“Chiloe is an archipelago in the tenth region of Chile approximately 1,100 kilometers south of Santiago. Chiloe Stories is a collection of photographic and video essays. It includes personal stories of island life that reflect long-standing traditions and recent cultural and economic developments. They are stories about a way of life that may soon disappear. [...]
Freelance journalist Shane Bauer’s multimedia piece about San Francisco’s Tenderloin that is home to most of the city’s 518 single room occupancy hotels. Their eight by ten foot rooms are home to the mentally ill, HIV patients, transsexuals and drug addicts. See more about Bauer’s Hotel Poverty project on Vewd.org
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 [...]
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 [...]
VII Photo has a feature about the battles between rival gangs and ethnic groups that are resulting in a movement of people and in a new formation of the old problem of gang violence. View Ron Haviv’s “All My Enemies.”
On May 4, 2008, cyclone Nargris ripped through the southern delta region of Burma. Photojournalist Adam Dean covered the aftermath. View his images of the catastrophe on his website at www.adamdean.net.
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 [...]
This essay is called “A Story of Love”, about the unconditional love between a husband a wife, it is the story of Sandor and Anne Marie Papp. Anne Marie has been at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario since 1997 in a coma after suffering a stroke, unable to move or speak, she is fed by [...]
James Whitlow Delano’s coverage of Cyclone Nargis, a category 4 storm, that slammed into Burma’s Irrawaddy River Delta in May 2008, is one of the entries in the 2009 PhotoPhilanthropy Awards. View the essay here at www.photophilanthropy.org. More of James Whitlow Delano’s work can be found on his website www.jameswhitlowdelano.com.