Features and Essays 2008


Special Report: 60th Anniversary – Declaration of Human Rights (VII: October 2008)


Soul Hunt (MiM: May 2008) topic: pagan rituals

Bullfighting in Oman (Magnum: Jan. 2008)

Abdul Hadi, Tamara

American Universities Go Global (NYT: Feb. 10, 2008)

Ackerman, Michael

New York – 2008 (Agence Vu: 2008)

Addario, Lynsey

A Fight to Wear Head Scarves (NYT: October 14, 2008) “In most Muslim countries, it would be a nonevent to wear an Islamic head scarf. In Turkey, which has built its modern identity on secularism, head scarves are banned in schools and universities. “

Rebels at the Border (NYT: April 13, 2008)

Reclaiming Sudan’s Abadoned Children (NYT: April 4, 2008)

The Faces of War in Sudan (NYT: March 2, 2008)

Conflict in Congo (NYT Magazine: Jan 10, 2008)

Subduing the Korengal Valley (NYT: Feb. 24, 2008)

Agins, Michelle V.

After Dark, Finding the Light (audio slideshow 2:12) (NYT: December 2, 2008)

The Neediest Cases – Food Truck Supports a Family (NYT: Jan. 29, 2008)

A New Citizen Votes (NYT: Feb. 10, 2008)

Almeida, Monica

Getting Their Due (NYT: November 23, 2008)From 1942 to 1964, the United States and Mexico had an official guest worker program. Scholars believe that more than 2.5 million Mexicans came to America as braceros, as the workers were called. Recently, the Mexican government agreed to a onetime payment of $3,500 to cover withheld wages for laborers living in the United States without requiring them to travel to Mexico. “

No Job, and No Recourse Until November (audio slideshow 2:39) (NYT: October 12, 2008)

Anderson, Christopher recommended

Sideshows (The New York Magazine : Look: May 6, 2008) “Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson captures the weeks’ gorgeous moments—peripheral, otherworldly, iconic.”

Capitolio (MiM: April 2008)

Silicon Forest (MiM: Jan. 2008)

New Hampshire Primary (Magnum: Jan. 2008)

Michigan Primary (Magnum: Feb. 2008)

Middle East (MiM: March 2008)

Appleton, Samantha

Chavistas (New Yorker: June 23, 2008) “a portfolio of photographs by Samantha Appleton of Chávez and his supporters.”

Faeza Jaber’s Amazing Journey (TIME: Jan. 24, 2008)

Arezou Mehrfar, Stacy

South Korea’s ‘Wild Geese’ (NYT: June 8, 2008) “A growing number of South Korean families, known as “wild geese,” are choosing to live separately, schooling their children in English-speaking countries where the mother and children live while the fathers remain in South Korea to work. A few times a year, the fathers fly over to see their children. “

Associated Press

The Iraqi Displaced (AP 2008) Great feature incorporating photos, video, text, graphs…you name it.

Astrada, Walter

War and Displacement on Congo (TIME: October 30, 2008) NB. Only 13 of the 16 photos are by Astrada but I marked this as his feature anyway. The series of 16 images include one photo by Roberto Schmidt, one by Karel Prinsloo, and one simply marked ‘Reuters’.

Bain Hogg, Jocelyn

British Youth (VII Network: 2008) “With the news of rising knife and gun crime, urban gangs, teenage killings, suicides and binge drinking rife in the British media, this body of work, photographed throughout the summer of 2008, attempts to define the real experiences of British Youth today. Across the country from Renfrewshire to Cornwall, under 24-year-olds were photographed and documented on tape in their own words. Youth-led events such as the London Mela, The Notting Hill Carnival, Cambridge University May Week and Varsity Polo intersperse the individual portraits, and an essay on the British on holiday on the Greek island of Zante (Zakynthos) completes the overall picture.” From her website: “Commissioned by Sky News Online, Jocelyn spent the Summer months photographing and recording many aspects of Britain’s youth.” The same story with annoying interactive graphics on Sky News site.

Baldwin, Shawn

Living in the Edge of a Cliff (NYT: September 19, 2008) “A huge piece of a cliff broke off on Sept. 6, crushing the poor people living below in Manshayet Nasser, a sprawling neighborhood in Cairo. So far, 101 bodies have been recovered.”

Egypt’s Christians Face Attacks (NYT: August 2, 2008) “A monastery was ransacked in January. In May, monks there were kidnapped, whipped and beaten and ordered to spit on the cross. Christian-owned jewelry stores were robbed over the summer. The rash of violence was so bad that one prominent Egyptian writer worried it had become “open season” on the nation’s Christians.”

A Place for Gaza’s Past (NYT: July 25, 2008) “Museum offers gray Gaza a view of Its dazzling past”

In Arid Egypt, a Struggle to Grow Enough Food (NYT: July 21, 2008) “With exploding populations and diminishing water resources, the nations of the Middle East and North Africa are struggling to secure a reliable food supply. “

The Education in Algiers (NYT: June 23, 2008)

Youth in Kingdom (NYT: May 11, 2008)

Marriage in Egypt (NYT: Feb. 16, 2008)

Bannon, Brendan

Assisting Displaced People in Western Kenya (MSF: Feb. 2008)

Bar-Am, Micha

The Stormy Years (MiM: August 2008)

Barbey, Bruno

May 68 (multimedia) (Magnum in Motion: May 2008)

Becherer, Max

Back to School in Iraq (NYT: October 11, 2008) “With security improving after five years of war in Iraq, students are returning to their old neighborhoods or to different ones now separated along ethnic and sectarian lines.”

Iraqi Citizen Simmer in Face of Change (NYT: September 23, 2008) “In Baghdad’s Adhamiya neighborhood, the Awakening Council, the citizen patrol that has been paid by the Americans to fight the insurgency, has become increasingly unpredictable and difficult to control. On Oct. 1, 54,000 Awakening members in an around Baghdad, including those in Adhamiya, will be shifted to the payroll of the Iraqi government.”

Bendiksen, Jonas recommended

The Place We Live : Bendiksen’s latest project is a both book and a website.

Satellites (multimedia) (MiM: September 2008)

Haiti (multimedia) (Magnum for Access to Life) “Haiti and the Dominican Republic together account for three-quarters of HIV infections in the Caribbean. Although it is one of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti is making steady progress in providing antiretro viral therapy to people with AIDS. Transmission of HIV happens mainly through unprotected sex, and while condom use is becoming more accepted in cities, poor women in rural areas remain at high risk of being infected.”

Nepal’s Maoists (MiM: April 2008)

Crisis in Kenya (TIME: Jan. 10, 2008)

Unrest in Kenya (Magnum: Jan. 2008)

Bengiveno, Nicole

Coffee Generation (NYT: October 24, 2008) “Despite economic troubles, New Yorkers are fast discovering an aromatic world beyond diner coffee and even beyond Starbucks. Eight years ago, when Ken Nye opened the first Ninth Street Espresso store in an out-of-the-way section of Alphabet City, he knew he was facing tough times.”

Young, and at a Home for the Aged (NYT: May 12, 2008)

Endowing an Elite Prep School (NYT: Jan. 22, 2008)

Place to Pamper Pets (NYT: Feb. 9, 2008)

Bey, Dawoud

Class Pictures (TIME: Jan. 2, 2008)

Biaussat, Alban

Bureaucrats (Foto8: March 20, 2008)

Biddle, Susan

After Iraq, A Time for Expression (WP: April 28,2008)

Bleasdale, Marcus recommended

Congo’s Descent (Newsweek 2008)

Conversations with Child Soldiers (VII: December 2008)

Hutu Tutsi Never Again? (VII: November 2008) “Fourteen years after the Rwandan genocide, Hutus and Tustsi ethnic tension overflows in neighboring Congo. 250,000 people have been displaced over the past weeks and Hutu militia, government soldiers and Tutsi warlords battle against each other in the hills of Kivu province. The international community watches silently. A shaky ceasefire between the Congolese army and Nkunda’s troops fell apart in late August and skirmishes between them have continued. “

Somalia Exodus (VII: October 2008) “Somalis have been fleeing from fighting and insecurity for the past 20 years. Most have ended up at the Dadaab refugee camp across the Kenyan border, which is now the largest in the world with an official 215,000 registered refugees or an unofficial 250,000. Recent arrivals recount rape, summary executions and indiscriminate bombing in Somalia. ”

Albino Killings (VII: October 2008) “Locally known as the “Zeru Zeru”, or ghosts, albinos in Tanzania have been stigmatized for centuries. Many are banished by their families who see their condition as a curse on the whole family. Over the past years albinos in east African face a much more deadly threat. They have become the prey of traditional healers or witch doctors, who kill them to harvest their body parts for get-rich-quick concoctions. Foreign Witch Doctors sell their trade to fishermen and miners who hope to benefit in business by wearing “GriGri” which contains the body parts. Locally it is thought that the albino organs possess mystical powers that can make a person fabulously rich within a short time. To show how serious the problem is, recently buried albino dead bodies are sometimes exhumed at night in search of the ’magical organs’. Since the mining and fishing industries are currently enjoying an unprecedented boom, the two sectors are attracting people from all walks of life and cultures and this factor has increased the albino risks.”

