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Photographs by Costică Acsinte—Courtesy of Costică Acsinte Archive/Flickr

A Romanian WWI photographer’s 5000 unseen glass plate portraits — beautifully surreal and rapidly deteriorating — are entirely in the Public Domain and finally being digitized 30 years after his death.

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Photograph by Katie Murray

Katie Murray’s latest book, All the Queens Men, offers a unique and moving document of gender, history and place through the men of Queens, New York.

Film by Ross McDonnell with Music by Aaron Martin

For the 17th edition of Paris Photo, opening in the city’s Grand Palais on Nov. 14, 2013, Ross McDonnell produced a unique Ambrotype wet plate edition of his original Auto Defensa portraits on Mexico’s drug war vigilantes, along with an accompanying film, above. In a slide show on LightBox, we’ve updated our original offering of McDonnell’s work from earlier this year with his newest wet plate portraits from the series.

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"Stepping into the populist limelight," he says, "has been quite crazy."

This week, actor Benedict Cumberbatch talks secrets, leaks and Sherlock in TIME magazine. Go behind the scenes of his recent photo shoot here.

Mary Mokhethoa,68, with her three orphan grandchildren Itumeleng, 12, Dikeledi, 20, Lebogang, 22, and her great-granddaughter, Keamogetswe. Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa; October 2012.

Jonathan Torgovnik’s photographs put a face on the destructive legacy AIDS has brought upon the families of South Africa. See more on LightBox.

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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New York City, 1975 (photo: Joel Meyerowitz)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of when he first took up a camera, photographer Joel Meyerowitz has compiled hundreds of his favorite images for a new two-volume collection.

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Andy Kei Ook (photo: Stephen Dupont)

Stephen Dupont’s disturbing and powerful Polaroids of latter-day outlaws in Papua New Guinea are fittingly reminiscent of wild west-era daguerreotype portraits taken more than a century ago.

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Al Roudh Primary School for Girls, Manama, Bahrain.                                                     Grade 4, English. April 15, 2007.

Regardless of where we grew up, most of us spent many of our formative years sitting in a classroom. British photographer Julian Germain spent eight years photographing students in classrooms around the world.

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Untitled from the series ‘Looking for Love, 1996’

The history of mankind is rife with love producing illogical and oddball behavior. Alec Soth’s newest book Looking for Love, 1996 is, in its way, about the search for love guided by the heart and the search of love guided by the eye.

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