Fascinating faces and characters

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1st classified

Border Patrol Academy
by Matt Mcclain


Erin Herrgott, 20, of Oxford, Mississippi, center, is talked to by her instructor, Howard Parsons, after arriving at the United States Border Patrol Academy on August 29, 2018. The academy, located in Artesia, New Mexico, is on the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Traini...

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2nd classified

Tulakarne
by Alberto Del Hoyo Mora


Tulakarne is a 16-year-old young man and member of the Suri tribe from a mountain village in Ethiopia, located on the border with Sudan. He has prepared himself for “stick fighting,” an ancestral ceremony consisting of an unprotected one-on-one stick battle against young members...

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3rd classified

Survival
by Chan Onn Fong


The Mursi Tribe, relocated out of Mago National Park in Southern Ethiopia, is constantly subjected to raids from other tribes. Children and cattle herds must be protected at all times.

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Honorable mention

The Longing
by Nick Ng


An opera artist puts her makeup on before her performance, with photos of her grandchildren decorating her makeup cabinet.

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Honorable mention

Hindu Monk
by Mohammed Alhajri


Portrait of a Hindu monk. Each group of ascetics has distinctive features: those belonging to some dashanami orders shave their hair and beard on full moon days, while others always wear beards and very long hair.

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Honorable mention

Best Friends
by Dmitry Arkhipov


The Nenets are nomadic reindeer herders. They live in northern Siberia with the same traditions their ancestors had thousands of years ago. This child grew up with a puppy that over time has become his best friend.

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Yuriy, Maxim, and Iliya
by Marina Kazakova


The shot belongs to a series of images, “The poetics of childhood”, that show how it is possible to reveal a part of our private life through intimate visions and very familiar stories, in a journey that is more mental than physical.

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Chasing Spirits
by Mauro De Bettio


Every winter between Christmas and New Year in the northeastern regions of Romania, the annual “Dance of the Bears” takes place, a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time. Men and women of all ages dress in bear skins and dance to the rhythm of flutes and percussion...

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Prayers
by Ammar Alamir


At the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Muslims from all over the world wear their traditional white clothing (Ihram).

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Honorable mention

Sand Diver
by Philip Lee Harvey


To feed the demand for Mali’s building industry, men free dive to the bottom of the Niger river to collect sand. It is an extremely dangerous job with just a rope as their single lifeline.

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Htin Linn Thu
by Pho Thar


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Skull
by Alex Livesey


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Portrait of A Turkana Tribeswoman
by Shyamala Thilagaratnam


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Surrounded by Love
by Chan Onn Fong


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The Master
by Donell Gumiran


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the winner
by Sarah Wouters


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Dai Grandma
by Yunhui Dong


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Thirsty Boy
by Thi Ha Maung


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Compañeros
by Sandra Garip


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Divine Makeover
by Mahesh Balasubramanian


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Portrait of a young girl.
by Bruno Tamiozzo


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