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For Oldest Armenians, A Glimpse Of A Homeland Lost But Not Forgotten

Based on the memories of Armenian centenarians who survived the 1915 genocide as children, Armenian-American photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Turkey to bring them images from their past.
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Photos: Why Everyone In Mali Wanted To Pose For The Late, Great Sidibe

His death marks the end of a remarkable era in African and world photography.
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To Access Her Big, Boxy Muse, Photographer Set Her Sights On Allen Ginsberg

From a bland suburban upbringing, Elsa Dorfman emerged into a creative life inspired by her 6-foot Polaroid camera. And the famed Beat poet turned out to be the key to that astounding metamorphosis.
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Artisanal Plastic: Japan's Fake Food Is A Real Art

Intricately crafted replicas of all sorts of dishes and drink — cakes, sushi and even beer — are ubiquitous window displays in Japan. A new book visually explores the culture of Nearly Eternal food.
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Ceci N'Est Pas Ice Cream (Actually It's Lard And Food Coloring)

A photo series exposes the cheats food stylists use to make dishes look so scrumptious in glossy magazines and cookbooks. Roast meats are glazed with motor oil, and milk is replaced with glue.
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Bob Adelman, Who Photographed Iconic Civil Rights Moments, Dies

His photos appeared in national newspapers and magazines. But Adelman was an artist and activist first. He was a part of the civil rights movements.
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Robert Mapplethorpe's Provocative Art Finds A New Home In LA

The photographer, who died in 1989, was as controversial as he was celebrated. Now, two LA museums are exhibiting their massive joint acquisition of his archives.
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Canine Or Cuisine? This Photo Meme Is Fetching

Chihuahua or muffin? Labradoodle or fried chicken? These are the gnawing questions raised by the latest food images dogging the Internet. So we bit.
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Meet Alphonse Bertillon, The Man Behind The Modern Mug Shot

French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon wasn't the first to introduce mug shots to police, but he standardized how they were taken and added the profile shot to zero in on a suspect's unique features.
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Scott Kelly Reflects On His Year Off The Planet

During his 340 days aboard the International Space Station, the astronaut documented his time there with hundreds of photos. Kelly says the perspective makes him feel like an environmentalist.

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