TIME

See Roles You Didn’t Realize Orange Is the New Black Stars Also Played

Piper Chapman in a Nicholas Sparks movie. For real

TIME A Year In Space

Happy Landings! Astronauts Return to Earth from Space Station

A capsule containing American astronaut Terry Virts, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, bringing the three back to Earth after their flight home was delayed by a faulty Russian rocket

TIME Congress

See the One Pastime That Unites Republicans and Democrats

The first Congressional baseball game was played in 1909 and the annual tradition continues today — pitting Democrats and Republicans against each other in a more jovial dispute

TIME Soccer

See the History of the Women’s World Cup in 8 Extraordinary Moments

The FIFA tournament kicked off on June 6, with Team USA hoping for a record third title. Here are images of golden moments in the tournament's 24-year history

  • 1991: Michelle Akers leads the U.S. to victory in the first ever Women’s World Cup

    Michelle Akers-Stahl us womens world cup 1991
    Tommy Cheng—AFP/Getty Images

    On Nov. 30, 1991 Michelle Akers, center, scored two goals for the U.S. to win the first FIFA World Championship for Women’s Football. She is seen here holding the trophy together with teammates Julie Foudy, left, and Carin Jennings, right.

  • 1999: Brandi Chastain scores goal in penalty shootout to beat China

    Brandi Chastain US china 1999 world cup
    Roberto Schmidt—AFP/Getty Images

    On July 10, 1999 Brandi Chastain scored the fifth and final goal in a penalty shootout to lead the U.S. to victory over China. Her famous celebration made the moment one of the most iconic in sports history.

  • 2003: Nia Kunzer scores a 98th-minute goal to defeat Sweden in the final

    womens world cup 2003 germany sweden
    Steve Grayson—WireImage/Getty Images

    On Oct. 12, 2003, Nia Kuenzer of Germany scored the winning goal against Kristin Bengtsson of Sweden during overtime in the final. She became the first woman to win the German title “Goal of the Year” for her late-game shot.

  • 2007: Brazil’s Marta scores to defeat the U.S.

    brazil us womens world cup 2007
    Feng Li—Getty Images

    On Sept. 27, 2007 Marta of Brazil scored one of the most memorable game winners in the history of the Women’s World Cup. The goal won Brazil the semi-final match against the U.S.

  • 2007: English forward Kelly Smith kisses her boot after scoring back-to-back goals against Japan

    womens world cup 2007 japan england kelly smith
    Paul Gilham—Getty Images

    It wasn’t just through her skills that England’s Kelly Smith captured the world’s attention. Her famous celebration after scoring against Japan on Sept. 11, 2007 cemented her as a Women’s World Cup celebrity.

  • 2007: Germany beats Brazil in the final

    2007 womens world cup brazil germany
    Guang Niu—Getty Images

    The Sept. 30, 2007 final was truly a contest between an unstoppable force (Brazil had 17 goals the way to the final) and an immovable object (Germany had not given up a single goal). In the end Germany prevailed, holding onto their perfect defensive run, winning the game 2-0 and becoming the first team to win back-to-back Women’s World Cups.

  • 2011: Team USA beats Brazil in the quarterfinal

    brazil us women's world cup soccer
    Alexandra Beier—FIFA/Getty Images

    After 120 minutes of regular time and extra time, the U.S. and Brazil were locked in a 2-2 standoff in the quarterfinals on July 10, 2011. Abby Wambach scored a late-game equalizer to push the game to a penalty shootout where Hope Solo made two diving saves to bring the U.S. to victory.

  • 2011: Japan defeats the U.S. to win the World Cup

    japan us women's world cup final 2011
    Christof Stache—AFP/Getty Images

    Only months after the devastating earthquake off the coast of Japan, the Japanese clenched their first Women’s World Cup victory on July 17, 2011. After a close match that ended tied 2-2, the game was decided in a penalty shootout, 3-1 in favor of Japan.

