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Photograph by Marco Grob for TIME

Behind TIME’s portrait of the Dalai Lama. See more here

Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson—Magnum Photos

Love Through the Lens: Martine Franck’s and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s intimate portraits of each another provide an insight into the romantic life of the famous husband and wife photography team.

Photograph by Rafal Milach—INSTITUTE

Elena, the best National Library worker. Minsk, Belarus, May 28, 2013.

See more of Rafal Milach’s Portraits of the Best in Belarus milkmaids, fitness queens, hunters, potato farmers and other winners of the quirky propagandistic contests organized by one of last remaining dictatorships in Europe.

Photograph by Marco Grob for TIME

We only had seven minutes to make the two different studio portraits, one of those ended up on the cover of TIME International. I was also able to sneak in the two environmental pictures, which both ran in the magazine.

There are different ways to get a good portrait. There are a lot of photographers who have a much different approach. But my subjects often don’t have time to get used to the fact that they’re being photographed. Which probably adds some immediacy. —Marco Grob

Read more: Meeting François Hollande: Behind TIME International’s Cover with Marco Grob

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.

Photograph by Philippe Halsman—Courtesy Philippe Halsman Archive

The Versatile Jean Cocteau, 1949. This photo originally ran in LIFE. The image shows Halsman’s mounted final print.

Few portrait photographers could claim to be as prolific as Philippe Halsman. Now a new exhibition and book are set to shed more light on his creative process while revealing rarely seen Halsman photos.

Photograph by Paola Kudacki for TIME

In 2013, TIME asked photographer Paola Kudacki to take these striking portraits of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who sadly passed away on Feb. 2 2014, as part of our Great Performances portfolio.

Photograph by Jackie Nickerson—Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Why doesn’t Nickerson follow the traditional path of “concerned” documentary photography, identifying individuals affected by an issue, and showing the particular details of their lives? Indeed, she rarely shows us any human faces in this project at all, and she totally erases important distinctions of nationality and culture within her diverse assortment of subjects. In effect, she hopes to reveal by concealing; she informs by holding back. —Myles Little

Jackie Nickerson’s Terrain is on view January 16 - February 15, 2014 at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.

Read more about her portraits of Africa’s laborers on LightBox.

Courtesy KesselsKramer

A new book of found photographs from the 1980s show a Chinese woman’s strange relationship to an unlikely status symbol: her TV.

Photograph © Alfred Wertheimer

Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 79th birthday. No photographer ever got as close to him as Alfred Wertheimer. His intimate photographs of the young, rising star reveal a carefree and innocent time before he became a cultural icon. TIME met with Wertheimer to reminisce about the days and nights he spent with the rocker on the cusp of unfathomable fame.

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