Book of the Week: Exposure: Portrait of a Corporate Crime
by Raghu Rai
On Dec. 3, 1984, a dense cloud of poisonous gas traveled into Bhopal, India, killing between 15,000 and 20,000 people on contact. An understaffed chemical plant owned by an Indian subsidiary of the American-owned Union Carbide Corp. was to blame. More than half a million survivors, who live in densely populated neighborhoods near the factory, continue to suffer from the effects of the disaster, which also contaminated the soil and water. Raghu Rai, Magnum’s Indian correspondent, documented the aftermath of the worst industrial accident in history.
Zoom In: Today's Pictures Turns 1
by Magnum Photographers
This week marks the first anniversary of Magnum Photos’ and Slate’s collaborative feature, Today’s Pictures. To celebrate, we present a gallery of memorable images that have appeared on Slate since the launch. Happy Birthday, Today’s Pictures!