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 [...]
This portrait of my grandfather, James W. Shockley, is one of the images I hold most dear from my personal project about the American West. I made this photograph a number of years ago in my grandfather’s workshop, outside of Farmington. The place remains almost unchanged since my youth, and is such a central part [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 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 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 [...]