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Photograph by Saul Leiter—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

In memory of Saul Leiter, who has passed away in New York at the age of 89, LightBox republishes a casual conversation with the photographer and painter, originally published earlier this year.

Photo by David J Carol

TONIGHT: Street Shots/NYC debuts at the Museum of the City of New York's South Street Seaport Museum at 12 Fulton Street. The exhibition, which features the work of photographers such as David J. Carol, Joni Sternbach, Richard Bram, Erica McDonald and Ken Shung, investigates contemporary New York City Street photography.

(Photo courtesy of Bonni Benrubi Gallery)

Last Thursday, gallerist Bonni Benrubi passed away after a long battle with cancer. A pioneer in the New York photo community, Benrubi was committed to exclusively showing photography for the past 25 years. A champion of many young artists’ work, she fostered the careers of numerous photographers who have appeared in the pages of TIME, including Gillian Laub.

“When Bonni took me on as an artist, I was so young, just out of school,” says Laub, who has been represented by the gallery since she was 24. “It was such an honor and so encouraging to have someone like her have such belief in my work. Bonni was one of the strongest people I knew. She was an inspiration to me as a woman and human being — so passionate about both her work and family.”

And Laub says she’ll also remember the advice that Benrubi gave her: “Keep doing the work that is close to your heart and moves you emotionally. It may not be trendy, but humanity doesn’t need to follow trends.”

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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Susan Aman searches through the remains of her father’s home, which had been located on Kissam Avenue, but was carried by the flood water into the marsh along Mill Road. She believes that she is crouching on top of what had been her father’s bedroom. (Photo: Eugene Richards for TIME)

TIME assigned photographer Eugene Richards to document the devastation on Staten Island following Superstorm Sandy. Over four days, Richards recorded the total destruction in the communities along the island’s South Shore, illustrating the storm’s deep impact across the entire borough. See more on LightBox

Cut, 2009 (photo: Anne Collier)

MoMa’s New Photography 2012 showcases the latest group of artists pushing the boundaries of the medium. 

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Mambo Carmen becomes possessed by the Loa Klemezin. 2010. (photo: Shannon Taggart)

Since 2005, photographer Shannon Taggart has documented practitioners of Vodou, the oft-misunderstood religion, in neighborhoods around Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Jim Morris, 42 years, Foreman (Photo: Melissa Cacciola)

For more than a century, Mohawk ironworkers have helped shape New York City’s iconic skyline, guiding ribbons of metal into the steel skeletons that form the backbone of the city. On the 11th anniversary of September 11th, LightBox presents Melissa Cacciola’s tintype series of the Mohawk ironworkers helping to raise One World Trade Center.

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For more than 30 years, photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara has documented murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America’s inner cities. On the 49th anniversary of the March on Washington, Vergara writes about the roles King’s image has played in American culture.

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Photographic Flowers

UPI commissioned Brazilian artist André Feliciano to create an interactive installation of his “camera flowers.” The work will be featured in Photoville, a new photo festival opening in Brooklyn, New York on June 22.

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