Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
In Cuban youth, photographer finds hope and frustration
By , • 12 April 2019
"I tried to document the power of the youth, really willing to explode" Shortly after U.S. president Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announced in 2014 that the two countries would normalize relations after 54-years…
Documenting Colombia's child soldiers
By  • 3 December 2018
"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 from the FARC and the…
A photojournalist returns to Yemen's crisis
By  • 15 November 2018
In 2012, a Minnesota-native fresh out of nursing school named Alex Kay Potter was traveling in Jordan just as the Arab Spring swept through the region. On an impulse, Potter decided to buy a ticket…
In Solomons, photographer captures disappearing islands
By  • 1 November 2018
"If the community has to leave the island…they are going to lose their culture.” Few places on earth are as vulnerable to climate change as Ontong Java in the Solomon Islands. [caption id="attachment_9715" align="alignright" width="339"]…
Climate change, environment highlight photographer's work
By  • 16 May 2018
From the Arctic to the Amazon, Joanna Pinneo has made spotlighting climate change a specialty Twenty years ago this month, National Geographic's cover featured Joanna Pinneo's iconic photograph of a sleeping Tuareg mother and child…
Photographer spotlights Papua New Guinea's tribal dress
By  • 3 May 2018
With tribal traditions under threat, an effort to preserve culture through photography [caption id="attachment_9291" align="alignright" width="295"] Photographer and cinematographer Wylda Bayrón, with a boy in Papua New Guinea.[/caption] Over the course of her 14-year career, photographer…
Photographer spotlights trauma of Philippines 'drug war'
By  • 6 April 2018
"The brutality of the drug war is beyond any human witnessing..." New York-based photographer Lawrence Sumulong has a strong connection to the Philippines. [caption id="attachment_9153" align="alignleft" width="183"] Lawrence Sumulong (courtesy)[/caption] The son of a Filipino…
Photographer spotlights India's air pollution
By  • 7 December 2017
"We all breathe the same air." Melanie Dornier was once a social worker in the United Kingdom and her native France, where she did work like helping refugees navigate the job search process. Then an…
In polar photography, a battle with fear and cold
By  • 25 November 2017
"I couldn't think of anything else but to breathe deep and go as deep as I can." [caption id="attachment_8657" align="alignleft" width="200"] (Photo credit: Amos Nachoum)[/caption] Wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum is no stranger to difficult situations.…
A lens on Venezuelan street crime
By  • 5 May 2017
"The drug trade is why we still have the government we have." Adriana Fernández first wielded a camera at the age of 16 to take pictures of friends involved in the graffiti scene in her…
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