In this powerful video Ed Kashi discusses his work in Madagascar and the Niger Delta and the environmental degradation therein.
Check out Ed’s site here: http://edkashi.com/
Black Farmers in America are facing extinction within the next decade, due to relentless discrimination from the US government lending institutions, and changing agricultural economics. John Ficara has documented their struggle in a powerful series of photographs. View the Photography Channel’s Presentation of Forty Acres and a Dream.
Mumbai, India based photojournalist Dhiraj Singh’ work about the Naga Sadhu, one of the many sects of holy men in India. View Dhiraj’s Naga Sadhu on his Lightstalker’s Gallery.
Photojournalist Salvi Danés has an excellent set of images about gypsies in France and the celebration of the adoration of Sara Kali or Saint Sara, also known as Sara “the black.” Saint Sara is the patron saint of the Romanies (gypsies), the centre of its veneration. View the images on Salvi Danés’ website: www.salvidanes.com/portfolios/81101-saras-gypsies.
Michael Itkoff has traveled the world since 2002 taking portraits of everyday people in the street. In Itkoff’s photographs a makeshift backdrop is held behind each of his subjects in London, Sydney, Hanoi, Bangkok, and New York. This technique, normally reserved for celebrity and commercial portraiture, creates a striking aesthetic isolating the subjects from their [...]
Photo agency VII member Marcus Bleasdale has a stunning body of work focusing on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on David Alan Harvey’s Burn Magazine. The DRC is home to the deadliest war in the world today. An estimated 5.4 million people have died since 1998, the largest death toll since the Second World [...]
James Whitlow Delano’s coverage of Cyclone Nargis, a category 4 storm, that slammed into Burma’s Irrawaddy River Delta in May 2008, is one of the entries in the 2009 PhotoPhilanthropy Awards. View the essay here at www.photophilanthropy.org. More of James Whitlow Delano’s work can be found on his website www.jameswhitlowdelano.com.
Masaru Goto’s images of Khmer Rouge soldiers that are protecting Cambodia’s claim to the Preah Vihear temple following UNESCO approving Cambodia’s bid to make the temple a UN World Heritage site. The decision has ignited long-standing tensions between Cambodia and Thailand, who both claim land around the temple, which lies on the border between the [...]
John Maloof has created a website in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950-70′s. Maloof discovered her work at an auction in Chicago where Maier lived for 50 years. Her discovered work included over 40,000 mostly medium format negatives. Maier died April 21, 2009. See more of Maier’s work at [...]
Images from a book by photography Peter Turnley shot during his 25 years of living in Paris. “Many of the people who have contributed to the life of this city weren’t born here, and so the “Parisians” of my title encompasses anyone living in Paris. I haven’t attempted to present an encyclopedic view of the [...]
Russian born Diana Markosian, a freelance photojournalist and multimedia producer working out of Russia and the former Soviet Union, has a great set of images on her portfolio site about the areas around the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Normally we do not feature work unless there is a direct link to it, but we thought this was [...]