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Mennonites

Larry Towell first encountered the Mennonites near his home in Ontario, Canada, and his friendship with them has gained him unique access to their communities. Originating in Europe in the sixteenth century, the Mennonites are a Protestant religious sect, related to the Amish. Rather than compromise their way of life, they have continually been forced to migrate around the world to maintain their freedom to live as they choose.

Fashion Magazine

Like a bull in a china shop, Bruce Gilden lets loose with Fashion Magazine, a high-concept, tongue-in-cheek take on the glossy conventions of the fashion world. In the seven-part magazine, Gilden recasts the world of beauty and glamour through his up-close and aggressive street photography style.

No Man's Land

The US-Mexico border is neither one country nor the other. Alex Webb has spent more than twenty-five years photographing the region.

Crossings

The US-Mexico border is neither one country nor the other. Alex Webb has spent more than twenty-five years photographing the region.

Khmer Boxing

In Khmer it is called "Brodal Serei". In Thailand it is "Muay Thai". Both Thailand and Cambodia claim the origin of this type of kickboxing. It seems to have been invented in the peninsula at the beginning of the 9th century.

Requiem in Samba

Living in the poor favelas of Brazil, photographer Alex Majoli encountered a beautiful but violent culture shaped by the constant specter of death. During his time there, he also discovered a different outlook on life captured in the sounds of samba.

Chernobyl Legacy

The nightmare of Chernobyl continues to be a painful reality for those exposed to its radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl Legacy, Paul Fusco faces the human tragedy of the world's worst nuclear energy disaster.

American Color

In "American Color", Constantine Manos has created a set of fascinating images that engage both the eye and mind in repeated viewings and contemplation. Photographing mostly in exotic locales and at public events within the United States, such as Venice Beach and Atlantic City, Bike Week at Daytona Beach and Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Manos presents a kaleidoscopic view of American culture.

Niagara

Niagara Falls has long been a destination for newlyweds and lovers. Alec Soth traveled there to explore just why it is that Niagara is associated with sexuality, passion and new love.

Armstrong

A singular symbol of the nature of jazz could be Louis Armstrong as he appears in the images by Dennis Stock. The legendary trumpeter and vocalist embodies the rootless, lonely and frantic life that many of his great colleagues experienced. This essay gives an exclusive look into his life accompanied by Dennis Stock's personal tale of working with the musician. A desire to understand the nature of jazz can be fulfilled by regarding Louis Armstrong as he appears in the images by Dennis Stock...

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