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    Portrait of Bisabuelo Francisco, 87, by Sara Naomi Lewkowicz @saranaomiphoto. #oaxaca #mexico #natgeo #latinamerica #portrait

    Marie, who is HIV positive, with her daughter Mary, in Gasata, Rwanda. During Rwanda’s civil war and genocide in 1994, many women were raped and bore children as a result.

    Intended Consequences, a series of portraits by Jonathan Torgovnik of Rwandan rape survivors and their children, is currently on display at Paris’s Albert Kahn Museum

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 2012: Grandmother Maria Mokoena (C), 62, lost two of her daughters to HIV/AIDS and is now raising her grandchildren: Ernest, 21,  Lebusa, 17, Teddy, 8, Happy, 13, Sharon, 15, Mbongeni, 17, and Lineo, 23. “I don’t know if the children are infected but they are fine so far. I teach them about HIV/AIDS and that they need to be careful. But they don’t know what happened to their mothers. They are too young to understand. Maybe when they are 20 years old I will tell them. It is painful to see the younger generation dying. This disease eats you from the inside until it is too late. I hope for a better life for my grandchildren. I want them to become accountants and lawyers.”

    Photo from A Generation Lost - Grannies and AIDS Orphans, by Jonathan Torgovnik

    “Colour is very elusive. I wish photography was getting easier for me but it’s not. The goalposts are constantly shifting and I do find it quite hard to make images now, in the best sense of the word. Colour, for me, is that vital ingredient. It’s a tool that you can use and I’m always looking for interesting combinations of it.” - Brent Stirton, photojournalist

    This image of blind albino boys in India was awarded First Prize, Staged Portrait Singles, by World Press Photo. Read more about the photo and Stirton’s shooting technique in this interview on Canon Professional Network.

    Image: Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images

    Aisha Mohamed Masaud, 57, was married on November 18th, 1982. ‘I was 22 years old and my husband was 23. He was in medical school when we were married. He was a part of an Islamic organization that wanted to take down Gaddafi at Matiga base. I sensed that he was involved in something, but he never told me. He came home complaining every day, that everything was getting worse under Gaddafi since he came to power. He was arrested on August 5th, 1990. I was pregnant with our fourth daughter. Our son was six and our two daughters were seven and two. It happened in the morning while he was getting ready for work. Military men came to our apartment, they put him in a car, then someone got in his car and drove it away with them. He was gone for eighteen days. One day, they brought him back to our apartment. They started searching the house for two hours He wasn’t cuffed, but you could tell that he had been from the marks on his wrists. He looked exhausted, hungry and very uncomfortable. We received his death certificate in 2009; they took it to his parents’

    The Abu Salim prison massacre, which was carried out over a period of two days in June of 1996, is viewed by Libyans as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s greatest crime.

    Image from Widows of Abu Salim, by Sarah Elliott

    How do you establish a deep connection with a subject in a short amount of time? Jonathan Torgovnik heads to Arles in July to share insights on creating intimate and telling portraits of subjects in their environment. More info on the workshop here.

    Caption: Annasalie Mukabayizera, who is HIV positive, and her son Prince Rwangabo. During the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women were subjected to massive sexual violence, perpetrated by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups known as the Interahamwe. Among the survivors, those who are most isolated are the women who have borne children as a result of being raped. Their families have rejected both them and their children, compounding their already unimaginable emotional distress. An estimated 20,000 children were conceived during the genocide in Rwanda, and many of their mothers contracted HIV during the same encounters that left them pregnant. (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty Images)

    "There is something about Americans glancing up," says Benjamin Lowy, who photographed attendees of the 57th Presidential Inauguration for NBC News on Monday. The upward glance seems to embody a hopeful gaze into the future, and it inspired similar portraits by Mr. Lowy during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions last year. “It doesn’t matter if we’re black, white, yellow, or brown,” he says. “We look the same when we look up.”

    See the remainder of Mr. Lowy’s "57 Faces for the 57th Inauguration" on

    Photo by Erin Cohen Photo by Erin Cohen Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik

    Jonathan Torgovnik on assignment for Men’s Health, with Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and a feline friend.

    Photos by Erin Cohen (2) and Jonathan Torgovnik

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