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Portraits of Hipsters Getting Down at the NRMAL Music Festival in Monterrey, Mexico

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Spotlighted in the darkness, Alejandro Cartagena‘s dancers look lost in their own world, the chaos and crowds of Mexico’s NRMAL music festival vanishing in a blur of pure rhapsody.

Meditative Photos From a Photographer’s Road Trip Through Israel

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Yaakov Israel

Jerusalem-based photographer Yaakov Israel’s beautiful, personal photographic examination of what being Israeli means to him has a title as dreamlike as his photos: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey. Israel initiated the series after he took a picture of a Palestinian man who happened to ride by on a white donkey, one day near the Dead Sea. Israel explains the significance: “As per the Orthodox Jewish tradition, the Messiah (the Prophet) will arrive riding on a white donkey.”

‘Other People’s Clothes’: A Photographer’s Humorous Self-Portraits Imagine the Lives of Strangers

Caleb Cole

Caleb Cole

Boston-based photographer Caleb Cole’s curiosity about the lives of others led him to make his amusing series Other People’s Clothes. In the series, he becomes the stranger by using scavenged clothing and a location in which to create these imagined stories of strangers’ lives.

Malika Gaudin-Delrieu’s Portrait of a Happy Hermaphrodite Prostitute

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Malika Gaudin-Delrieu

“I’d rather sell my ass than my soul, it’s harder but much cleaner,” says Claudette, the “happy hermaphrodite prostitute” who is the compelling subject of photographer Malika Gaudin-Delrieu’s La vie en rose.

The Electrosensitive: Portraits and Stories of Those Who’ve Been Made Sick by Technology

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Jennifer Layton, Devon.

Developed severe tinnitus and then insomnia and heart palpitations after a next door neighbor in her terrace had wi-fi set up in their home. She is photographed at a friend’s home on the edge town. She felt more at ease here away from the ‘electro-smog’.

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Damian May, Reading, Berkshire.

May is a skilled cabinet maker and runs a property maintenance company. He discovered he suffered from EHS after buying a Nintendo Wii for Christmas. His electrosensitivity has made it very difficult for him to run his company as he finds it painful to work in areas with wi-fi or a strong mobile phone signal. He is photographed in his office, which he has insulated against EMF’s. He is actively campaigning to have wi-fi removed from his son’s school.

Electrosensitive: Outliers in a Wireless World is London-based photographer Thomas Ball‘s investigation into the conflicting evidence and real-life traumas of people who claim to be made ill from the electromagnetic fields of wireless internet, mobile phones and other devices. Those suffering with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) experience varying degrees of physical discomfort and pain on a daily basis.

Menacing and Medieval Homemade Weapons Fashioned by Ukrainian Protestors

Tom Jamieson

A club with nails hammered in the end. The inscription reads ‘Ternopil’ which is a city in western Ukraine. According to the owner, the handle is wrapped in tape having broken in clashes with the Berkut.

Tom Jamieson

After two weeks of photographing the recent Maidan Square protests in Ukraine and feeling frustrated that he wasn’t contributing anything new to the coverage, London-based photographer Tom Jamieson turned his lens on a unique subject: the DIY weapons crafted by Ukrainian protestors.

Heartbreaking Portraits of Children Living in Syrian Refugee Camp, Bab al Salama

Will Wintercross

Sarah Abdulwahhab, 10, lives in the encampment’s next tent. Her father was killed by a scud missile. She could not remember his name any more, she said. There is a sense of shock that, despite the games being played outside, runs through the settlement.

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Ahmed Mohammed, 7. In some ways the most startling feature of the camp is that almost two years after it was established there is nothing for anyone, including the children, to do, except to wait more in hope than expectation for the war to end. No classes have been established, there are no toys, no games, not even anywhere to play football safely. Ahmed Mohammed was playing with one of the few ‘toys’ available—the leftover casing of a heavy machine-gun bullet.

Just last week, London-based Telegraph photographer Will Wintercross traveled to the Bab al Salama refugee camp in Syria (located near the Turkish border), and captured portraits of children who have been displaced from their homes in and around the conflict-ridden city of Aleppo.

Poignant Photos of Identical Twins Over 50

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Gao Rongguo

Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo captures poignant photographs of identical twins older than age fifty. Growing up in Shandong Province, he went to many different schools and, in the course of this, knew three sets of identical twins. For this project, he returned to Shandong Province to find his subjects and chose to photograph them so they appear to gaze at their own nonidentical reflection. He chose subjects older than fifty years old because, he explains, “the fifties are often called the years to know one’s fate.”

Sadie Wechsler Creates A Bizarre Fantasy World Through Her Lyrical Images

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Sadie Wechsler

Seattle-based photographer Sadie Wechsler creates dreamlike scenarios, using photography in concert with other tools to create an alternate world. She takes advantage of her medium to create scenarios that vary from just the other side of normal, where perhaps one detail is not quite right, to lyrical, innately surreal constructions. Wechsler, who was just named one of five finalists for the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize, answered some of our questions about her difficult-to-pigeonhole work.

Gripping Photos of Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculptures of Suspected Murder Victims

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© Arne Svenson. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, NYC.

Arne Svenson

© Arne Svenson. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, NYC.

At first glance, NYC-based photographer Arne Svenson’s stark portraits of sculpted heads are deceptively amusing. However, Unspeaking Likeness is a series of deeply unfunny photographs of forensic facial reconstruction sculptures of suspected murder victims.