Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the most interesting photojournalism and documentary from across the web.
Features and Essays
Mike Hettwer: The Ship-Breakers (National Geographic) The men of Bangladesh risk their lives to tear apart cargo carriers and tankers | Related field notes by Hettwer here | From the May issue of National Geographic magazine
Sarker Protick: Of River and Lost Lands (PROOF) A project on Ishurdi district in Bangladesh
Ismail Ferdous and Nathan Fitch: The Deadly Cost of Fashion (New York Times) Short film dealing with last year’s Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Bangladesh
Vincenzo Floramo: In Burma, It’s Rehab at Gunpoint (Foreign Policy) How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry
Guy Martin: City of Dreams (Wired Raw File) Turkish soap operas and social unrest collide in surreal photos
Monique Jaques: Female in Gaza (New York Times) Series on women of Gaza
Carl de Keyzer: To Be 20 Years Old in Rwanda (Le Monde) Photos of the country’s youth
David Guttenfelder: Rwanda: The Art of Remembering and Forgetting (National Geographic News) Two decades after the genocide, Rwandans navigate the way forward
William Daniels: Trapped in a nightmare in Central African Republic (Al Jazeera America) As the Central African Republic falls into barbaric violence between the country’s Christians and Muslims,23,000 refugees — traumatized, malnourished and dying — remain stuck in the town of Boda
Michaël Zumstein: Central African Republic spirals into chaos (MSNBC) Zumstein has been covering the growing crisis in C.A.R. since September 2013
Dina Oganova: Faces of Georgia (The New Yorker’s Photo Booth) A selection from “I am Georgia,” an ongoing project that Oganova began in 2007.
Manu Brabo: Crimea’s Self-Defence Force (Al Jazeera) Pro-Russian units say they are maintaining order in the breakaway region, but they have been accused of abuses.
Guillaume Herbaut: Return of the Cossacks (Paris Match L’Instant) Ukraine
William Albert Allard: Love and Loss on the Seine (National Geographic) The river is a lure for romantics, tourists, sunbathers, anglers, psychiatric patients—le tout Paris | From the May issue of National Geographic magazine
Angelos Tzortzinis: No Easy Comeback (New York Times) Economic struggles continue in Greece
Matt Black: The Geography of Poverty (Project website) Rural California
Christopher Payne: Isle of No Man (New York Times magazine) Photo from Payne’s book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City
Megan Miller: Bitcoin (Wired Raw File blog) Photographer dives into the strange, subversive world of Bitcoin
Janet Jarman: Marisol: The American Dream (New York Times Lens blog) Jarman has followed Marisol from her childhood in Mexico to life as a young mother in the United States, making images that are educating teachers and doctors about the complexities of immigrant life
Benedict Evans: A Place to Call Home (BKLYNR) Portraits of first generation Arab-Christian immigrants and their children in Brooklyn
Ilana Panich-Linsman: Growing up in beauty pageants (CNN Photo blog) An inside look at the real life of a preteen beauty queen.
An-Sofie Kesteleyn: My Little Rifle (New York Times Lens blog) The world of real guns for real kids
Edward Burtynsky: Water (Wired Raw File) Photos expose mankind’s uneasy relationship with water
Todd Heisler: A Journey North, From Farther South (New York Times) Hoping for asylum, migrants strain U.S. border
Daniel Berehulak: Grand Visions Fizzle in Brazil (New York Times) An array of lavish projects conceived when economic growth was surging now stand abandoned, stalled or wildly over budget.
Natalie Keyssar: In Venezuela, Youths Form the Backbone of Protests (Wall Street Journal)