With the support of the La Isla Foundation, Ed Kashi made two trips to Nicaragua in 2013 to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the epidemic of CKDu, or Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown origin, that is sickening and killing thousands of sugar cane workers in Central America. Now more than 20 years old, this epidemic [...]
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.
When I started looking at photojournalist Justin Mott’s website, I could not get past the first essay. It just plain stopped me cold. Mott has an excellent essay about the Ba Vi Orphanage near Hanoi, Vietnam that is caring for 124 severely disabled and abandoned children that are believed to be 3rd generation Agent Orange [...]
Paris based photojournalist Emmanuel Fradin has some moving images from Chernobyl showing the current state of the area resulting from the nuclear accident on the 26th of April 1986 after the explosion of reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant, near Pripyat in the Ukrainian SSR. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic bombing [...]
From Guillaume Poli: Spread between Turkey, Iran, Irak and Syria, the Kurds make the world’s biggest landless minority. In Turkey, they represent 25% of the population and despite this, they face a significant assimilation policy. Have they not been called “The Mountainous Turks” due to their original lands in the mountains in EasternTurkey ? The [...]
Masaru Goto’s images of Khmer Rouge soldiers that are protecting Cambodia’s claim to the Preah Vihear temple following UNESCO approving Cambodia’s bid to make the temple a UN World Heritage site. The decision has ignited long-standing tensions between Cambodia and Thailand, who both claim land around the temple, which lies on the border between the [...]
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 3, 2008) – Award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey revealed today the disease XDR-TB as the subject of his TED Prize wish. Nachtwey is premiering a slideshow that is the culmination of his wish to share an underreported worldwide story using news photography in the digital age. The story will be spread [...]