TIME photo essay

Portraits of Influence: Faces of the 2012 TIME 100

From media magnates and shapewear superstars to a humanoid robot and the President of the United States, LightBox presents the portraits of the 2012 TIME 100 issue.

From media magnates and shapewear superstars to a humanoid robot and the President of the United States, LightBox presents portraits of subjects in this year’s TIME 100 issue. For our annual list of the most influential people of the year, TIME commissioned the images in this gallery.

Read more about these newsmakers — and 77 others — in the TIME 100.

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