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The Guide: May 2013 Edition

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TIME's guide to the best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web in May 2013.

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Eric Draper
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Front Row Seat: Eric Draper on George W. Bush

Eric Draper’s official White House photographs, chronicled in a new book, capture the president in action against the implicitly powerful backdrop of the West Wing or Air Force One. They also bring the titan back down to earth, showing the man behind the podium as a regular guy who likes to play with dogs and goof around.

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Niger Delta
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2013 Overseas Press Club Winners Announced

Since 1948, the Overseas Press Club of America has recognized photojournalists for exceptional photographic reportage. Fabio Bucciarelli, Samuel James, Bernat Armangue and Oded Balilty were recognized as the winners of this year’s OPC prizes.

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Newsha Tavakolian
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Through Story, a Look into Iran: Newsha Tavakolian’s Portraiture

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian is a strong mentor to a new crop of Iranian photographers. ‘Look’, a show of her work at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, is a picture of a declining Iranian middle-class.

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Femme Algerienne 1960
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Women Unveiled: Marc Garanger’s Contested Portraits of 1960s Algeria

Marc Garanger’s portraits of Algerian women in 1960s regroupment villages are strong reminders of the power of the photograph as historical record.

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Battle Company
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Revisiting Memory and Preserving Legacy: Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Nearly two years ago, photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Misrata, Libya. A new documentary on Hetherington’s life, produced by friend Sebastian Junger, premieres on HBO April 18, 2013. Here, photographer Peter van Agtmael reflects on the memory of his colleagues and the legacy of their lives.

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Mideast Syria
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The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Associated Press Coverage of 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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© Bert Stern
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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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