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The stories behind the image from subjects and photographers.

War of Images: Rolling Stone, Tsarnaev and the Branding of a Tragedy

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Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the photographic branding and rhetoric of the modern villain following the Boston bombings.

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Moments of Hope in Oklahoma: One Photographer’s Story

In the midst of the chaos and devastation that descended on Moore, Okla., one of the first photographers to the scene recounts the heroic moments of a community banding together.

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Alexander M. Harrington
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Photos without Cameras: Exploring Appearance

What is a photograph? What does it mean to make one without a camera? Alexander M. Harrington’s latest project explores the appearance of surface, shadow and depth.

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FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects
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The Multiplier Effect and the Role of the Photograph in Boston

David Levi Strauss writes for LightBox on how the use of images and dispersion of photographs has evolved to a critical point, as demonstrated during the bombings (and subsequent manhunt) in Boston last week.

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Chris Dean narrates the short film, As I Am, which was co-produced by Alan Spearman, Mark Adams and The Commercial Appeal.
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‘As I Am': From the Streets of South Memphis to the White House and Back Again

Christopher Dean, a twenty-year old who grew up in the projects of South Memphis and whose thoughtful speech introducing President Barack Obama at his high school graduation gained him an internship at the White House, returns to his hometown to collaborate with Alan Spearman, a talented filmmaker, to produce a short, powerful film on a wounded city.

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Floria Sigismondi
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Through the Director’s Eyes: On Set with David Bowie and Tilda Swinton

LightBox goes behind the scenes of David Bowie’s latest music video, The Stars (Are Out Tonight), directed by the acclaimed Floria Sigismondi and starring Tilda Swinton.

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Great Performance: John Goodman

For our 2013 Great Performances portfolio, TIME spoke with John Goodman about his role in Argo.

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Great Performance: Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman

For our 2013 Great Performances portfolio, TIME spoke with Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman about their performances in Les Misérables.

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Great Performance: Jessica Chastain

For our 2013 Great Performances portfolio, TIME spoke with Jessica Chastain about her Oscar nomination as Best Actress for her role in Zero Dark Thirty.

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Great Performance: Naomi Watts

For our 2013 Great Performances portfolio, TIME spoke with Naomi Watts, nominated for Best Actress for the role of Maria Belon in The Impossible.

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