The Financial Crisis (VII: September 2008)

Georgia Conflict Aftermath (VII: August 2008)

Georgia (marcusbleasdale.com: August 2008)

What Price Oil – Our Love Affair with Cars (VII: August 1, 2008)

The Zambezi Expedition (VII: June 2008)Fighting Malaria on the ‘River of Life : The Roll Back Malaria Zambezi Expedition was a project designed to put a spotlight on the plight of malaria-stricken communities in Africa that suffer 90 per cent of the global annual death toll from the disease. Three VII photographers – Marcus Bleasdale, Ron Haviv and Antonin Kratochvil – spent the past two months with the expedition organizers and medical teams traveling down the might Zambezi River, the lifeline of southern Africa, to showcase successes and highlight challenges associated with the fight against malaria, one of the globe’s leading infectious killers. Despite being preventable and curable, between one and three million people die of malaria each year – every 30 seconds a child in Africa dies from the disease. Starting at the source of the river and finishing in its delta, the VII photographers and medical teams traveled in inflatable boats through Angola and Zambia (Haviv), Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe (Kratochvil) and Mozambique (Bleasdale). By exposing the difficulties of delivering mosquito nets and medications to remote areas, the Zambezi Expedition was aimed at demonstrating that only a coordinated cross-border action can force the disease to recoil and turn the Zambezi into a “River of Life” for those threatened by malaria. The expedition was run by the German journalist Helge Bendl, the Swiss boating expert Andy Leemann, and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which is the world’s largest organization that deals with malaria and has brought all the stakeholders in the malaria world to the one table. To read more about the Zambezi Expedition, click here

What Price Oil? – Venezuela (VII: May 2008)

Rape of a Nation (Mediastorm: Jan. 22. 2008)

Never Again (iTunes Subscription possible)

Somalia – a Broken State (iTunes)

Genocide Without Borders (iTunes)

Congo – The Forgotten War (iTunes)

Kenya (VII: Feb 2008)

Blenkinsop, Philip recommended

Boxing Out of Poverty and Prison In Thailand (TIME: June 25, 2008) “For some, boxing has become a hard-won ticket out of a life of crime in Thailand”

Bombay Flying Club

Bucharest Below Ground. Web documentary project about street children and drug addicts in Bucharest, Romania. It follows the stories of three Romanians – an NGO worker, a homeless man and his family and a homeless young man – through photographs, interviews and film.

Boness, Stefan

Landscapes of the ‘Great War’ (TIME: November 10, 2008)“During World War I, hundreds of thousands of Allied and German soldiers died in battlefields around Ypres, Belgium. Ninety years on, the scars of war are still visible.  from the book, Flanders Fields.”

Bonet, Pep recommended

San Lazaro’s Cult (NOOR 2008)

City of Rest (NOOR 2008)

TB Lesotho (NOOR 2008)

Boston Globe

The Big Picture blog : The Year 2008 in Photographs (Part 3 of 3)

The Big Picture blog : The Year 2008 in Photographs (Part 2 of  3)

The Big Picture blog: The Year 2008 in Photographs (Part 1 of 3)

‘Conflict in Congo, Refugees on the Move’ (Boston Globe: Big Picture: November 3, 2008)

‘The next President of the United States’ (35 stills) (Boston Globe: Big Picture: November 5, 2008)

Brown, Patrick

Grim Menagerie (Newsweek 2008)

Brown, Tiffany

Collectible Politics (NYT: August 7, 2008) “Hundreds of political aficionados meet every two years for the American Political Items Collectors National Convention. The setting this week was the ballroom of the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.”

Bruce, Andrea recommended

A Baghdad Commute (9 stills) (WP: December 29, 2008)“Baghdad’s first commuter train carries passengers through calm and dangerous parts of the city.”

Sheelan’s Circumcision (WP: 2008) “A seven-year-old girl is taken by her mother to be circumcised in Kurdish Iraq, where more than 60 percent of women have undergone the traditional and controversial procedure.

Sadr Aide Carries Hope for a Movement (8 stills) (Washington Post: December 2008) “Hazim al-Araji stands at the center of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s efforts for reform, but Sadrists are facing the biggest challenge to their survival since Saddam Hussein’s reign.”

Searches Filled with Sorrow(WP: October 2008) ”Families missing loved ones look over images of unidentified murder victims at the Baghdad morgue.”

Unseen Iraq: from Fishing to Ferrying (7 stills) (WP: October 2008) “Many fishermen in Baghdad’s Tigris River area are out of work as fish stocks dwindle, and have taken to ferrying people across the water to make money.”

Freedom in Baghdad (Washington Post: October 2008) “Iraqi detainees are released in Baghdad after they were transported, hands tied, from the U.S. detention facility Camp Bucca, in southern Iraq.”

Daughters of Iraq (WP: September 2008)

A Joint Fight in Mosul (WP: Feb. 23, 2008)

Treating Iraq’s Scars in Amman (WP: Feb. 8, 2008)

Ramadi Nights (The Virginia Quartely Review: Winter 2008)

In Mining Country, Drugs Cut a Swath (WP: January 2008)

Bugbee, Geoff Oliver

Neglected Youth Turn to Horse Racing (NYT: May 1, 2008)

Carrier J

Through the Rift (Foto8: April 3, 2008)

Castelnuovo, Rina

Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank (NYT: October 24, 2008) “Situated in the heart of a Palestinian district on the West Bank is Joseph’s Tomb, a tiny half-derelict compound that many Jews believe is the final burial place of the son of Jacob, the biblical patriarch. “

Israel’s Arabs (NYT: May 7, 2008)

Celano, Lee

After a FEMA Trailer Closes (NYT: August 4, 2008) “At the end of May, the doors closed at Renaissance Village, the FEMA trailer park outside of Baton Rouge that had been home to hundreds of families. Those who were left at the park at the end, most of whom were among the neediest of the evacuees, began moving out on their own. Their plans, the fragile products of battered optimism, have been derailed by bureaucratic obstacles and the evacuees’ own tenuous abilities to cope.”

Chan, Gus

The Grim Reaper of Foreclosure (audio slide show 1:16) (The Plain Dealer: January 18, 2008)

Chikwendiu, Jahi

‘Continous War’: Cluster Bombs in South Lebanon (Washington Post 2008)

Christian Science Monitor

5 Years in Iraq (CSM: April 2008)

Chung, Jean

A Champion Korean Boxer (NYT: October 26, 2008) “For South Koreans, boxing is mainly a sport of the past, a metaphor for what the country was in the 1970s and ’80s before its economy jumped to 13th largest in the world. Now, a girl whose family fled North Korea is breathing just a hint of new life into the sport by winning a world championship at age 17. “

Cia de Foto

Sao Paulo: The “Clean City” (TIME: November 20, 2008) “After decades of enduring advertisements on every building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the city passes a law requiring their removal or reduction.”

Claus, Nils

Deciphering Seoul: A Visual Diary (Foto8 Story of the Week: December 10, 2008) “Welcome to the capital of South Korea. Seoul is one of the most expensive cities of the world. It is the centre of Hallyu, Korean pop-culture products. It is the capital of the country with the largest cover of broadband Internet connections. And home to the most successful online gaming companies in the world. 10.5 million people live here, showing a strong sense for fashion trends and new technological gadgets. The cityscape is characterised by huge apartment blocks – more chaotic and less structured than most European cities. There is little urban planning and construction regulations, leading to a sprawling pattern of buildings flowing throughout the financial capital.This photo series is not formed around one conceptual theme but, following the fragmentary character of the city, the images highlight different aspects and approaches for deciphering the city.

Clay, Felix

Gypsies and Romany travellers in Hampshire (audio slideshow 1:53)(Guardian: October 27, 2008) “A static caravan site for Gypsies and Romany travellers near the village of Hartley Wintney, near Hook, Hampshire. Plans to expand the number of sites have been hampered by local objections”

Conrad, Fred R.

Parenting – Mothers and Sons (NYT: Feb. 10, 2008)

Cox, Dean C.K.

Global Seed Vault (NYT: Fe. 28, 2008)

Crowley, Stephen

Damon Winter (covering Obama) and Stephen Crowley (covering McCain):Obama and McCain Make Their Cases in The South (NYT: October 31, 2008)

Out the Window, Three Days Across America (NYT: Feb. 5, 2008)

Dalton, Scott

A Whimsical Riff on the Bookmobile (NYT: October 19, 2008) ” Luis Soriano, of La Gloria, Colombia, created the “Biblioburro” in the belief that the act of taking books to people who do not have them can somehow improve this impoverished region.”

Seeking Independence (NYT: Jan. 31, 2008)

Danziger, Nick

Ethiopia’s Impending Famine (bbc.co.uk: July 23, 2008)

Davidson, Linda

‘I Couldn’t Take Any More’ (WP: December 2008) “In Lome, a seaside city in a country with one of the highest rates of domestic slave trafficking in the world, hundreds of girls a year seek protection from abusive employers.”

Davis, Garrett

Another Chance for Vick’s Dogs (NYT:Feb. 1, 2008)

DeChillo, Suzanne

A Gym Becomes a Hit (NYT: Jan. 27, 2008)

de Gea, Beatrice

Ground Level: Colorado (NYT: Feb. 1, 2008)

Denton, Bryan recommended

Lebanon’s Mahdi Scouts (NYT: November 20, 2008) “One of Lebanon’s largest youth groups, the Mahdi Scouts were founded in 1985, shortly after Hezbollah itself. Officially, the group is like any of the other 29 different scouting groups in Lebanon. However the group is much larger, with an estimated 60,000 children and scout leaders.”

Rising Sectarian Violence in Tripoli (NYT: October 16, 2008)“The crumbling streets of Lebanon’s ancient northern city of Tripoli are starting to resemble a battleground. A string of bombings over the past two months has left at least 20 people dead and scores wounded.”

Exhibit Honors a Hezbollah Commander (NYT: September 2, 2008) “Hezbollah has opened an exhibit in Nabatiye, Lebanon, in honor of Imad Mugniyah, who is widely accused in the West of masterminding devastating attacks in the 1980s and ’90s.” Related NYT article.

A State of Frustration (NYT: May 5, 2008)

Yemen’s Counterterrorism Unit (NYT: Jan. 28, 2008)

The Akhdam of Yemen (NYT: Feb. 26, 2008)

Dherbeys, Agnes

Trading in Rice (NYT: June 30, 2008) Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of rice, and is among the few nations still exporting large quantities of food.” She is one of the first VII Mentor Program participants. Interesting to see somebody shoot an editorial topic like this one in square format.

Di Lauro, Marco

Between Duty and Downtime Afghanistan (TIME: August 1, 2008) “Photographer Marco Di Lauro documents the daily life of British soldiers deployed in the battle against the Taliban”

Dimmock, Jessica recommended

Cowboy Church (VII Network: December 2008) “Cross Brand Cowboy Church, located in Tyler, Texas, targets a group of people that traditional church does not reach. Mike Morrow, pastor at the church which consists of 550 members, is a rancher himself and uses a variety of cowboy metaphors and rodeo speak to cater to his congregation, many of whom are cowboys. Unlike other churches, where formal Sunday attire is expected, members of Cross Brand are most likely to attend church in jeans and spurs, and will participate in the rodeo that takes place after service, on the church’s property. Historically, cowboys were restricted from attending church and forced to watch from outside because of their smell and casual dress, so it has been the mission of this church to recruit formerly shunned members”

(multimedia) (Mediastorm: Jan. 2008)

The Ninth Floor (stills) (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

Female Factory Workers in Vietnam (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

Impala Platinum Mines (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

Dominici, Sara

Megalopolis (Foto8: March 2008)

Drake, Carolyn

A Crisis of Remittances (NYT: December 25, 2008) “The global financial crisis may have started with risky mortgage lending in the developed world, but it has spread to places like poverty-stricken Tajikistan. “

The Politics of Waterin Central Asia (TIME: November 18, 2008) “Four former Soviet Republics fight for control of a precious resource”

Cotton Farmers in Tajikistan (NYT: October 15, 2008) “Cotton is king in Tajikistan, at least as far as the government is concerned. In fact, say agricultural experts, the regal metaphor is apt: the system is close to feudal. Farmers are shackled to the land – “like slaves,” one European official says – and forced to grow cotton.

