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Candid Photos of ‘Desktop Dining’ in the American Workplace

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Michael Brennan, Managing director in high-yield bond sales, Citigroup, New York. Pizza and chicken soup.

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Monica Vaccari, Community manager of social media, Audible, Newark. Chicken-and-andouille soup; beignets for dessert.

“The way people eat at work is pretty sad,” the disillusioned ethnographer June Jo Lee told journalist Malia Wollan of The New York Times Magazine. For the story Failure to Lunch: The lamentable rise of desktop dining, the magazine teamed up with New York City-based photographer Brian Finke to conduct a survey of the state of munching in American offices.

Behind-the-Scenes in the Life of a Dominatrix

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The key to BDSM, says New York City-based photographer Samir Abady, is trust. He’s witnessed the profound intimacy that enfolds inside the dungeon of a dominatrix; there have been moments so delicate that just the click of the shutter could break the spell. Kink is the photographer’s ongoing chronicle of women who venture into the professional world of BDSM, the submissives who confide in them, and the day-to-day goings on of their otherwise mundane—or, as Abady would say, “vanilla”—lives.

The Beautiful and Grotesque Collide in Haunting Still Lifes

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On her daily drive to work, New Jersey-based photographer Kimberly Witham encounters a sprinkling of bodies left to decompose on the side of the road. While other passersby avert their eyes and plow forwards, she makes a detour, gathering the tiny squirrels, raccoons, and birds whose fragile forms have been stuck down by collisions with traffic. In the privacy of her studio, she constructs austere still lifes in which their remains are commingled with succulent, ripe fruit.

One Woman’s Intensely Intimate Photos of Motherhood

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Nursing and peeing, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2014 © Anna Ogier-Bloomer

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Scratches from breastfeeding at nine months, 2014 © Anna Ogier-Bloome

“She’s the flesh of my flesh,” says New York City-based photographer Anna Ogier-Bloomer of her daughter Violet, whose first two and a half years she’s feverishly chronicled between breast-feedings, catnaps, and sleepy revelations.

These Minimal Paddle Pops Will Make You Miss Being a Kid

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“We had a huge freezer in our family home filled with all sorts of paddle pops,” says Sydney-based photographer Simone Rosenbauer of summer months as a child. She remembers the instant the lid was opened, a burst of cold air signaling a tasty treat and momentary relief from the scorching sun.

A Fearless Look at What Women Wore When They Were Sexually Assaulted

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Well, What Were You Wearing? is Philadelphia-based photographer Katherine Cambareri’s cri de coeur on behalf of survivors of sexual assault who have been failed by the authorities meant to protect them. Using only the clothing they happened to have on when they were attacked, the photographer tells the stories of women who, after having been raped, molested, or otherwise violated, have been forced to endure interrogations and accusations associated with victim-blaming.

A Photographer Reflects on Her Loss After 11 Miscarriages

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“Last July, after helping a friend through a painful loss I reflected on my own personal experience. These thoughts propelled me to take down the big white box in my closet which safeguards the mementos of my lost babies. It had been quite a while since I last took each item out and as I laid them out on my bed I felt their story needed to be documented.”

San Francisco-based photographer Dianne Yudelson’s sorrow was repressed by a socially accepted code of silence which, in her words, deems miscarriage grief unreasonable. She locked it away, but each loss was commemorated by the preservation of the pregnancy test, sonogram and a few items which evoked memories.

Words of the Broken-Hearted Baked into Yummy Desserts

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New York-based photographer Isabella Giancarlo calls them “heartbreak quotes.” They’re the words people say when they’re breaking up— the opposite of a Hallmark card, though often almost as trite. In order to “sweeten” these brief and painful verses, she baked them into some of her favorite treats for the series EAT YR HEART OUT.

Vintage Photos Appropriated in the Most Absurd Ways

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The ANTIHEROES were born by accident when Bilbao-based artist Susana Blasco was snacking on some nuts while making a collage out of antique photographs. One fell from her hand and onto the decades-old print, transforming the anonymous subject into a bizarre character, ripped from the pages of a whimsical storybook.

Iconic Filmmakers’ Birthdays Celebrated in Offbeat Photos

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The table is set, and the candles are lit, but the guest of honor has yet to arrive. It’s the birthday party of an iconic filmmaker, as imagined by New York City-based photographer Henry Hargreaves and set designer Nicole Heffron. For each month of the year, they staged an elaborate tribute to a legendary filmmaker, with subjects ranging from Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock to George Lucas and Stanley Kubrick.

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