TIME Apple

See the 6 Coolest Things Apple Announced At WWDC

It was a huge day for the company

  • 1. Apple Music

    Apple

    A new streaming service to take on companies like Spotify.

  • 2. iOS 9

    Apple

    New iPhone software that will make the smartphone more intelligent.

  • 3. OS X Yosemite

    Apple OS X El Capitan
    Apple

    A new Mac update packed with features like a split-screen viewing mode.

  • 4. Native Apple Watch Apps

    Apple

    Native apps are coming to the Apple Watch, which should make the device run faster.

  • 5. Apple’s News

    Apple

    The Apple News app is finally replacing Newsstand for the journalism junkies among us.

  • 6. Apple Pay

    Apple

    Apple is adding some retailers’ rewards points systems.

TIME On Our Radar

Meet the Photographer Who Created a 3D Miniature Version of Himself

A 3D version of the New York-based celebrity portrait photographer Chris Buck takes to Instagram

Chris Buck is best known for his celebrity portrait photographs but, for the past two months, the Canadian-born photographer has turned his lens towards himself – or, at least, a 10-inch version of himself created through a 3D printing firm. He speaks to TIME.

TIME: Where did the idea to create a 3D action figure of yourself come from?

Chris Buck: The crazy futurism of a 3D photograph, and of course full-on narcissism, make it irresistible. I went and checked out the Doob pop-up in Chelsea Market and I was impressed. Just on instinct I decided to make a ten-inch figurine of myself.

TIME: What was the process to create this figurine?

Chris Buck: The staff takes you into a round white booth, with dozens of DSLR cameras all focused on you, mathematically set to photograph all angles at once. After you position yourself and look at the appointed spot, they count to three. “One, two, three…” and flash! The 3D photo is taken. It’s actually many photos, and they showed me a mix of them on a laptop to see if I approved the pose. After a few tries, I was satisfied and [the result] was sent to the rendering company in Brooklyn.

TIME: How did this become a photographic project?

Chris Buck: When the package arrived, I opened the box and it was amazing – it really is a crazy 3D version of myself down to the detail on my shoes. I took him out and put him on my desk. I took a picture with my iPhone, and that was it. From then on, shooting photos of this figurine became my obsession.

TIME: What are you trying to say through these images?

Chris Buck: The pictures are a decent reflection of my life. When I fly, he flies. If I’m at the playground with my daughter, he joins me there. He goes deeper than me of course, and that’s where it gets interesting. I’m the puppet-master, but the puppet gets to have a lot more fun than the guy who pulls the strings.

From the "Likeness" series by
Chris BuckFrom the “Likeness” series by Chris Buck

TIME: Why choose Instagram to release this work?

Chris Buck: For most people, Instagram is a fun low-key place to show what you’ve been up to, so I’m doing that in my own weird meta way – a photographer has a 3D photograph of himself and shoots selfies with him.

TIME: What’s next for the action figure?

Chris Buck: After some rough treatment – including nearly drowning twice, multiple tangles with over-sized animals and run-ins with various security personnel (he likes to pose in airports) – he’s earned a vacation. Maybe Disney World, it’s a small world after all.

Follow Chris Buck on Instagram @the_chris_buck.

TIME Crime

See the Path 2 Killers Took to Escape From a Maximum Security Prison

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the elaborate route taken by two convicted murders who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York

TIME portfolio

Chronicling the Struggles of LGBT People Around the World

Robin Hammond shot the portraits of 65 survivors of discrimination

By many measures, the world is a safer and more welcoming place for gay people than it was ten years ago.

A growing number of national and regional governments have passed laws legalizing gay marriage and unions between people of the same sex. Other countries have tightened legislation that prohibits anti-gay discrimination and hate speech targeted at people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). “There’s been enormous progress globally and locally,” wrote Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch earlier this year. “It’s important to note that the fight for LGBT rights is not a Western phenomenon; many of the governments at the forefront of the defence of LGBT rights are from the developing world.”

But while LGBT rights may be generally improving around the world, many more people live in countries where homosexual acts or identifying as gay can lead to state-ordered physical punishment.

