The Photographers Who Bring The Tragically Overlooked Into Focus
With no shortage of clamorous tragedy around the world, it’s easy for the relatively quiet struggles to go unnoticed. Prostitution in India’s ghettos, heroin and poverty in southeastern Ohio, drug-related violence in Naples Italy–these issues just don’t get all that many headlines. This is just part of the reason that, each year for the past ten years, Getty has awarded generous grants to the photographers who are capturing these slowly corrosive societal ills. See this year’s results at The New York Times.
Living With The Nomads Of The Mongolian Steppe
In the 21st century, the idea of a nomad–a true nomad–is certainly a rare thing. But for the residents of the Mongolian steppe, it is simply a way of life, and has been for centuries. But, that said, being a nomad in the 21st century might not be exactly what you think. Between 60 and 70 percent have electricity and many have mobile phones (as well as other modern conveniences). Nevertheless, these herders, high up on some of the world’s most remote plains, have preserved centuries-old traditions of striking uniqueness and beauty. See more in this gallery.