Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Carlos Javier Ortiz's work on gun violence in Chicago. While violent crime has fallen nationally, progress has proven difficult in the Windy City, with more than a murder a day on average this year. The number of shooting incidents has actually increased and minority communities continue to be disproportionally affected. Ortiz has covered the gun violence in his native city for nearly a decade and recently published a book on the subject, called We All We Got. These latest photographs, taken on assignment for Al Jazeera America, are a devastating testimony on this modern-day plague.
Don Bartletti: Product of Mexico (The Los Angeles Times Framework) Powerful photographs on the hard work and deplorable living conditions of some of Mexico's farm workers. | See also the entire article.
Robert Frank's Photos of America Still Feel As Poignant As They Did 60 Years Ago (Mother Jones) A new exhibit at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center shows more than 100 of more or less unknown of the Swiss master's photographs from the 1950s, along with 22 from The Americans. A catalogue of the show is printed by Steidl under the title Robert Frank in America.
Stephen Crowley (Photo District News) Straight-talking interview with the New York Times' politics photographer.