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Photo: Elinor Carucci—Institute for TIME

Meeting Baby David: Elinor Carucci’s Powerful Portraits of Preemies

For this week’s issue of TIME, photographer Elinor Carucci took these powerful, intimate portraits of David, an infant born at 28 weeks at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Carucci spent the better part of two days with David and his parents in the hospital; here she tells TIME about the personal connection she developed with the child and parents, and talks about her approach to photography. 

Photo: Lynsey Addario for TIME

Lynsey Addario traveled to Afghanistan ahead of upcoming presidential elections, where the first female governor in the country, Habiba Sourabi, is now the first woman running for vice-president.

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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 Eugene Reznik

Over the past month, LightBox has published its selection of year-end galleries, a retrospective photographic survey of the year that was: the 10 best photos of the year, the best of TIME’s commissioned portraits and photojournalism, the best photobooks, the year’s most surprising photos, the year in déjà vu and 365 (a photo per day in 2013).

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we do it and a spotlight on some of the photos of the year that (almost) got away.

Photograph by Francesco Zizola—NOOR for TIME

Rome-based photographer Francesco Zizola was assigned to cover Pope Francis for TIME’s Person of the Year issue. Over the past month, Zizola captured the humble spirit surrounding the Holy Father as he takes a new direction in the Vatican living out the mission of his namesake.


Pope Francis is TIME’s Person of the Year for 2013.

Spot the Pope in nearly every Pictures of the Week gallery on LightBox from the past year.


Photograph by Adam Dean—Panos for TIME

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses with the cover he created for TIME at his studio in Beijing, China, June 3, 2013.

Photograph by Andrew B. Myers for TIME

Spread from this week’s cover story on millennials photographed by Andrew B. Myers.

Photograph by Manish Swarup—AP

The LightBox spread in the latest issue of TIME: Villagers in Nandgaon, India, take a break from the Lathmar Holi celebration on March 22. Festive face and body pigment is part of the Hindu tradition for the holiday, which marks the start of spring.

Above: March 22, 2013. Indian villagers from Nandgaon wait for the arrival of villagers from Barsana to play Lathmar Holi at the Nandagram temple in Nandgaon, India. (Manish Swarup—AP)

"It’s a lull before a storm," AP photographer Manish Swarup tells TIME. "These villagers from Nandgaon have taken a little break after putting colors onto each other while waiting for the  arrival of villagers from Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna."

This week, Hindus in India celebrated the festival of colors known as Holi, a religious tradition welcoming the coming of spring through singing, dancing and the splattering of vibrant body paint. The event has offered unparalleled creative inspiration for wire photographers working in color like Swarup, whose image from March 22, 2013 made it in this week’s issue of TIME.

The villagers seen above, Swarup explains, “were a little exhausted of playing Holi since morning but their spirits and enthusiasm to color villagers from Barsana was very high. I too was waiting for them. One of the arches on extreme left was empty and I was hoping that someone would come and sit there. Suddenly one of their friends came and rested for a while. I quickly made few frames.”

How does a photographer prepare to enter a scene of flailing water and pigment? Swarup had wrapped his camera in “a cling film and then a protective rain cover.

—Eugene Reznik

See more of this week’s best photos at LightBox.

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