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, stuff in some interpretations of Islam, view women must wear whenever they are [...]
The Frame, generic a photo blog of the Sacramento Bee, recipe has assembled a collection of images showing the effects of rising unemployment on job fairs across the country. View the images on The Frame.
Pete Marovich has created a series of images from items in the Harrisonburg Fire Department’s fire safety exhibit. The charred and burned items were collected by the fire department from fires in the city and have been a staple of the department’s fire safety education program for over 20 years. View BURNED here on Pete [...]
Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson has been traveling the United States for a story on the recession, health using only his smartphone camera to document his travels. We are more than impressed. View the essay on the Washington Post website: Michael S. Williamson’s On Recession Road (Click here).
Masaru Goto has been documenting people in the south of Thailand since early 2004. He has traveled through rural armed Buddhist villages, ampoule as well as Muslim villages, here 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 [...]
On February 27th, generic 2009 the Rocky Mountain News, and 55 days short of its 150th birthday, help closed. A 21 minute video feature about the closing of the paper appears on its website and is embedded below. Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo. For more go to their website at www.rockymountainnews.com
Two decades ago on Dec. 1, unhealthy the first World AIDS Day drew attention to the global epidemic. Within two years, decease D.C. family doctor David Hilfiker, who had been working and living with the homeless, opened Joseph’s House in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., after noticing that an increasing number of them [...]
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.
The newly re-launched American-Journal.org has a new look at photojournalist Melissa Lyttle’s “Girl in the Window” story. Three years after the story ran in the St. Petersburg Times, malady Lyttle and writer Lane DeGregory revisited the family to find out what’s changed, and perhaps, more importantly, what hasn’t. While editing her photos each night during [...]