Topic: Portraiture

Image: Mario Balotelli by Levon Biss for TIME
The Backstory

Behind the Cover: Photographing Super Mario

Levon Biss photographed soccer star Mario Balotelli for this week’s cover of TIME International.

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Marco Grob for TIME
The Backstory

The Men Behind Lincoln: Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg by Marco Grob

During a TIME photo shoot with Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg, contract photographer Marco Grob received a bit of unexpected guidance from a master of the screen.

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Stephen Dupont
Out There

Raskols: Stephen Dupont’s Portraits of Papua New Guinea Gangsters

Stephen Dupont’s disturbing and powerful Polaroids of latter-day outlaws in Papua New Guinea are fittingly reminiscent of wild west-era daguerreotype portraits taken more than a century ago.

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Michal Chelbin
Out There

Sailboats and Swans: The Prisons of Russia and Ukraine

Photographer Michal Chelbin spent three years photographing prisons in Russia and Ukraine. Her new book ‘Sailboats and Swans’ presents a striking collection of images that portray the strange and contradictory worlds of these institutions.

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Dan Winters
Profile

Dan Winters in a Thousand Words: An Ode to a Friend by Nick Offerman

Photographer Dan Winters’ retrospective show, ‘America: Icons and Ingenuity’, opens Sept. 14 at the Jepson Center in Savannah, Ga. Here, Nick Offerman writes for LightBox about Winters’ extraordinary passion and dedication to his interests.

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Grant Cornett for TIME
Photo Essay

The DNC in Pictures: The Delegates by Grant Cornett

Photographer Grant Cornett took to the streets of North Carolina, capturing members from each state’s delegation. His work puts a face on the Democratic Party of 2012.

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Kimiko Yoshida
Out There

Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity

For over a decade, Kimiko Yoshida has created photos of herself in which she wears elaborate costumes that reference a wide range of subjects, from haute couture to the canon of Western painting.

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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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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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Lauren Fleishman
In Progress

Love Ever After: A Valentine’s Day Special

Three years ago, Lauren Fleishman began photographing couples who have been married for more than 50 years in an attempt to document romantic histories.

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