Shahir Drayton, 17, rides his horse back to the stables after a ride through the streets of southwest Philadelphia.
The Wall Street Journal: The Concrete Cowboys of PhiladelphiaShahir Drayton, 17, rides his horse back to the stables after a ride through the streets of southwest Philadelphia.Charles Mostoller
Shahir Drayton, 17, rides his horse back to the stables after a ride through the streets of southwest Philadelphia.
People outside a shop selling rum are reflected in the windows, in Havana, Dec. 22, 2014.
Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro exhales cigar smoke during a March 1985 interview at his presidential palace in Havana.
Dalal, 21, a Syrian refugee from the Damascus suburbs stands in front of the cave she and her family have been staying in since crossing into Lebanon roughly a week prior,  in Baalbak, Lebanon, January 22, 2013. Lebanon has been refusing to set up typical tent camps for refugees in the manner Turkey and Jordan have done, and so refugees are forced to live underneath commercial buildings, in makeshift tents, and with families around the country. The United Nations estimates that the number of Syrian refugees currently in countries bordering Syria has risen to 600,000, and there registered number of refugees in Lebanon, alone, is roughly 200,000.  (Credit: Lynsey Addario, for The New York Times)
Newark, New Jersey - Newark Police officers Detective Eugenio Gonzalez (RIGHT) and Patrolman for Newark Police Department, Officer Anthony Maldonado (aka Big Cat) (LEFT) search the pockets of two individuals who were stopped during a “field inquiry” or a stop and frisk at the corner of Summer Avenue at Elliott Street while on a night patrol in the northern district of Newark, New Jersey. Sunday, January 26, 2014. CREDIT: Philip Montgomery
The Wall Street Journal: The Concrete Cowboys of PhiladelphiaShahir Drayton, 17, rides his horse back to the stables aft
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Photojournalism Daily: Jan. 8, 2015

Jan 08, 2015

Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Charles Mostoller's series on teen horseback riders in urban Philadelphia. The photographer documented young men, working at the stables southwest, who take care of the horses, clean the facilities and earn a little bit of pocket money by offering cheap pony rides. Their main reward, though, is the right to take the horses out themselves. Mostoller's pictures offer a fascinating glimpse into these young cowboys, riding in one of the most unexpected settings: the concrete jungle.

Charles Mostoller: The Concrete Cowboys of Philadelphia (The Wall Street Journal)

Anonymous and Meridith Kohut: Cuba’s Economic Fortunes May be Slow to Turn (The New York Times) These photographs capture Cuba's capital, desperately awaiting change.

Celebrating 80 Years of Associated Press’ Wirephoto (TIME LightBox) A look back at the history of Associated Press' Wirephoto.

Why it pays to work the fringes (Columbia Journalism Review) Insightful look at Lynsey Addario's biography, It's What I Do.

2014 and Beyond: Philip Montgomery (American Photo) The magazine picks Montgomery as one of the top talents to follow in the years to come.

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