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May 25, 2020

Photographer Is Giving Back to NYC by Selling Limited-Edition Prints for COVID-19 Relief

For photographer Navid Baraty, New York City holds special meaning. It was in this place that he decided to leave behind his engineering career and pursue photography full time. Although this has since led him on assignments around the world, New York has continued to be a creative inspiration. And now, in a time when New York City needs help, he’s giving back.

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February 28, 2020

Scotland Is About to Be the First Country in the World to End “Period Poverty”

Scotland is on the brink of making history by being the first country in the world to end “period poverty,” or the inability for people to obtain menstrual hygiene products due to financial hardship. On Tuesday, February 25, the Scottish Parliament approved legislation to make pads and tampons available without charge to anyone who needs them. These products would be stocked in public places and ready for pick-up at community centers, pharmacies, and youth clubs.

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February 3, 2020

Interview: Venezuelan Refugees Surrounded by Their Belongings

Since 2014, faced with an increasingly dim economic and political situation, Venezuelans have been leaving their country in droves. In fact, the UNHCR estimates that there’s been an 8000% increase in Venezuelans seeking refugee status in the past 5 years, which has led to 4 million people now living abroad. It’s in this context that photographer Gregg Segal raised his lens to capture some of the faces that have been affected by these changes.

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