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Photo du Jour: A Colorful Apartment Block in Mumbai

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© Shanna Baker / Offset

Canadian travel photographer Shanna Baker’s eye for graphic color and form made Mumbai, India the perfect spot to set her gaze. As the most highly populated city in India, Mumbai is home to a diverse array of religions, cultures, and architectural influences, each adding their own distinctive flare to the vibrant language of the metropolis. The place of origin for Bollywood films and host to the annual Holi Festival of Colors, the city is one of the most colorful in the world.

Vibrant Photos of Marrakesh’s Jemaa el Fna Marketplace

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© Alberto Bernasconi / Offset

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While on assignment in Marrakesh, Morocco for two magazines, a travel publication and a women’s weekly, Milan-based photographer Alberto Bernasconi found himself wandering and intentionally getting lost in the main square and the Jemaa el Fna market place.

Photo du Jour: Thailand Fire Show

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© Marianna Jamadi / Offset

Against the black night, Los Angeles-based photographer Marianna Jamadi captures a fire show performer caught in a vortex of fire. This is Koh Phi Phi, a group of small islands in Southern Thailand. The islands are known for their fire shows, performed every night by talented artists along the shores of the beach. Bars line the tropical waterfront, providing front row seats to the night’s entertainment. Performers swirl fiery batons, plummet through burning hoops, and juggle with balls of fire.

The Tranquil Norwegian Countryside Photographed by Johan Stephan

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© Johan Stephan / Offset

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For Gothenburg, Sweden-based photographer Johan Stephan, capturing the Norwegian countryside was a way of slowing down, of honing in on beautiful moments within a frenzied and face-paced world. He strives to create imagery without diverting elements, composing minimalistic visions that inspire tranquility and reflection.

Photo du Jour: Neist Point

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Celebrated for his rare and distinctive viewpoints on familiar landscapes, Antwerp, Belgium-based photographer Jan Kempenaers looks out over Neist Point in the Scottish Isle of Skye. The artist works with precision and exactness, winnowing down his collection to only the most arresting and iconic images.

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.