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. …

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies at 75

Pioneering photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark—who died on Monday, 25 May at the age of 75—will forever be remembered for telling the stories of those who were unable to tell their own. In her most famous photo essay “Streets of the Lost: Runaway Kids eke out a mean life in Seattle,” Mark uncovers the tough lives of homeless youth in a city known for being one …

North Korea: Anonymous Country

Disguised as a tourist, photojournalist Julia Leeb offers a glimpse of the isolated society in a new hardcover book

North Korea may be a familiar figure in international news headlines, but even in the age of the internet, the little we know stems mostly from rumors, accounts from defectors who risked their lives to escape and bizarre YouTube videos. Though Korea was a whole body with a shared history for more than a thousand years, since dividing in 1945, North Korea has greatly diverged …