Topic: Documentary

Victoria Sambunaris
Out There

On the Road: Victoria Sambunaris’ Travels Across the American Landscape

Over the past decade photographer Victoria Sambunaris has crossed the country to document the modern-day monuments of industry that have settled into the contemporary landscape.

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Shaul Schwarz for TIME
The Backstory

A Photographer Finds a New World of Expression in Film

In light of the growing demand for quality visual storytelling from media organizations, photographer Shaul Schwarz — who recently directed Rise Red Border Films’ story of the people who built One World Trade Center — has set up Reel Peak Films, a production company combining photojournalists and filmmakers.

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Nicholas Albrecht
Photo Essay

Salton Sea: An Italian Photographer Documents a Surreal American Oasis

Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht only expected to visit the Salton Sea for a few days, instead he stayed 10-months. His photographs document his personal experience of this isolated region in the Southern California desert.

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Pakistan Daily Life
Man on the Wire

Muhammed Muheisen: TIME Picks the Best Wire Photographer of 2013

At-once authoritative and distinctive, Muheisen’s photographs have become indispensable for news outlets the world over.

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Shaul Schwarz
The Moving Image

Mexico’s Narco Cultura: Glorifying Drug War Death and Destruction

Shaul Schwarz’s new feature-length documentary captures the discomforting co-existence in Mexican and Mexican-American life of the horrifying violence of the drug wars and its celebration in pop and movies.

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Jimmy Nelson Pictures BV
Out There

Portraits of the Authentics: Photographing Ancient Cultures Before They Pass Away

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three-and-a-half years documenting the vanishing cultures of the world. His new book, Before They Pass Away, serves as visual record of what is — and what was — as the world continues evolving in 2013.

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from the series: Disorder
Photo Essay

Disorder: Indonesia’s Mental Health Facilities by Andrea Star Reese

On the advent of a presentation at Perpignan of her latest project, Disorder, Andrea Star Reese writes for LightBox about her long-term documentary work in Indonesian mental facilities.

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© Bert Stern
Out There

RIP Bert Stern: The Original ‘Mad Man’

Bert Stern, known for his groundbreaking photographs from advertising’s Golden Age and his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe, died Tuesday at the age of 83 at his home in New York. In tribute and memoriam, LightBox presents our feature with Stern from earlier this spring, including an interview with the original ‘Mad Man’ about his inspirations and passions.

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©Alfred Wertheimer
Out There

Elvis in the Beginning: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

No photographer would ever get as close to Elvis as Alfred Wertheimer. His intimate photographs of the young, rising star reveal a carefree and innocent time before he became a cultural icon. On the publication of Taschen’s new book, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, TIME met with Wertheimer to reminisce about the days and nights he spent with the rocker on the cusp of unfathomable fame.

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Rafael Fabrés
Photo Essay

Pacifying the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is bustling in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Photographer Rafael Fabrés documented how Rio’s police force has radically shifted its fight against violence and drug trafficking in the city’s favelas.

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