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These are the Best Wildlife Photos of 2017

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The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 53rd year, and this year’s edition saw nearly 50,000 entries from 92 different countries. You’ve already seen a snapshot of some of the finalists, but last night the winners were announced at an awards ceremony in the Natural ...

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Chris Smith, the Photographer of the US Health Secretary

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Here’s a short video released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last month on the work of photographer Chris Smith, who has served as the Secretary’s photographer in the department for 27 years now. Smith shares about both his journey in photography and some insights into what ...

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I Traveled from LA to Lebanon to Shoot Family Portraits

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My name is Fayrouz Ftouni, and I’m a Lebanese photographer based in Los Angeles, California. For my project Yasmina, I traveled to Lebanon to shoot a series of “family portraits.” Yasmina is a photography project that transports us back to the 1960s in Beirut when women were restricted by societal ...

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Finding the Perfect Composition When All Seems Lost

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Here’s a 20-minute video in which Serge Ramelli shows how he captured some beautiful fine-art photos of hot air balloons at a festival, even though the photo opportunities were initially looking bleak. Faced with a poor foreground full of spectators and bright yellow buses, Ramelli had to think outside the box. Ramelli ...

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