Gaza Girls: Growing Up in the Gaza Strip

Monique Jaques' photographic study of youth growing up in a complex region

For five years, photojournalist Monique Jaques repeatedly traveled to the Gaza Strip and captured compelling, personal images of those living there. It all began in 2004 when the American, who’s based in Istanbul, documented an eight-day war between Israeli defense forces and Hamas. It soon expanded into a narrative outside of what’s typically presented through the media. We regularly hear of the Gaza Strip in …

25 Powerful News Photos From 2016

This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world’s biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there’s been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps more reason to act than ever before. Some of the 25 news photos chosen by The Atlantic are incredibly powerful (for example, Ieshia Evans calmly standing up to police officers during …

At Age 101, Japan’s Oldest Photojournalist is Still Going Strong

Noted Japanese photojournalist Tsuneko Sasamoto began capturing Japan’s pre- and post-war society at the age of 25. Now 101 years old, Sasamoto has seen (and taken photos of) it all and doesn’t plan on slowing down—even after breaking her left hand and both legs last year. She’s currently compiling a new collection of photos called “Hana Akari,” dedicated to her friends that have passed away. …