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This Thursday: TIME’s Director of Photography Kira Pollack will discuss the impact of iPhone photography alongside Stephen Mayes, Steph Goralnick and Stephen Wilkes in a panel at the School of Visual Arts Amphitheater.

Photograph by Camilo José Vergara

Photographer Camilo José Vergara writes for LightBox about his experience photographing the urban blight of 1970s New York.

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.

Capturing a sense of home in a place where few feel welcome, photographer Edmund Clark’s project, on display at New York’s Flowers Gallery, illustrates the division between the familiar and the foreign, defenders and terrorists, torturers and the abused. Through his images, many of them subtle and otherwise innocuous, Clark forces the viewer to engage with the human consequences of the infamous detention facility.

“This is a study of home,” Clark writes in the foreword of the project, but a very particular type of home, at a very particular time. Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out documents the famed 45 square mile parcel of land, paying close attention to themes of confinement, control trauma and memory, he said.

Below, Clark shares three photographs from his series, highlighting — in his own words — the important elements of life at the camp, on the base and at home.

Camp 1, exercise cage • “I was keen to get into Camp 1 because it was where several of the detainees I worked with were held. I heard of incidents of abuse that took place in the spaces of this camp during interrogations and daily life. Access was allowed for half an hour as the sun was setting. While taking this picture I heard the military ceremony for the lowering of the flag followed within seconds by the start of the call to prayer from Camp 4, the only communal detainee camp nearby.”

Naval Base, fast food restaurant • “I wanted to photograph where the community on the Naval Base lives because it is a small American town that has grown up over a hundred years and, since the 1960s, is a place of confinement in its own right separated from Cuba by a huge razor wire fence. I found that themes of confinement and insularity resonate in these spaces.”

Home, child’s bedroom in Kuwait • “This work began in the homes of ex-detainees in the UK, looking at the contrast between the ordinariness and normality of their living spaces and the dehumanized or demonized representations that are often associated with Guantanamo’s former prisoners. I continued this approach in the homes of ex-detainees in Middle Eastern countries, which still have a strong relationship with the West. There are motifs of confinement in these spaces too, and of complex political, economic and cultural relationships between East and West; between Islam and Christianity.”

Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out is on display until January 12, 2013 at Flowers Gallery in New York City.

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

Photo: Samantha Box

Samantha Box, who’s work was previously featured on LightBox, was recently interviewed by the Camera Club of New York.

See Samantha’s work, Invisible Youth, on LightBox.

Edward Keating—Contact for TIME

Damian Ross (left) and Gary Cosgrove embrace on the steps of the Manhattan City Clerk’s office while waiting in line on July 24, 2011.

It’s been one year since New York legalized gay marriage.

Check out our feature from the day  — TIME sent photographers to each of New York City’s five boroughs to document the first weddings.

D. and S., at M.’s Mother’s Day picnic. May 2007.

Photographer Samantha Box spent six years documenting Sylvia’s Place, NYC’s only emergency shelter for LGBT youth. See the photos here.

Beaded Face, 2007 © Joseph Heidecker/ courtesy Foley Gallery.

Heidecker’s beaded prints are featured in “Penetration" — an exhibition at Foley Gallery in Chelsea: 

Inspired by artists who interrupt and otherwise compromise the integrity of the precious negative and paper used in photography, Penetration showcases several approaches that reveal the presence of the artist’s hand in their photographic work. The result is a concept of its own, represented by four artists who puncture, penetrate, scratch and even recreate the photographic image.

Joseph Heidecker marries vernacular photography with ornamental beads and sewing thread.  In these theatrical and often humorous portraits, Heidecker constructs contemporary identities of anonymous subjects by masking parts of the original figure. His infused portraits ponder who we present ourselves to be and raise questions on just how our own identities are made and shaped in the age of multi-platform social media and invasive technology.

Read more here on their website. The show is open till March 3, 2012.

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