Check out more from the essay here: www.Echophotoagency.com.
Andrea Morales essay, Extracted Dreams, Implanted Realities, an examination of girls growing up in southeast Ohio is featured on American-Journal.org. The project won TIME Magazine’s 2011 inaugural Next Generation Photography Contest. Student photographers were invited to submit a portfolio for review by TIME’s editors. Morales won the top prize of $2,500 and a portfolio review [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A Photo Editor, run by former director of photography, Rob Haggart, is featuring a movie about Contact Press Images’ David Burnett and his story The Last Cattle Drive. An interesting look back at the glory days of shooting film. The photos are great. David’s hair is another matter! (Sorry David, I will buy you a [...]
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.
Seattle based Matt Lutton has a wonderful black and white essay on Seattle’s homeless. View Lutton’s Homeless essay on his website www.mattlutton.com.
Photographer Amnon Gutman has offered this body of work about Palestinians trying to go through the barrier between Israel and the West Bank in order to work inside Israel, mainly as builders. “In June 2002, the government of Israel decided to erect a physical barrier to separate Israel and the West Bank in order to prevent the [...]
Photojournalist Salvi Danés has an excellent set of images about gypsies in France and the celebration of the adoration of Sara Kali or Saint Sara, also known as Sara “the black.” Saint Sara is the patron saint of the Romanies (gypsies), the centre of its veneration. View the images on Salvi Danés’ website: www.salvidanes.com/portfolios/81101-saras-gypsies.
John Maloof has created a website in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950-70′s. Maloof discovered her work at an auction in Chicago where Maier lived for 50 years. Her discovered work included over 40,000 mostly medium format negatives. Maier died April 21, 2009. See more of Maier’s work at [...]
Since 2008, Magnum Photographer Larry Towell has made four trips to Afghanistan, where he is working on a long-term, in-depth photography project. He needs one more trip to finish the project, which will result in a book of photographs and text. Read more about the project Crisis in Afghanistan on Kickstarter.