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They form the first line of defense between the population and the unknown masked men terrorizing central Nigeria

(Jane Hahn/For The Washington Post)

A photographer lent his cellphone to migrants in Tijuana so they could contact people in their home countries. With their consent, he recorded their messages and took their portraits.

(Luis Antonio Rojas)

Photographer Nathan Benn's vintage photos of Florida.

(Nathan Benn/powerHouse Books)

The Addis Foto Fest features 152 photographers from 61 countries, but its central goal is to develop African photography.

Uganda

“The obsession I had with capturing these images was in part my way of summoning up the great minds behind the work," says photographer Barbara Mensch.

(Barbara Mensch)

Stephen DiRado, who took more than 3,000 black-and-white images of how Alzheimer's disease affected his father, won this year's Bob & Diane Fund grant

A bad day at the nursing home in 2008. (Photo by Stephen DiRado)

Australia's "working holiday" visa gives young people a chance to travel and work for one year.

(Giacomo d’Orlando)

Photographer and artist Jimmy Fike captures the essence of edible plants and highlights what you can eat .

Agoseris, left, and canadian violet. J.W. Fike's Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent; Plates in Which the Edible Parts of the Specimen Have Been Illustrated in Color. (Photo by Jimmy Fike)

Voices of African Photography is a 10-part series presented in partnership with Everyday Africa and the African Photojournalism Database to highlight the work of 10 African photographers.

A man sits in front of his shop at a car breakers a few weeks before a much anticipated election in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.

Latif Al-Ani holds the reputation as being the founding "father of Iraqi photography," known for his images of urban life in Iraq in the 1950s to 1970s and the booming oil industry.

(Latif Al-Ani)

New York-based photographer Eva Deitch documents her overnight stay in the Detroit airport.

(Eva Deitch)

Mario Carnicelli crisscrossed the United States taking photos.

(Mario Carnicelli)

Photographer Angus Mordant documents a painful week as a family buries a beloved patriarch in Missouri.

(Angus Mordant)

Photographer Sebastian Sardi documents coal mining in Dhanbad, India.

(Sebastian Sardi)

Voices of African Photography is a 10-part series presented in partnership with Everyday Africa and the African Photojournalism Database to highlight the work of 10 African photographers.

A girl rides the carousel at the Sultan Bahu Fete. Johannesburg, South Africa. (Gulshan Khan)

Photographer Mary Turner's years-long documentation of Irish Travellers.

(Mary Turner/Panos Pictures)

For centuries, Russia’s pagans practiced their faith on the fringes. But lately, the community of rodnovers, or neopagans, is growing — and finding a home in the country’s biggest cities.

(Pavel Volkov)

Acclaimed photographer Todd Hido's new book takes you on an atmospheric journey.

(Todd Hido)

The fashion photography of Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

(Stephanie Pfriender Stylander/MW Editions)

Nikon announces the winners of its 2018 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, in which images of spider embryos, mold spores, amino acid crystals and a human tear become art.

ONE TIME USE ONLY. FOR USE WITH NIKON SMALL WORLD CONTEST ONLY. NO SALES, NO TRADES, NO NEWS SERVICE, MANDATORY CREDIT. Honorable Mention. Teresa Zgoda Campbell Hall, New York, USA Chameleon embryo Stereomicroscopy, Autofluorescence 5x (objective lens magnification)

Self-taught baker and artist Lauren Ko creates art out of the edible with intricate geometric pies.

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