One day I was walking with a female friend in Tehran when she was pulled away by the police and held in one of their offices for a few hours. Her crime? She wasn’t wearing the proper hijab — the head scarf that, in some interpretations of Islam, women must wear whenever they are in the [...]
Masaru Goto has been documenting people in the south of Thailand since early 2004. He has traveled through rural armed Buddhist villages, as well as Muslim villages, which are classified as “red zones” where support for the separatists is strong. Since 2004, more than 2,700 people have been killed and over 7,000 injured in the deep south of Thailand, [...]
Sacred Ground -The Building of the Pentagon Memorial The Washington Post has interactive videos and photo galleries of the building, design, and dedication of the Pentagon Memorial. View the Washington Post presentation here.
Sole Man Times-Picayune photojournalist Jennifer Zdon has a well done multimedia piece mixing video and stills about the dying art of the shoe shine man. It is embedded here courtesy of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Direct link here: The Times-Picayune
A collection of wire service images from the Sukkot festival around the West Bank commemorating the 40 years of wandering in the desert after the exodus of Jews from Egypt some 3200 years ago. The week-long festival starts in mid-October. View the images on the Denver Post’s Captured Blog.
James Gregg, photojournalist with the Arizona Daily Star won first place in January for a wonderful story about a homeless man in Tucson. You can see the full story on the National Press Photographer’s web site at www.nppa.org.
Photojournalist Steve Russell of the Toronto Star had this wonderful first place winner in the feature category of the National Press Photographers monthly clip contest for region 2. Everyone who has worked at newspapers has to shoot the dreaded weather shot, but every now and then we are able to find something really interesting in [...]
From December 2007, Virginian-Pilot photojournalist Rich-Joseph Facun’s multimedia story about Dawn Weiss, a wife and mother of two, who was shot during an attempted robbery and paralyzed as a result. View Peace of Dawn on the Virginian-Pilot’s website.