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.
Photographer Alex Majoli has for years worked in some of the world’s most unsettled regions, crafting powerful portraits of the lives of men, women and children in places like war-torn Afghanistan, post-genocide Rwanda, and the poverty-ravaged favelas of Rio. But Majoli recently turned his lens on a world unlike any he’d chronicled before – namely, the tightly managed, downright secretive world [...]
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 Michael Kamber and veteran Joseph White narrate a multimedia presentation about the side of war that most people never see or hear about. The podcast was produced in collaboration with November Eleven. View The Battlespace Project.
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 [...]
National Geographic’s Randy Olson has some stunning images from Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula which has some of the richest salmon runs in the Pacific, sustaining animals and communities. Now the fish need help. View the images on National Geographic’s Website.
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
The illegal wildlife trade and poaching are decimating the animals and landscapes of Africa. If you go there, it’s shocking. We hear about it and see these stories, but until you see it first hand it’s really hard to get your head wrapped around that. But there are solutions and we have to start looking [...]