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Photograph by Michael Galinsky

In the winter of 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across the U.S. photographing malls and the people inside them. Looking back, it’s not where in the U.S. Galinsky photographed — it’s impossible to tell Indiana from Arkansas — but when.

The cover of Americans by Christopher Morris, published this month by Steidl

TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris sought to make an anthropological study of America—not for this week, or for this past election cycle—but a body of work that future generations could look back on to get a sense of the country’s mood.

See an exclusive interview on LightBox here.

TONIGHT at the Standard, Miami: The American Dream: Exploring Perceptions — with Magnum photographers Gilles Peress, Bruce Gilden and Paolo Pellegrin.

Ground Zero, 2010.

Photographer Shane Lavalette turned to music in order to capture the American South for a project commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. See more here.

Amber Jones, 18. Montgomery County High School, Mount Vernon, Ga.  ”There’s not a lot to do in these parts, so prom is really the only time we get to dress up and hang out together,” she says.

Gillian Laub crossed the country to capture the bittersweet anticipation and excitement of high-school proms for TIME. See more here.

The Three Brothers, Yosemite. 1861.

'Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs,' by Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis, has been awarded the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book Award. Judge Jem Southam explains how the decision was made. See more here.

Untitled (American Flag, Trees), 1972

Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea is exhibiting the work of secret shutterbug, Vivian Maier. Vivian Maier: Unseen Images features 35 black and white prints. When Maier died in 2009, she left behind more than 120,000 negatives and 2,000 undeveloped rolls of film. Last year, a couple hundred of these rolls, shot in the 1960s and 1970s, were finally developed. A selection of these images make their debut in this exhibition. (note: exhibition open from April 12, 2012 - May 26, 2012)

See Maier’s work on LightBox here.

Charlie Hill of Vineland, N.J., from This Wild Idea by Theron Humprey.

Photographer Theron Humphrey is on day 218 of a full-year trip around the country to photograph people (and their places and things) he finds through social media. He is recording interviews with them using a standard set of questions (such as “Did you spend much time with your grandparents?”). You can see and hear those stories here.

In May 2011, Magnum photographers Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Alec Soth and Mikhael Subotzky, as well as writer Ginger Strand, set out from Austin, Texas in an RV. Two weeks and 1750 miles later, they arrived in Oakland, Calif. Together, they documented their experience, the result of which is a new, limited edition book that launches this week. See more here.

Merry Christmas from Lee Friedlander. An exhibition at Janet Borden, Inc celebrates the holiday season with a selection previously unseen images by the master photographer. See more here

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