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The stories behind the image from subjects and photographers.

Paul Ryan: All Pumped Up for His Closeup

Gregg Segal for TIME

Last year few of us knew the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan or the now famous P90X workout plan, but TIME was early on the story. We sent Gregg Segal to photograph Ryan at a Wisconsin gym last year. Here are the some of the unpublished photographs from that session.

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David Hurn–Magnum
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‘Barbarella’ at 45: David Hurn’s Iconic Images of Jane Fonda

A member of Magnum since 1965, David Hurn had been photographing behind-the-scenes on films for years in the 1960s—including the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night and the first four James Bond films—when he was asked to take pictures for the 1968 sci-fi cult classic Barbarella.

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

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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