From Guillaume Poli: Spread between Turkey, Iran, Irak and Syria, the Kurds make the world’s biggest landless minority. In Turkey, they represent 25% of the population and despite this, they face a significant assimilation policy. Have they not been called “The Mountainous Turks” due to their original lands in the mountains in EasternTurkey ? The [...]
The Middle of Somewhere is the next chapter in my on-going family diary. It follows on from Postcards from Home (2008-2011) and revolves around my two daughters Uma & Yali growing up. We live in a remote part of the world, the south west corner of Western Australia. Read the full essay on Burn Magazine See more [...]
Andrea Morales essay, Extracted Dreams, Implanted Realities, an examination of girls growing up in southeast Ohio is featured on American-Journal.org. The project won TIME Magazine’s 2011 inaugural Next Generation Photography Contest. Student photographers were invited to submit a portfolio for review by TIME’s editors. Morales won the top prize of $2,500 and a portfolio review [...]
A Photo Editor, run by former director of photography, Rob Haggart, is featuring a movie about Contact Press Images’ David Burnett and his story The Last Cattle Drive. An interesting look back at the glory days of shooting film. The photos are great. David’s hair is another matter! (Sorry David, I will buy you a [...]
“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” — Thoreau For me there is no better place to stretch myself as a photographer than in the natural world. Just minutes outside of Washington, DC is the dramatic wildness of the Potomac River Gorge. It is a spectacular bit of nature that beckons to the adventurer, the [...]
Photojournalist Amanda Lucidon’s work-in progress on how LGBT couples in the United States are dealing with the problems that the Defense of Marriage Act incurs on them is now featured on American-Journal.org. The Legal Stranger Project offers an intimate look at the struggles that same-sex couples face as they attempt to navigate the convoluted legal system for [...]
Divided Soul by David Alan Harvey David’s web site has two galleries of images from his book Divided Soul. Nobody captures the heartbeat of a culture the way that Harvey does with his camera. Visit Divided Soul and be amazed.
German photographer Ole Elfenkaemper has a really nice set of images from his story “Waiting for a Better Past,” about the environment and the working class in Albania. See more of the work on his website: Waiting for a Better Past. Please feel free to return to this page and comment on the work we [...]
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.
In January 2008, Ricky and Kristy Dunlap lost their home to foreclosure. Recently, the family of six was joined by Kristy’s brother Randy, his wife Heather and their three children. All 11 share a 1,008-square-foot double-wide trailer in Shallotte, North Carolina. View Chris Carmichael’s multimedia story about the Dunlaps.