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Fostering the Next Generation: The Eddie Adams Workshop at 25 Years

Rick Loomis

The legendary Eddie Adams Workshop, held this weekend in upstate New York on the farm of the late photojournalist, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Here, LightBox presents a selection of photographs by the workshop's esteemed alumni—one for each year, along with an essay on the workshop's legacy by Eddie's widow, Alyssa.

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Courtesy of Mitt Romney
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A Young Mitt Romney’s Other Mission: Romance

In this week’s cover story, Jon Meacham looks at how Romney’s identity was shaped by his Mormon roots. To illustrate this formative time in the presidential candidate’s life, we turned to a surprising photo found in the archives.

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TIME
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Behind the Cover: Bill Clinton Photographed by Mark Seliger

Nearly 20 years after he photographed Bill Clinton during his first term in the White House, Mark Seliger reunited with the former President earlier this month to produce this week’s cover of TIME.

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Alexander Gardner / Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-03560
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150 Years Later: Picturing the Bloody Battle of Antietam

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Alexander Gardner’s battlefield photographs of America’s bloodiest day remind us of the arresting power of conflict photography.

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Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
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Remembering the Death of Steve Biko 35 Years Later

The life and legacy of Steve Biko, leader of the South African Black Consciousness movement, is remembered on the 35th anniversary of his death while in police custody.

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Peter Hapak for TIME
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TIME Style&Design: Peter Hapak Photographs Marion Cotillard

To prepare for his cover sitting with Marion Cotillard for TIME Style&Design’s fall issue, photographer Peter Hapak hit the archives, collecting pictures of Paris and Parisian fashion during the 1930s, including the work of famed French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue.

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Malcolm Browne–AP
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Malcolm Browne: The Story Behind The Burning Monk

On the 50th anniversary of Quang Duc’s self-immolation in 1963, LightBox presents an interview with Malcolm Browne, the Associated Press photographer who captured the now-iconic image.

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Zed Nelson—INSTITUTE
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Gun Nation Revisited: Zed Nelson’s Photographs of American Gun Culture

TIME originally published photographer Zed Nelson’s photo essay about American gun culture in 1998. In light of the recent incidents of mass gun violence in Colorado and Wisconsin, Nelson revisits the work he started in the ’90’s.

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Marco Grob for TIME
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Still Nutty: Portraits of Jerry Lewis by Marco Grob

TIME contract photographer Marco Grob photographed 86-year-old legendary comedian Jerry Lewis as he directs a new musical version of The Nutty Professor.

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Photo-Illustration by Bartholomew Cooke for TIME
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Behind the Cover: How Guns Won

Bartholomew Cooke photographed this week’s TIME cover story, which explores gun control in the U.S.

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