What We Love This Week, Volume CXXXIX

Published September 11, 2015

The Photographers Who Bring The Tragically Overlooked Into Focus

Baby Window Duct Tape

Photographer Matt Eich received a grant for his coverage of poverty, heroin, and the oil and gas industries in southeastern Ohio. Here, Richie Goins Jr. watches from the window of his parents’ trailer as cinder blocks are brought in as the foundation for his grandmother’s new trailer. Image Source: lens.blogs.nytimes.com

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.

Flooding Road Trees Dark

Matt Eich captures flooding on Route 356 in Mineral, Ohio. Image Source: lens.blogs.nytimes.com

Man Gun Bandana Pool

Salvatore Esposito received a grant for his work on the societal ills of Naples, Italy, including crime, drugs, and AIDS. Here, a man wih a gun rests on the roof of a house. Image Source: lens.blogs.nytimes.com

Living With The Nomads Of The Mongolian Steppe

Mongolia Nomads Rainbow Horse

Photo By John Schellhase Image Source: allthatsinteresting.com

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.

Mongolia Nomads Camels Horse

Photo By John Schellhase Image Source: allthatsinteresting.com

Mongolia Nomads Horse Herd

Photo By John Schellhase Image Source: allthatsinteresting.com

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.