New Delhi based Aditya Kapoor has a look inside the training sessions of Pehlwan wrestlers in India. Wrestling in India called ‘Kushti’, is a dying art that traces its roots to the 5th century BC. See Aditya Kapoor’s essay on his website at www.adityakapoor.com.
Photojournalist Pete Marovich is trying to raise awareness of the plight of the Gullah/Geechee people of the Sea Islands along the southeastern coast of the United States. Direct descendants of enslaved Africans, the Gullah/Geechee are fighting to hold on to their land and culture in the face of development. He is raising funds to complete [...]
The New York Times web site published an article in December about Robert Frank and his book The Americans. There is a story as well as a companion piece with audio interviews with the photographer. Well worth reading and listening to. Click here to read the story on the Times’ site. Click here to listen [...]
Michael Itkoff has traveled the world since 2002 taking portraits of everyday people in the street. In Itkoff’s photographs a makeshift backdrop is held behind each of his subjects in London, Sydney, Hanoi, Bangkok, and New York. This technique, normally reserved for celebrity and commercial portraiture, creates a striking aesthetic isolating the subjects from their [...]
“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” — Thoreau For me there is no better place to stretch myself as a photographer than in the natural world. Just minutes outside of Washington, DC is the dramatic wildness of the Potomac River Gorge. It is a spectacular bit of nature that beckons to the adventurer, the [...]
Africa endures in the language and customs of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who have lived along the Carolina coast for generations, sustaining themselves through the land and water. Pete Marovich, who grew up in South Carolina aware of this distinctive culture, wanted to photograph these communities, so about a decade ago he pitched the [...]
From the 61st College Photographer of the Year Competition, Alison Yin’s Gold Medal winning entry in the Individual Online Multimedia category. Alison was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. View her multimedia story at the CPOY website.
Natan Dvir was raised in Israel and regularly exposed to strong religious, social and political beliefs and ideas from an early age. He says the regionʼs history combined with the volatile political situation today, result in a complex and intense reality in which people emphatically and publicly express themselves. In his essay Belief, Dvir explores [...]
Chilean born photojournalist Tomas Munita has a set of images on the NYT LENS blog for a story about how after President Hosni Mubarak’s rule was toppled, the euphoria of Egypt’s political spring has broken down into feelings of discontent. See more at NYT LENS: www.nytimes.com.