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Photo du Jour: The Passion of Christ

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Amongst the procession of hundreds of young men, photographer Juan Carlos Lelo De Larrea captures the spellbound face of a single Nazarene participating in the Passion of Christ performance in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. As part of a nearly two centuries’ old tradition, the event takes place on Good Friday, drawing millions of visitors each year.

Peace Amidst Turmoil: A Region in Afghanistan Untouched by the Taliban

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Wakhi shepherds © Benjamin Rasmussen / Offset

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June 21,2010: Wakhi man with a buffalo © Benjamin Rasmussen / Offset

For Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, Denver-based photographer Benjamin Rasmussen documents daily life in a northeastern region of the country, an expanse of land that remains largely untouched by war and by the Taliban. Compelled to create images with the potential to enrich and challenge a limited Western picture of Afghanistan, Rasmussen visited the Wakhan Corridor after learning of the area from his sister-in-law, who was working overseas, he explains in conversation with Daylight Books.

AFAR Director of Photography Tara Guertin Curates Our Latest Offset Show of Destinations Around the World

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Alpaca herd in Ecuador © Evan Sklar / Offset

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The beach at the Amalfi Coast © Lorenzo Pesce / Offset

Founded in 2009, AFAR magazine is known for its authentic outlook on world travel, connecting travelers with local communities and honoring the diversity of our planet. As Director of Photography at AFAR, Tara Guertin immerses readers in global cultures, introducing us to the food, architecture, and arts of faraway countries. For AFAR, travel isn’t simply a recreation, but a life altering experience shared with others. For Guertin, this means finding imagery that shifts our perspective on specific destinations and speaks to the mind-set of its locals.

Country Road Sunset

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© Cavan Images / Offset

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Portraits of Traditional Mongolian Nomads by Brian Hodges

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Mongolia – July 17, 2013: Mongolian family traveling by a motorcycle © Brian Hodges / Offset

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Mongolia – July 22, 2013: Mongolian man with a little fawn © Brian Hodges / Offset

Driven by what he describes as his “insatiable curiosity,” Santa Barbara-based photographer Brian Hodges is continuously reaching towards terra incognita, always in search of forming connections with unexplored landscapes and peoples. For Assouline’s upcoming book Gypset Living, he documented life in the traditional nomadic communities of Mongolia and lived himself in a traditional Mongolian ger. These families, he explains, migrate based on the season and the needs of their animals, who require ample grazing space and safeguarding from extreme temperatures.

Elephant Love

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© Johnér / Offset

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Raised Hide

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© Stefan Schurr / Westend61 / Offset

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Photo du Jour: Under a Bucharest Bridge

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For City Stage, Romanian photographer Riri Coco draws parallels between the human psyche and urban infrastructure. Under her lens, the self exists in total harmony with the surrounding scenery, and the character of the city itself comes to influence—even to define— individual personas. Here, our identities exist not within an isolated vacuum but as part of a larger, unfathomable system of interrelation with the environment and our fellow human beings. Coco describes each city as a stage, complete with its own soundtrack and a unique cast of players. In this theatrical still, our protagonist rests beneath the Cuza bridge in Bucharest, surrendering herself entirely to the slanting structure that runs along the murky water.

Image © Riri Coco

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Photo du Jour: Miami Beach from Above

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For Up in the Air, aerial photographer Antoine Rose transforms the beachscapes of Miami and Long Island into abstract compositions of umbrellas, towels, and tiny human figures. Rose explains that for him, the beach is a magical sort of equalizer; with everyone in swimming suits enjoying the same scenery, distinctions of class and experience fade into the background. Here, the miniature bathers and sun tanners are seen through the same objective lens, each individual wonderfully interchangeable with the next.

Photo du Jour: Drive-Thru Tree

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© Peter Baker / fStop / Offset

Most images of California’s Chandelier Tree are tourist snapshots featuring family vehicles proudly rolling through the six foot square opening carved in its base. In his idyllic portrait of the famous drive-thru tree, however, photographer Peter Baker allows the majestic redwood to stand alone, capturing a moment of silence and emptiness within the natural landmark.