During the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution , Anastasia Taylor-Lind set up a make-shift studio to free herself from the dramatic photojournalistic images of the day. Her portraits initially captured various fighters, but as the revolution intensified and more people were killed, the series shifted to women who had lost sons, brothers and lovers in the conflict.
National Geographic contributing photographer Aaron Huey worked amongst the Lakota for over 5 years to document the poverty that resulted from the imprisonment of the Native people by the United States government.
Renown photojournalist James Nachtwey was awarded the 2007 TED Prize to fund his wish to use documentary photography to shine a light on the burgeoning issue of Extreme Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB). XDR-TB is resistant to the most effective courses of treatment, and is a special concern for those with HIV.
Former lawyer and photographer Stacey Baker met Alec Soth when she commissioned him to take a portrait of her parents. A friendship blossomed and a few years later, Stacey pitched Alec on the idea of a photo project on how couples meet. Alec agreed, but only if the single Baker agreed to be part of it by attending a speed dating event in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day.
Artist Camille Seaman uses her photography to show the interconnectedness of humans and nature. Her travels to Antarctica yielded a series of photographs on icebergs that became one of her signature works.
Biologist and photographer Paul Nicklen captures some of the most intriguing (and award-winning) photos of the polar life. Raised in an inuit village, Nicklen grew up with a tremendous respect for nature and learned how to live in the most harsh of conditions to capture his amazing photographs.
With a PhD in Economics, Salgado isn’t the most obvious candidate to become one of the world’s greatest photographers. And covering the Rwandan massacre left him exhausted and sick. So he returned back to his native Brazil to recalibrate and recharge while rebuilding rainforest on a land given to him by his family.
Mac Stone uses his photos of the Everglades to “bridge the gap between science and aesthetics, to get people talking, to get them thinking, and to hopefully, ultimately, get them caring” for an endangered area just a few miles from populous cities in the South.