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 [...]
Anna Kari’s photography with Vivienne Walt’s narration provides a stunning portrait of the biggest maternity hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The country has one of the world’s highest maternal death rates. You can view the multimedia presentation at Time.
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 [...]
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
Independent photographer Elena Perlino has an excellent look into legalized prostitution in France. Elena Perlino currently lives in northern Italy. Click here to see the essay on David Alan Harvey’s BURN MAGAZINE. You can view more of Elena’s work on her website: www.elenaperlino.com.
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.