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Green Card Stories: A Visual Catalog of Immigrants’ Triumphs and Tribulations
Green Card Stories: A Visual Catalog of Immigrants’ Triumphs and Tribulations

Poignant portrait of a system caught between hope and despair.

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A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors
A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors

“I was discovering a person on the cusp on becoming an adult, but desperately holding on to the child she barely outgrew, a person on the edge between two worlds.”

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Harry Benson’s Luminous Black-and-White Photographs of The Beatles, 1964-1966
Harry Benson’s Luminous Black-and-White Photographs of The Beatles, 1964-1966

From pillow fights to world domination, or what Beatlemania has to do with Jesus Christ.

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The Great Bridge: An Essential History of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Great Bridge: An Essential History of the Brooklyn Bridge

What wire-walkers and medical mysteries have to do with the world’s deepest pit and the secret female engineer behind an architectural icon.

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Women Are Heroes: A Global Portrait of Strength in Hardship by French Guerrilla Artist-Activist JR
Women Are Heroes: A Global Portrait of Strength in Hardship by French Guerrilla Artist-Activist JR

Poignant and powerful portraits of physical and emotional survival amidst atrocity.

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How the Hubble Space Telescope Captured the Cosmos
How the Hubble Space Telescope Captured the Cosmos

From black holes to star births, or what decades of cosmic awe have to do with the future of space exploration.

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