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The Daily Gallery
January 14, 2013
A lot of great photos happen when a photographer sticks his or her lens where it doesn't belong. As Magnum's David Hurn once said, "For me photography is an excuse to be nosy about things I want to know about." The still camera has an uncanny ability to capture moments of intimacy -- those special images that make us feel as though we've barged into the "room," unexpected and unannounced.

The Magnum Photos collective is chockfull of photographic snoops who work toward capturing images that make us feel privy to something personal. Today, we explore photos of whispers and secrets -- moments when the subjects are hiding something from their surroundings and the photographer alike.