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 …