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Photograph by Nicholas Albrecht

Mr. Salton Sea, 2011

With a classic North American cross-country road trip in mind, Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht sold his digital camera, bought a motor home and hit the road. But within a few days of arriving at the Salton Sea — an enormous salt-water lake in the Southern California desert — those plans went out the RV window. Albrecht ended up staying for 10 months, during which time he developed a unique vision of this oft-documented region that has been plagued by both environmental and economic decay.

See more Photographs from the Salton Sea, a Surreal American Oasis on LightBox.

Elijah Jones, 23, sits in his room on the fourth floor of the Redfern Houses. Since the storm, water has condensed on the walls and ceiling because his room is so cold, and mold is starting to grow on his walls. Every day he tries to clean the moisture from his room, but the water keeps coming back. “That’s the only light we got,” he says pointing to a spotlight on a generator in the courtyard. “We just got that like three days ago.” (photo: Finlay MacKay for TIME )

For many in Sandy’s path, the storm itself was terrifying. On Staten Island, houses collapsed, crushing people underneath; in Breezy Point, families fled blocks of homes in flames. But in Redfern, the real struggle began the next day, when it became clear that power wouldn’t return for weeks.

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Al Roudh Primary School for Girls, Manama, Bahrain.                                                     Grade 4, English. April 15, 2007.

Regardless of where we grew up, most of us spent many of our formative years sitting in a classroom. British photographer Julian Germain spent eight years photographing students in classrooms around the world.

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A soldier rides a donkey in Nineveh, Iraq. 2006. (photo: Peter van Agtmael)

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael has received the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. The annual grant aims to recognize a photographer who has “demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.”

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Photographer Stephen Ferry has spent ten years documenting the ongoing internal armed conflict in Colombia. In his recently-published book, Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict, Ferry presents a comprehensive look at this incredibly complicated and brutal conflict with the use of his own photographs, historical imagery and text.

Ferry sat down with LightBox to narrate a video tour of the new book.

Read the story and watch the video here.

A landscape photographer David Zimmerman’s ‘Last Refuge’ makes exquisite studies of discarded clothes found at a squatter camp in the New Mexican desert. See more here

As shooting season begins across the country, TIME looks at Jesse Burke’s series on hunting blinds. See more here

Photojournalist Tyler Cacek has been documenting the Ku Klux Klan since 2009, in an effort to understand how reasonable people come to adopt an unreasonable philosophy of hate. See more here

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