Passage Through Kyrgyzstan (NYT: May 14, 2008)

Schools Sow Seeds of a Moderate Islam (NYT: May 2, 2008)

Dundon, Rian

China on the Wild Side (TIME: July 7, 2008) “Photographer Rian Dundon explores life on the fringes of the People’s Republic”

Dupont, Stephen

Witness to an Attack in Afghanistan (NYT: May 9, 2008)

Dworzak, Thomas recommended

Georgia On His Mind (Magnum in Motion: November 2008)

Election Road Trip (13 images) (Slate: November 4, 2008)

A Georgian Diary (Magnum in Motion: September 2008)

The Two Sides of Lagos (TIME: August 28, 2008) “TIME photographer Thomas Dworzak explores the cultural divide in the Nigerian capital.”

A Green Famine in Ethiopia (TIME: August 7, 2008) “In spite of its fertile farmland, the African nation still teeters on the brink of starvation”

Chechnya/Iraq (MiM: March 2008)

Edwards, Ben

Democratic Vistas (Foto8 Story of the Week: October 23, 2008) “America was buzzing, it was 1990 and Bush senior, then President of the USA was going to give an address to the nation that night at 9pm. Everybody knew he was going to announce the first assault on Iraq. Armed with Leicas I trundled down to a bar on the west side of lower Manhattan to meet a friend. At 9pm Bush was on the screen. The cacophony of noise in the bar stopped; somebody pulled the plug on the jukebox. The only sound was Bush senior announcing the inevitable. War.”

Eich, Matt

The Annual Twins Days Festival (TIME: August 4, 2008) “Photographer Matt Eich visits Twinsburg, Ohio as it plays host to its annual gathering of identicals, fraternals, triplets and their families”

Engle, Douglas

Riding a Wave of Growth (NYT: July 30, 2008) “Brazil, South America’s largest economy, is finally poised to realize its long-anticipated potential as a global player, economists say, as the country rides its biggest economic expansion in three decades. The growth is felt in nearly all parts of the economy, creating a class of super rich as the middle class expands.”

Erwitt, Elliott

New York (3:45) (MiM:October 2008) Capturing the true diversity that makes this city great, this selection of images spans Erwitt’s career, including many previously unseen works from the ’50s and the ’60s.”

Estrin, James

The Educator Crusader (NYT: October 3, 2008) “Eva S. Moskowitz is the chief executive of Harlem Success Academy, a chain of four charter schools started in 2006. A former university professor and City Council member who is passionate about education, she has drawn notice for her demanding and still political style of running the schools.”

A Mother’s Decision (NYT: May 11, 2008)

Fazzina, Alixandra

The Perils of Childbirth in Afghanistan (TIME: September 18, 2008) “Photographer Alixandra Fazzina visits remote Badakhshan, home to the highest maternal mortality rate in the world”

Farrell, Patrick

A People in Despair – Haiti’s Year Without Mercy (The Miami Herald: September 7, 2008)

Ferguson, Adam

Mumbai Picking Up the Pieces (TIME: December 8, 2008)“After watching the last hours of Mumbai’s three days of terror unfold, residents got back to their lives in a city that would never feel quite the same.”

Training Afghanistan’s Police Force (audio slideshow 2:31)(TIME: October 22, 2008) “In Afghanistan’s Ferah province, the nation’s police trains with US military to make Afghanistan a safer place — both for civilians and officers

Transforming Karachi (TIME: July 17, 2008) “The Pakistani metropolis wants to be the next Dubai, but can the city achieve lofty ambitions”

Rebuilding Mumbai (TIME: Feb. 8, 2008)

Franco, Angel

Fans in Reverse (audio slideshow) (NYT: August 4, 2008) “In the agricultural town of Ainsworth, the newest crop is hard to miss: wind turbines, 36 of them, sprouting improbably from the hills beside ruminating cattle.”

This Land: Where the Grass Meets the Sky (NYT:June 2, 2008) “The mesmerizing prairie monotony along Highway 85 south is abruptly broken by a blue sign about the size of a cafeteria tray. In roadside shorthand it offers an expeditionary challenge worthy of Jules Verne: this way, 7.8 miles, to the CENTER OF THE NATION.”

This Land: A Marine No Longer (audio slideshow) (NYT: May 26, 2008)

This Land: Checking In (NYT: May 19, 2008)

For Soldiers, The Perfect Washboard (NYT: May 5, 3008)

A Cold Case, Closed (NYT: April21, 2008)

After 122 Years, the Last Calf is Sold (NYT: April 14, 2008)

This Land: Signs for a Son (NYT: Jan. 21, 2008)

Franklin, Stuart

Fragile Planet (TIME: September 25, 2008) “The face of Europe has undergone a metamorphosis, due to changes in its climate, geological activity and as a result of the transformations that have been brought about by humans.

In the Time of Trees (TIME: April 17, 2008)

Freedman, Jill

Power to Shock (NYT: April 26, 2008)

Fremson, Ruth

Fighting to End a 25-Year War (NYT: December 5, 2008) “With Sri Lanka’s military making its deepest push into rebel territory in a decade, Asia’s longest-running civil war appears to be edging closer to a military solution.”

Toxic Waste Plagues Bhopa(NYT: July 7, 2008) “Hundreds of tons of waste still languish on the old grounds of the Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, nearly a quarter-century after a poison gas leak killed thousands and turned this ancient city into a notorious symbol of industrial disaster. Just beyond the factory wall is a blue-black open pit. Once the repository of chemical sludge from the pesticide plant, it is now a pond where slum children and dogs swim on hot afternoons. It has only heightened health risks for residents.”

Educating India’s Poor (NYT: Jan. 17, 2008)

Blood and Guts (theatre) (NYT: Feb. 14, 2008)

Fukada, Shiho

After Attack, Calm in Kashgar (NYT: August 6, 2008) “Kashgar, the frontier town 2,500 miles west of Beijing, was the site of what officials described as the worst terrorist attack in China’s recent history.”

Mongolia After Election Riot (NYT: July 8, 2008) “Mongolia, a fledgling democracy, is facing its biggest challenge since its birth in 1990. Following cries of fraud in the recent parliamentary elections — accusations that were disputed by international election observers — hundreds of rioters attacked the headquarters of the dominant political party. “

China’s Grieving Parents (NYT: June 1, 2008)

Fusco, Paul recommended

The Fallen (audio slidehow) (NYT: June 1, 2008) “After Kennedy’s funeral in New York the morning of June 8, 1968, his body was transported to Washington. Mourners, about a million by some estimates, lined the tracks, and the trip, usually about four hours, took twice that long.” “Earlier in the day, the vast St. Patrick’s Cathedral, all chandeliers and gold, was jammed with mourners. Senator Edward Kennedy spoke, his voice cracking as he struggled to say, “My brother need not be idealized or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.” “Now the long train carrying Robert F. Kennedy’s coffin rumbled south, passing miles and miles of people who had come to the railroad track to honor him, to say goodbye.” Check out also Fusco’s RFK Funeral Train book.

Gallagher, Sean

Out in the Cold: Homeless in Ulanbataar, Mongolia(Digital Journalist: December 2008)

Gannaway, Preston

Remember Me (Concord Monitor)

Gardi, Balazs

Detroitification (VII Network: 2008)

Gerbehaye, Cedric

DRC Visit (MSF: Feb. 2008)

Gilden, Bruce

Foreclosure(MiM: October 2008)

The Rat Story (MiM: June 2008)

Girard, Greg

Life in China’s Suburbs (TIME: Feb. 15, 2008)

Globe and Mail

Talking to the Taliban (Globe and Mail: March 2008)

Goldberg, Jim

Access to Life : India (multimedia 8:22) (Magnum in Motion: December 2008)

Grarup, Jan recommended

Patti Smith (NOOR: 2008)

A Genocide in Slow Motion (NYT: Feb. 15, 2008)

Eastern Chad (NOOR 2008)

Greenfield, Lauren

Links to Greenfield’s essays were removed as they no longer worked as a result of her leaving VII – Mikko (08/09)

Griffiths, Philip Jones

Vietnam (MiM: March 2008)

Grigorian, Eric

Touring Ry Cooders California (audio slideshow 3:09) (NYT: November 23, 2008) “El Mirage Dry Lake is a critical stop in the world of the rock and blues artist.”

Grover, Barbara

Solar Cookers for Darfuri Refugees (audio slideshow 3:30) (TIME: August 11, 2008) “An extremely simple device provides relief for imperiled women”


Inside a Secret Animal Research Lab (audio slideshow)(Guardian: May 31, 2008) The photographer’s name is not mentioned probably due to the sensitive nature of the subject.

Guttenfelder, David

Battle in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (NYT: May 2, 2008)

Guzy, Carol

First Steps Toward Change (WP: May 2008)

Hagar, Morgan

If Teens Could Vote (TIME: October 27, 2008) “At a Los Angeles Rock the Vote event in September, photographer Morgan Hagar asked teenagers to complete the sentence, “If I could vote in this election, it would be because…”

Hahn, Jane

Stilt Life (Foto8: June 5, 2008) “Jane Hahn discovers what life is like in one of Africa’s biggest slums:Makoko, Nigeria.”

Hammond, Robin

Hope Amid the Violence in Congo (Guardian: December 2008) “Acts of compassion in the midst of horror, as refugees fleeing rebel violence are taken in”. “Last month photographer Robin Hammond travelled to North Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as thousands of people packed up their belongings and fled renewed fighting. Some have been fortunate enough to find refuge with strangers who have opened their homes to them, and a medical charity is administering free healthcare to many more.”

