Features and Essays | August 2012

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Incredible work by Aaron Huey in National Geographic magazine’s August issue…

Photo © Aaron Huey

Aaron Huey: In The Shadow of the Wounded Knee (NGM) ‘ After 150 years of broken promises, the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are nurturing their tribal customs, language, and beliefs. A rare, intimate portrait shows their resilience in the face of hardship’ | Huey on ‘Photographing, and Listening to, the Lakota’ on the Lens blog with some frames not on the NGM edit, here.

Stephanie Sinclair from Yemen in NGM September…

Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair: Yemen: Days of Reckoning (NGM) ‘The ancients praised Yemen for its beauty and stability. Today the nation is close to becoming a failed state.’

Magnum’s Alex Webb shot East London for NatGeo’s August issue to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics…

Photo © Alex Webb

Alex Webb: East London (NGM) ‘The “other London”—gritty, gratified, but with a rising cool index—gets ready for its close-up as the venue of the Summer Olympics’

Syria.

Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic has been doing strong work in Syria during the last two weeks. One of his photos from Monday reminded me an old Nachtwey frame… You can see the Side by Side here.. The below one is from last Sunday and ran on the cover of the NYT and IHT…

Photo © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Goran Tomasevic: The Battle for Aleppo (Reuters)

Two, slightly more viewer friendly, galleries of Tomasevic’s Syria work on the Guardian and Telegraph websites…

Goran Tomasevic: Syria’s Civil War (Guardian)

Goran Tomasevic: Aleppo (Telegraph)

Nicole Tung’s Aleppo series on Lightbox beginning of last week….I and Olivier Laurent interviewed Tung yesterday about working in Syria and Aleppo specifically. You can read the interview here.

Photo © Nicole Tung

Nicole Tung: A Syrian Tragedy: One Family’s Horror (Lightbox)

Nicole Tung: The Battle for Aleppo (Global Post)

Laurent van der Stockt: The Battle for Aleppo (Reportage)

Ayman Oghanna: Aleppo (Telegraph)

Kate Brooks: The Other Side of Syria’s Civil War (Foreign Policy)

Espen Rasmussen: Syria’s Suffering (Panos)

Giulio Piscitelli: Heavy Fighting Near Homs, Syria (NYT)

Ricardo Garcia Vilanova: In a Rebellious Part of Syria, a Makeshift Hospital (NYT)

Yuri Kozyrev: The Syrian Arms Race (Lightbox)

Elsewhere in the Middle East.

Oded Balilty: The Ultra-Holy City: Photographs by Oded Balilty (Lightbox)

Olivia Arthur: The Secret World of Saudi Women (Newsweek)

Laura El-Tantawy: The Veil (VII Mentor)

Adam Ferguson: Egypt’s Runoff Election (VII)

 Donald Weber: War is Good* (Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund)

Brigitte Lacombe: Hey’Ya (Nowness)

Afghanistan.

Photo © Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Lucas Jackson: Afghanistan (Reuters)

Andrea Bruce: For a Female Boxer from Afghanistan, An Olympic Journey Ends (Lightbox)

Gloriann Liu: Victims of War in Afghanistan (NYT Lens)

Sean Power: 40 Commando (Auto de Fe)

South Sudan.

Photo © Cedric Gerbehaye

New Yorker (photos by Cedric Gerbehaye and Dominic Nahr): South Sudan (New Yorker) audio slideshow

Fabio Bucciarelli: South Sudan One Year On (Guardian)

Shannon Jensen: South Sudan Refugees (Guardian)

Christian Als: South Sudan’s Birth Pains (Panos)

Somalia.

Photo © Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr: Somalia in Transition (Lightbox)

Dominic Nahr: Mothers risk lives during childbirth in Somalia (CNN)

Goran Tomasevic: Life in Mogadishu as Somalia’s capital slowly recovers from war (Guardian)

Susan Schulman: Mogadishu’s Transition to Peace (Reportage)

Phil Moore: Fragile peace bolsters Somali Olympic hopes (Al Jazeera)

Elsewhere in the continent of Africa.

