I never planned on becoming a photographer. But just like a great photo, it was a matter of coincidence… a combination of, “right time, right place”. I was lucky. For the past forty years, I’ve been a commercial photographer. Those assignments introduced me to people that I never thought I’d meet and gave me the [...]
2007 Emerging Photographer Fund finalist Chris Bickford is working on a long-term project on the feast of Carnival and the multitude of expressions it has taken on worldwide. For the last two winters he travelled to Italy to document the Carnival of Venice, one of the oldest and most vibrant Carnival celebrations in [...]
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
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
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.
Documenting what Americans throws out. by Jenna Isaacson Pfueller All Thrifty States aims to document in stills, audio and video the people, scenes and items found in thrift stores nationwide. The project hopes to provide a window into the regional selections of used goods, the current economic climate in America, the breadth of organizations that [...]
German photographer Ole Elfenkaemper has a really nice set of images from his story “Waiting for a Better Past,” about the environment and the working class in Albania. See more of the work on his website: Waiting for a Better Past. Please feel free to return to this page and comment on the work we [...]
The American West is who I am. It was my childhood, and it is my way now. The ideals of the West have shaped my personality, my values, and my decisions. I see a culture of bravery, resilience. I understand the ebb and flow, the double edged sword of progress, the battle of conservation verses [...]