Haner, Josh

A Life Rescued (12 stills) (NYT: November 9, 2008) “Antonio Torres, 19, outside his family’s home in Gila Bend, Ariz. Mr. Torres, a farmworker and legal immigrant, suffered catastrophic injuries in a car crash in June and was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Phoenix. He had no insurance and did not qualify for Medicaid. So, less than two weeks after the accident, the hospital sent Mr. Torres, who was comatose, to Mexico. Five days later, his parents found a California hospital to accept him and brought him back into the United States. He arrived from Mexico in septic shock but survived — and thrived.”

Far From Indiantown (20 photos) (NYT: August 1, 2008) “Many American hospitalsare taking it upon themselves to repatriate seriously injured or ill immigrants because they cannot find nursing homes willing to accept them without insurance”

Hansen, Christian

Failed Elevators, Frustrated Citizens (audio slideshow 2:04)(NYT: November 15, 2008) “The elevators in an East Harlem housing project break down with such frequency that the lives of tenants have been changed, sometimes profoundly.”

Hanson, Michael

Where Did All the Bingo Players Go? (NYT: April 24, 2008)

Harker, Brian

Wind Power in Texas (NYT: Feb. 22, 2008)

Haviv, Ron recommended

Georgia (multimedia) (Dispatches: December 2008)

Haiti (VII: September 2008) “Actor Matt Damon and Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean arrived in Haiti’s to raise awareness for floods by handing out food and lending star power to relief efforts. Damon and Jean are encouraging people to help the United Nations raise more than $100 million for an estimated 800,000 people left in dire circumstances by four devastating tropical storms and hurricanes. For information on how to help, visit: www.yele.org

Once Middle Class, Now Homeless (VII: July 28, 2008) “Barbara Harvey, 68, is the new face of the rising market collapse in the United States. Until recently, the Santa Barbara, California resident was living in a condo duplex with a job and a steady income. But she was living above her means and month-to-month on her expenses. When she lost her job she had no savings, much like many people in the U.S., and she quickly lost her home and found herself living in her car with her two dogs in a protected parking lot hosted by the city and New Beginnings, a homeless support group.”

The Zambezi Expedition (VII: June 2008)

Kosovo Independence (VII: March 2008)

Heisler, Todd recommended

Main Streets in New York (13 stills) (NYT: October 26, 2008)“There are Main Streets in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, on Staten Island and even (technically) in Manhattan.”

Parents at Camp (NYT: July 26, 2008)

The Fallen (NYT: June 4, 2008) “ The following photographs and captions originally appeared in the Rocky Mountain News. The complete Pulitzer Prize-winning series about fallen military personnel is available here.

The Station Survivors, 5 Years Later (NYT: Feb. 16, 2008)

Hemmerle, Sean

The Remains of Detroit (TIME: December 4, 2008) “Photographer Sean Hemmerle finds an elegiac sign of America’s fading industrial might in the crumbling urban ruins of the Motor City”

Hernandez, Barbara P.

American Exception: The Bail Bondsman (NYT: Jan. 26, 2008)

Hicks, Maxine

Half-Retired Couples (NYT: April 21, 2008)

Hicks, Samuel

On the Way (Foto8: April 10, 2008)

Hicks, Tyler recommended

The Admired Foreigner (NYT: December 25, 2008) “Mr. Cairo, once a debonair lawyer in his native Turin, Italy, is almost certainly the most celebrated Western relief official in Afghanistan, at least among Afghans. To the generation who have been beneficiaries of his relief work for the International Committee of the Red Cross, he is known simply as “Mr. Alberto,” a man apart among the 15,000 foreigners who live and work in this city.”

The Harder War (NYT: December 1, 2008) “President-elect Barack Obama has called for an increase in troops in Afghanistan, but military experts caution that reinforcements are unlikely to lead to the sort of rapid turnaround that occurred after the troop surge in Iraq. “

A Military Outpost in Afghanistan (15 stills) (NYT: November 10, 2008)

A Frantic Hour With the Wounded (NYT: November 1, 2008) “On an October morning, the Taliban began firing mortars at Combat Outpost Lowell, a remote base in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. Explosive mortars blasted shrapnel deep into two Afghan men.”

A U.S. Outpost Fire (NYT: October 18, 2008) “Since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, the northern part of the border with Pakistan has been a particular focus of concern for American forces. The borderline there is essentially a legal fiction, an imaginary line that separates people with the same ethnicity and history, drawn across hundreds of miles of terrain so rugged it is impossible to fence off or even fully patrol. “

Photographer’s Journal: Kabul in Transition (audio slideshow)  (NYT: July 6, 2008)

Routing the Taliban (NYT: June 2, 2008) “Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan are fleeing to the Pakistani border after being routed in recent operations by the United States Marines, the American commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit have been clearing Taliban and foreign fighters from the district of Garmser, in southern Helmand Province, an important infiltration and drug trafficking route used by the Taliban to supply insurgents farther north (Carlotta Gall: U.S. Reports Gains Against Taliban Fighters. NYT June 3, 2008).”

Superheroes at the Met (NYT: May 8, 2008)

Next Train, Never (NYT: April 19, 2008)

Poverty in Haiti (NYT: April 18, 2008)

Karachi after Bhutto (NYT: Jan. 2, 2008)

Afghanistan’s Police Force (NYT: Jan. 11, 2008)

Hill, James

Russia’s Mayor (NYT: October 24, 2008) “South Ossetian separatists hail Mr. Luzhkov as a liberator, and he is so popular that a street was named after him in Tskhinvali, the capital.”

Life at Star City (NYT: October 14, 2008) “The United States and Russia work together at Star City, the training ground for cosmonauts that now hosts American astronauts and spacefarers from around the world who ride aboard the Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station.”

A Quest for Energy in Darkest Siberia (NYT: May 11, 2008)

The New Orthodoxy (NYT: April 23, 2008)

Hockstein, Evelyn

Crisis in Kenya (NYT: Jan. 2, 2008)

Hoffman, Steve

Two Blocks from the Beach (NYT: July 27, 2008) “In 2004, Steve Hoffman, a documentary photographer, began visiting a Coney Island housing project called Carey Gardens. He soon began taking pictures of the residents. Mr. Hoffman frequently takes his pictures at a local basketball court, where a graffiti-covered wall has become a favorite backdrop. “So many people have lived there for so long that many are related to one another,” Mr. Hoffman added. “It really makes me feel like I am documenting one extended family.”

Hogben, Lisa

Australia Says Sorry (TIME: Feb. 15, 2008)

Holubowicz, Gerald

Yes We Did, Harlem Celebrates Obama Victory (multimedia 3:28) (photographer’s blog)

Wall Street – The Fall (multimedia)

Huey, Aaron

The Aftermath (New Yorker: Jan. 28, 2008)

Huffaker, Sandy

Friendships at the Border (NYT: October 22, 2008) ”In a sign of changing times, new border fencing that the Department of Homeland Security is counting on to help curtail illegal crossings and attacks on Border Patrol agents will slice through the park, limiting access to the monument and fence-side socializing.”

Wounded Marines Learn Something New (NYT: Feb. 2, 2008)

Isett, Stuart

A Mining Town is Revived (NYT: April 2, 2008)

Jarecke, Kenneth

The Life of a Teenage Cowboy (TIME: June 12, 2008) “Photographer Kenneth Jarecke and reporter Jeremy Caplan visit with a young rancher from Montana”

Jarman, Janet

Guarding Mexico’s Elite (NYT: November, 16, 2008) “Wealthy Mexicans have long hired bodyguards, but experts say the numbers of those seeking protection have jumped since President Felipe Calderón challenged the country’s drug cartels, bringing unprecedented levels of related violence into the major cities.”

Kahn, Nikki

A Migrating Problem (WP: July 2008) “The nexus of AIDS and migration plays out in dramatic fashion along the U.S.-Mexico border, where tensions over immigration tend to exacerbate an already-stigmatized illness.” Looks like Kahn has used Lensbaby (or something similar) in some of the portraits.

Kamber, Michael recommended

The Frugal Traveller in New York (NYT: October 12, 2008)

Iraq’s Wounded Veterans (NYT: July 1, 2008) “Iraqi soldiers and police officers have been wounded in greater numbers than United States veterans, health workers say, and have been treated far worse by their government. ” The article, also by Mr Kamber.

Decline of an Iraqi Hospital (story includes photos also from Joao Silva) (NYT: May 19, 2008)

Friday Prayer in Sadr City (also photos by Joao Silva) (NYT: April 18, 2008)

Iraq: Sadr City Siege (NYT: April 9, 2008)

Kari, Anna

Death and Life in Sierra Leone (audio slideshow 2mins) (TIME: September 19, 2008)

Karlberg, Moa

Til Death Does Us Apart (Kontinent 2008) “During spring 2008, Arvid Anderssons wife Ingar got so sick she had to move to an elderly home. Arvid wanted to rent the room next to her, but the municipality said no. Arvid did not have “the required need of care”. Now he lives alone in a one-room apartment in the village. In Sweden, it is up to each municipality to organize the elderly care. Some parts of the country guarantee couples accomodation at the same home. Others, like in Gislaved where the Anderssons live, have decided that it is better for a healthy person to stay in their own home as long as possible. This case created a debate and a popular fury during the spring. It got so far that local government commissioners were threatened to death, and had guards protecting the town hall. Arvid appealed but lost in higher court. Now it is fall and he does not have the energy for taking the case further. Life is different now. It did not turn out the way we expected, says Arvid.”

Kashinsky, Ivan

A Lawsuit in Ecuador (TIME: April 18, 2008)

Knight, Gary recommended

Prison in Rio (VII: July 2008) “Ninety-eight prisoners are kept in a cell measuring 25 square meters originally designed for 16 inmates. The longest-serving prisoner in one of these cells has been there for 5 years. The prisoners are locked up for crimes as varied as non-payment of alimony to murder. The long-timers sleep in hammocks up high, the newcomers on the floor. Temperatures reach 50 degrees celsius in the summer. The prisoners are from the poorest members of society, have poor legal representation, and are disenfranchised from political representation as they have no vote.”