Photo © Yann Gross

Yann Gross: Uganda’s Skateboarding Scene (NYT Magazine)

Benjamin Lowy: Scenes from the Libyan Election (Slate)

Ivor Prickett: Deadly Motherhood (Panos) Sierra Leone

Marco Gualazzini: Militias Zealous to Oust Islamists in Mali (NYT)

Lynsey Addario: Malians Flee as Extremists Tighten Their Grip (NYT)

Lynsey Addario: Zimbabwe’s Black Farmers Faring Better After Land Upheavals (NYT)

Lynsey Addario: In Zimbabwe’s Bounty, a Political Chip (NYT)

Phil Moore: Kenya’s Maasai Women (Al Jazeera)

Photo © Phil Moore

Phil Moore: Congo (Denver Post)

Phil Moore: Goma (NCB News) Defending Goma (Al Jazeera)

Michael Christopher Brown: DRC with iPhone (Lightbox)

Nicki Sobecki: Using Small Loans to Generate Big Profits (WSJ)

North America.

Photo © Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario: Hope in the Wreckage (NYT Magazine) Mississippi health care

Photo © Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks: Civil Rights Images (NYT Lens)

Walker Evans: American Photographs (Lightbox)

John Moore: Healing wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center (NBC News)

Todd Heisler: Brooklyn Basketball (NYT)

Don Usner: Chimayo, New Mexico (New Yorker)

Lucy Nicholson: Inside San Quentin Prison (Reuters)

Photo © Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller: Portraits of the 2012 U.S. Olympians (Lightbox)

Jim Naughten: The Way We Were: 1948 London Olympians Look Back (Lightbox)

Damon Winter: Their Golden Years (NYT) Some of the athletes who represented the United States at the 1948 London Games.

Carolyn Drake: Camp Karolyi: An Enduring Legacy for U.S. Olympic Gymnasts (Lightbox)

Photo © Erin Trieb

Erin Trieb: The Homecoming Project (Lightbox)

Brenda Ann Kenneally: The Boy From Troy (Lightbox)

Zoe Strauss: Postville, Iowa (NYT Magazine)

Carsten Peter: Chasing Lightning (NGM)

Bieke Depoorter: I Am About to Call It a Day (burn)

Lucas Oleniuk: Detroit Is On Fire (zReportage)

Photo © Antonio Bolfo

Antonio Bolfo: The Birthplace of Obama the Politician (NYT Magazine)

Zachary Canepari: T-Rex: The youngest female Olympic boxer (CNN)

Pete Muller: Machine Gun Americana (Photographer’s website)

Wayne Lawrence: Orchard Beach, Bronx (NYT)

Edward Keating: To Have and to Hold: Gay Marriages in New York City Begin (Lightbox)

Ben Lowy: Meet the Tweeters (Fast Company)

Dan Winters: Last Launch (Lightbox) U.S. Space Program

Katie Orlinsky: The Last-Minute Photographer by City Hall (NYT)

Dona Schwarz: Pre- and Post-Child Parents (NYT Lens)

Aaron Vincent Elkaim: Fort McKay (NYT Lens)

Ben Stechschulte: Dude, Where’s My Windshield? (NYT Magazine)

Gail Albert Halaban: Many Windows on Private Lives (NYT Lens)

Europe.

Photo © Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky

Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky: Home of the Roma Kings (NGM) In a Romanian farm town, once itinerant traders have struck it rich, replacing caravans with mansions.

Stephanie Sinclair: Roma – Failing Another Generation (VII)

Zalmai: Walking in Quicksand (Magnum Foundation) Afghans in Greece

Daniel Etter: Greece’s Porous Border, a Back Door to Europe (NYT)

Maciek Nabrdalik: Slavutich (VII)

Amanda Rivkin: Prague Stag Nights (VII Mentor)

Jost Franko: Shepherds (VII Mentor)

Maja Daniels: Into Oblivion (Lightbox)

Chiara Tocci: Life after Zog and Other Stories (Firecracker)

Marcus Bleasdale: The Survivors of Utøya (Photographer’s Vimeo)

Eivind H Natvig: You Are Here (Foto8)

Titus Simoens: Blue, See (Foto8)

Scott Mitchell: Bradley Wiggins: the Sky’s the limit (Guardian)

Camille Seaman: The Last Iceberg (NYT Lens)

Caucasus.

