Aboard the Danish ice-class bulk carrier Nordic Odyssey, Monteleone documented a journey to transport 65,000 tons of iron ore to China through the Northeast Passage, a part of the Arctic Ocean thought to be impassable. At its maximum extent, ice covers the entire Arctic Ocean and most of its marginal seas for about 15 million square kilometers. In recent years, it has been shrinking by more than half.
MATERNAL MORTALITY IN SIERRA LEONE
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world: it is estimated that there are only 273 doctors and three OB/GYNs in the entire country of over 5 million people. In the district of Bo, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has increased their emergency obstetric care and ambulance services and as a result, the district's maternal mortality rates have decreased by 60 percent.
Ron traveled to Newtown, Connecticut, to cover the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Adam Lanza killed 26 people as well as his mother and himself on December 14, 2012.
Vissarion, born Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop, is a Russian mystic who claims to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ and founded the Church of the Last Testament, which has around 5000 followers in 30 villages in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia. The Russian Orthodox Church estimates that 4,000 cults and religious movements, comprised of 800,000 people, exist in the country today.
The Irreversible is an ongoing project featuring portraits and reflections from Nazi camp survivors around the world. Since 2009, Maciek has met and photographed 45 survivors, giving a voice to those rendered nameless by the impersonal tone of the Nazi camps' statistics. He is working on a book and exhibition.
THE SWEET AND SOUR STORY OF SUGAR
Commissioned by Noorderlicht in 2011, Kashi went to São Paulo, Brazil, to look at sugar production in a former Dutch colony, and the world's largest producer of the commodity. He then went to The Netherlands, where the sugar trade has played a key role in the nation's colonial history. Kashi's work is part of a comprehensive traveling exhibition that explores the history of the global sugar market.
MOROCOCHA MINING - PERU
In the mining town of Morococha, residents have been forced to move after the Peruvian state sold the rights to extract copper reserves to Chinalco, a Chinese mining company. Leaders of the village have protested the move, stating that Chinalco is falling short of the requirements on its side of the relocation agreement.
On assignment for The New York Times, Lynsey Addario profiled Syrian Kurds who are rousing fears that ethnic groups will take up arms against one another in a bloody, post-Assad contest for power.
On assignment for People magazine, Ron Haviv traveled to Cambodia with Scott Neeson, a former president of 20th Century Fox International, who in 2004 established the nonprofit Cambodian Children's Fund to help house, educate, and provide health care for children living in Cambodia's most desperate slums.
Egyptian human rights activist Hend Badawi was charged with eight crimes after being arrested in Tahrir Square, Cairo, where she was beaten and detained. She is waiting to appear in court to receive her final verdict, where she says she will reject any offer of pardon and maintain her innocence of all charges brought against her.
OSHANE'S STORY: STANDING ON HIS OWN
Oshane Kirlew, a 17-year-old Jamaican-born teen, left his mother's home in 2010 when families in his hometown of Montclair, New Jersey, banded together to send him to a prestigious private school. While Oshane may become the first member of his family to attend college, his relationship to his mother has grown increasingly tense as he compares her to the more engaged parents that now surround him.
In Americans, the second book in a series on America, Christopher Morris takes a much broader journey across American society. With an empathetic and critical eye, Morris presents a nation in a state of perpetual loss and its people searching for an identity – stranded within two long-running wars and an economy on the verge of collapse. The book is now available on Amazon.
THE WATER SELLER - BURMA
Sim Chi Yin/VII
The economic and political reforms in Burma since the election of the civilian government of President Thein Sein in March 2011 have at times been dramatic. Life for families at the grassroots, like that of water-seller Chit Min Oo, 18, however, remains threadbare, and might stay that way for a time yet. View »
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VII MENTOR PROGRAM
Gazi Nafis Ahmed
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by Frieke Janssens
Jan. 11 - Feb. 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Jan 10, 7pm
VII Gallery, New York
The Polish Press Agency (PAP) Ryszard Kapuscinski Award
Maciek Nabrdalik has been recognized by this year's Polish Press Agency (PAP) Ryszard Kapuscinski award, given in honor of the famous Polish reporter, for his essay, "Chernobyl's Outskirts."
Exhibition | The Veil
In this exhibition Laura El Tantawy's photography explores the cultural symbolism of "The Veil." On view at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Jan. 14 - Feb. 18, 2013.
National Geographic Top Ten Photographs of 2012
Stephanie Sinclair has been chosen for the third year in a row for National Geographic's Top Ten Photos of the Year for an image from her work in Yemen.
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