On this day five years ago, President George W. Bush made his first State of the Union address, a speech that became infamous for his declaration of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as an ”axis of evil,” prompting defiant responses from the named countries.
TABRIZ, Iran—Demonstration in favor of Ayatollah Shariatmadari, 1980.
As the US military fights to gain stability in Iraq, doctors, nurses, and medics are working on the front lines to keep the casualties down. Thomas Dworzak was embedded with the 44th, 50th and 115th Medical Companies in Iraq.
Leaving the Ivory Tower
by Werner Bischof
Joining Magnum in 1949 and persuing stories concerning the human condition around the world, Werner Bischof was an important early defender of humanistic photojournalism.
In 1962 Leonard Freed went to Berlin to shoot the wall being erected. There he saw an African-American soldier standing in front of the wall and it struck him: At home in the United States, African-Americans were struggling for civil rights, and here in Germany an African-American soldier was ready to defend his nation. This prompted a lengthy examination by Freed of the plight of African-Americans in the United States. Freed traveled to New York, Washington, D.C., and throughout the South, capturing images of a racially entrenched society. The photos were then published in 1968 in Black in White America.