PJL: June 2014 (Part 1)

Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

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

Features and Essays

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

Lynsey Addario: Crisis in South Sudan (New York Times) Food crisis worsens in South Sudan as civil war is displacing millions

Pierre Terdjman: Central African Republic (Paris Match L’Instant)

Glenna Gordon: The Nigerian Schoolgirls (New York Times Lens blog) Gordon photographed the personal possessions of the kidnapped schoolgirls

Adriane Ohanesian: The hunt for al-Shabab (Al Jazeera) African Union troops continue their struggle to push al-Shabab out of Somalia

Giulio Di Sturco: Dark Gold (LightBox) Di Sturco visited Madagascar to document the cocoa battle between the farmers who produce the beans, the gangs who steal them and the police who aim to stop the violence

Edgar Martins: The European Space Agency (Vice) Martins spent the past two years exploring the facilities of the European Space Agency

Antoine Bruy
Antoine Bruy

Antoine Bruy: Scrublands (The New Yorker’s Photo Booth) Documenting people with self-sufficient life styles

Jon Lowenstein: Victims of Modern-Day Slavery (CNN Photo blog) Lowenstein’s latest project shows those who have been victimized by human trafficking in the United States

Brandon Thibodeaux: Mississippi Delta (New York Times Lens blog) A road trip that started with heartache and a search for authentic blues led a photographer to the heart of the Mississippi Delta and its families

Isadora Kosofsky: Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family (LightBox) Kosofsky followed one family for over two years, documenting the impact the vast and complicated juvenile justice system has on individuals and their families

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz: Portrait of a Young Man with Down Syndrome (Al Jazeera America)

Anthony Suau: Organic Rising (PROOF) Stills related to Suau’s film on food production

Matt Black: Harvest of Shadows (MSNBC) Black chronicles the lives of workers in the fields of California’s Central Valley, the nation’s top food producing state. Immigrant rights advocates and labor unions are lobbying for reform to try to bring these workers out of the shadows where they’ll be able to find work without the threat of deportation

Naomi Harris: Dog Bless America (The New Yorker’s Photo Booth) Harris uses Instagram as a visual diary, documenting a road trip around America with her rescued dog Maggie

Peter van Agtmael: Years after deadly attacks, 9/11 museum opens (MSNBC) Scenes from the opening day

Luke Sharrett: Sacrifices Set in Adorned Stone (New York Times Lens blog) Arlington National Cemetary gravestones

Ashley Gilbertson: Bedrooms of the Fallen (LightBox) Honoring the casualties of war | Philip Gourevitch’s foreword to the book on New Yorker website

Ross McDonnell
Ross McDonnell

Ross McDonnell: Vigilantes (Wired Raw File) A series documenting Mexico’s Auto Defensa—bands of vigilantes who protect communities against the violence of the cartels. In some communities, they have all but replaced the ineffective policing of federal forces

Leandro Viana: Bolivia in São Paulo (burn magazine) Everyday, thousands of Bolivians arrive in the city of São Paulo

Rodrigo Abd: Gold Miners in Peru Face Eviction Under New Law (Wall Street Journal) Peru’s government declared all informal mining illegal in April and began a crackdown

Alessandro Gandolfi: Shanghai’s Rolls Royce generation (Parallelo Zero) China

Chiara Goia: Mongolia’s Beautiful, Brutal Winter Cold (Wired Raw File)

Kathryn Cook: Memory of Trees (Wired Raw File) Story of the Armenian genocide through a visceral and broadly visual survey of the people and places that were, and still are, affected by the tragic events of a century ago

Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME