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 [...]
National Geographic’s Randy Olson has some stunning images from Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula which has some of the richest salmon runs in the Pacific, sustaining animals and communities. Now the fish need help. View the images on National Geographic’s Website.
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.
Photographer Michael Webster’s photo essay about an endangered series of small cypress sloughs in Posey County, Indiana, known as Goose Pond being showcased on American-Journal.org. American-Journal is an online magazine featuring true stories about the people, places, events and icons that form the identity of the United States of America. See Michael Webster’s essay at: [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
Photojournalist Jessica Dimmock’s The Ninth Floor documents a group of addicts who moved into the apartment of a former millionaire in a wealthy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. This heart-wrenching and powerful project follows the apartment’s residents up to their eviction and follows several of them afterwards as they struggle to survive. For more please visit [...]
There is a story on American-Journal.org about a family that began a tradition of placing Christmas wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers in the National Cemetery at Quantico. Very moving. Read the story and see the photos at: american-journal.org/2011/12/a-holiday-of-healing/ Please feel free to return to this page and comment on the work we have [...]
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.