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Pete Muller—AP
Man on the Wire

The Violent Cattle Keepers of Southern Sudan’s Pastoralist Tribes

Pete Muller's dark and powerful portraits of the Dinka Rek sub-tribe of southern Sudan, where Cattle raiding takes place with alarming regularity and costs hundreds, of lives each year.

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Stefanie Gordon
The Backstory

Amateur Photo of Shuttle Goes Viral

Despite hundreds of professional photographers covering today’s shuttle launch, an image taken on an iPhone by an unemployed event planner from Hoboken is the most memorable – and the most viral.

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Alex Webb—Magnum
Out There

Alex Webb: Notes on The Suffering of Light

Acclaimed photographer Alex Webb writes exclusively for LightBox on the first comprehensive monograph of his work, The Suffering of Light.

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Uriel Sinai—Getty Images
The Backstory

The Nakba: Violence Marks the Anniversary of a Palestinian Exodus

Tensions rise in Jerusalem as Palestinians commemorate the displacement that followed Israel's Independence in 1948.

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Shiho Fukada
Out There

Opening: JAPAN/now at Fovea

Fovea Exhibitions, is marking its fourth anniversary with a new show called JAPAN/now, opening Saturday, May 15. The show brings together work by more than twenty photojournalists who covered the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and its aftermath. Fovea will be collecting donations for the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.

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Afghanistan
Closeup

Closeup: Best Pictures of the Week, May 6 – May 13

This week; Tennessee floods as the Mississippi River rises to historic levels; airlifting the wounded in Afghanistan; saving the Pope; Anish Kapoor’s monumental sculpture; rebuilding in Haiti; the colorful retort to Uganda’s protests.

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Marc Hofer—AFP/Getty Images
Man on the Wire

Color In the Midst of Protest

We’re used to protest movements that come in colors—the yellow of people power in the Philippines, Ukraine’s orange, the green of Iran’s brutalized democrats. We’re less accustomed to seeing protests quashed with color.

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Irina Werning
Out There

PHOTOGRAPHY NOW: 2011 New York Photo Festival Turns Focus on Photojournalism

Curated by photo editor Elisabeth Biondi and photojournalist Enrico Bossan, the five-day event aims to highlight the changing state of documentary photography.

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Corine Vermeulen
Photo Essay

Teen Moms in Detroit: Fighting to Save the School that Saved Them

The Catherine Ferguson Academy, part urban farm, part college prep, has horses grazing along the former running track, hay growing in empty lots and an apple orchard with hens running through it, all in the heart of burned-out Detroit. In a city that has a graduation rate of 62%, the academy, part of the Detroit Public Schools system, grants diplomas to 95% of their students—all pregnant teens or young mothers—and every one of them has a college acceptance letter in her back pocket.

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Peter van Agtmael—Magnum
Profile

Recognizing the Next Generation: Peter van Agtmael at the Infinity Awards

Last night, Peter van Agtmael was awarded the prestigious Infinity Award for Young Photographer of the Year by the International Center of Photography. Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at TIME, reflects on the importance of his work as an editor firmly committed to his vision.

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