PJL: May 2014 (Part 2)

Adam Ferguson—National Geographic

Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the most interesting photojournalism and documentary photography from across the web.

Features and Essays

Adam Ferguson—National Geographic
Adam Ferguson—National Geographic

Adam Ferguson: The Dogs of War | Basic Training (National Geographic) Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth | From the National Geographic magazine’s June 2014 issue

Andrew Moore: Hallowed Ground (New York Times) National September 11 Memorial Museum

Vincent Fournier: 9/11 Museum (Wired)

Christopher Griffith: 9/11 Museum (New York Magazine)

Krisanne Johnson
Krisanne Johnson for The New Yorker

Krisanne Johnson: Picture Me Tomorrow (New Yorker) The faces of a Newark School

Ami Vitale: Growing Up in Big Sky Country (PROOF) Growing up in Montana

Matt Eich: A Day at the Derby (The New Yorker’s Photo Booth) Kentucky Derby

Andrew Burton: Aging California Prisoners (Wall Street Journal Photo Journal) The California Department of Corrections is taking steps to alleviate the aches and pains of prison life for the elderly, who make up the fastest-growing segment of the incarcerated population in the United States. Burton documented the daily lives and struggles of aging prisoners at a variety of state prison systems in California

Yvonne Albinowski: Sights from America’s ‘loneliest road’ (CNN Photo blog) Albinowski took an ambitious photographic journey across the Nevada portion of U.S. Route 50 — or as Life magazine once dubbed it, “the loneliest road in America.” She discovered, however, that most of the towns along the road “didn’t really feel all that lonely.”

Todd Heisler: Joined by a Border (New York Times) Laredo, Tex., along the Mexican border, where Interstate 35 begins its path, faces extreme challenges to meld two cultures, an evolution occurring nationwide

Michael Robinson Chavez: Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband (Los Angeles Times)

Meridith Kohut: Mysterious Illness in a Sugar Cane Heartland (New York Times) Deadly illness in Nicaragua baffles experts

Sebastián Liste—Reportage by Getty Images for Al Jazeera America
Sebastián Liste—Reportage by Getty Images for Al Jazeera America

Sebastian Liste: World Cup Showdown in Rio (Al Jazeera America) Brazil’s pacification police have driven the gangs in Maré favela underground — for now

Thomas Lekfeldt: Brazil : Life in the favela of Rocinha 2014 (Agence Vu) Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil. According to an official census around 70,000 people live in the favela, but unofficial estimates are as high as 200 or 300,000

Natalie Keyssar: Protesters Keep Up the Pressure in Venezuela (Wall Street Journal) San Cristobal demonstrators keep vigil as the nationwide protests that roiled the country earlier this year die down

Lynsey Addario for The New York Times
Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

Lynsey Addario: The Dead and Those Left in South Sudan (New York Times) U.N. report documents atrocities by both sides in South Sudan war

Mustafah Abdulaziz: Women in Ethiopia struggle to survive without water (MSNBC) In the Konso Region of southern Ethiopia, the struggle for clean, safe water is a daily reality for women and young girls