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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Photographer Michael Webster’s photo essay about an endangered series of small cypress sloughs in Posey County, Indiana, known as Goose Pond being showcased on American-Journal.org. American-Journal is an online magazine featuring true stories about the people, places, events and icons that form the identity of the United States of America. See Michael Webster’s essay at: [...]
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.
There is a story on American-Journal.org about a family that began a tradition of placing Christmas wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers in the National Cemetery at Quantico. Very moving. Read the story and see the photos at: american-journal.org/2011/12/a-holiday-of-healing/ Please feel free to return to this page and comment on the work we have [...]
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 [...]