Congo Portraits (VII: July 2008) “The Congolese are generally not the most willing of subjects particularly when they think that the photographer will somehow profit from the exchange at their expense. After a week or two struggling to work on stories on the Congo River I decided to engage in a collaboration with some of the villagers and city dwellers in and around Kisingani. I set up a portable studio (my hotel bed sheet, some gaffer tape and anything in the vicinity I could use to hang it on) and invited passers by or merchants in the area to be photographed with anything or anyone they desired. Most of them were photographed with the tools of their trade or with friends. It’s probably the most fun I have ever had with a camera.”

Korol, Todd

Oil in the Sand(TIME: May 22, 2008) topic: mining oil sand in Canada’s Alberta Province


Kozyrev, Yuri recommended

Life Return’s to Iraq Streets(TIME: December 2, 2008)

Anbar Sheiks Come Together (TIME: November 24, 2008) “Chieftains from the embattled Iraqi province gather in hopes of winning seats in parliament”

Prison Life Inside Baghdad’s Camp Cropper (14 stills) (TIME: November 5, 2008) ”Photographer Yuri Kozyrev gets a rare glimpse into a crowded Iraqi detention center.”

Beyond Iraq (Dispatches: 2/08)

Iraq Sees a Revival (TIME: September 2, 2008) “TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev tracks how daily life in Baghdad and elsewhere has regained a semblance of normalcy. Bloodshed is still a daily reality amid fragile security gains, but the effects of the relative quiet are visible”

The Russians in Ossetia (TIME:August 13, 2008) “TIME photographer Yuri Kozyrev travels with Russian units in the separatist enclave”

The Surge in Iraq: One Year Later (TIME: Jan. 31, 2008)

Inside Putin’s Russia (NOOR 2008)

Surge in Baghdad (NOOR 2008)

The War Up North: Iraq Combat Outpost Rabiya(TIME: Feb. 28, 2008)

Kratochvil, Antonin recommended

Saxons in Romania (VII: December 2008)

India Manufacturing Takes Off (VII: December 2008)

John Updike (VII: December 2008)

Wall Street (VII: October 2008) “At the height of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the sale of Merrill Lynch to Goldman Sachs, Antonin Kratochvil trawled Wall Street, capturing what little is left of the glory days of four-hour lunches, expensive dinners, and Astons Martins. That has been replaced by bankruptcies, massive job losses, and fearful speculation of an economic depression.”

Motley Crue (VII: September 2008) “In the world of heavy metal rock music, Mötley Crüe is a defined legend. Having been around for more than 25 years, the band’s uninhibited and voracious taste for life has made their journey to the present akin to riding a roller coaster blindfolded, unclothed, and well-inebriated. VII photographer Antonin Kratochvil recently documented the band in and around Los Angeles and while they rehearsed new material for an upcoming tour.” I have a soft spot for Kratochvil’s unorthodoxy.

In God’s Country (Dispatches: March 2008)

Godsville (Dispatches: March 2008)

The Illusionist (portraits of author Steven Millhauser) (NYT: Feb. 24, 2008) (might ask for registration)

Pakistan (VII: Feb. 2008)

Krulwich, Sara

Phantom of the Opera (NYT: Jan. 1, 2008)

The 39 Steps (NYT: Feb. 6, 2008)

Kurzen, Benedicte

Tranforming Sasol (TIME: September 4, 2008) “As the coal refinery steps out of the shadow of its past, photographer Benedicte Kurzen is granted unprecedented access to the company’s operations in Secunda, South Africa.”

Chadians Venture Out (NYT: Feb. 6, 2008)

Lacar, Marvi

The Purity Ball (TIME: July 17, 2008) “Fathers across the country are promising to protect their daughters’ virtue until marriage”

Ladefoged, Joachim recommended

Powering Up (New Yorker: July 7, 2008) In this issue of the magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert writes about the Danish island of Samsø and the renewable-energy efforts of its residents. “Samsø transformed its energy systems in a single decade,” Kolbert writes. “Its experience suggests how the carbon problem, as huge as it is, could be dealt with, if we were willing to try.” Here is a portfolio of photographs of Samsø by Joachim Ladefoged.

Pope Benedict XVI U.S. Visit (VII: May 2008)

Mirror (VII: March 2008)

Laub, Gillian

Meet the Surrogates (Newsweek 2008)

Leach, Tomas

I Am Amazon (Foto8 Story of the Week: May 8, 2008)

Lee, Chang W.

Inside North Korea (NYT: Feb. 26, 2008)

Lee Hunter, Virginia

Amateur Wrestling in St. Louis (NYT: August 3, 2008)

Lemoyne Roger

Gold, Guns, and Germs (Roger Lemoyne’s website)

Levene, David

Spiritual Cleansing in Haiti (audio slideshow) (Guardian: July 18, 2008) David Levene witnesses Voodoo and Catholic followers bathing in the waterfall at Saut D’eau in an act of spiritual cleansing.”

Litherland, Chip

Reverberations of War (NYT: March 31, 2008)

Liwanag, Luis

Soaring Aid, Soaring Prices (NYT: May 18, 2008)

Lohuizen, Kadir van recommended

A New Tibet (TIME: March 20, 2008)

Loomis, John

Tending the Bean, Just So (NYT: April 19, 2008)

Ground Level: The South (NYT: Jan. 29 , 2008)

Loomis, Rick

In It Together Part I / Part II / Part III (LA Times 2008) (registration)

Lowenstein, Jon

Southside (NOOR: May 2008)

Shadow Lives USA (the website for Lowenstein’s long term project on undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America living in the US.)

Lowy, Ben recommended

Iraq 2008 (VII: 2008)

Sideshows (New York Magazine : Look: November 24, 2008)“Photographer Benjamin Lowy took a break from covering war-torn countries to cast his lens on the fashion world.”

Tensions in Kirkuk (NYT: August 19, 2008) “Of all the political problems facing Iraq, perhaps none is so intractable as the fate of Kirkuk, a city of 900,000 that Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens all claim.”

Scenes from the Exile (NYT Magazine: July 10, 2008) “It used to be enough for politicians to fly in from Washington, talk tough about Castro and count on the support of Cuban Miami. Things are different now.”

Magnum recommended

Election Night (Magnum InSight America: November 5, 2008)

Pop Sixties (Magnum in Motion: September 2008)

A Flipbook on China(MiM: August 2008)

Access to Life (TIME: June 12, 2008) “A team of photojournalists from the famed Magnum photo agency disperses around the globe to document the work of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria”

Access to Life (project website) recommended

The Year in Review 2007 (Magnum 2008)

Happy New Year (MiM Jan. 2008)

Moon (MiM: Feb. 2008)

What I Tell My Child About Color (MiM: Feb. 2008)

Mahoney, Charles

Living in the Shadows (BBC: May 2008)

Majoli, Alex recommended

West Bank Settlements (20 images) (Magnum: November 2008) “The Israeli government has announced that it will cut off public support and funding for unauthorized Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank. Israeli ministers have long complained about the behavior of a minority of settlers, particularly those who live in outposts. In the past, the government has promised to evacuate the outposts but has done nearly nothing. Now, they say, they will take action. The crackdown came a day after a security chief warned that Jewish extremists could try to assassinate an Israeli leader.”

Russia Makes Itself at Home (18 stills) (Newsweek: September 2008)

Russia (multimedia) (Magnum for Access to Life) “After the fall of the Soviet Union, a wave of drug use swept over Russia, addicting hundreds of thousands of young people. With heroin injection came the spread of HIV, rapidly infecting more than 1 million Russians. Russia’s is among the world’s most rapidly expanding AIDS epidemics, and frequently, those infected are diagnosed too late to be saved.”

Alaska: An Unveiled Secret (MiM: June 2008)

Berlusconi and Veltroni (Magnum: April 2008)

President Musharraf (Magnum: Feb. 2008)

Pakistan’s Anxiety and Rage (Newsweek: Feb. 2008)

Malecki, Piotr

Poland’s Final Conscripts (NYT: December 11, 2008) “As part of the effort to modernize its military, the Polish government has brought a close to conscription, making last week’s class of drafted recruits the final one after 90 years of compulsory military service. “

Manning, Jack

Photographer’s Journal: Three Days with Fidel (NYT: Feb. 24, 2008)

Martin, Guy

Cossacks in Russia’s South (Foto8 Story of the Week: September 25, 2008) “Guy Martin visited the predominantly Cossack regions of southern Russia where boys and girls are recruited into nationalistic training camps and taught martial arts to encourage patriotism and try to sustain a sense of their traditional role as the tough defenders of Russia’s border regions. “(NB: This story was produced in 2006, before the recent troubles in the area.)

McConnell, Andrew

The Terrible Beauty of the Salt Mine (TIME: October 14, 2008) “A lake in Uganda offers local residents a chance for good money, at considerable cost to their health”

McGinley, Ryan

Breaking Through (NYT Magazine: Feb. 7, 2008)

McHugh, John D.

On Patrol in Afghanistan (Guardian: August 8, 2008)

Six Months in Afghanistan (interactive multimedia) (Guardian: May 2008) McHugh’s Afghanistan portfolio (20 images) (Guardian: May 2008) This is an ongoing story. The webfeed can be found here.

Afghanistan: War Not Over (Newsweek: 2008)

Meiselas, Susan

The Port Without Shelter (IHT: April 29, 2008)

The Other Side of War (in collaboration with Sylvia Plachy) (Newsweek: 2008)

Meza, Erik

Fighting Crime in Mexico City (TIME: June 5, 2008) “Photographer Erik Meza rides with the Federal Police in the Mexican capital as they battle a seemingly endless wave of lawlessness”

Mielnikiewicz, Justyna

Conflict in South Ossetia (NYT: August 8, 2008)

Reducing Tensions in Abkhazia (NYT: May 21, 2008)

Mizrahi, Ilan

The Business of Mud (TIME: March 20, 2008)

Molina, Genaro

Hip Hop High (LA Times 2008)

Moloney, Kevin

Preserving a Dying Language (audio slideshow 1:44) NYT: October 15, 2008)

Monaghan, Servorn

Crossing the Limpopo (Foto8 Story of the Week: May 21, 2008)

Moore, John

Detained (Dispatches 2/08)

Morris, Christopher recommended

Portraits of Autoworkers (TIME: December 19, 2008)“Employees at two General Motors plants, unsure of their futures, pause from their work for TIME photographer Christopher Morris”

Cartier Polo Match(VII: December 2008)

Dolce and Gabbana (VII: December 2008)

The Killers (VII: November 2008)

TIME (Christopher Morris / VII and Danny Wilcox Frazier / Redux): John McCain’s Campaign Farewell (12 stills) (TIME: November 5, 2008) “The GOP nominee concedes defeat at a somber gathering at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona”

John McCain’s Final Push (TIME: October 30, 2008) “TIME Photographer Christopher Morris joins the GOP candidate in the last days of his campaign”

John McCain’s Long Distance Campaign (TIME: October 30, 2008) “TIME photographer Christopher Morris has covered the GOP nominee since the beginning”

Sarah Palin (VII: September 2008) “Plucked from obscurity by John McCain, Sarah Palin has scrambled the U.S. presidential race. The former beauty queen turned sportscaster turned governor of Alaska is now the second female vice-presidential candidate in history – and the first for the Republican Party. Married for 20 years and the mother of five children, including a baby boy with Down¹s Syndrome, the 44-year-old has re-ignited the debate over working mothers.”

