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  • On October 2, Colombians went to the polls to participate in a plebiscite to support or reject the peace agreement between the government and FARC after 52 years of armed conflict. By a narrow margin, 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent, the agreement was rejected, sending shockwaves throughout the country, Latin America, and the world.Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos called on all sides to open a dialogue that eventually would lead back to the negotiating table. Later, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at bring the long civil war to an end. At National Geographic, photographer Sebastien Liste describes why he he traveled to the small town of Quibdó to document the historic vote.

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    National Geographic

    National Geographic

    National Geographic Society Mission National Geographic’s nonprofit work National Geographic Society funds the best and brightest individuals dedicated to scientific discovery, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. National Geographic Explorers are …

  • Manuello Paganelli first journeyed to Cuba in 1988, notes FastCompany in a profile of the photographer. "I saw the country in black and white, like a Humphrey Bogart movie,” Paganelli says, recalling the dated clothing people wore and the vintage automobiles in the streets. He has since has been back to Cuba 60 times, and now, as the island nation faces vast changes, Paganelli is bringing out a book, Cuba: A Personal Journey, that chronicles his experiences and everyday life in the country.

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    16 Photos That Show What It Means To Be A Colombian Rebel Today

    16 Photos That Show What It Means To Be A Colombian Rebel Today

    A photographer spends weeks with an elite unit of the Colombian rebel organization, which is poised to sign a peace agreement with the government. FARC rebels use scarves to protect their faces from dust as they ride in the back of a truck on the edge of the jungle in southern Colombia. For more than …

  • Manuello Paganelli first journeyed to Cuba in 1988, notes FastCompany in a profile of the photographer. "I saw the country in black and white, like a Humphrey Bogart movie,” Paganelli says, recalling the dated clothing people wore and the vintage automobiles in the streets. He has since has been back to Cuba 60 times, and now, as the island nation faces vast changes, Paganelli is bringing out a book, Cuba: A Personal Journey, that chronicles his experiences and everyday life in the country. https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063603/exposure/one-photographers-cuba-shot-over-60-trips-and-25-years

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  • Do countries get the love hotels they deserve? Brazil’s often feature signs on their facades that light up the surrounding areas in vivid neon, notes Hyperallergic. For the past two years, Dutch photographer Jur Oster and art director Vera van de Sandt have ventured into dozens upon dozens of the hotels to document their interiors. Their new book Love Land Stop Time presents a world bathed in movie-set light and brilliant color and interiors still evidently stuck in the decades past.

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    The Dreamy, Steamy Settings of Brazil's Love Motels

    The Dreamy, Steamy Settings of Brazil's Love Motels

    Jur Oster & Vera van de Sandt, “Kings” from ‘Love Land Stop Time’ (2014–16) (all photos © Jur Oster & Vera van de Sandt, courtesy the artists) Like …

  • “I'm always looking for beauty in reality, even when it's ugly,” says Sao Paulo-based photographer Frabricio Brambatti, who was recently named the first-place winner of the 2016 LensCulture Street Photography competition for his series “My Sweet Paradise, a collection of remarkable portraits featuring the drug addled, the injured, the homeless and the hopeless he has encountered on his wanderings. “My mother always told me that we arrived in this world alone and we will leave alone,” he says. See his work at Instagram. http://www.angustia.photo/fabricio-brambatti/

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  • “To learn from uncertainties instead of dreading them is the leading message of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, 'Incerteza Viva' (Live Uncertainty), which opened on September 7 and runs until December 11, in Brazil,” notes Art News, which has an overview of the event and some of the standout artists — many exploring environmental issues — who are showcased there. Uncertainty would seem to be an apt theme, considering Brazil’s current political and economic situation: The Art Newspaper asks if the new global prominence of Brazilian artists can sustain the countries faltering galleries — sales in country are down by a third.

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    A São Paulo Biennial in Praise of Uncertainties

    A São Paulo Biennial in Praise of Uncertainties

    To learn from uncertainties instead of dreading them is the leading message of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, “Incerteza Viva” (Live Uncertainty), …

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