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Color and Light in a Unique Suburb of Sydney

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Sydney-born photographer Markus Andersen first visited the suburb of Cabramatta two years ago. A memorial had recently been set up in the main square honor of those who lost their lives in the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis, and moved by the scene, the photographer found himself wandering the streets.

Capturing the Unexpected in the Streets of Mexico

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Comitán, Chiapas, 2007  from Alex Webb: La Calle (Aperture/Televisa Foundation, 2016)

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Near Creel, Chihuahua, 1978  from Alex Webb: La Calle (Aperture/Televisa Foundation, 2016)

Curated by Alfonso Morales, La Calle brings together over thirty years of street photography by San Francisco-born Magnum photographer Alex Webb, spanning from 1975 to 2007. In this selection of photographs all taken on the streets of Mexico, the multi-layered compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, “Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary and art blur and disappear.”

Shocking Photos of the Devastating Monsoon Season in Kolkata

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For a quarter century, photographer Joydeep Mukherjee has seen his neighborhood in Kolkata flooded dozens of times. He’s seen children submerged neck-deep, the disabled struggling to find comfort, and stray animals desperately searching for higher ground.

Sorrow and Beauty in the Streets of 1980s NYC

CC Train, NYC, 1982 © Richard Sandler / The Eyes of the City

CC Train, NYC, 1982 © Richard Sandler / The Eyes of the City

Grand Central Terminal, NYC, 1990 © Richard Sandler / The Eyes of the City

Grand Central Terminal, NYC, 1990 © Richard Sandler / The Eyes of the City

A half-century ago, a boy in New York city spent his days skipping school, playing in arcades, and watching side shows. He bought fireworks illegally, and Times Square was the center of his universe. In the 1970s, that boy met Mary McClelland, the wife of a Harvard psychologist, who lent him a darkroom and gave him her old Leica 3F. With that gift, he became Richard Sandler the street photographer.

Photographer captures love and debauchery on the streets of Miami

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“I’ve never been to Miami, Florida” says Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros, preparing us for his latest series Dialogue du Sourd. For the first time the artist took to the streets of Miami to photograph its life and energy in his usual cool and intimate style. He spent just four or five nights in the city, though the exact figure he cannot remember; “my memories are always blurry” he admits. On arrival the city appeared to him gigantic, though given his short-time there he knew that would only scratch the surface.

A Diary of Rockers, Punks and Hippies in the Soviet Union

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In the six years proceeding the fall of the Soviet Union, coinciding with the Cold War, Moscow photographer Igor Mukhin shot 1392 rolls of film on his 35mm Zenit-E and Lomo Compact cameras.

Loneliness and Nightfall in the Baltimore Streets

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“I like capturing what’s hidden and also what’s fragile,” Baltimore photographer Patrick Joust says of shooting the city at night. The Baltimore in his pictures is the secret Baltimore, the Baltimore that only reveals itself after long walks in the dark.

Painful But Unforgettable Portraits of Life on Skid Row

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Los Angeles Street near Winston St: Jerry has been on Skid Row for years. Despite his devastating facial injury, caused by a rifle shot to the face as he sat at a bus stop over a decade ago, he’s very easy to talk to and joke with and is very honest about his life. He’s routinely bullied and has his belongings stolen regularly. He’s in very poor condition physically, and I haven’t seen him in months.

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Spring Street between 5th and 6th: Larry first saw Rebel being beaten brutally by his owner on Skid Row around San Pedro Street. He implored the guy to allow him to take the dog, because he knew that the dog wouldn’t survive much longer. He was given the dog, named him Rebel, and they are now inseparable life partners

“Get the fuck out of the car already, because if you don’t, you’ll never forgive yourself,” photographer Suzanne Stein told herself as she passed by Jennifer’s tent on Skid Row. She’d been photographing the faces of the area since October of the previous year, but this block could be unpredictable, and she was frightened. Still, Jennifer was worth the risk.

Colorful Compositions Found in the Streets of Burano, Italy

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Different people have different theories about why the island of Burano is so colorful. Some, Italian photographer Mirko Saviane admits, believe the bright buildings are meant to guide the fisherman as they make their way back home. Others suggest that once upon a time the houses were painted to signify which family owned the property; as the artist puts it, “different family, different color.”

Hillary Clinton’s Wardrobe Celebrated on New Instagram

Six years ago, when she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was asked the following question during a trip to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: “Which designers do you prefer?”

She responded with a question: “What designers of clothes?”??When the interviewer replied that yes, that’s indeed what he had meant, she said, “Would you ever ask a man that question?”

Clinton’s political career has been tainted by sexism, and her fashion choices are just one avenue by which her critics have chosen to disparage her. She’s heard more pantsuit jokes than I’m sure she can count; a meme about her $12,000 Armani jacket when viral a few months ago, while no mention of male candidate’s bespoke suits made headlines.

The Instagram account Hillarystreetstyle, which pairs Clinton’s outfits with similar ones sported by international fashion icons throughout the decades, is in many ways a rebuttal to all the people who’ve disparaged the presidential nominee on the basis of her appearance.

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