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 [...]
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.
Photojournalist Jennifer Whitney’s essay about two young lovers in trouble with the law is featured on American-Journal.org. The essay was produced by the Texas based photojournalist for the 62nd Missouri Photo Workshops that were held in Macon, Mo. See the essay on American-Journal.org.
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 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.
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.
The Tasmanian parliament will soon vote on a comprehensive forest management plan which, if it passes, will protect nearly half a million acres of the island’s wild forests. The agreement is seen as the best chance to end the heated three-decade dispute over control of the forests involving loggers, conservationists, and the state government. The plan includes [...]
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 [...]