Africa endures in the language and customs of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who have lived along the Carolina coast for generations, sustaining themselves through the land and water. Pete Marovich, who grew up in South Carolina aware of this distinctive culture, wanted to photograph these communities, so about a decade ago he pitched the [...]
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.
Freelance journalist Shane Bauer’s multimedia piece about San Francisco’s Tenderloin that is home to most of the city’s 518 single room occupancy hotels. Their eight by ten foot rooms are home to the mentally ill, HIV patients, transsexuals and drug addicts. See more about Bauer’s Hotel Poverty project on Vewd.org
Compelling images from Magnum Photographer John Vink documenting a dispute along the Cambodian Border. “The listing of the 11th century Preah Vihear temple as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has triggered a military reaction by Thailand along the disputed border the temple is located on. Some 700 Thai troops penetrated what is regarded by a [...]
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 [...]
Paris based photojournalist Emmanuel Fradin has some moving images from Chernobyl showing the current state of the area resulting from the nuclear accident on the 26th of April 1986 after the explosion of reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant, near Pripyat in the Ukrainian SSR. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic bombing [...]
Czech Republic photojournalist Jan Sochor has a slideshow illustrating the intense poverty and dire living conditions in Haiti. Sochor is based in South America and Europe. You can view his slideshow on his website at www.jansochor.com.