Photographer Chris Arnade found a chair in the middle of the road at 2 a.m., and sat in it for this self portrait. Chris Arnade/Flickr hide caption

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Camilo José Vergara's new book is titled Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto. Camilo José Vergara hide caption

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Untitled (Kate #18) by Chuck Close. Chuck Close/Courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York hide caption

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Original caption via Instagram: #pscommute 5:15 PM on the C Train. 34th Street, Penn Station back home to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Giving the gift of reading. A magical moment between mother and son. It may seem like just another subway ride, but with a book and an imagination, the adventures are limitless. Jabali Sawicki/@jsawicki1/Instagram hide caption

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Zheng Jinrong poses with a portrait of herself and her grandson in a migrant village in Shanghai. She received the photographs as part of a global event to provide high-quality portraits for people who otherwise can't afford them. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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How to make dead fish look attractive? That's the challenge New York-based duo Shimon and Tammar Rothstein faced when they were hired to do the photography for famed French chef Eric Ripert's book On the Line. Photos by Shimon and Tammar, Courtesy of Shimon and Tammar hide caption

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Sculptor and writer Barbara Chase-Riboud is troubled by race-based groupings. She currently has an exhibition of work inspired by Malcolm X at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art hide caption

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