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The stories behind the image from subjects and photographers.

Death in Harlem: James VanDerZee’s Funerary Portraits

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Famed photographer James VanDerZee's beautiful, ethereal post-mortem portraits are about far more than death.

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Marco Grob for TIME
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Meeting His Holiness: TIME’s Portrait of the Dalai Lama

TIME contract photographer Marco Grob took this stunning portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for this week’s international edition, to accompany an interview by Elizabeth Dias

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Marco Grob for TIME
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Meeting François Hollande: Behind the Cover with Marco Grob

TIME contract photographer Marco Grob on his cover shoot with French President François Hollande.

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Paola Kudacki for TIME
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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Behind TIME’s Photo of the Powerful Actor

In 2013, TIME asked photographer Paola Kudacki to take this striking portrait of Philip Seymour Hoffman as part of our Great Performances portfolio.

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Charlie Chaplin in Color: A Century-Old Photo Redefines ‘the Tramp’

On the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s 1914 screen debut, LightBox shares a surprising, quiet color portrait of the London-born actor, writer, director and producer.

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Syria War Crimes Evidences
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Syrian Torture Archive: When Photographs of Atrocities Don’t Shock

Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of photographs, or lack thereof, following the leak of a 55,000 photograph archive by a Syrian military police photographer documenting the deaths of some 11,000 detainees who had been executed, and in many cases tortured.

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The Moon
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The First Photograph of The Moon

In honor of the winter solstice, December 21, the shortest day and longest night of the year, LightBox present the story behind the first photograph ever taken of the moon.

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Capturing the Real Face of Terror: Photographing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

In one of the first interviews since he retired, Sgt. Sean Murphy visited TIME to discuss the photographs he made during the dramatic capture of suspected Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013.

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Women walk on a windy day outside Kabul
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Photos of the Year That Almost Got Away: Behind and Beyond 365

Senior Photo Editor Phil Bicker takes a look behind the scenes at the editing choices behind 365: The Year in Pictures, our massive look at the past year in photos.

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Juan Romero, a busboy, comforts Senator Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, on June 6, 1968.
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In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2013

As 2013 rolls to a close, LightBox pauses to remember the great photographers we lost this year.

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