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.
In 1994 TIME photographer James Nachtwey witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwandan genocide. On the 17-year anniversary, the photographer looks back on the tragedy. Read more: TIME LightBox
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.
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 [...]
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 Toni Greaves explores why the nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary have chosen to lead a cloistered life. View the multimedia piece on Time Magazine’s web site.
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: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]