Burma: Behind the Conflict by Magnum Photographers
The current conflict in Burma is just the latest symptom of a political and social disorder that has plagued the country for decades. In this essay, writer and columnist Brendan I. Koerner, whose latest book led him to an extensive research trip to Burma, comments on the background of its current troubles.
Libera Me by Alex Majoli
This story is a personal exploration of loss, separation, heaven and hell. Inspired by Pirandello's play "Six Characters in Search of an Author,” Majoli elaborates on the notion that we are all "actors of life."
Award-Winning Work Series Part II: The Balkans by Nikos Economopoulos
In this body of work, which won the Mother Jones International Photography Award in 1992, Nikos Economopoulos shares his extraordinary vision of the people of the Balkan Peninsula, a fragmented environment shattered by ethnic, religious, and territorial warfare. The images show how the people of the Balkans carry on with the business of living—with marriages and funerals, farming and street games—despite the unmistakable air of volatility that surrounds them.
Quote of the Week
The more I worked at it, the more I felt I could begin to see the world through my subjects' eyes, and the more I realized the task was endless.