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Inside the Tower of David, the World’s Tallest Squat

Alejandro Cegarra

Venezuelan photographer Alejandro Cegarra, this year's Ian Parry Scholarship winner, documented Caracas' Tower of David, the world's tallest squat, just months before it was evacuated. He speaks to TIME LightBox

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Zalika Azim
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Memories Unspoken: My Grandmother’s Hidden Life as a Photographer

Artist Zalika Azim writes of the surprise she felt upon discovering that her own grandmother, who migrated from South Carolina to New York, was a life-long image-maker.

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Hidden Islam, Nicolò Degiorgis
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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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Soldiers playing football, Army training camp, 1917
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1914 – 1918: The War Years in Photographs

What was life like 100 years ago during World War I? Lisa Hostetler, of the Department of Photography at George Eastman House, takes a look at her archives, unearthing little-known images of a world at war

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Artificial Light
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In Defense of Flash: A Homage to Harsh Lighting

There are few tactics as divisive among photographers as flash, but a new show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art aims to shed new light on the impact and importance of the genre-defying technique

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John Glenn—NASA
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John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Turns 93

To say John Glenn was a pioneer would be something of an understatement. The Ohio native, who turns 93 on July 18, was one of the Mercury Seven, the first astronauts NASA ever sent into space

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Angelica Dass
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Nine Brazilian Photographers You Need to Follow

The most exciting contemporary Brazilian photography takes possession of the clashes of culture, ethnicity and philosophies that make up the country.

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Jonas Bendiksen
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See Soccer Fans React in Epic Slow Motion

As part of the team producing “Offside” — a Magnum-led project that sees Magnum photographers and a group of Brazilian image makers creatively visualize Brazil during the World Cup — Jonas Bendiksen has shot these epic, super slow-motion videos of soccer fans and amateur soccer players in action.

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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.
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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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Arkan's Tigers kill and kick Bosnian Muslim civilians during the first battle for Bosnia in Bijeljina, Bosnia on March 31, 1992. T
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In Ukraine, A Battle of Words and Images

As the conflict in Ukraine continues, another battle rages far from the front lines – a battle between Russian news sites and a group of journalists accusing them of misrepresentation. The issue? The Kiev-based reporters say the sites are misusing, and even fabricating, news photographs filed from Ukraine.

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