Photographer Alex Majoli has for years worked in some of the world’s most unsettled regions, crafting powerful portraits of the lives of men, women and children in places like war-torn Afghanistan, post-genocide Rwanda, and the poverty-ravaged favelas of Rio. But Majoli recently turned his lens on a world unlike any he’d chronicled before – namely, the tightly managed, downright secretive world [...]
“The photographer Platon took pictures of hundreds of men and women who volunteered to serve in the military and were sent to Iraq or Afghanistan. He followed them on their journey through training and deployment, after demobilization and in hospitals, to compile a portrait of the dedication of the armed services today.” –The New Yorker [...]
The Atlantic is more than half-way through a 20-part series showcasing photographs from World War II. The photographs are from a variety of sources. Take a look at installment 14 of the 20-part series at www.theatlantic.com.
Wars do not mark the beginning of the 21st Century in Latin America. Acts of violence, however, have taken the lives of so many men, left so many women widowed and so many children orphaned, just as the conflicts in other parts of the world the television chooses to portray. Everyday life and social change [...]
Photographer Michael Kamber and veteran Joseph White narrate a multimedia presentation about the side of war that most people never see or hear about. The podcast was produced in collaboration with November Eleven. View The Battlespace Project.
After Aaron Huey’s powerful photographs of poverty, dysfunction and gang violence on the Pine Ridge reservation were published on Lens three years ago, the reaction was strong and swift. There were more than 100 comments, many from American Indians. Most applauded Mr. Huey’s work. But there were also many who thought it was a one-sided view of [...]
Children often dream of playing major league baseball or being an actress, but for many of these women, it was to be a queen. Praised as a positive role model for young girls, protested as degrading to women and shamed by scandals, beauty pageants have become an American icon. It is a world where artificial [...]
A new Google service went online this week offering millions of full-screen-resolution images from LIFE magazine’s historic archive. The archive is available on Google Images, the search engine company’s index of digital pictures. The archive is fill of LIFE magazine’s classic shots by photojournalism icons like Margaret Bourke-White, Gordon Parks and W. Eugene Smith. Search the Life archive on Google.