There is a great essay on the Boston Globe’s Big Picture about the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a mission established by the UN Security Council in 2001 to secure parts of Afghanistan to allow the establishment of Hamid Karzai’s new administration.
Photographer Ryan Scherb has spent a lot of time with Emergency Medical Technicians for his work-in-progress that is being showcased on American-Journal.org. There are many great images that give an intimate look into the work of these lifesavers. See the essay at www.american-journal.org.
Masaru Goto’s images of Khmer Rouge soldiers that are protecting Cambodia’s claim to the Preah Vihear temple following UNESCO approving Cambodia’s bid to make the temple a UN World Heritage site. The decision has ignited long-standing tensions between Cambodia and Thailand, who both claim land around the temple, which lies on the border between the [...]
“In late December 2007, three small cardboard boxes arrived at the International Center of Photography from Mexico City after a long and mysterious journey. These tattered boxes—the so-called Mexican Suitcase—contained the legendary Spanish Civil War negatives of Robert Capa. Rumors had circulated for years of the survival of the negatives, which had disappeared from Capa’s [...]
In 2008 more than 55,000 families lost their homes in North Carolina. For many, it was an inability to keep up with their increasing adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) that ultimately led them to lose their home. In a sad and ironic turn, the 8-year term of President George W. Bush, who vigorously endorsed a culture [...]
Natan Dvir was raised in Israel and regularly exposed to strong religious, social and political beliefs and ideas from an early age. He says the regionʼs history combined with the volatile political situation today, result in a complex and intense reality in which people emphatically and publicly express themselves. In his essay Belief, Dvir explores [...]
Former USA Weekend director of photography Matt Mendelsohn captured election history at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. His image is of a group of twenty or so people huddled over a transistor radio, silently listening to Barack Obama give his acceptance speach on election night. All we can say is very very cool! Read more on Matt [...]
David Brabyn, a freelance photojournalist and corporate photographer based in Paris, France, is currently in the United States and has an interesting look at the voters that live in the swing states for this year’s election. You can view the portrait series on his website: www.davidbrabyn.com.
David Holloway takes a look at the National Champion Chuckwagon Races held in Clinton, Arkansas. See David’s work on A Photo A Day. More of David’s work can be found on his website onethousandwords.net.
Love in the First Person by Matt and Melissa Eich In the span of a year, Matt Eich, 20, won College Photographer of the Year, Melissa Eich, 19, discovered she was pregnant, they married and moved to Portland for Matt’s internship. See the project at mediastorm.org.
Brooklyn, NY based photographer J. Carrier has a beautiful set of images on his Photoshelter archive from his work about Evangelism in Kenya. View the rest of his images from this story at: jcarrier.photoshelter.com. See more of his work at: www.foto-j.com.