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What Happened To The 9-Year-Old Smoking In Mary Ellen Mark's Photo?

The photographer, who died last month, has a famous portfolio of arresting images. Among them is a shot of two children in 1990. Amanda thought the photo shoot would change her life. It did not.
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What's Trending On Instagram? A Battle With Twitter

Instagram wants to be a source for your news. The photo-sharing app is rolling out an update that features trending tags and a beefed-up search tool that should help it compete with Twitter.
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Behind The Camera: How 'Vanity Fair' Got Its 'Call Me Caitlyn' Cover

The issue with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover had many people talking before it even hit newsstands. Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter says the story took months of secret planning.
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Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

The photographer, who died this week, turned her lens on the marginal people of the world. One of her most acclaimed projects was her series of photos taken in the brothels of Mumbai.
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Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 28, 2015

You can check out a photojournalism exhibit that peeks into the past and present of a U.S. region. A physical comedy troupe presents a classic play that skips through time. 

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Influential Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

Mary Ellen Mark's work appeared in such publications as Life and Vanity Fair. Her photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of Streetwise, an Academy Award-nominated film.
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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.
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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.
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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

"I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see," says photographer David Jay. "And we need to see them because we created them."

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