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 [...]
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 [...]
Czech Republic photojournalist Jan Sochor has a slideshow illustrating the intense poverty and dire living conditions in Haiti. Sochor is based in South America and Europe. You can view his slideshow on his website at www.jansochor.com.
All we can say is SPECTACULAR! From Douglas Menuez website: “The Orphans of Uganda follows the inspiring journey of twenty orphans who overcame tremendous hardships to form a dance troupe and become cultural ambassadors for their troubled country. They have brought their intense energy and joy to audiences across the US over the past ten [...]
Tim Hussin has a moving multimedia piece on his website about a family who returned home from work to find their home destroyed by fire. Hussin followed the family for a week as they picked up their lives and found a new place to live. Hussin, a graduate of the University of Florida, has won the [...]
VII photographer Tomas van Houtryve slipped into North Korea twice, posing as an investor looking to open a chocolate factory. He gained unprecedented access to a variety of locations in North Korea, many of which had never before been seen by a Western photographer. View his excellent images from inside North Korea on his website [...]
David Brabyn, a freelance photojournalist and corporate photographer based in Paris, 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.
New Delhi based Aditya Kapoor has a look inside the training sessions of Pehlwan wrestlers in India. Wrestling in India called ‘Kushti’, is a dying art that traces its roots to the 5th century BC. See Aditya Kapoor’s essay on his website at www.adityakapoor.com.
Reuters has an excellent multimedia presentation from their team of 100 photographers and writers and support staff from their 5 years of covering the Iraq war. Included is a timeline, profiles on staff members and maps. You can view the presentation at Reuters.com Thanks to Lucy Nicholson for the heads up!
Images from a book by photography Peter Turnley shot during his 25 years of living in Paris. “Many of the people who have contributed to the life of this city weren’t born here, and so the “Parisians” of my title encompasses anyone living in Paris. I haven’t attempted to present an encyclopedic view of the [...]