Wars do not mark the beginning of the 21st Century in Latin America. Acts of violence, however, have taken the lives of so many men, left so many women widowed and so many children orphaned, just as the conflicts in other parts of the world the television chooses to portray. Everyday life and social change [...]
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 [...]
The Atlantic is more than half-way through a 20-part series showcasing photographs from World War II. The photographs are from a variety of sources. Take a look at installment 14 of the 20-part series at www.theatlantic.com.
This portrait of my grandfather, James W. Shockley, is one of the images I hold most dear from my personal project about the American West. I made this photograph a number of years ago in my grandfather’s workshop, outside of Farmington. The place remains almost unchanged since my youth, and is such a central part [...]
Photojournalist Jennifer Whitney’s essay about two young lovers in trouble with the law is featured on American-Journal.org. The essay was produced by the Texas based photojournalist for the 62nd Missouri Photo Workshops that were held in Macon, Mo. See the essay on American-Journal.org.
Photographer Anton Kusters captures intimate portraits of Yakuza, Japan’s world of organized crime, through the Shinseikai family. A night in the streets of Tokyo’s red light district. A morning at a covert training camp. Those are just some of the dark scenes a Belgian-based photographer captured in the two years he spent following the Shinseikai, a [...]
“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 [...]