Photojournalism

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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October 5, 2019

Interview: One Photographer’s Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Rise of the Obamas

Photographer Callie Shell knows politics. Not only did she spend eight years as the official photographer of Al Gore while he served as Vice President, but she also followed John Kerry during his 2004 presidential campaign on assignment for TIME. It was during that time that she met Barack Obama, when he was still a Senator from Illinois who was several years from embarking on his rise to the White House.

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