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Lightbox TIME selected the best Instagrams by the photographers who document FIFA World Cup

Online photoblog Lightbox TIME in partnership with the gallery Photographic Museum of Humanity created #Teamphotogs – a collection of eleven photographers from all over the world who document the World Cup. According to the publication, from the stadiums of Brazil to the cafes of Egypt, these photographers highlight different sides of soccer as a phenomenon of celebration.

Felipe Dana — an Associated Press photographer who resides and works in Rio de Janeiro. Dana began taking photographs at 15 years old as a photo assistant at a studio. Since then, his work has been published in Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal, among many other.

Damir Sagolj — a photoartist from Bangkok. Began taking photographs while serving in the Bosnian army. In 1997, he became Reuters’ chief photographer and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the war in Iraq following the tragedy of 9/11. His work has appeared in TIME, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The New York Times and Le Monde.

Oliver Weiken, Germany. The photographer started employment with the European Pressphoto Agency after working for two years for Deutsche Presse-Agentur. He has covered the G8 summit, worked with Pope Francis and documented international sports events. He is now based in Tel Aviv reporting on the Israel/Palestine conflicts.

Rodrigo Abd has been a staff photographer with the Associated Press since 2003. He was part of a team of the photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for work highlighting the Syrian civil war.

Joao Pina — a freelance photographer from Lisbon. Now resides in Buenos Aires, covering gang violence, the Arab Spring and the war in Afghanistan. Has been featured in The New Yorker, Human Rights Watch, The New York Times and Visao.

Alejandro Kirchuk, Buenos Aires. Received a 2012 World Press Award for his series Never Let You Go, dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease. His photos have been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and ESPN Magazine.


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Tommaso Protti — a documentary photographer from Italy, now based in Brazil. Received the National Geographic Award in 2013. He works with Esquire, The New York Times and other major publications.

Mario Tama — a photographer for Getty Images from 2003, receiver of multiple awards for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. His work has been showcased at the international festival of photojournalism Visa Pour l’Image in France and he’s been published in National Geographic and Newsweek.

Laura El-Tantawy — a photographer from Egypt, member of the VII Photo Mentor program. She began her career in 2002 with the Milwaukee Journal, Sentinel and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Presently works in Cairo and London.

Alice Martins — a photographer from the Middle East. Has been providing coverage of the Syrian civil war since 2012. She is also involved into documenting the conflict and crises in Africa, the Gaza Strip and Brazil, being featured in Vice, National Geographic, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Meeri Koutaniemi, Helsinki. Highlights the human rights issues in over 20 countries. In 2012 she won the Press Photographer of the Year in Finland award and is now involved into a long-term project on female rights and freedoms.

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