30 Of The Most Powerful Press Photos Of The Year Just Announced

2019 World Press Photo of the Year Contest can only have winners of the very highest caliber. These hard-hitting images, taken by professional photo-journalists from all over the world, tell us the stories that matter, getting to the heart of the issues facing our world and opening our eyes to the often harsh reality. John Moore, who described the experience in anAs Sandra and Yanela were being processed and searched, officers asked the mother to set the child aside. “At that moment, the young child broke into tears, and she started wailing,” Moore said. “I took a knee and had very few frames of that moment before it was over.” As the immigration debate intensified, the image of the tearful …

I Shared The Last 17 Days Of My Dads Life In Pictures To Break The Silence Around Death

In 2015, death took my dad rather quickly. When they found cancer, it had already taken up residence in his pancreas and spread to his liver. Diagnosis to death was under 2 months. At the time I was beginning work on a photo project around terminal illness and mortality. The idea for this project germinated at a family reunion over the holidays. Aunts, uncles and cousins descended on Oceanside, California largely due to my Uncle’s failing health, but also to feed the connection that runs through our shared blood. Five years ago cancer allied with Parkinson’s and attacked my uncle. Presently, they steep and build strength, manifesting in different failures of and in his body while he endures counteractive therapeutic …

To Be A Man: My Portrait Series Challenging The Concept of Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity, a variation of masculinity, refers to the socially-constructed attitudes that describe the masculine gender role as violent, unemotional, sexually aggressive, and so forth. It restricts the kinds of emotions and characteristics that are socially acceptable for boys and men to express. Toxic masculinity is a variation of masculinity that has become the standard upon which the “real man” is defined but also by which ones masculinity can be challenged (The Good Men Project). This topic is no more relevant today than it has been in the past, the only difference is that now it is being discussed more openly. My intent with this photo series is not to create anti-male sentiments or attack masculinity but, show that it’s …