Photo © Petrut Calinescu

Petrut Calinescu: Black Sea Region (NYT Lens)

Yuri Kozyrev: The Wrestlers of Chechnya (Lightbox)

Yuri Kozyrev: Paradise Lost: 20 Years of Independence in Abkhazia (Lightbox)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind: The National Womb: Baby Boom in Nagorno Karabakh (burn)

Central, East, and Southeast Asia.

Photo © Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita: Tibet’s Golden “Worm” (NGM) ‘A medicinal fungus highly prized in China is fueling a boom on the Tibetan Plateau.’

James Nachtwey: The Gold Standard:  China’s Female Weight Lifters (Lightbox)

Davide Monteleone: Change in the Gobi: Mongolia’s Economic Boom (Lightbox)

Gilles Sabrie:  Boom Times in Mongolia (NYT)

Lisa Wiltse: Charcoal Kids (Auto De Fe)

Bjorn Bergman: Welcome to North Korea! (zReportage)

Brian Cassey: Life in a Coffin : Hong Kong (Fotostrada)

Photo © Ian Teh

Ian Teh: The Burmese Spring (New Yorker)

Thierry Falise: Burma (Le Monde)

Damir Sagolj: Images of hope in Myanmar (Reuters)

Indian Subcontinent.

Stanley Greene: The Maoist Rebel Insurrection in India (Noor)

Laura El-Tantawy: I’ll Die for You: Suicide in Rural India (VII Mentor)

Yannik Willing: Before Tomorrow: Tourism in Post-War Sri Lanka (New Yorker)

Gazi Nafis Ahmed: Inner Face (VII Mentor)

Central and Latin America.

Photo © Mads Nissen

Mads Nissen: At the Mercy of the Militias (Panos) Colombia

Photo © Tomas Munita

Tomas Munita: A Young Olympian: Diver Carolina Mendoza’s Path to London (Lightbox)

Alejandro Chaskielberg: Remnants of Dutch sugar factories (CNN)

Theo Stroomer: The Resource Curse of Mining in Bolivia (CNN)

Alexandre Meneghini: Lucha Libre (Guardian)

Brigitte Grigner: Ayste, Patagonia (New Yorker)

U.K.

Catherine Teya, originally from Central African Republic.
Photo © Anastasia Taylor-Lind

The Photographers’ Gallery: The World in London | “The World in London presents portraits of Londoners by British and international photographers taken from 2009 – 2012. Each portrait shows a person or people from one of the 204 nations taking part in the London 2012 Games, accompanied by individual stories.” | on Guardian website.

Simon Roberts was documenting the London 2012 Olympics for the Financial Times Magazine…

Photo © Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts: Olympics part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 (FT Magazine)

Zed Nelson Hackney project on the Lens blog… Worth another look as includes larger edit with photos I for one hadn’t seen elsewhere.

Zed Nelson: In the Olympics’ Shadow, a Tale of Two Cities (NYT Lens)

George Georgiou: The Big Smoke by Bus (Lightbox) George Georgiou photographs London

Dan Chung: London 2012 with a smartphone (Guardian)

Tom Jenkins: London 2012: Olympic Highlights (Guardian)

Mark Makela: London Calling (zReportage)

Seamus Murphy: “Went the Games Well?” (New Yorker) Olympics

Photo © Sophie Gerrard

Sophie Gerrard: The Dunes (Independent)

Gareth Phillips: Cross Channel Swimmers (Reportage)

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: Olympic London: Follow the Crowd (New Yorker)

Manuel Vazquez: BBC’s Bush House (BBC)

Adam Patterson: Twisted Nostalgia: Life After The Troubles (Lightbox)

Keith Wilson: Highs and lows: Behind the scenes with the Red Arrows (BBC)

Kieran Dodds: The Clan (Panos)

Photo © Chris Hoare

Chris Hoare: Dreamers (Issuu)  Bristol’s hip-hop scene

Gesche Würfel: Go For Gold! (Foto8) The transformation of London’s landscape in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

To finish off… Olympic photographer vs. lens cap

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