Solar power
From the November issue of National Geographic magazine: How Solar Lanterns Are Giving Power to the PeopleAt a brick kiln in India's rural state of Uttar Pradesh, workers use solar lanterns to illuminate their paths.Rubén Salgado Escudero—National Geographic
Solar power
Majoli migrants refugees
Mauricio Lima migrants
Nachtwey migrants refugees
Libya militants smuggling
Kunduz MSF hospital Afghanistan
Boko haram survivors
From the November issue of National Geographic magazine: How Solar Lanterns Are Giving Power to the PeopleAt a brick ki

Rubén Salgado Escudero—National Geographic
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The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

Nov 02, 2015

This month’s Photojournalism Links collection highlights 10 excellent photo essays from around the world, including Rubén Salgado Escudero's stunning portraits of people using solar lanterns in India, Myanmar, and Uganda. The pictures, made on assignment for National Geographic magazine's new climate change issue, demonstrate how the clean-energy lights are transforming lives in places where there's no access to the electricity grid.

Rubén Salgado Escudero: How Solar Lanterns Are Giving Power to the People (National Geographic)

Alex Majoli: A Tragedy Unfolds on Lesvos (The New Yorker Photo Booth) The Magnum photographer's stark, flash-lit black-and-white pictures offer a different visual take on the refugee and migrant crisis on the Greek Island.

Mauricio Lima and Sergey Ponomarev: A Family Swept Up in the Migrant Tide (The New York Times) Their powerful photographs document a Syrian refugee family's journey through Europe. | See more photos on the Lens blog

James Nachtwey: The Journey of Hope (TIME LightBox) Great pictures by TIME's veteran contract photographer, who followed migrants and refugees from Lesbos to the Balkans.

Josh Haner: Greenland Is Melting Away (The New York Times) These striking stills and footage, made using a drone, show the very real effects of climate change. | See also the Times Insider piece about the challenges of using the drone in the harsh conditions.

Ciril Jazbec: How Melting Ice Changes One Country’s Way of Life (National Geographic) These compelling pictures capture how climate change is changing the lives of Greenland’s hunting communities.

Maria Turchenkova: Bearing Witness to the Victims of Yemen’s ‘Forgotten War’ (TIME LightBox) Turchenkova's photographs highlight a conflict that continues to receive far too little attention.

Lorenzo Tugnoli: A Libyan Militia Confronts the World’s Migrant Crisis (The Washington Post) Fascinating story of Libya’s northernmost city, Zuwarah,which is trying to close down a smuggling route to Italy.

Andrew Quilty: Inside the MSF Hospital in Kunduz (Foreign Policy) Quilty presents devastating pictures from inside the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital hit by a U.S. attack.

Ruth McDowall: The Young Survivors of Boko Haram (The New Yorker Photo Booth) Portraits and searing testimonies of young Nigerian Boko Haram survivors.

Mikko Takkunen is’s International Photo Editor. Follow him on Twitter @photojournalism.

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