American-Journal.org has an essay by Pete Marovich and a story by Jenny Jones about the Bill Pickett Rodeo and the Legacy of the Black Cowboy.
See the essay at www.american-journal.org.
“The photographer Platon took pictures of hundreds of men and women who volunteered to serve in the military and were sent to Iraq or Afghanistan. He followed them on their journey through training and deployment, after demobilization and in hospitals, to compile a portrait of the dedication of the armed services today.” –The New Yorker [...]
Children often dream of playing major league baseball or being an actress, but for many of these women, it was to be a queen. Praised as a positive role model for young girls, protested as degrading to women and shamed by scandals, beauty pageants have become an American icon. It is a world where artificial [...]
Photojournalist Jessica Dimmock’s The Ninth Floor documents a group of addicts who moved into the apartment of a former millionaire in a wealthy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. This heart-wrenching and powerful project follows the apartment’s residents up to their eviction and follows several of them afterwards as they struggle to survive. For more please visit [...]
James Nachtwey’s Struggle to Live essay on BURN Magazine is the publication’s first sponsored photographer essay made possible by the generosity of BD.BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) is a global medical technology company that is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing drug discovery. View Nachtwey’s essay [...]
The Tasmanian parliament will soon vote on a comprehensive forest management plan which, if it passes, will protect nearly half a million acres of the island’s wild forests. The agreement is seen as the best chance to end the heated three-decade dispute over control of the forests involving loggers, conservationists, and the state government. The plan includes [...]
Photojournalist Eugene Richards has a recent piece in Newsweek documenting the conditions in psychiatric institutions around the world. View the exceptional moving work at Newsweek.
Photojournalist Pete Marovich has an iPhone essay about the inside of the U.S. Capitol on the current issue of American-Journal.org. Included is a discussion about the ethics of using iPhone applications to alter the look of images used for photojournalism. See more and take part in the discussion at www.american-journal.org. DISCLOSURE: Pete Marovich is a [...]
Dirck Halstead and the Digital Journalist is showcasing the work of an number of photojournalists’ coverage of the Inauguration of Barack Obama. View the images on The Digital Journalist.
The earnest saga of farming and ranching in northern Montana began with a misconception that verged on a lie: free land, enough to feed your family! But the land wasn’t quite free, and it was far from enough. Read the full story on National Geographic View the full essay on William Albert Allard’s website
After Aaron Huey’s powerful photographs of poverty, dysfunction and gang violence on the Pine Ridge reservation were published on Lens three years ago, the reaction was strong and swift. There were more than 100 comments, many from American Indians. Most applauded Mr. Huey’s work. But there were also many who thought it was a one-sided view of [...]