New Delhi based Sanjit Das has some beautiful images of the Dongria Kondh community. They are the indigenous Kondh tribes who have lived in the lush forests of Niyamgiri hills, in Kalahandi and Raygoda districts of Orissa. According to Das’ website: “They have survived foraging in the forests, raising livestocks and through agriculture. Now, local families [...]
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 [...]
During the summer months in Boulder, Colorado, locals and visitors migrate to Boulder Creek to play, relive tradition, and escape the heat. In this Rocky Mountain town of 100,000, a flowing creek provides the ideal environment to create and channel summertime experiences into lasting memories. Due to the nature of seasonality in the northern hemisphere, [...]
London based photojournalist Mimi Mollica traveled on assignment to India from the NGO Leonard Cheshire International, to photograph the activities they bring forward to help people with disability in the poorest areas of the country. This set of pictures cuts across the different areas that she visited, from the Academy for Blind in Bangalore, to the [...]
Photographer Amnon Gutman has offered this body of work about Palestinians trying to go through the barrier between Israel and the West Bank in order to work inside Israel, mainly as builders. “In June 2002, the government of Israel decided to erect a physical barrier to separate Israel and the West Bank in order to prevent the [...]
Reuters has an excellent multimedia presentation from their team of 100 photographers and writers and support staff from their 5 years of covering the Iraq war. Included is a timeline, profiles on staff members and maps. You can view the presentation at Reuters.com Thanks to Lucy Nicholson for the heads up!
There is a great essay on the Boston Globe’s Big Picture about the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a mission established by the UN Security Council in 2001 to secure parts of Afghanistan to allow the establishment of Hamid Karzai’s new administration. View Afghanistan with the ISAF on the Big Picture
Commemorating the five year anniversary of the Iraq war, the March 2008 podcast features the work of photographer Peter van Agtmael and the music of Six Degrees Records artist, Niyaz. View Five Years in Iraq at Daylight Magazine.