USA. New York City. 1972. The hotel clerk, the neighbors, his roommate of three years... no one knew a thing about the dead young man in the hotel room — not even his real name, or where he worked. The man lay fallen back on the bed, eyes fixed to the ceiling, a hypodermic needle in his arm. "How did this guy die?" I asked the cop. "Dirty drugs." I learned later that he had been a police informant.
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.
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.