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A Mothers Anguish: The Story Behind a Photo in India

Varanasi, India is an incredible place, a real eye opener and a step back in time. You witness events you may have never imagined, or have ever wanted to see. It's completely unavoidable and totally unpredictable. It's the kind of place that you shouldn't expect anything, but embrace every moment.

Viral Photo of Woman in Protest Being Called ‘Iconic’

Of all the photos emerging from the Black Lives Matter protests around the United States, one particular shot is getting widespread attention and praise. Reuters photographer Jonathan Bachman captured a powerful shot of a black woman standing in a street as two police officers in riot gear approach to arrest her.

Pilot Captures Incredible Thunderstorm Photo from 37,000 Feet

If you're less-than-impressed with lightning captured at 240fps by an iPhone 6 Plus, then let this photo act as our apology. Captured from 37,000 feet above the Pacific ocean, it is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular aerial storm images we have ever seen.

Powerful Photo of President Obama Being Updated on Orlando Shooting

As Barack Obama nears the end of his 8-year tenure as President of the United States, White House photographer Peta Souza has been looking back at the nearly 2 million photos he's taken of the sitting president. But Souza may have only yesterday taken his most widely-seen photo of the president... a photo he likely wishes he never had to take.

Nikon D5 Pro Review: The Batman of the Camera World

Powerful, insanely fast, supremely agile, hauntingly accurate and a master of the dark. The Batman of the camera world.

I could end the review there, but what fun would that be?

Photo Project Documents What Victims Were Wearing When Sexually Assaulted

Photographer Katherine Cambareri's thesis project will make you uncomfortable, and that is as it should be. Her stark series documents the clothes sexual assault victims were wearing when they were assaulted, forcing the viewer to contend with one of the most common questions victims are asked when they come forward: "what were you wearing."

DJI Debuts Its Most Powerful Drone Yet and a Versatile New Gimbal

A DJI Phantom is a great little drone, but when it comes to heavy-duty filmmaking or photography, it's just not gonna be able to lift your equipment. Enter the DJI Matrice 600, a powerful hexacopter for serious drone pilots who need to fly serious photo and video payloads.

This is Why the World Needs War Photographers

Reporters Without Borders just released this new video, titled "War Reporters," as part of a new campaign to raise awareness and support for conflict photographers.

"Without independent reporters, war would just be a nice show," the video says. "Support those that risk their lives to bring us the truth."

Dad Honors His Late Wife by Recreating Photos with Their 2-Year-Old Daughter

Rafael del Col was 30-years-old when he lost his wife Tatiane Valques to a car accident back in 2013, leaving him to raise their daughter Raisa by himself. Last year, Del Col decided to pay an emotional tribute to Tatiane by recreating portraits the couple had taken a week before their wedding in 2009, with Raisa stepping into her mommy's shoes.

The photo shoot was captured in the powerful 5-minute video above, which quickly went viral on the Internet.

These Portraits of Wounded Veterans Remind Us of the High Price They Paid

Warning: This post contains photos of injured veterans that are difficult to view.

"The Unknown Soldier" is a powerful portrait project by photographer David Jay, who spent three years visiting and photographing wounded veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The images are difficult to view, but they capture the high cost that was paid by those serving our nation.

An Alley in Nepal, Before and After the Earthquake

I was in Nepal exactly six years and three days before the earthquake that devastated the country on Saturday.

Back then, I was photographing for a magazine feature and had spent much of the day in Bhaktapur, a beautiful and ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley.

30 Powerful Reuters Photos from the Past 30 Years

It was 30 years ago that Reuters launched its Pictures service that plays a key role in distributing powerful photojournalism to publications around the world. To celebrate this anniversary, the agency has selected a collection of photographs that represent "key images" from its massive archives -- photographs that have changed the way we see the world.

Make it Now: You Can Photograph It, Or Let It Pass You By, But You May Never See It Again

This moment, this light, in Cape Churchill last week: it didn’t last long. You can photograph it, or let it pass you by. But you may never see it again.

Last week I was sitting in a tundra buggy not photographing polar bears. The bears, driven by a months-long hunger were out on the sea ice, hunting seals. If we’d been there a couple days earlier we’d have had more time with them. But you can’t do anything about the weather, and you never know these things in advance. What you do know, is what’s in front of your face, and that -- at least for one day on this trip -- was polar bears.

The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, sparking riots and protests across the US, there are glimmers of hope and humanity.

One such glimmer was captured by Oregon-based freelance photographer Jonny Nguyen at a Ferguson demonstration in Portland earlier this week.

Into Eternity: A Poignant Black & White Time-Lapse Dedicated to a Man Who Took His Life

In September of 2012, while shooting a long exposure series at the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia, photographer Bruce Wayne saw a man take his own life. This experience weighing heavily on his mind, Wayne later set out to capture a long-exposure time-lapse of City Center Philadelphia that would paint the city in a darker light.

He wanted to shoot a time-lapse that might capture an inkling of, "what the city must have felt like and looked like" to the man on that fateful day.

Portraits of Power: Overlapping Portraits of World Leaders Reveal the Composition of Power

There is a specific composition to 'portraits of power.' Almost without exception -- no matter the country or year, even if the medium was paint and not light -- every leader stares out of a frame with a look of seriousness on their face, seated just so, emanating the power and authority granted or given them.

It's these similarities, punctuated by minor cultural differences, that make photographer Alejandro Almaraz's Portraits of Power series so engrossing.