“As a sweet-faced baby Marlon Barton, right, pictured with his mother, Pearile Barton, sister, Mary Barton and father, Larry Barton, made everyone smile. Marlon was almost 18 months old before he was identified with autism. Now that he is full grown, no one knows quite what to do with him. Barton is 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs [...]
Michelle Obama’s great-great-grandfather, Jim Robinson, worked as a slave on the Friendfield Plantation in Georgetown, S.C. Many of the slave quarters on the plantation still stand untouched and alone on the property. View the Washington Post Story: A Family’s Exodus from Slavery
There is a heart-wrenching essay about a family being evicted from their home in Colorado in The Washington Post. Getty photographer John Moore had amazing access and captured some very sad moments. Great work covering a true American economic tragedy. See the essay at www.washingtonpost.com. Note: Of course there is the obligatory advertisement first.
On February 27th, 2009 the Rocky Mountain News, 55 days short of its 150th birthday, closed. A 21 minute video feature about the closing of the paper appears on its website and is embedded below. Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo. For more go to their website at www.rockymountainnews.com
A collection of wire service images from the Sukkot festival around the West Bank commemorating the 40 years of wandering in the desert after the exodus of Jews from Egypt some 3200 years ago. The week-long festival starts in mid-October. View the images on the Denver Post’s Captured Blog.
Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson has been traveling the United States for a story on the recession, using only his smartphone camera to document his travels. We are more than impressed. View the essay on the Washington Post website: Michael S. Williamson’s On Recession Road (Click here).
OK, this is a bit on the lighter side, but we don’t care, it’s fun! Daron Dean’s image, shot for The St. Augustine Record, and picked up on the Washington Post’s weekly animal views feature via AP is one of many great images being shown. View the Washington Post’s Animal Views.
This is an incredible story by Times staff photographer Melissa Lyttle and staff writer Lane DeGregory, of a feral child that was discovered by Plant City, Florida police three years ago. View the multimedia presentation at Tampabay.com.
Sacred Ground -The Building of the Pentagon Memorial The Washington Post has interactive videos and photo galleries of the building, design, and dedication of the Pentagon Memorial. View the Washington Post presentation here.