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 [...]
Tim Hussin has a moving multimedia piece on his website about a family who returned home from work to find their home destroyed by fire. Hussin followed the family for a week as they picked up their lives and found a new place to live. Hussin, a graduate of the University of Florida, has won the [...]
Black Farmers in America are facing extinction within the next decade, due to relentless discrimination from the US government lending institutions, and changing agricultural economics. John Ficara has documented their struggle in a powerful series of photographs. View the Photography Channel’s Presentation of Forty Acres and a Dream.
Documenting what Americans throws out. by Jenna Isaacson Pfueller All Thrifty States aims to document in stills, audio and video the people, scenes and items found in thrift stores nationwide. The project hopes to provide a window into the regional selections of used goods, the current economic climate in America, the breadth of organizations that [...]
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 [...]
The American West is who I am. It was my childhood, and it is my way now. The ideals of the West have shaped my personality, my values, and my decisions. I see a culture of bravery, resilience. I understand the ebb and flow, the double edged sword of progress, the battle of conservation verses [...]
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 [...]
Patrick Cavan Brown calls his series of images taken in orphanages around the world his opus. Presented on his website are images from the long-term project inspired by the House of Hope in Haiti. View Patrick’s Images at www.shadowdetails.com.
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