Human rights groups say that in some of these countries — including Russia, Nigeria and Uganda — governments have targeted LGBT people as a way to redirect peoples’ anger from the governments to a vulnerable minority. All three countries have introduced anti-gay legislation in the past three years and in all three countries human rights groups have reported simultaneous increases in attacks on LGBT people.

Photographer Robin Hammond, who is from New Zealand, first started documenting these issues when he was on assignment in Lagos, Nigeria, and read about five people who had been arrested for being gay. He then decided to expand his work to seven countries, photographing LGBT people of 15 different nationalities.

Hammond says he wants to improve peoples’ lives rather than simply chronicling their suffering and is today launching a non-governmental organization named Witness Change, which aims to kickstart social media campaigns and put on traveling exhibitions to help raise funds for grassroots organizations that are dealing with the highlighted human rights issues, including LGBT rights.

He described the process he has developed for taking his portraits — and for asking his subjects to write down their personal stories:

While I predominantly use photography to talk about the issues that are important to me, the medium has shortcomings — it can connect, but rarely does it explain. So I wanted the survivors of discrimination to talk for themselves about what they’ve been through. With each of the 65 subjects I asked that they write down their story of discrimination and survival. They chose what to say and how to say it. This resulted in extremely powerful testimonies, some five pages long, some a single sentence.

For many it was the first time they’ve told their story. The point is to have their voices heard. Many have lived lives of silence.

After they wrote their testimony I would ask more questions.

We would then take a photograph. The photographs are all posed portraits. The way the photograph is posed is a collaboration between myself and the subject. I would ask them how we could illustrate their story. The results were sometimes interesting. Some told me to come back another day and I would return to find them in full drag. Others said. “They tied me like this — show it”. Kasha, the Ugandan lesbian activist, wanted to be shown as a strong leader. I asked her if she had a symbol of strength — she rose her fist. Joseph, a transgender woman from Uganda, spoke about his mum and how grateful he is that she accepts him for who he is, so I photographed them together.

Of course some did not really know how to stand or pose. I would offer them ideas on what I thought might look interesting. Some took on those ideas, some were rejected.

Many of the photographs were unexpected. Many are not posed as I would have visualized before meeting the subjects. The poses were informed by their stories and very much by how they wished to be photographed. The point is that it was really important the subjects had as much control as possible. It is their story, and their image.

I photographed these portraits on a large format 5×4 (5-inch by 4-inch) field camera using Polaroid-type film. The reason is aesthetic but also so I could show the subject the photograph. I always gave them the veto over the image. Some subjects were obviously concerned about their safety, so it was important they felt safe if they had requested to have their identity hidden.

I would do, on average, one portrait per day. A lot of time was spent with each subject getting to know them, discussing their lives, and talking about the project.

The photographs and testimonies personalize and make real an issue often spoken about in abstract ways, in discussions about laws and sanctions and politicians.

Some people may find some of the images uncomfortable. I know many people will be saddened by the testimonies. This is the reality of life for many LGBTQI people in our world.

Robin Hammond is a freelance photojournalist based in Paris, France.

Alice Gabriner, who edited this photo essay, is TIME’s International Photo Editor.

TIME Horse Racing

See All 12 Winners of the Triple Crown

Here's a look at an exclusive club of horses American Pharoah joined

Hope springs eternal at the racetrack. At the Belmont Stakes on June 6, American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown. The bay colt was the favorite among oddsmakers after beating the fields in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Since Affirmed’s Triple Crown in 1978, 13 horses have won the first two races only to fall short of the prize. The past nine Belmont winners did not race in the Preakness; fresh horses tend to do well on Belmont’s long, 1.5-mile track. No matter. The potential for a Triple Crown winner gets racing fans everywhere excited about the Belmont, and American Pharoah did not disappoint.

TIME China

Witness Scenes From the Rescue After Chinese Cruise Ship Sinks

Rescuers responded after a cruise ship went down in a storm on China’s Yangtze River with 458 people aboard, most of them elderly

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com