Italian photojournalist Marco Baroncini’s excellent work about the Roma or Gypsies living in poverty and suffering from discrimination in Rome, Italy is featured on the New York Times photography blog LENS. See his exceptional images at on LENS. His portfolio, also filled with excellent work can be found at www.marcobaroncini.com.
This essay is called “A Story of Love”, about the unconditional love between a husband a wife, it is the story of Sandor and Anne Marie Papp. Anne Marie has been at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario since 1997 in a coma after suffering a stroke, unable to move or speak, she is fed by [...]
This is a glimpse into the daily lives of a Cretan family, my family, entitled Life from Death, Κρήτη. The reason for the title is because my family has sustained a livelihood as butchers. Literally, they live – put food on the table, pay medical bills and mortgages, cloth their bodies – from the death [...]
VII photographer Tomas van Houtryve slipped into North Korea twice, posing as an investor looking to open a chocolate factory. He gained unprecedented access to a variety of locations in North Korea, many of which had never before been seen by a Western photographer. View his excellent images from inside North Korea on his website [...]
Chilean born photojournalist Tomas Munita has a set of images on the NYT LENS blog for a story about how after President Hosni Mubarak’s rule was toppled, the euphoria of Egypt’s political spring has broken down into feelings of discontent. See more at NYT LENS: www.nytimes.com.
Brent Stirton, senior staff photographer for the assignment division of Getty Images, New York, has a compelling essay on his web site about the Conservation Rangers from an gorilla Anti-Poaching unit Virunga National Park, Eastern Congo from 2007. View Brent’s work at www.brentstirton.com.
‘I am about to call it a day’ is a sequel on ‘Ou Menya’, a project where I entered the intimacy of families in Russia, while spending one night with them. This time, I have travelled through the United States. It is a series of portraits of places and people where I spent the night [...]
According to the Mental Health Program, at least 15 million Congolese have mental disorders and lack the resources western countries have. A report from the “Organisation suisse d’aide aux réfugiés” (OSAR) states that drugs used in western countries are nowhere to be found in the DRC. Most families are unable to assume the expenses of [...]
Freelance journalist Shane Bauer’s multimedia piece about San Francisco’s Tenderloin that is home to most of the city’s 518 single room occupancy hotels. Their eight by ten foot rooms are home to the mentally ill, HIV patients, transsexuals and drug addicts. See more about Bauer’s Hotel Poverty project on Vewd.org
NPR sent photojournalist Justin Maxon to L.A.’s Skid Row for two days to produce this project to accompany an on-air series on Skid Row. There is a excellent slideshow of the images on NPR’s The Picture Show blog. View the audio slideshow on NPR’s website.