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Oct 5, 2015
by Alec Soth
“I love the movie ‘Lost in Translation,’ so I decided I would stay in the Park Hyatt Tokyo, where the film was made, and not leave for five nights. Instead, I would bring the city to me, finding people online — through Craigslist and other sites. I brought in singers, a sushi chef, teachers and others. I probably learned as much as if I had gone out and visited temples and wandered the streets. Normally,... More...
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Sep 29, 2015
by A. Abbas
Before the Second World War, Jews made 40% of the population in some Ukrainian cities. The Nazis, helped by local militia, wiped out Jewish life with mass execution or with transfer to concentration camps. Only those who ran away to Russia, did come back. Today a estimated 200.000 Jews thrive in Ukraine.
Nowhere is their presence more visible than in the city of Dnipropetrovk where a 20-story Menorah... More...
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Sep 28, 2015
by Steve McCurry
By Paul Theroux with photographs by Steve McCurry

Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America — the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the... More...
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Sep 28, 2015
by Bruce Davidson
Bruce Davidson has recently finished two new books dedicated to the City of Angels: Los Angeles 1964 and Nature of Los Angeles 2008-2013.

Bruce remembers the circumstances of the 1964 trip:
"Esquire’s editors sent me to Los Angeles, and when I landed at L.A. International Airport I noticed giant palm trees growing in the parking lot. I ordered a hamburger through a microphone speaker in a drive-in... More...
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Sep 25, 2015
by Paolo Pellegrin
In early September 2015, an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 refugees, roughly 70% of them are Syrians, waited to complete their registration with the authorities in Mytilini, capital city of the Greek island of Lesbos. For most, the living conditions are miserable: sleeping on the ground, no access to toilets and extreme temperatures.
The Greek authorities have been overwhelmed by the number of refugees... More...
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Sep 17, 2015
by Chris Steele-Perkins
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor led a protest march through central London on 17 September to campaign for "human rather than political" responses to the refugee crisis. The artists each carried a tatty, grey blanket as a symbol of the needs of the world's refugees on the 12 km walk, stating that this issue "concerns everybody". Magnum photographer Chris... More...
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Sep 15, 2015
by Paolo Pellegrin
In late July 2015 Paolo Pellegrin boarded an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) ship tasked with intercepting migrant-packed vessels originating from Libya, bound for Europe.
Eritrean migrants, who were rescued at sea by this ship, the Bourbon Argos, were offloaded and then transported to Reggio Calabria, Italy. The Bourbon Argos was patrolling the waters off of Libya when it encountered two wooden boats... More...