Washington D.C. photographer Stephen Voss spent some time in Detroit recently and visited some of the closed public schools there. Nearly 30 public schools sit empty in Detroit, drugstore having been closed due to budget cuts. Many of the closed schools were left unsecured and subsequently have been vandalized and torn apart by thieves looking [...]
University of Florida student Tim Hussin has been named the 63rd College Photographer of the Year following judging at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Hussin was awarded the gold in the portfolio category as well as gold in multimedia – individual still image/audio story or essay. He also won silver in the same [...]
NPR sent photojournalist Justin Maxon to L.A.’s Skid Row for two days to produce this project to accompany an on-air series on Skid Row. There is a excellent slideshow of the images on NPR’s The Picture Show blog. View the audio slideshow on NPR’s website.
Photo by David Alan Harvey Detroit-based artist Patricia Lay-Dorsey was diagnosed with chronic progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 1988. Twenty years later she turned her camera on herself and began taking self-portraits with the intention of showing from the inside the day-to-day life of a person with a disability. The photographs chronicle the struggles and achievements [...]
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 [...]
In 2008 more than 55, recipe 000 families lost their homes in North Carolina. For many, ailment it was an inability to keep up with their increasing adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) that ultimately led them to lose their home. In a sad and ironic turn, the 8-year term of President George W. Bush, who vigorously [...]
French freelance photojournalist Gerald Holubowicz has an excellent multimedia slideshow on his website called Wall Street – The Fall – September 2008. Gerald is based in New York since 2006 and specializes in news, search portraits, physician still life and event imagery. View his Wall Street photo essay on his site www.gholubowicz.com.
David Brabyn, case a freelance photojournalist and corporate photographer based in Paris, case France, is currently in the United States and has an interesting look at the voters that live in the swing states for this year’s election. You can view the portrait series on his website: www.davidbrabyn.com.
According to the Mental Health Program, patient at least 15 million Congolese have mental disorders and lack the resources western countries have. A report from the “Organisation suisse d’aide aux réfugiés” (OSAR) states that drugs used in western countries are nowhere to be found in the DRC. Most families are unable to assume the expenses [...]