John McCain (VII: Feb. 2008)

Moscow (VII: Jan. 2008)

Hillary in Iowa (VII: Jan. 2008)

Moscia, Lorenzo

Rapa Nui (Foto8:April 17, 2008)

Mott, Justin

Seeking Fertile Fields (NYT: April 30, 2008)

Inflation’s Toll in Vietnam (NYT: April 7, 2008)

The Road to Remote Upland Asia (NYT: March 31, 2008)

Javanese Mystical Beliefs (NYT: Jan. 28, 2008)


2008 Year in Pictures

Munita, Tomas recommended

Chile’s Sexual Awakening (NYT: September 9, 2008) “Chile, long considered to have among the most traditional social mores in South America, is crashing headlong into that reputation with its precocious teenagers. Chile’s youths are living in a period of sexual exploration that, academics and government officials say, is like nothing the country has witnessed before.” Related NYT article by Alexei Barrionuevo.

Peru’s Guano Trade (NYT: May 30, 2008) “The worldwide boom in commodities has come to this: Even guano, the bird dung that was the focus of an imperialist scramble on the high seas in the 19th century, is in strong demand once again.”

Indian Car Industry (NYT: Jan. 10, 2008)

In Nepal, an Uneasy Peace (TIME: Feb. 1, 2008)

Murphy, Seamus

Mexican Frontier Town Falls to Drug Lords (Times: May 2008)

Nachtwey, James recommended

XDR-TB (stills) (VII: October 2008) “For the past 18 months James Nachtwey has documented the resurgence of tuberculosis in seven countries around the world.He has captured the lives of both patients and health care workers in the struggle against this ancient disease which still remains very much a part of the present. Not only does TB remain a killer disease in its most recognizable form but it is mutating into even more deadly forms: multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extremely drug resistant (XDR) TB.While still a small subset of the TB cases, these new strains pose a grave global health threat. “Normal tuberculosis, if treated diligently, is very inexpensive and doesn¹t take very long to cure. But if normal TB is not treated, it mutates and becomes 100 times more expensive, requires a two-year cure and a long stay in the hospital, which many of those infected cannot afford. The thought of XDR getting out of control is truly frightening,” says James Nachtwey.

XDR-TB (slideshow with music and text 3:34)(xdrtb.org: October 2008)

Landstuhl (VII: July 2008) “Since the 2003 inception of the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan, nearly 30,000 American military members have been wounded. For the thousands who have suffered severe bodily harm, they are airlifted to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the largest American military hospital outside of the U.S. and the primary treatment center for coalition casualties. VII photographer James Nachtwey documents these injured soldiers and their enduring struggle to physically and mentally recover from the battlefield.”

The Dalai Lama at Home (proper captions) (TIME: March 2008) / The Dalai Lama (more photos) (VII: March 2008)

Navarro, Jose

Passing Place (Foto8 Photo Story of the Week: April 24, 23008)


Enlisted combat photographers (various): Front Lens (Newsweek: May 2008) ”Enlisted combat photographers have captured small moments of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: tired American troops, desperate Afghan women, the mute testimony of a deadly bombing”.

The Tip of the ‘Surge’ (Newsweek: 2008)

New Yorker

Tea and Wallaby (audio slideshow 7:44) (New Yorker: November 24, 2008 issue) “Photojournalists talk about memorable on-the-job meals.” Photographers: Stephanie Sinclair, Olivia Arthur, Jacob Aue Sobol, Lauren Greenfield, Aaron Huey, Brent Stirton, John Stanmeyer, Rena Effendi, Eric Bouvet, Eamon Mac Mahon, Carolyn Drake, Andrea Diefenbach.

nytlogo153x23 recommended

Cholera Spreads in Zimbabwe (NYT: December 11, 2008) “A ferocious cholera epidemic, spread by water contaminated with human excrement, has stricken more than 16, 000 people across Zimbabwe since August and killed more than 780 people.”

Dogs Serving Veterans (NYT: November, 2008)“America’s VetDogs, part of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, provides disabled veterans with service dogs. “

How Obama Won (22 stills) (NYT: November 5, 2008)

Election Eve : Democrats (By Damon Winter, Ozier Muhammad, and Doug Mills) / Republicans (By Todd Heisler and Stephen Crowley) (NYT: November 3, 2008)

NYT (various photographers): Congo on the Brink (11 stills) (NYT: November 2, 2008)

NYT : Two Paths Toward Death, One Voice of Comfort (Narration: Paul Vitello; Photos:Nicole Bengiveno, Gabriele Stabile, Ruby Washington)(audio slideshow 3:39) (NYT: October 28, 2008)Hospice Chaplains Take Up Bedside Counseling By Paul Vitello : ”Some of the hospice patients talk about their impending deaths, or about God. Most just talk about what people always talk about — unfinished business and unanswered questions: regrets over firing an employee 50 years ago; the pet no one has yet promised to adopt; feeling sick to death of being sick yet not ready to die.”

Photographer’s Journal (various photographers) : Updates from the Campaign Trail (multimedia)  (NYT: October 2008)

Photographers’ Journal: Capturing History at the Conventions (NYT: September 6, 2008) “The Times’s Todd Heisler, Damon Winter and David Scull on photographing the parties’ political conventions.”

Picturing Casualties (NYT: July 25, 2008) “The case of a freelance photographer in Iraq who was barred from covering the Marines after he posted photos on the Internet of several of them dead has underscored what some journalists say is a growing effort by the American military to control graphic images from the war.” Related article: Michael Kamber and Tim Arango: 4,000 U.S. Deaths, and Just a Handful of Public Images(NYT: July 26, 2008). I personally find this very interesting and important subject. I’m actually planning to write my dissertation on the visual representation of the war in Iraq, and that will undoubtedly deal a lot of with the issues related to embeds, censorship etc.

Framing a Century (NYT: June 5, 2008) “The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840-1940” singles out 13 photographers, representing each with a group of 10-16 mostly stunning images. They recount the medium’s first century with a short, succinct cavalcade of big names, substantial bodies of work and significant historical impact.”

Weegee Found (NYT: June 2, 3008)

Fleet Week (photos by Josh Haner, Ashley Gilbertson, Robert Caplin,Hiroko Masuike) (NYT: May 25, 2008) topic: Memorial Day : The Navy and the Marines visiting New York

Border Crossing (NYT: Jan. 24, 2008)

Peshawar Under Siege (NYT: Jan. 17, 2008)

Documenting Political Tales (audio slideshow on Documentary Oscar nominess)(NYT: Feb. 15, 2008)

Nga, Jehad

The Face of Modern Piracy (TIME: November 13, 2008)“Photographer Jehad Nga gets a rare glimpse of the men who plunder the shipping lanes off the east coast of Africa”

The Pirates of Somalia (NYT: October 31, 2008) “Boosaaso may be one of the most dangerous towns in Somalia, but it is also one of the most prosperous. One line of work — piracy — seems to be benefiting quite openly from all the lawlessness and desperation in the country. “

American Back Sunni-Militias (NYT: Jan. 23, 2008)

The Baghdad Bureau Blog: The 5-7 Cavalry (NYT: Feb. 27, 2008)

Nickelsberg, Robert

In Sadr City (NYT: May 19, 2008)

The Psychic Scars of Kashmir (TIME: April 29, 2008)

Okahara, Kosuke recommended

Self-Injury in Japan (TIME: May 27, 2008)

Okin Frioli, Nicola

Mexican Transgenders (Issuu)

Olmos, Antonio

Afghanistan: Away From War (Guardian: June 8, 2008) “Six years after the fall of the Taliban, Peter Beaumont and Antonio Olmos talk to ordinary Afghanis about their hopes and fears for the future” The article: Peter Beaumont: Fear, Disillusion, and Despair: Notes From a Divided Land as Peace Slips Away(Guardian: June 8, 2008)

O’Reilly,  Finbarr

Congo (audio slideshow 6:17) (Reuters: November 2008)

Orlinsky, Katie

In Mexico, Beyond Gay and Straight (NYT: December 7, 2008)“In the largely indigenous communities in and around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into gay and straight. While Mexico can be intolerant of homosexuality; it can also be quite liberal. In Mexico City, for instance, same-sex domestic partnerships are legally recognized. But nowhere are attitudes toward sex and gender quite as elastic as in towns like Juchitán in the far reaches of the southern state of Oaxaca.”

Orr, Francine

India: The New AIDS Capital (LAT 2008)

Unintended Victims (LAT 2008) (might ask for registration)

Paassen, Kevin Van

Child Soldier – Born of War (Globe and Mail: March 2008)

Cruel Toll (Globe and Mail)

Pagetti, Franco

Mogadishu – A City Under Siege (VII: December 2008)

A Booming Saudi Economy (VII: November 2008)

Fighting Militant Islam (VII: November 2008)

Ramadan with Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal (TIME: September 23, 2008) “TIME photographer Franco Pagetti visits the Saudi billionaire as he greets supplicants at his lavish
desert camp outside Riyadh”

Divided Baghdad (VII: March 2008)

Palazzi, Michele

Via Gordiani (Foto8 Story of the Weeks: 13 November 2008) 

Palu, Louie

Guantanamo in Pictures (The Atlantic: 2008)

Panjiar, Prashant

Saving Burma (TIME: May 16, 2008)

Parke, Trent recommended

Tail of the Tuna (TIME: May 20, 2008)


Pellegrin, Paolo recommended

The Downward Spiral (multimedia 4:07)  (Magnum in Motion: December 2008) “During the few days that I spent on Wall Street, exactly one week after its worst days since 1929, a sense of shock and stupor pervaded the atmosphere as the exchanges continued to oscillate from the very negative to the barely positive.””

