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The Ethics of Documenting Your Own Family

Seven photographers share some of the ethical considerations that are most present in their minds when working on stories close to home.

Belonging: A story of companionship

For sisters Swati and Gayatri Goswami, social isolation as their home has become the safest place for them.

Tuol Sleng Photographs: Escaping the Archive

When Duch, the director of Tuol Sleng (or S-21) prison died at the age of 77 in September last year, Youk Change, the director of the…

Four to Follow #16: Photo Stories made by African Photojournalists

Sharing stories from across the African continent by the talented members of the African Photojournalism Database.

A Thousand Thorns

‘A Thousand Thorns’ follows Pushpa and Pushta, two young women working as forest guards in the arid region of the Thar desert, in India.

The other photos that stayed with me: An interview with NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati

The chair of the 2021 World Press Photo Contest jury shares eight of her favorite nominated photos and stories.

Why we chose the nominees — An interview with Muyi Xiao

The chair of the 2021 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest jury talks about this year’s nominees

A State of Erosion: A Legacy of Hydroelectric Energy

‘A State of Erosion: A Legacy of Hydro in Manitoba’s North’ explores environmental colonialism in northern Manitoba, Canada.

‘Suicide Awareness: Understanding the Signs and Ways to Prevent It’ by Kay Ledwell

The discussion about suicide is a taboo among people of color (POC) and it is often dismissed.

Foto Féminas presents: ‘Historias COVID-19 (COVID-19 Stories)’

A selection from Latin American and Caribbean online platform Foto Féminas, curated by Verónica Sanchis Bencomo.

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