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Notes Photo May 10, 2016

Brian Palmer: Why Does This Old Cemetery Matter?

This is the 2nd post in a series with photographer Brian Palmer on the South and an abandoned African-American cemetery near Richmond known as East End.

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Notes Photo February 16, 2016

From a New Hampshire Primary Photography Workshop

This is the second of two posts based on a pair of campaign workshops held by documentary photographer, Jeff Jacobson.

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Notes Photo February 8, 2016

From an Iowa Caucus Photography Workshop

When we heard documentary photographer Jeff Jacobson was giving workshops during the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, we were intrigued.

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Notes Photo October 21, 2015

Sarah Stacke: Picturing Family in Manenberg

Perhaps it is in the very places where challenges abound, such as Manenberg, where family photo albums can hold the most power to shape identity and collective memory.

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Notes Photo April 1, 2015

Sarah Stacke: Proof of Existence in Manenberg

When I see Ashwin at home at last surrounded by family and friends who are grieving, laughing, comforting –– all the emotions that one navigates with the pain of loss –– a sliver of peace is unexpectedly delivered.

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Notes Photo March 11, 2015

Light Over Time: Picturing Appalachia — by Roger May

Light’s early Appalachia work is important in that it was intended to shed light on labor corruption and poor working conditions of miners in the region. My work in general is not about reacting to political unrest, but rather waiting, looking, listening to quieter moments while not shying away...

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Notes Photo February 25, 2015

On Texas Muslim Capitol Day: Photos by Nina Berman from Austin

The hostility of anti-Muslim protesters on the seventh annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day pales in comparison to the recognition and appreciation of the different cultural and religious communities among us.

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Notes Photo January 6, 2015

Sarah Stacke's "Love From Manenberg": Making Strong Bones

Many media outlets are not addressing gang violence in the Flats because of oversaturation and reader fatigue. In the grand scheme of South Africa, violence in the Flats is overlooked by much of the population, politicians included.

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Notes Photo November 11, 2014

Sarah Stacke: Mothers of Manenberg

This is the second installment in an ongoing series by photographer Sarah Stacke about this suburb of Cape Town and her relationships there.

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Notes Photo September 16, 2014

Sarah Stacke: Love From Manenberg

This is the first installment in an ongoing series by photographer Sarah Stacke about this suburb of Cape Town and her relationships there.

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Notes Photo July 10, 2014

David Schalliol from Chicago: On the South Side, as in Detroit, Rumblings of Something Different

I continue to seek the right balance between the challenges that plague the community and the life that goes on in response to – or in spite of – them. After all, it is difficult to make sense of what we observe without falling back on our preconceived...

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Notes Photo May 30, 2014

David Degner on Egypt's Telltale Election: The Result of a Hard, Sad and Bloody Process

If this bus was a violation of the "no-campaigning during voting" rules, it didn't matter.

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Notes Photo May 27, 2014

David Degner from Cairo: On the Sissi Election and Egypt Under the Boot

If there is cheering and yelling at events like this, my sense is that most Egyptians are quietly resigned. It’s so predictable from here out. Egyptians have lost their voice again.

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Notes Photo May 19, 2014

James Whitlow Delano – Fifth Dispatch: Slash Cameroon’s Rainforest and Lose Ancestor’s Souls

In this longread and photojournal for BagNews Originals, photographer James Whitlow Delano details the impact of multinational logging and palm oil operations on the people and rainforest of Cameroon.

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Notes Photo February 20, 2014

Stacy Kranitz: The Rape of Appalachia

I find Caudill’s complicated legacy a reminder that there is a lot more to the evolution of a people than the victimhood that has been placed upon them.

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Notes Photo February 13, 2014

David Schalliol from Chicago: After the Projects, New (Physical and Emotional) Landscapes

The work is different now: it’s less a need to understand life in a place than to understand how life changes when one leaves a place with so many attachments.

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Notes Photo December 12, 2013

James Whitlow Delano – Fourth Dispatch: My Odyssey to Learn What Gold Wreaked on Suriname

In this longread and photojournal for BagNews Originals, photographer James Whitlow Delano chronicles the influx of foreigners, the ecological toxification and the adverse cultural effects of intensive mining in Suriname.

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Notes Photo November 18, 2013

Rita Leistner: Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan #3 – The Life after Death of Skeuomorphism

For the first time in history we are making photography and writing on the very same tool. The affected and algorithmic images of the smartphone draw attention to the devices they are made on, and for me, at least, have opened a portal between image and text that I...

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