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The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Associated Press Coverage of Syria

Mideast Syria

Columbia University has announced the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners for breaking news and feature photography. A five-photographer team from the Associated Press was recognized in the Breaking News photography category for their photographic coverage of the ongoing Syrian civil war. Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Khalil Hamra, Muhammed Muheisen and Narciso Contreras were members of the team that contributed to the agency’s coverage of the two-year-old conflict.

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Nigel Shafran
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Teenage Precinct Shoppers by Nigel Shafran: A Look Back to 1990

There is a bracing simplicity and subtlety to the black and white portraits in Teenage Precinct Shoppers, a new book of Nigel Shafran’s work published by Dashwood Books.

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This is Jacques Lowe’s first portrait of John F. Kennedy, made during one of Kennedy’s rare days off from his 1958 Senate re-election campaign. To restore this image for the Newseum’s “Creating Camelot” exhibit, the image was cleaned, the tone adjusted and the yellow mark removed.
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When an Archive is Lost: Jacques Lowe’s Rare (And Recently Restored) Look at JFK’s Camelot

Presidential photographers are afforded access to their subjects that most journalists only dream of. But what happens when their original negatives are destroyed?

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RIP Bert Stern: The Original ‘Mad Man’

Bert Stern, known for his groundbreaking photographs from advertising’s Golden Age and his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe, died Tuesday at the age of 83 at his home in New York. In tribute and memoriam, LightBox presents our feature with Stern from earlier this spring, including an interview with the original ‘Mad Man’ about his inspirations and passions.

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The Guide: April 2013 Edition

LightBox presents a new monthly feature, The Guide, bringing you April’s best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web from around the world.

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Sebastião Salgado—Amazonas/Contact Press Images
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In the Beginnings: Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis

The legendary Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado spent much of the past nine years trekking to the last wild places on earth to take the pictures collected in his new photography book, Genesis.

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David Maisel—INSTITUTE/Courtesy of Steidl
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Uncharted Territories: Black Maps by David Maisel

The allure of the American West has captivated photographers since the earliest days of the medium. David Maisel’s latest book, Black Maps, chronicles more than 25 years of observing the land from a god-like perspective and an obsession with environmental destruction.

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Sharon Core—Courtesy of Radius Books
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Painting with a Camera: Sharon Core’s Early American

Vibrant fruit, luscious shapes, verdant leaves, a hint of ripeness and the beginning of rot. The images in Early American — Sharon Core’s latest collection — easily fit into the traditions of still life painting, which was always more than just about pictures of fruit and flowers.

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A Look at the Pristine: Walter Niedermayr’s Aspen Series

Alpine landscapes can be some of the most pristine and majestic vistas in the world. Photographer Walter Niedermayr’s images of the world’s most beautiful slopes are featured in The Aspen Series, a new book by Hatje Cantz.

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Pentti Sammallahti, Courtesy of Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York
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Here Far Away: The Visual Fables of Pentti Sammallahti

In Pentti Sammallahti’s world, man is not the center. His images are almost fables, where animals act as our guides.

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