Flooded, Uprooted, Burned: The Tracks of Sandy on the Shore

Posted in: Contemporary Photography, Uncategorized- Nov 15, 2012 Comments Off

After documenting the effects of Hurricane Sandy for TIME, photographer Stephen Wilkes took to the air to show the true extent of the storm’s impact.

In Sandy’s Shadow: How the Redfern Houses’ True Ordeal Began After the Storm

Posted in: Contemporary Photography- Nov 14, 2012 Comments Off

For many in Sandy’s path, the storm itself was terrifying. On Staten Island, houses collapsed, crushing people underneath; in Breezy Point, families fled blocks of homes in flames. But in Redfern, the real struggle began the next day, when it became clear that power wouldn’t return for weeks.

Root of the Nation: Zhang Kechun Photographs China’s Yellow River

Posted in: China, Contemporary Photography, Uncategorized- Nov 13, 2012 Comments Off

Chengdu-based photographer Zhang Kechun spent two years photographing from the banks of China’s Yellow River. Though the lunar tones and low horizons feel foreboding, Zhang insists the project carries a message of hope.

Matilde Gattoni: The Swallows of Syria

Posted in: Contemporary Photography- Nov 12, 2012 Comments Off

On Friday, more than 11,000 refugees fled Syria in a single day. LightBox presents photographer Matilde Gattoni’s portraits of the swallows of Syria, female refugees seeking safety in Lebanon from the violence of their homeland.