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Daniel Berehulak’s image, taken at the Mexico-US border, is part of the TIME's Top 100 Photos of 2021 :
time.com/6123078/top-100-photos-2021/

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Vilma Iris Peraza, 28, from Honduras cries next to her two children, Adriana, 5, and Erick, 2, after finding out they were back in Mexico on March 18. They had just been escorted by U.S. border patrol agents to the middle of the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Peraza was planning to reunite with her husband, who had been living in Nashville for two years.

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Daniel Berehulak’s image, taken at the Mexico-US border, is part of the TIMEs Top 100 Photos of 2021 : 
https://time.com/6123078/top-100-photos-2021/

Caption : 
Vilma Iris Peraza, 28, from Honduras cries next to her two children, Adriana, 5, and Erick, 2, after finding out they were back in Mexico on March 18. They had just been escorted by U.S. border patrol agents to the middle of the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Peraza was planning to reunite with her husband, who had been living in Nashville for two years.

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Going out into the world to make pictures can be overwhelming. It’s all a great big unknown. If you put too much pressure on yourself to make ‘great’ pictures, you can become paralysed. So give yourself an optimistic push and have hope.

‘Think lucky, be lucky” is the first chapter of Matt Stuart's book ’Think Like a Street Photographer’.
www.laurenceking.com/product/think-like-a-street-photographer/

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Going out into the world to make pictures can be overwhelming. It’s all a great big unknown. If you put too much pressure on yourself to make ‘great’ pictures, you can become paralysed. So give yourself an optimistic push and have hope.

‘Think lucky, be lucky” is the first chapter of Matt Stuarts book ’Think Like a Street Photographer’.
https://www.laurenceking.com/product/think-like-a-street-photographer/

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In 1989, the fall of the Berlin wall triggered a domino reaction which would profoundly rearrange the political scene in Eastern Europe. In Czechoslovakia, the Communist regime, under a huge popular pressure, gave way for a democratic revolution.

Today, November 16th, marks the 32nd anniversary of what was called the Velvet Revolution. John Vink covered the early days of the uprising.

See the full galery:
www.mapsimages.com/works/czechoslovakia-the-velvet-revolution/

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In 1989, the fall of the Berlin wall triggered a domino reaction which would profoundly rearrange the political scene in Eastern Europe. In Czechoslovakia, the Communist regime, under a huge popular pressure, gave way for a democratic revolution. 

Today, November 16th, marks the 32nd anniversary of what was called the Velvet Revolution. John Vink covered the early days of the uprising. 

See the full galery: 
https://www.mapsimages.com/works/czechoslovakia-the-velvet-revolution/

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The artists in the "Earthlings" collective exhibition confront us with the urgencies of our world, and employ many forms of imagination and thinking to reflect on our current times. They offer hope and propose alternatives for the future.

"Are They Rock or Clouds?" by Marina Caneve is featured in the "Earthlings" collective exhibition at FOTODOK, Paris, from November 11th to 20th.

More info : www.fotodok.org/en/fotodok-in-paris-earthlings/
See the full gallery : www.mapsimages.com/works/are-they-rocks-or-clouds/

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The artists in the Earthlings collective exhibition confront us with the urgencies of our world, and employ many forms of imagination and thinking to reflect on our current times. They offer hope and propose alternatives for the future.

Are They Rock or Clouds? by Marina Caneve is featured in the Earthlings collective exhibition at FOTODOK, Paris, from November 11th to 20th.

More info : https://www.fotodok.org/en/fotodok-in-paris-earthlings/
See the full gallery : https://www.mapsimages.com/works/are-they-rocks-or-clouds/

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Climate change, the sixth extinction of species, the rhetoric of collapse... These are the anxious hypotheses at the origin of Matthieu Gafsou's vast photographic project, Vivants (Alive), in which our vision of the future is gradually shattered, leaving room for a new anxiety due to the threats that weigh on the world.

Exhibition in Galerie C, Paris, France, as part of Photo Saint-Germain. Opening today November 9th 2021.
More info :
www.photosaintgermain.com/en/editions/2021/parcours/galerie-c

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Climate change, the sixth extinction of species, the rhetoric of collapse... These are the anxious hypotheses at the origin of Matthieu Gafsous vast photographic project, Vivants (Alive), in which our vision of the future is gradually shattered, leaving room for a new anxiety due to the threats that weigh on the world.

Exhibition in Galerie C, Paris, France, as part of Photo Saint-Germain. Opening today November 9th 2021.
More info : 
http://www.photosaintgermain.com/en/editions/2021/parcours/galerie-c

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Are They Rocks or Clouds?

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