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David Guttenfelder: A New Look at North Korea

On May 1, 2013, photographer David Guttenfelder will be named the recipient of the 2013 Infinity Award for Photojournalism by the International Center of Photography. Guttenfelder is recognized for his continued efforts documenting daily life inside North Korea for the Associated Press, as part of the team running the agency’s new bureau in the country. His work provides an unparalleled look behind the curtain of life in the North.

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Lightbox April 9, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: April 6 — April 13

From North Korea’s rocket Unha-3 and the Trayvon Martin case to wildfires in the New York City metropolitan area and the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

One Year Later at Minori-kai: James Nachtwey Returns to Japan

In a city on Japan’s northeast coast, at a care center for the mentally and physically disabled, discussions about rebuilding what last year’s tsunami destroyed are only just beginning.

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Lightbox April 2, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: March 30 — April 6

From Earth Hour celebrations around the world and Aung San Suu Kyi’s election in Myanmar to the Oakland shooting and tornadoes in Texas, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lightbox Daido Moriyama
Out There

Daido Moriyama And the Cultural Landscape of Post-War Japan

Daido Moriyama, who is featured in a new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, arrived in Tokyo in 1961 and began photographing the seedy streets of Shinjuku.

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Lightbox March 13, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: March 9 — March 16

From the conflict in Afghanistan and a tragic bus accident in Switzerland to Purim celebrations in Israel and the one-year anniversary of the Japanese tsunami, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Joseph Maida
In Progress

Celebrate Japan’s White Day with Joseph Maida

March 14 is White Day, a Japanese holiday that exists to counterbalance Valentine’s Day. It’s an example of a phenomenon that photographer Joseph Maida says he sees throughout the country and explores in his latest work on Japan.

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Lightbox March 7, 2012
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Pictures of the Week: March 2 – March 9

From the Presidential election in Russia to Super Tuesday in the U.S. to fires in Congo and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lightbox March 4, 2012
Man on the Wire

Seven Days of Strange Landscapes

From thousands of spiders in Australia and a massive ruptured ice wall in Argentina to the aftermath of the U.S. tornadoes and the wake of last year’s Japanese tsunami, TIME’s photo department presents a selection of surprising and surreal vistas from the past week.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

Japan One Year Later: Photographs by James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey, who photographed Japan for TIME in the wake of last year’s earthquake, tsunami and triple nuclear meltdown, returns to observe the anniversary of the tragedy.

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