Photojournalism

February 5, 2021

Powerful Before-and-After Portraits of Kids Who Escaped Child Labor [Interview]

For over 20 years, Bangladesh photographer GMB Akash has turned his lens towards the marginalized groups of people in his home country. The socially conscious photographer views his chosen field as a powerful opportunity to shine a light on the atrocities that these underserved populations deal with on a daily basis. One group that Akash documents are child laborers, and he has spent 17 years capturing their plight.

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September 9, 2020

Photographer Documents How People Live in Cramped Rented Rooms in Seoul

Seoul is one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in. These high prices make it a challenge for many people to find affordable housing. As a result, an alternative to the conventional apartment has emerged. Called goshiwons, these are not apartments but tiny rooms that are large enough for a twin-sized bed and some prized belongings. Photographer Sim Kyu-Dong showcased these units—and the people that inhabit them—in a fascinating series of images.

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April 20, 2020

Incredible Winners of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest

A moment of peaceful protest earned Japanese photojournalist Yasuyoshi Chiba top honors at the 2020 World Press Photo contest. His image of a young man reading poetry aloud amidst protesters crying out for civilian rule in Sudan was named the 2020 World Press Photo of the Year. In a year filled with turmoil, the photograph—and the hope it inspires—is all the more meaningful. Chiba is Agence France-Presse (AFP)

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February 7, 2020

Photographer Immortalizes Shanghai’s Empty Streets During the Coronavirus

As the world waits to hear news from China regarding the coronavirus, one visual artist took to the streets to see the effects for herself. Nicole Chan has been living in Shanghai for the past six years and, for the American photographer, this Chinese New Year was like no other. Instead of the streets being flooded with millions of revelers, Shanghai remained quiet.

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