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.
Photojournalist Salvi Danés has an excellent set of images about gypsies in France and the celebration of the adoration of Sara Kali or Saint Sara, also known as Sara “the black.” Saint Sara is the patron saint of the Romanies (gypsies), the centre of its veneration. View the images on Salvi Danés’ website: www.salvidanes.com/portfolios/81101-saras-gypsies.
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. View Afghanistan with the ISAF on the Big Picture
The New York Times web site published an article in December about Robert Frank and his book The Americans. There is a story as well as a companion piece with audio interviews with the photographer. Well worth reading and listening to. Click here to read the story on the Times’ site. Click here to listen [...]
Eileen Mignoni’s website is her professional thesis project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Facing Deportation is a look at the families impacted by North Carolina’s immigration policies. View the project at www.facingdeportation.org
I never planned on becoming a photographer. But just like a great photo, it was a matter of coincidence… a combination of, “right time, right place”. I was lucky. For the past forty years, I’ve been a commercial photographer. Those assignments introduced me to people that I never thought I’d meet and gave me the [...]
“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 [...]
Photographer and writer Suchitra Vijayan has been photographing stories along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border for the past few years. Here is a link to some of her very interesting work. See more at www.suchitravijayan.com
Washington, D.C. based photojournalist Gabriela Bulisova has an excellent series of portraits of displaced Iraqis refugees who are now settling in the United States. Many had requested to be photographed not showing their faces and Bulisova does a wonderful job of executing the images under this restriction. Her essay can be seen on her Photoshelter archive [...]