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 [...]
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 [...]
Photojournalist Pete Marovich has an iPhone essay about the inside of the U.S. Capitol on the current issue of American-Journal.org. Included is a discussion about the ethics of using iPhone applications to alter the look of images used for photojournalism. See more and take part in the discussion at www.american-journal.org. DISCLOSURE: Pete Marovich is a [...]
Photographer Anton Kusters captures intimate portraits of Yakuza, Japan’s world of organized crime, through the Shinseikai family. A night in the streets of Tokyo’s red light district. A morning at a covert training camp. Those are just some of the dark scenes a Belgian-based photographer captured in the two years he spent following the Shinseikai, a [...]
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.
Anna Kari’s photography with Vivienne Walt’s narration provides a stunning portrait of the biggest maternity hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The country has one of the world’s highest maternal death rates. You can view the multimedia presentation at Time.
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: [...]