© Sylvia Plachy, 2012, Cold Spring Harbor

Kay Macy among her flowers a few days before her 100th birthday.

© Jerry Schatzberg, ca. 1967, Aretha Franklin

Q: What do birds and Aretha Franklin have in common?
A: When you hear them sing you know that the sun is shining for you!

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© Everett Collection/ Rex Features, 1962, Model of prototype Ford Mustang 1

British-born engineer Roy Lunn (centre) and his team study a model of the prototype Ford Mustang 1, their two-seater sports car went on to inspire the iconic Ford Mustang production car, which was first made in 1964. The first Ford Mustang rolled off the production line in Detroit on 17 April 1964, 50 years ago today. (+)

© David Redfern, Sep. 1976, Marvin Gaye at the Royal Albert Hall

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984).
May his soul rest in peace.

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© Andrew McConnell, 2010, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

37 year old Josephine Mpongo practises the cello in the Kimbanguiste neighbourhood of Kinshasa. She plays with the Kimbanguiste Symphony Orchestra, who practise here 5 days per week.

Find more of his work on his website.

© Jeff Mermelstein, ca. 1993-1997, New York City

This picture was featured in Everybody Street, a new documentary chronicling the life and work of 13 of New York’s most renowned street photographers. Watch the trailer here and find more ‘Everybody Street’ photos here and here.

© Ernst Scheidegger, 1956, Chandigarh, India

From the 1950s onwards Ernst Scheidegger traveled repeatedly to India, initially to shoot photo-features for the Magnum Agency, later for work commissioned by Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris), which documented the creation of Chandigarh - the new capital city of the state of Punjab. (read more)