On this day in 1968, shortly after midnight, the popular presidential candidate, senator, former attorney general, and brother of President John F. Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles after giving a victory speech for winning a presidential primary. He died the next day. People gathered along the tracks between New York and Washington as the train carrying his body made its way to Kennedy’s final resting place, next to his brother in Arlington National Cemetery.
UNITED STATES—A portrait of Robert Francis Kennedy, 1964.
The South Asia Earthquake that struck on October 8th, 2005 killed an estimated 73,000 people and left nearly 3 million homeless. Photographer Chris Steele-Perkins traveled with ActionAid to document the aftermath in Northern Pakistan, the area hit hardest by the quake.
Requiem in Samba
by Alex Majoli
Living in the poor favelas of Brazil, photographer Alex Majoli encountered a beautiful but violent culture shaped by the constant specter of death. During his time there, he also discovered a different outlook on life captured in the sounds of samba.
Book of the Week: Mirror, Mirror: Portugal As Seen by Magnum Photographers
by Magnum Photographers
June 10 is Portugal Day, also known as Camoes Day after the revered Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes, who died in 1580. In Mirror, Mirror, 13 Magnum photographers capture images of the country from the 1950s to the present.