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Photo: Ross McDonnell for TIME

Immigration Crisis: Photographing the Violence Behind the Honduras Exodus

Photographer Ross McDonnell traveled to Honduras for TIME to document the spiraling violence that is forcing thousands of people to seek a better life in the U.S.

Photo: David Chancellor—INSTITUTE

Save the Animals: David Chancellor’s Powerful Photographs of Conservation Efforts

Rhinos and elephants are being killed in the thousands, but as David Chancellor’s powerful photos attest, rangers are stepping up.

Photo by Bulent Kilic—AFP/Getty Images

Pictures of the Week: July 18 - July 25

A pro-Russia separatist pets a kitten standing on his shoulder as he mans a checkpoint in the northern outskirts of Donetsk.

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Photo: Sayed Asif Mahmud

Inside Bangladesh’s Cheap Cigarette Factories

Sayed Asif Mahmud’s powerful photos document the dangers that workers face in Bangladesh’s tobacco factories.

Photo: Alessio Romenzi

'Innocents in the Crossfire': Alessio Romenzi's Shocking Photographs from Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations.

Photo by Sungjin Park

'Recklessness and Rebellion': Meet the Cool Kids of South Korea

Collared shirts, pleated skirts, awkward haircuts and acne—all these are present in South Korean photographer Sungjin Park’s new project, ‘Kid Nostalgia,’ which focuses on poignantly rebellious schoolkids in Seoul.

Photo: Jerome Sessini—Magnum Photos

Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: ‘Unreal’ Scenes from Photographer Jerome Sessini

Late Thursday, a field of sunflowers in eastern Ukraine was transformed into the scene of a tragedy when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile. Photographer Jerome Sessini was one of the first people to arrive. He wasn’t prepared for what he was saw.

Photo: NASA

#LightBoxFF: Transmissions from Space with NASA Goddard

This week on #LightBoxFF, TIME speaks with Rebecca Roth, who runs the Instagram feed at NASA Goddard (@nasagoddard), the agency’s research lab in Greenbelt, MD. Roth says that social media has drastically changed the way NASA communicates with the world, and has made space exploration accessible and immediate to a new generation.

Photo: Donald Pettit—NASA

A Master Class in Space Photography with Astronaut Donald Pettit

Want to know how to take photos from space? NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit gives LightBox the lowdown.

Photo: Jackie Nickerson—Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

The  Alice Austen House Museum hosts Slideluck Staten Island this Saturday, July 19. The featured photography, artwork and multimedia pieces, curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier and Amy Pereira, explore the theme of Women’s Work, showing the current state of women’s lives and interests around the world.

Featured artists include:

Alice Proujansky  *  Andy Kropa  * Arlene Gottfried *  Carrie Schneider * Cassandra Giraldo  *  Chiara Dazi  *  Corinne May Botz  * Denis Dailleux * Diana Markosian  *  Françoise Huguier  *  Gillian Laub  *  Glenna Gordon * Isadora Kosofsky  *  Jackie Nickerson  *  Jamie Diamond  *  Jay Weichun  * Jeanette Spicer  *  Lauren Fleishman  *  Lola Flash  *  Loubna Mrie  *  Maja Daniels * Sara Naomi Lewkowicz  *  Stacy Swiderski  *  Susan Lipper  * Taylor Baucom  *  Yana Paskova

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