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New York City, 1975 (photo: Joel Meyerowitz)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of when he first took up a camera, photographer Joel Meyerowitz has compiled hundreds of his favorite images for a new two-volume collection.

See more photos here.

A section of Stanley Kubrick’s contact sheet from his 1949 photo essay ‘Prizefighter.’

Stanley Kubrick was still a teenager when he was hired as a staff photographer for Look Magazine. One of his photo essays, scenes from the life of Bronx-born boxer Walter Cartier, would inspire the acclaimed filmmaker’s directorial debut, ‘Day at the Fight.’

Read the story and watch the film here.

Nelson Mandela wearing traditional beads and a bed spread. Hiding out from the police during his period as the “black pimpernel,” 1961. (Photo: Eli Weinberg, Courtesy of IDAFSA. )

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life

will be on view at the International Center of Photography in New York from  September 14, 2012–January 6, 2013

Martin Parr—Magnum

1997. Some punks kept their Mohican haircuts and lived by charging tourists money to photograph them (often by a red bus or telephone box).

A new photo book by Taschen captures images of London from the Victorian era to the swinging ’60s to the present day.

See more photos here.

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