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
Sun-Sentiel photojournalist Joe Cavaretta has a multimedia piece from 2006 about an 8-year-old Ft. Lauderdale boy preacher. You can see the presentation on the Sun-Sentinel web site at www.sun-sentinel.com.
Los Angeles Times photographer Luis Sinco made James Blake Miller an emblem of the war. The image would change both of their lives and connect them in ways neither imagined. View the L.A. Times Story: The Marlboro Marine
Masaru Goto has been documenting people in the south of Thailand since early 2004. He has traveled through rural armed Buddhist villages, as well as Muslim villages, which are classified as “red zones” where support for the separatists is strong. Since 2004, more than 2,700 people have been killed and over 7,000 injured in the deep south of Thailand, [...]
The newly re-launched American-Journal.org has a new look at photojournalist Melissa Lyttle’s “Girl in the Window” story. Three years after the story ran in the St. Petersburg Times, Lyttle and writer Lane DeGregory revisited the family to find out what’s changed, and perhaps, more importantly, what hasn’t. While editing her photos each night during one [...]
Sole Man Times-Picayune photojournalist Jennifer Zdon has a well done multimedia piece mixing video and stills about the dying art of the shoe shine man. It is embedded here courtesy of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Direct link here: The Times-Picayune
Washington, D.C. based freelance photojournalist Astrid Riecken was recently named the White House News Photographer Association’s Still Photographer of the Year. One of the essays in her winning portfolio is a beautifully photographed black and white piece about Jazz legend Edward ‘Butch’ Warren. Warren played with Jazz greats Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, Herbie [...]
The title of Chip Litherland’s blog post is “it’s the aperture, stupid.” We thought our reference to it needed to be more about the great images. Chip is know for his use of color and desire to find something different. It really shows in his recent coverage of politics in Florida. This guy has a [...]