Pay for play persists in music industry

"Promoters are giving incentives to the person at the radio station to play an album." The problem of payola, the practice of bribing of paying someone to use their influence to promote a particular product...

Turning ocean garbage into advocacy art

"We're sort of aware of that we're in a building that's on fire." When she was eight, Pamela Longobardi nearly drowned in the Atlantic while bodysurfing in New Jersey. A riptide sucked her towards an...

China pushes ‘new Silk Road’ to Latin America

'China's very much in the region to stay' When Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled what became known as the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, the massive infrastructure project was quickly dubbed the "New...

Documenting Colombia’s child soldiers

"Sometimes it's with gifts, they lure children with gifts." Photojournalist Juan Arredondo was on assignment with the Red Cross in Colombia in 2014 covering the government's long-running conflict with rebels...

‘Red Sand’ project spotlights trafficking

"We can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities — those who fall through the metaphoric cracks." From forced marriage in Afghanistan to unpaid laborers in southeast Asia's...

Teen pregnancy in Latin America, photographed

"It’s...going against a tide of cultural behavior that says not only is teen pregnancy okay, it’s kind of expected." Brooklyn-based photographer and writer Joey O'Loughlin has spent much of her two-...