The second Black woman ever hired as a New York Times staff photographer, Agins built her career at a time when photo editors gave very few assignments to women — much less to women of color.
The Precarious Lives of Freelance Photographers on the Frontlines
Underpaid and under-resourced, funding their own equipment and health insurance, freelance photojournalists are barely hanging on — and risking their lives.
Gripping Images Capture More Than Two Years of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Over 80 National Geographic photographers in dozens of countries documented the universality of grief and loss around the world.
Photographs Capture Chaos at the Capitol
Blogger and cultural observer Bucky Turco shares his images and insight from the insurrection at the US Capitol yesterday.
The Disregard of Power in Journalistic “Objectivity”
Images of the brutalized, dead, and dying can buy awards and recognition for journalists. When the opportunity presents itself, many rush to participate because they subscribe to the doctrine of redistributing pain as it is, not as it should be.
Compassionate Photos of Daily Life in FARC Camps, Colombia’s Largest Guerrilla Group
Federico Ríos Escobar documents FARC camps with a keen eye; his images diverge from the government-produced image of the armed forces as a single, one-dimensional enemy.
Turmoil, Disaster, and Some Hope in 2020 World Press Photo Nominees
From protests in Hong Kong and Chile to the fires in Australia and California, see a selection of the stirring images nominated for the prestigious photojournalism award.
Photojournalist Arrested by NYPD While Filming Police Officers
In video footage captured by his friend, Amr Alfiky loudly and clearly repeats that he is a journalist and offers to show his press credentials while a group of police push him against a car and handcuff him.
Bogotá Artists Document State Violence Erupting in Historic Protests
From photojournalism to conceptual printmaking, visual artists are recording the violence of the ongoing Paro Nacional, or the National Strike.
Photographing the Personal Through the Murky Frame of the Political
The second annual Latin American Foto Festival, organized by the Bronx Documentary Center, gathers ten photographers eloquently using photography as journalistic evidence, personal catharsis, and cultural celebration.
How a Political Sociologist Fell into Photojournalism After a 1980 Trip to Iran
Following her initial trip, Randy Goodman returned to Iran multiple times, shifting her focus to the many women she encountered.
The Decline of American Empire in One Photograph
Can a single photograph symbolize a momentous geopolitical power shift? Perhaps.