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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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Jim Goldberg—Magnum
Out There

Postcards From America: Five Photographers, a Writer, Two Weeks and a Bus

Magnum Photographers Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Mikhael Subotsky, and writer Ginger Strand are a bunch of friends going on a homespun adventure; a two week road trip.

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Courtesy Viviane Sassen
Profile

In the Shadow of Viviane Sassen

Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen works along the thin line separating art and commerce.  She is dually known for her innovative fashion work in French Vogue, Purple, and POP and for her surrealist African portraiture.

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Elliott Erwitt—Magnum
Profile

Elliott Erwitt’s Very Own Personal Best

This evening the International Center of Photography in New York City will honor Elliot Erwitt with a lifetime achivement award. In an interview with LightBox he says, "I think great pictures start great conversations. It’s the stuff of life, just talking with the people that are around."

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Peter van Agtmael—Magnum for TIME
Photo Essay

One Day After at Ground Zero

Like many New York City based photographers Peter van Agtmael rushed over to the World Trade Center Site on the eve of the killing of Osama Bin Laden to see how people would react to the news. After making some work in the crowd overtaken with the media and young revelers he decided to head home to sleep, confused by the reactions of the crowd, and waiting to see what the morning would bring.

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Freddy Alborta—Bride Lane Library/Popperfoto/Getty Images
The Backstory

Withholding Images by David Levi Strauss

When President Obama announced last Wednesday that he would not release images of the dead Osama Bin Laden, this decision seemed anomalous. When a “Most Wanted” fugitive at this level of notoriety is captured or killed, it has become customary to release photographs of the deceased as evidence, and these images often have tremendous propaganda value. David Levi Strauss takes a brief historical look at the effects of these images.

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Andrew Medichini—Pool/UPPA/Zuma Press
Closeup

Closeup: Best Pictures of the Week, April 29 – May 6

This week: The killing of Osama bin Laden and reactions to it from around the world; NATO bombs Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, killing his son; the U.S. after tornadoes and flooding; remembering the Holocaust; the beatification of Pope John Paul II; Obama visits the World Trade Center Memorial.

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Ross McDonnell
Profile

Enrique Metinides, Mexico’s Weegee

For almost fifty years during his career as a tabloid journalist, Enrique Metinides captured murders and car crashes, criminals and catastrophes. Filmmaker Ross McDonnell introduces us to Mexico's Weegee.

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