Topic: Documentary

Mike Sinclair
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Public Assembly: The Photographs of Mike Sinclair

For this week’s issue, we combed countless archives in search of the perfect photograph to accompany a history of the American Dream, the subject of the cover story by Jon Meacham. In the end, we turned to photographer Mike Sinclair, who’s been rigorously documenting America’s heartland near his home in Kansas City, Mo.

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MediaStorm launches pay-per-story video player
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Game Changer: MediaStorm Launches Pay-Per-Story Video Player

The Brooklyn-based multimedia production studio has developed an industry-wide reputation for producing strong online documentary multimedia. Before the launch of their new player on Tuesday, all content on their site was available free of charge. Now users have to pay $1.99 to watch full stories.

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Stanley Greene—NOOR
Out There

Curators Look Ahead to LOOK3

The guest curators for this year’s LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph—beginning June 7 in Charlottesville, Va.—spoke to LightBox about how the festival came together.

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Christopher Morris—VII
In Progress

Men in Black: The Secret Service Photographed by Christopher Morris

With their stock-straight postures, impenetrable gazes and curly earpieces directing their movements via disembodied voices, members of the United States Secret Service have long maintained an aura of mystery for civilians—White House photographers included.

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Steven Rubin
Out There

Vacationland: Rural Maine Chronicled in the Photography of Steven Rubin

Steven Rubin hitched a ride in 1982 to rural Somerset County in northwestern Maine and embarked on a project that would continue for more than 30 years and is on display at drkrm in Los Angeles from April 28 through May 26.

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LCpl. Sharon D. Kyle—U.S. Marine Corp
Out There

2011 Military Photographer of the Year

Beginning in 1960 the best men and women in uniform have competed to be the Military Photographer of the Year. Here are this year’s winners.

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© 2009 James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey.
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Chasing Ice: Could Time-Lapse Photography Save the Planet?

A new film shows how the Extreme Ice Survey, led by photographer James Balog, documents climate change.

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© Estate of Grey Villet
Out There

The Loving Story: Loving v. Virginia and the Photographs of Grey Villet

It’s not unusual for a documentary film to rely on photographs to illustrate history, but The Loving Story—using vintage photographs taken by Grey Villet for LIFE magazine—demonstrates a unique way of doing so.

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John Topham
Out There

Two Photographers’ Mission to Retrace a Lost Liberia

When Canadian brothers Jeff and Andrew Topham returned to the war torn West African country of their childhood to re-shoot their father’s photos for a documentary, they found a nation whose photographic memory had been destroyed by war.

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Peter van Agtmael—Magnum for TIME
Photo Essay

An Army Apart: Disconnect Between the Public and Military

In September, photographer Peter van Agtmael traveled to South Carolina for “The Other 1%,” which appears in the next week’s issue of TIME. Here, he writes about the experience of photographing new recruits at Fort Jackson military base.

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