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Aug 17, 2017
by Elliott Erwitt
In 1964, while on assignment for Newsweek magazine, photojournalist Elliott Erwitt spent a week in Cuba as a guest of Fidel Castro. There, he captured now-iconic photographs of the beloved Cuban president along with the revolutionary leader Che Guevara. Over fifty years later, coinciding with restored diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Erwitt returned to document both its urban... More...
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Aug 17, 2017
by Elliott Erwitt
In 1950, 22-year-old Elliott Erwitt was commissioned by the legendary Roy Stryker to document Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as it emerged from a notoriously polluted industrial city into a cleaner, more modern metropolis. Shooting for Stryker’s newly organised Pittsburgh Photographic Library, Erwitt’s photographs captured the humanity and spirit of the people of the city against the angular industrial... More...
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Aug 16, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
With the ongoing battle between white nationalists and anti-fascist demonstrators in Virginia and the ensuing controversy surrounding President Trump's post terror-attack statements, the issue of a growing white nationalist movement is at the forefront of American politics today. Trump's election as been cited as a factor in the re-energisation of far right activists and groups in America with many... More...
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Aug 9, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
In October 2016 Iraqi and Peshmerga forces began an offensive to retake the major northern city of Mosul, which had been seized by ISIL in June 2014. They were met by serious resistance from ISIL, who would not be eliminated from the area until July, 2017. During nearly nine months of intense fighting civilians were caught in the middle resulting in thousands of noncombatant fatalities and one million... More...
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Aug 9, 2017
by Max Pinckers
Amravati is a new city that is being built to serve as the capital of recently divided Andhra Pradesh.
Under the direction of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, city planners from Singapore were hired to design a new modern and global city.
The 35.000 acres of land included in this plan mostly lie in very fertile farm lands. Some farmers have already given over their lands and received compensation.... More...
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Aug 2, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
For most of the 20th century, the Illinois Basin, located in the southern part of the state, was a thriving coal mining center. Local communities which had depended on the coal industry were devastated in the 1990s when new environmental regulations came into effect: production plummeted and thousands became unemployed. The remaining residents are largely impoverished and don't know if local communities... More...
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Aug 2, 2017
by Olivia Arthur
Minnesota is home to the America's largest Somali community. Despite the recently popular anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, female community leaders have found ways to maintain their religious identity while integrating into American society.
On assignment for Pacific Standard, Olivia Arthur photographed these women who defy religious, racial and gender prejudice.

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