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 [...]
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 [...]
New Delhi based Sanjit Das has some beautiful images of the Dongria Kondh community. They are the indigenous Kondh tribes who have lived in the lush forests of Niyamgiri hills, in Kalahandi and Raygoda districts of Orissa. According to Das’ website: “They have survived foraging in the forests, raising livestocks and through agriculture. Now, local families [...]
PdfX12, an online, monthly free photo journal, presents “Trail of Tears”, the winning story of the inaugural Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Association Grant. “Trail of Tears documents the issue of Congolese women suffering from sexual violence committed by Congolese and Rwandan rebels and male civilians. The work is presented as a downloadable PDF file that can be [...]
An estimated 20,000 children were born from rapes committed during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Intended Consequences chronicles the lives of these women. Their narratives are embodied in portrait photographs, interviews and oral reflections about the daily challenges they face today. View the presentation on MediaStorm.
On May 4, 2008, cyclone Nargris ripped through the southern delta region of Burma. Photojournalist Adam Dean covered the aftermath. View his images of the catastrophe on his website at www.adamdean.net.
We interrupt the normal feature in this spot to take notice of the historic outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election. Barack Obama has become the first African-American to be elected to the office of President of the United States. This photo of Cleopatra Nelson was taken at a rally last week at James Madison University [...]
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.