U.S. Election Night – Obama Rally in Grant Park, Chicago (29 images) (Magnum: November 2008)

Wall Street Blues (17 stills)  (Slate: November 3, 2008)

2008 Olympic Athletes (3:20) (Magnum In Motion: September 2008)

Olympic Games Athletes (Magnum: August 2008) “Paolo Pellegrin photographed some of the worlds top athletes, for ‘Play’ The New York Times Sports Magazine, as they prepared for this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing. ” There’s also a fancy video-made-of-stills (1.11) (NYT).

Mali (multimedia)  (Magnum for Access to Life) “In Mali, HIV is transmitted mainly through sexual contact, and about 1.7 percent of Mali’s population of more than 12 million is infected. The stigma surrounding AIDS is still strong, but a tradition of polygamous marriage adds to the challenge of preventing transmission.Yet efforts to prevent and treat AIDS have expanded rapidly, and health centers are now able to provide free testing and treatment throughout the country.”

Lebanon (MiM: March 2008)

Darfur (Magnum 2008)

Inside The Changing Room (NYT: Feb. 2, 2008)

Peress, Gilles

Access to Life : Rwanda (multimedia 16:47) (Magnum in Motion: December 2008)

The Red and The Blue (Magnum in Motion: November 2008)

Scarecrow (multimedia 9:19) (Magnum InSight America: November 2, 2008)

Wakes (6:06) (MiM: October 2008) “September was already a dark month for New Yorkers. Then the bull market died. Gilles Peress attended the memorials at the World Trade Center and at Wall Street.”

Perriard, Eric

Spleen (15 stills) (Foto8 Story of the Week: December  1, 2008) “Born in South Korea in 1980, I was adopted at the age of six and raised in France. I returned to my native country for the first time 20 years later, an experience out of which came the photographic series “Spleen”. The purpose of this project was to shed conventional limitations and let the subconscious find its own voice in order to explore how it felt to rediscover this land. Naturally, emotion played a major part in my photographs and a far distance imposed itself. Timelessness that emerges again and again in the scenery may show a desire to rediscover a Korea as it could have been when I first left two decades ago. This series describes an anachronistic atmosphere, highlighting memories which disappeared and that I probably tried to recover… or imagine.”

Peterson, Sally

New Bodies, New Lives (Newsweek: 2008)

Pina, Joao

Argentina’s Cocaine Problem(NYT: Feb. 22, 2008)

Plachy, Sylvia

The Other Side of War (in collaboration with Susan Meiselas) (Newsweek: 2008)

Platon recommended

Service (18 photos) (New Yorker: September 29, 2008)

Quaranta, Jacopo

Naomi (18 stills) (Foto8 Story of the Week: November 5, 2008)

Raab, Susana

Bolivia’s Extremes(NYT: August 10 , 2008) “Over the last 10 years, Bolivia has begun using some of its extremes, like the vast otherworldly salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, to its advantage. It’s become a booming hub of adventure and eco-tourism by appealing to the young and daring who are willing to exchange safety, comfort and convenience for thrills on the cheap.”

Rafiqui, Asim

Letters From a Jilted Lover (The Virginia Quarterly Review: Winter 2008)

Rahn, Eileen

The Blue Skies of Nauru (slide show to music 2:29) (Foto8 Story of the Week: December 1, 2008)

Ray, Nick

Sierra Leone (Times: May 4, 2008)

Reed, Eli

Obama Campaign Fundraiser (Magnum 2008)


Bearing Witness: Five Years of the Iraq War (Reuters: March 2008)

Richards, Eugene recommended

Shocking Therapy (12 stills) (Newsweek: September 2008) Photos from the new Richards book A Procession of Them, out on October 1,2008

The Sergeant Lost Within (NYT Magazine: May 25, 2008) topic: Sergeant Shurvon Phillip, a US Marine severely injured in 2005 in Iraq

Rivkin, Amanda

A Focus on Toddlers (8 stills) (NYT: December 17, 2008)

Robinson Chavez, Michael recommended

Georgia Crisis as war brews over South Ossetia (33 stills) (LA Times: August 2008)

Dharavi  – Mumbai’s Hidden Heart (audio slideshow) (LA Times : September 2008)

Nepal Votes (audio slideshow) (LAT 2008)

Rocco, Shawn

Dail: Life Unbarred (News&Observer: Jan. 2008)

Romero, Librado

The Ground Level: The Northeast (NYT: Feb. 2, 2008)

Rubenstein, Michael

Terror Attacks in Mumbai (audio slideshow 2:16) (NYT: November 28, 2008)

Ruffing, Greg

The World’s Longest Yard Sale (TIME: August 13, 2008) “Four days a year, vendors set up along a 650-stretch of highway, from Ohio to Alabama, selling everything under the sun. “

Ryan, Sally

Hiding in Waukegan (NYT: Jan. 18, 2008)

Ground Level:Missouri (NYT: Feb. 1, 2008)

Saman, Moises recommended

Women Gaining Rights in Bamian (NYT: October 5, 2008) “Far away from the Taliban insurgency, in this most peaceful corner of Afghanistan, a quiet revolution is gaining pace. Women are driving cars, working in public offices and police stations, and sitting on local councils.”

Looming Food Crisis in Afghanistan (NYT: September 19, 2008) “A harsh winter and a summer drought damaged the harvest this year, leaving central and northern Afghanistan facing a food shortage this winter.”

The Aftermath of a Jailbreak in Afghanistan (NYT: August 27, 2008) “Nearly 900 prisoners escaped from Kandahar prison in a spectacular jailbreak organized by the Taliban June 13. In the weeks since, security has further deteriorated in this southern Afghan city, a renewed frontline in the battle against the radical Islamic movement.”

Displaced to Kabul (1:54) (audio slideshow narrated by the photographer) (NYT: August 2, 2008) “A refugee camp in the capital of Afghanistan is steadily swelling as more families arrive in batches displaced by the heavy bombardment across the country’s south.”

A Tale of Three Cities (NYT: June 20, 2008) ”Violence in Iraq is at its lowest in more than four years, raising hopes among Iraqis of a return to a more stable life. The strides were won, in part, by recent military operations, carried out largely by Iraqi soldiers but with some American help, in the nation’s three main cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul. Moises Saman, a photographer with The New York Times, traveled to all three to document the military operations and changes in daily life.”

Journey to Basra (NYT: May 13, 2008)

The Quietening of Basra (NYT: May 12, 2008)

A View Into Sadr City (NYT: April 28, 2008)

Sanguinetti, Alessandra

Los Angeles(MiM: October 2008)

Shimoda, Kelly

Last Saturday Night (Blue Eyes Magazine)

Schneider, Anderson

Eldorado (Foto8: March 27, 2008)

Schuman, Aaron

Once Upon a Time in the West (Foto8 Story of the Week: November 25, 2008) “Aaron Schuman heads to the Wild Wild West of Spain in search of the myth of the Spaghetti Western”

Schulz, Astrid

Qalqiya Zoo, Palestine (14 stills) (Foto8 Story of the Week: October 15, 2008) “Qalqilya, a former market town with a population of more than 45,000 is located in the northwest of the West Bank near the border with Israel. It is almost completely encircled by the eight metre high barrier wall that separates farmers from their land, families from each other and visitors from the town’s attraction – a small animal park. The animal park opened in 1986 and is now the only municipal zoo in either the West Bank or the Gaza Strip. The zoo’s director, Dr Sami Khader, has struggled to keep it functioning, and its animals alive, during the region’s troubled past few years.”

Schulman, Susan

Childbirth in Sierra Leone (Foto8 Story of the Week: May 28, 2008)

Sells, Chloe

Porcupine Quills and Slinny Jeans: Botswanan Beauty Pageants (audio slideshow) (Foto8 Story of the Week: July 31, 2008) “Beauty pageants are a common Saturday night affair in Botswana. In a land where imagination and resourcefulness are responsible for all forms of entertainment, the Botswanans have found a unique take on the American beauty pageant, filling the darkest of nights with a ruckus of hollering and booming music. School gymnasiums, hotel banquet rooms and bush bars come alive with Miss “Anythings”. Girls of all sizes and shapes, with different shades of skin and unique styles of performance – even some with local hairdos pierced with porcupine quills – don their best dresses to parade their idea of glamour for the Saturday night revelers.”

Senegade, Lourdes

Life After Legalization (NYT: June 10, 2008) ”With the United States riven by calls to legalize millions of illegal immigrants, Americans might consider the possible effects by looking at southern Europe, where illegal immigration has abounded and so have forgiveness plans.”

Serra, Stefano

Water Shortage in the West Bank (25 stills) (Foto8 Story of the Week: November 12, 2008)

Shell, Callie

Barack Obama: The Best TIME Photographs (TIME: November 14, 2008) “A commemorative volume tracks the President-elect’s path to the White House. TIME Photographer Callie Shell has been with him every step of the way.”

Barack Obama Hits the Homestretch (TIME: October 30, 2008) ”TIME photographer Callie Shell travels with the Democratic nominee in the campaign’s final days”

What Obama Saw (TIME: October 30, 2008) “TIME photographer Callie Shell shows what the Democratic campaign looked like from the candidate’s point of view”

Barack Obama : The TIME Interview(audio slideshow 3:36) (TIME: October 23, 2008) “Behind the scenes photographs by Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME”

Barack Obama’s Rise to the Nomination (audio slideshow 4:56) (TIME: August 2008)

Barack Obama Visits Berlin (9 stills) (TIME: July 24, 2008)

Silberfaden, Nicolas

Shooting Back at the Paparazzi (TIME: September 25, 2008) “Photographer Nicolas Silberfaden tags along with the much-maligned photographers who chase the rich and famous”

Silva, Joao recommended

Escalating Conflict in Mosul (NYT: October 28, 2008) “The American military is increasingly concerned that Mosul, a northern city in Iraq where insurgents remain strong, could degenerate into a larger battleground.”

