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'A Kind of Purgatory': African Refugees in Israel

It is estimated that 60,000 African asylum-seekers reside in the State of Israel, mainly from Sudan and Eritrea. For these men, women and children, the journey to the country is as perilous as it is difficult.

Photo: Steve McCurry—Magnum

The Photo That Made Me: Steve McCurry, Mexico City 1972

TIME LightBox talks to Steve McCurry as part of our new series The Photo That Made Me, in which photographers tell us about the one photograph they made that they believe jump-started their career, garnered them international attention, or simply sparked an interest in photography.

Photo: Joseph Ruzicka—CCNY

A New Age of Analog at New York’s Most Historic Camera Club

The Camera Club of New York signs a deal this week in hopes of revitalizing its programming while remaining true to its analog roots.

Photo: Sebastian Liste—NOOR

NOOR Welcomes Sebastian Liste and Asim Rafiqui

The Netherlands-based photo collective, Noor Images, welcomes photographers Sebastian Liste and Asim Rafiqui to its roster, signaling a desire to add fresh coverage on a range of under-reported local issues.

Photo: Alessandro Penso

Shining a Light on the Plight of Europe’s Migrants, From Rome to Brussels

Trucks have become symbols of hope for many migrants in search of better lives in Western Europe, says photographer Alessandro Penso, who has taken to Europe’s roads in a bid to raise awareness on immigration issues

Photo: Dominic Ebenbichler—Reuters

Pictures of the Week: June 20 - June 27

Brazil’s Neymar Jr. dribbles the ball during the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia. (Dominic Ebenbichler—Reuters)

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Photo: Justin Maxon

#LightBoxFF: Justin Maxon’s Instagram Fantasyland

This week on #LightBox FF, TIME speaks with Justin Maxon (@justinmeadmaxon), whose photographs address poverty, politics and public health from a humanitarian perspective. He says Instagram gives him the opportunity to present a view of the world not based in reality, but inspired by experience.

Photo: Joachim Ladefoged—VII

A Place I Knew So Well: Joachim Ladefoged Looks Back at His Childhood Homes

Shortly after 9/11 and the birth of his first child, award-winning photographer Joachim Ladefoged stepped away from conflict reportage and spent a decade revisiting the homes he knew as a child in Denmark.

Photo: J. J. Belanger—ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries

Gay Pride in the 1950s: The Photo Booth as a Safe Space

A remarkable, moving and even revolutionary image of two gay men in 1953.

Photo: Alex Webb

'Memory City': A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak's Company Town

Rochester will forever be known as the home of Eastman Kodak but, as the legendary photography company fights to remain relevant in a digital world, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take a trip down memory lane.

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