Compelling images from Magnum Photographer John Vink documenting a dispute along the Cambodian Border. “The listing of the 11th century Preah Vihear temple as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has triggered a military reaction by Thailand along the disputed border the temple is located on. Some 700 Thai troops penetrated what is regarded by a [...]
American-Journal has an essay about the Occupy Wall Street movement and its ongoing occupation of New York and Washington, D.C. The essay a bit lengthy, but it has images from both protests and it was shot by two different photographers. View the essay at American-Journal.org.
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 [...]
We interrupt the normal feature in this spot to take notice of the historic outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election. Barack Obama has become the first African-American to be elected to the office of President of the United States. This photo of Cleopatra Nelson was taken at a rally last week at James Madison University [...]
In 2008 more than 55,000 families lost their homes in North Carolina. For many, 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 endorsed a culture [...]
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 [...]