There is a heart-wrenching essay about a family being evicted from their home in Colorado in The Washington Post. Getty photographer John Moore had amazing access and captured some very sad moments. Great work covering a true American economic tragedy. See the essay at www.washingtonpost.com. Note: Of course there is the obligatory advertisement first.
Virginian Pilot photojournalist Preston Gannaway has an excellent essay on a quadriplegic rugby ream from Hampton Roads’, Virginia, called the East Coast Cripplers. Some really nice black and white work. I have always been a fan of her work and she never disappoints. See the essay on her website at www.prestongannaway.com.
Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson has been traveling the United States for a story on the recession, 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).
New York Times staff photojournalist Damon Winter has a narrated multimedia presentation on the Time web site from his coverage of Senator Obama on the campaign trail. View Damon Winter’s images on the New York Times website.
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.
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
Michelle Obama’s great-great-grandfather, Jim Robinson, worked as a slave on the Friendfield Plantation in Georgetown, S.C. Many of the slave quarters on the plantation still stand untouched and alone on the property. View the Washington Post Story: A Family’s Exodus from Slavery
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, [...]
“As a sweet-faced baby Marlon Barton, right, pictured with his mother, Pearile Barton, sister, Mary Barton and father, Larry Barton, made everyone smile. Marlon was almost 18 months old before he was identified with autism. Now that he is full grown, no one knows quite what to do with him. Barton is 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs [...]