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.
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, 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 for [...]
New York City based Maynard Switzer, specializing in beauty and fashion photography, has recently broadened his creative horizons to pursue travel, portrait and landscape photography. We think he is off to a great start. See Switzer’s images from Burma on his web site at www.maynardswitzer.com.
“In late December 2007, three small cardboard boxes arrived at the International Center of Photography from Mexico City after a long and mysterious journey. These tattered boxes—the so-called Mexican Suitcase—contained the legendary Spanish Civil War negatives of Robert Capa. Rumors had circulated for years of the survival of the negatives, which had disappeared from Capa’s [...]
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 [...]
Eileen Mignoni’s website is her professional thesis project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Facing Deportation is a look at the families impacted by North Carolina’s immigration policies. View the project at www.facingdeportation.org
Be sure to take a look at Robert Leon’s portraits of the Mam Maya culture around Todos Santos, Guatelmala. You can see these and more at Robert’s web site www.robertleon.com.
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 [...]
I live in the United States and in early 2011, like most Americans, I felt the country was going through a very unsettling period–the civil discourse was angry and cynical and the people were polarized. I felt a need to get out in the country and photograph what was going on. One day in the [...]
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 [...]
In January 2008, Ricky and Kristy Dunlap lost their home to foreclosure. Recently, the family of six was joined by Kristy’s brother Randy, his wife Heather and their three children. All 11 share a 1,008-square-foot double-wide trailer in Shallotte, North Carolina. View Chris Carmichael’s multimedia story about the Dunlaps.