buriganga River gave life to Dhaka, and Dhaka killed it. Photographer Ugo Borga documents the human and environmental catastrophe unfolding in Bangladesh.

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Michael Galinsky
Photo Essay

Flashback to the Timeless Malls of the 1980s

In the winter of 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across the U.S. photographing malls and the people inside them. Looking back, it’s not where in the U.S. Galinsky photographed — it’s impossible to tell Indiana from Arkansas — but when.

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Alex Prager—Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York and M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Out There

Staging Reality: Alex Prager’s Timeless Faces in the Crowd

Prager’s colorful, elaborately staged photographs of crowds, on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, comprise the artist’s most ambitious project to date.

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Martin Schoeller for TIME
The Backstory

Behind the Scenes: Martin Schoeller Shoots (and Eats!) with Three Famous Chefs

When Martin Schoeller was thinking about how he wanted to photograph Alex Atala, René Redzepi, and David Chang, he decided to head for the wilds.

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David Leventi
Photo Essay

Life and Death in Varanasi: Portraits From the Banks of a Sacred River

When David Leventi arrived in Varanasi, India, to photograph the palaces along the Ganges River as he had documented those along the canals in Venice, Italy, he realized this project would be a significant departure from his expectations.

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Paola Kudacki for TIME
The Backstory

Go Behind the Scenes with Benedict Cumberbatch

In a quick and collaborative shoot for TIME, photographer Paola Kudacki caught a break in Benedict Cumberbatch’s perfect appearance.

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