Michael Webster’s essay explores Congress of Curious Peoples at Coney Island, New York in a recent essay on American-Journal.org
See it here: www.american-journal.org.
Afghanistan based photojournalist Zalmaï has an essay about the ongoing internal conflicts between La FARC and other paramilitary groups In Colombia that have forced more than 3.3 million flee their homes and seek shelter elsewhere in the country. The displaced people mostly come from the countryside and move to big cities like Bogota, Medellin, or Cartagena. [...]
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, portraits, still life and event imagery. View his Wall Street photo essay on his site www.gholubowicz.com.
A sharp increase in global unemployment rates was one of the well-observed results of the economical crisis rose in the last months of 2008. In many countries, following the crisis, the unemployment rate set new records, sometimes even month by month. More and more unemployed are seen to have taken to the streets to make [...]
Alzbeta Jungrova, of the Czech Republic, has some really nice work documenting the drug trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan on her Lightstalkers gallery. You can see his work at www.lightstalkers.org.
Despite the fact that global climate destabilization continues unabated, there are still far too many people–political leaders and citizens alike–who do not seem to understand the reality. The planet is warming, it is driven largely by human activity, and it is ignored at our peril. James Balog has been documenting glaciers around the world for [...]
*** Contributor Submission *** TIPUSIM.com in Jerusalem is an online photojournalism project by photographer Nir Alon honoring the residents of Jerusalem. Photographer’s statement: The essence of Jerusalem isn’t hidden under ancient stones. It isn’t masked by a cloud of mysticism and belief. It isn’t buried in pages of history. The essence of Jerusalem is alive [...]
There is a great essay on the Boston Globe’s Big Picture about the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a mission established by the UN Security Council in 2001 to secure parts of Afghanistan to allow the establishment of Hamid Karzai’s new administration. View Afghanistan with the ISAF on the Big Picture
Black Farmers in America are facing extinction within the next decade, due to relentless discrimination from the US government lending institutions, and changing agricultural economics. John Ficara has documented their struggle in a powerful series of photographs. View the Photography Channel’s Presentation of Forty Acres and a Dream.
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 [...]
New Delhi based Sanjit Das has some beautiful images of the Dongria Kondh community. They are the indigenous Kondh tribes who have lived in the lush forests of Niyamgiri hills, in Kalahandi and Raygoda districts of Orissa. According to Das’ website: “They have survived foraging in the forests, raising livestocks and through agriculture. Now, local families [...]