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30 Years, 20 Passports: Untold Stories of Steve McCurry’s Photographic Life

© Steve McCurry

The Magnum photographer's latest book spans 30 years of his career as one of the world's most celebrated photojournalists.

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Gorillas New Threat of Extinction
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25 Years of Visa Pour l’Image: A Tribute to Jean-François Leroy

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Visa Pour l’Image, the festival of photojournalism held each fall in Perpignan, France. More than 30 photojournalists who won the top prizes at the festival pay their respect to Jean-François Leroy, the legendary organizer behind the annual gathering.

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Lexington Avenue, July 2005
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New Eyes on Familiar Streets: Todd Gross in New York City

Never having worked before as a professional photographer, the Queens-native wanders the streets of New York City capturing the humor and darkness that coexists on every block.

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Younis in Gaza
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Wire Photographer Spotlight: Conflict and Conscience in Gaza by Ali Ali

For our ongoing series on the brave and tireless work of often unsung photojournalists, LightBox presents a selection of the EPA photographer’s touching pictures of daily life and the human cost of conflict in the Gaza Strip.

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Photo-illustration by Randal Ford for TIME
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Behind the Cover: The Childfree Life by Randal Ford

This week, TIME turned to Austin-based photographer Randal Ford, whose painterly and nostalgic style was perfect for our cover story on childlessness.

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Lucia Griggi
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Riding the Surf with Lucia Griggi

LightBox presents Lucia Griggi’s elusive, magical surf photography — images made while swimming in the strong currents, razor-sharp reefs and crashing waves of Hawaii and Fiji.

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Sergio Larrain—Magnum
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Life on the Streets: Sergio Larrain at Rencontres

For a man who worked professionally for barely more than ten years, Sergio Larrain, who died in 2012, had a disproportionately large impact on photography. The author of four books, he is widely considered Chile’s finest lensman, though he became something of a recluse later in life.

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Elaine Mayes Autolandscape, Utah 1971
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Autolandscapes of the American Road

Elaine Mayes might well be the most accomplished photographer and photography educator that many passionate photography aficionados have never heard of. This summer, her project Autolandscapes will be shown at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum.

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Zhang Yaxin—Courtesy See+ Gallery, Beijing, and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
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Zhang Yaxin: Photographing Chairman Mao’s Model Operas

In 1967, Zhang Yaxin was 34 and working as a photojournalist at China’s state-controlled Xinhua News Agency when he was assigned to a top-secret government project: to be the official photographer of a new arts program led by Chairman Mao and his wife.

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Yolanda Cuomo at her desk in her Chelsea studio, New York NY, February 4, 2012.
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Profile of a Curatorial Master: Yolanda Cuomo

Yolanda Cuomo is the curatorial voice behind some of the 20th century’s greatest photographic books. This year, alongside Melissa Harris, Cuomo is co-curating this year’s LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Va.

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