On the Run (NYT: May 22, 2008) topic: South Africa : violence against immigrants

Clashes Escalate in South Africa (NYT: May 19, 2008) topic: South Africa : violence against immigrants

Decline of an Iraqi Hospital (NYT: May 19, 2008) topic: Iraq

Emergency Services in Sadr City (NYT: April 24, 2008)

Friday Prayer in Sadr City (includes also photos taken by Michael Kamber) (NYT: April 18, 2008)

Desertions in Sadr City (NYT: April 15, 2008)

Making Shoes in Baghdad (NYT: April 15, 2008)

In Sadr City (NYT: April 11, 2008)

A Platoon in Sadr City (NYT: April 9, 2008)

The Segregation of Kenya (NYT: Feb. 14, 2008)

Ethnic Clashes in Kenya (NYT: Feb 2, 2008)

Sinclair, Stephanie recommended

The Young Women of the F.L.D.S(New York Times Magazine: July 27, 2008) Related article: Sarah Corbett: Children of God.

Inside a Female Cirsumcision Ceremony (NYT: Jan. 20, 2008)

The Bride Price: Child Marriage in Afghanistan (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

Womb for Rent: Surrogate Mothers in India (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

OWFs: Sending It All Back Home (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

A Cutting Tradition: Female Circumcision in Indonesia (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

Sinco, Luis

Cementerio Norte (audio slideshow 2:48) (LA Times 2008)

Sklar, Ben

Voluntary Simplicity (NYT: May 17, 2008)

Slaby, Matt

Cold War Mountain (TIME: June 29, 2008) “Life at NORAD’s Colorado Bunker Hideaway”

Smith, Sean

Pick of the pics 2008 (Guardian: December 22, 2008)“Guardian photographer Sean Smith narrates a selection of his pictures from the past 12 months”

On Patrol With the 101st Airborne Division (Guardian: May 29,2008) topic: Iraq

Iraq: On Sadr City’s Frontlines (Guardian: May 12, 2008)

Sokol, Brian

Return to Sindhekekela (NYT: March 17, 2008)

Soomro, Akhtar

Pakistan’s Talibanization (NYT: Jan. 26, 2008)

Soth, Alec

The Last Days of W (Alecsoth.com: 2008)

Spanner, John

Band of Nomads (NYT: December 15, 2008) “A battle is unfolding on the stark mountains and scalloped dunes of northern Niger between a band of Tuareg nomads, who claim the deposits of uranium beneath their homeland are being taken by a government that gives them little in return, and an army that calls the fighters drug traffickers and bandits.”

The Spoils: A Scramble for Tin in Congo (audio slideshow 2:15) (NYT: November 15, 2008) Johan Spanner (photos) Lydia Polgreen (narration)

Prisoners of Kanun (NYT: July 10, 2008) “Under the Kanun, an Albanian code of behavior that has been passed on for more than 500 years, “blood must be paid with blood,” with a victim’s family authorized to avenge a slaying by killing any of the killer’s male relatives. The Kanun’s influence is waning, but it served as the country’s constitution for centuries, with rules governing a variety of issues including property ownership, marriage and murder.”

Spyra, Andy

Kashmir: Valley of Tears (Foto8 Story of the Week: December 10, 2008) “The fight over the valley of Kashmir is one of the longest unresolved conflicts in the history of the United Nations.”

Steele-Perkins, Chris

Bobbies on the Beat (TIME: August 7, 2008) “We spend a day with the Police of the London Borough of Hackney.

Stirton, Brent

No Longer on the Open Range (Newsweek 2008)


Lest We Forget: Africa’s AIDS Crisis (14 stills) (TIME: November 9, 2008) “In sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS kills 6,500 every day, leaving millions of children orphaned. A new exhibition looks at this often forgotten tragedy.

London Falling (TIME: October 9, 2008) “As financial markets approach meltdown, the City of London — once hailed as the business center of the world — faces uncertain and painful times.”

Stok, Jan-Joseph

War Without End: Congo (Foto8 Story of the Week: July 16, 2008)

Stravato, Michael

Still Stranded (NYT: November 19, 2008) Hurricane Ike aftermath: ”Homeless in a Flash, Hundreds in Texas Now Wait for Relief”

Suau, Anthony recommended

L’engrenage des “subprimes” (Le Monde 2: October 3, 2008)

The Battle for Culiacan (TIME: August 2008) “Murder proliferates in the home of Mexico’s $25 billion drug-trafficking industry “

The Border Fence Rises in the Southwest (TIME: June 19, 2008) “TIME Photographer Anthony Suau tracks the progress of the US effort to build a permanent barrier between the United States and Mexico.”

Tough Time in Cleveland (TIME: May 14, 2008)

Szymaszek, Jennifer

A Medicine Hunter in Peru (NYT: Jan. 1, 2008)

Tama, Mario

Election 2008 in the Heart of the Civil Rights Struggle (TIME: November 6, 2008) “Photographer Mario Tama visits Selma and Birmingham as the nation elects its first black president”

Teh, Ian

China’s Sichuan Quake: Six Months Later (TIME: November 21, 2008)Half a year after the Sichuan earthquake devastated the town of Beichuan, China, residents in this once-scenic town try to rebuild their lives amidst the rubble.”Captions by Lin Yang. Photographs for TIME by Ian Teh / Panos.

China’s Sport Machine: Manifacturing the Best (TIME: June 12, 2008) “Photographer Ian Teh meets China’s new crop of Olympic Hopefuls”

English Fever (New Yorker: April 28, 2008)

Great Red Hope (New Yorker: Feb. 4, 2008)

Beijing Tries To Clear Air (TIME: Feb. 8, 2008)

Testa, Andrew

Moments Before Birth (Newsweek: Feb. 2008)

Tézenas, Ambroise

Castro’s Cuba at 50 (The New York Times Magazine: December 7, 2008)

Thayer, Eric

Ground Level:California (NYT: Jan. 30, 2008)


TIME (Christopher Morris / VII and Danny Wilcox Frazier / Redux): John McCain’s Campaign Farewell (12 stills) (TIME: November 5, 2008) “The GOP nominee concedes defeat at a somber gathering at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona”

Obama’s Victory Speech in Chicago (21 stills) (TIME: November 4, 2008)

UK at Home (various photographers (TIME: June 20, 2008) “Fascinating images taken across Great Britain in a single week by thousands of professional and amateur photographers capture the distinctive rituals and intimate moments of Britons at work and at play.”

The World of Blue Jeans

The View from Iowa (TIME: Jan. 2, 2008)

The Year in Images (TIME: Jan. 2, 2008)

Pictures of the Week

World Press Photo 2007 (TIME: Feb 11. 2008)

Tong, Kurt

People’s Park (Foto8: March 2008)

Torgovnik, Jonathan

Intended Consequences (multimedia) (MediaStorm: October 2008) ”An estimated 20,000 children were born from rapes committed during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Intended Consequences chronicles the lives of these women. Their narratives are embodied in portrait photographs, interviews and oral reflections about the daily challenges they face today.”

Towell, Larry

Katrina (Magnum in Motion: September 2008)

Tyson, Ann Scott

Helmand: Afghanistan’s Taliban Border (WP: March 2008)

Ybarra Zavala, Alvaro

In The Jungle with FARC (TIME: April 28,2008)

Vernaschi, Marco

Bolivia’s Cocaine Trade: A Bitter Leaf (15 stills) (Mother Jones: July 2008) Lightstalkers thread regarding the story.

Vink, John

Tet Street (Magnum: Feb. 2008)

Washington Post

New Crisis Loom in Darfur (various photographers) (WP: June, 2008) multimedia: stills with audio

Washington, Ruby

Soccer Leads to New Hope (NYT: Feb. 8, 2008)

Weber, Donald recommended

Ukraine Crisis (VII Network: 2008)

Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

Crime and Punishment in Ukraine(VII Network: Jan. 2008)

Zek: In the Prison of the East (VII Network: Jan. 2008)

White, David

Chucking Out (or what happens in Britain when it gets dark(audio slideshow) (DuckRabbit.info: October 2008) “Chucking Out is the latest duckrabbit production. Its ‘a short, funny and brutally honest portrait of late night British town center drinking culture’ … something politicians occasionally get terribly upset about but which seems to go from strength to strength. Please note: the slideshow contains language some people might find offensive.

Whitlow Delano, James

In the Eye of the Myanmar Cyclone (DJ: May 2008)

Wilcox Frazier, Danny

TIME (Christopher Morris / VII and Danny Wilcox Frazier / Redux): John McCain’s Campaign Farewell (12 stills) (TIME: November 5, 2008) “The GOP nominee concedes defeat at a somber gathering at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona”

Williamson, Michael

Coping in the Countryside (WP 2008) “In Louda, a rural village in Burkina Faso, food prices are and there are virtually no jobs. Women must feed their families and themselves–with whatever the ground gives them.”

Watchful Eyes at Walter Reed (WP: April 9, 2008)

Wilson, Jim

The Calculus of Justice (NYT: Jan. 26, 2008)

Wiltse, Lisa

Little Voices (Blue Eyes Magazine)

Winter, Damon

Damon Winter (covering Obama) and Stephen Crowley (covering McCain):Obama and McCain Make Their Cases in The South(NYT: October 31, 2008)

Political Landscape (audio slideshow) (NYT: October 26, 2008)

Obama Plays Offense as McCain Defends Turf (NYT: October 20, 2008)

Working on the High Line (NYT: Jan. 2, 2008)

Security Details (NYT: Feb. 25, 2008)

World Picture News

Week in Pictures (email subscription possible)

World Press Photo recommended

Winners gallery 2008

Wynn Thompson, Peter

Saying Goodbye to the S.U.V. (NYT: October 26, 2008) For years, General Motors lived off its full-size sport utility vehicles, reaping large profits on stellar sales results. Now, however, the era of the big S.U.V. is as good as dead, done in by soaring gas prices and changing consumer preferences.”

Zachmann, Patrick

Un Jour, La Nuit (MiM: October 2008)


Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda (19 stills) (Guardian: December 18, 2008) “Exclusive photography by Zalmaï of the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda. The settlement hosts 34,000 refugees mainly from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi, Ethiopia and Eritrea. It receives all new arrivals coming to Uganda from Congo.”

The Challenge of Helmand (TIME: June 26, 2008) “A British unit plays cat and mouse with the Taliban in a strategically vital province of Afghanistan”

Zehbrauskas, Adriana

Pushing the Limit (NYT: November 6, 2008)

Written by Mikko Takkunen

January 18, 2010 at 12:15 am

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