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 [...]
I live in the United States and in early 2011, like most Americans, I felt the country was going through a very unsettling period–the civil discourse was angry and cynical and the people were polarized. I felt a need to get out in the country and photograph what was going on. One day in the [...]
Czech Republic photojournalist Jan Sochor has a slideshow illustrating the intense poverty and dire living conditions in Haiti. Sochor is based in South America and Europe. You can view his slideshow on his website at www.jansochor.com.
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!
Paris based photojournalist Emmanuel Fradin has some moving images from Chernobyl showing the current state of the area resulting from the nuclear accident on the 26th of April 1986 after the explosion of reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant, near Pripyat in the Ukrainian SSR. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic bombing [...]
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 [...]
Photojournalist Pete Marovich is trying to raise awareness of the plight of the Gullah/Geechee people of the Sea Islands along the southeastern coast of the United States. Direct descendants of enslaved Africans, the Gullah/Geechee are fighting to hold on to their land and culture in the face of development. He is raising funds to complete [...]
French freelance photojournalist Gerald Holubowicz has an excellent multimedia slideshow on his website called Wall Street – The Fall – September 2008. Gerald is based in New York since 2006 and specializes in news, portraits, still life and event imagery. View his Wall Street photo essay on his site www.gholubowicz.com.
Documenting what Americans throws out. by Jenna Isaacson Pfueller All Thrifty States aims to document in stills, audio and video the people, scenes and items found in thrift stores nationwide. The project hopes to provide a window into the regional selections of used goods, the current economic climate in America, the breadth of organizations that [...]
Brooklyn, NY based photographer J. Carrier has a beautiful set of images on his Photoshelter archive from his work about Evangelism in Kenya. View the rest of his images from this story at: jcarrier.photoshelter.com. See more of his work at: www.foto-j.com.