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With One Photo, The Average Commute Becomes Super Special

We asked you to photograph your commute. We had no idea you would make such connections!
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For Working-Class Chinese, 'Picture Day' Is A Rare Treat

Volunteers in more than 20 countries this weekend shot free, studio-quality portraits of more than 16,000 people who otherwise couldn't have afforded them. Getting people in one Shanghai neighborhood to smile wasn't easy. Some had never had portraits taken before.
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These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like

Famed French chef Eric Ripert specializes in seafood. So for his book On the Line, photographers Shimon and Tammar Rothstein really wanted to highlight the freshness of his ingredients. Their solution? Make the fish look as if they were still alive.
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What Do We Mean When We Talk About 'Latino Art'?

The question of categorizing art by ethnicity or gender is at the center of a very public debate surrounding a new show at the Smithsonian called "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art."
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What I Saw: A Photographer's Last Dispatch From The Philippines

NPR photographer David Gilkey has photographed in extreme situations — from the surge in Afghanistan, to bombings in Gaza, to the tsunami in Japan, but nothing could have prepared him for what he saw in the village of Barangay 68 in Tacloban City, Philippines.
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Around The World In ... A Lot Of Steps

Paul Salopek has discovered that the best way to a storyteller is by foot.
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In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran, a notoriously closed society, was the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based FSHN. It may have been the first such fashion shoot in Iran for an international magazine since 1969. Host Rachel Martin speaks to the photographer, Afra Pourdad.
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Shaul Schwarz: "Narco Cultura"

Ciudad Juarez, just across the U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, is a city so rife with drug cartel violence that investigators at crime scenes wear masks to hide their identity. A new documentary follows an investigator who continues his work despite the fact that three of his colleagues were murdered in a matter of months.

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Photos Reveal Harsh Detail Of Brazil's History With Slavery

The South American country was the last place in the Americas to abolish slavery and that period coincided with a boom in the then new medium of photography. what resulted is arguably the largest archive of photographs of slavery in the world, and that is giving new insight to academics and ordinary Brazilians on the country's brutal past.
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Digging Into The Truth About Messages, Images And Hard Times

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about a televangelist in Singapore, a blog that analyzes news photography and one surprising recession trend.

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