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The latest news on exhibits, books, and innovative uses of images shaping our visual culture.

A Gun to Your Head: Inside Post-Soviet Interrogation Rooms

Donald Weber—VII

In his new book, photographer Donald Weber explores the dark relationship between policemen, prostitutes, thugs and hustlers within the confines of a Russian interrogation room. Last week, Weber's series won first place at the World Press Photo awards in the Portraits—Stories category.

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Samuel Aranda—The New York Times via Reuters
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World Press Photo Awards Announced

Today the winners of the prestigious 55th annual World Press Photo competition were announced in Amsterdam, and Samuel Aranda from Spain received the prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2011.

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Anoek Steketee
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Roller Coasters in Rwanda; Fairy Tales in Turkmenistan

While photographer Anoek Steketee and writer Eefje Blankevoort traveled through Northern Iraq, they stumbled across a surreal scene amidst the daily reports of kidnappings and sectarian violence—an amusement park called Dream City. That visit spurred a four-year journey through the world of carnies and Ferris wheels from Rwanda to Turkmenistan.

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© David Dawson—Courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert
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The Life of Lucian Freud

A new exhibition at London’s Pallant House Gallery features photographs by David Dawson, who was Freud’s model and studio assistant for 20 years.

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Eugène Atget / The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Eugène Atget’s ‘Documents Pour Artistes’

Drawing from its expansive collection of Eugène Atget’s work, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is exhibiting more than 100 of the photographer’s images, with a show title inspired by the artist himself.

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Charles "Teenie" Harris
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One Shot Teenie: A Retrospective of Charles Harris

An exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh pays tribute to the photographer nicknamed “One Shot” for his ability to capture his subjects on the first take.

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Weegee (Arthur Fellig) / International Center of Photography / Getty Images
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Distorted Smile: Weegee’s Mona Lisa

In the late 1950s, Weegee turned his surrealist lens on the classical world’s most famous painting, Leonardo Da Vinici’s Mona Lisa.

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Sebastian Liste/Reportage by Getty Images
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Exclusive: Magnum Emergency Fund Announces 2012 Grantees

The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund has made an early announcement to LightBox disclosing the winners of its 2012 grants.

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Postcards From America: The Box Set

A new limited edition collection published this week documents last summer’s road trip taken by Magnum photographers Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Alec Soth and Mikhael Subotzky and writer Ginger Strand.

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Mark Steinmetz’s Summertime

The photographer’s new book captures both the spirit of American youth and the mood of Summer.

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