Tag: Photo Essay

Guest Post: How Can We Learn When We Have No Future?: Schools Strikes, Social Transformations, and the Possibility of Good Relations during Climate Emergency [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

Footnotes Editor , July 8th, 2020


[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Susannah Crockford. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Susannah Cr…


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Guest Post: How Can We Learn When We Have No Future?: Schools Strikes, Social Transformations, and the Possibility of Good Relations during Climate Emergency [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

footnotes , July 8th, 2020


[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Susannah Crockford. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Susannah Crockford is a post-doctoral researcher at Ghent…


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Guest Series: Embodying Reciprocity: Relationality and Redistribution in the Practice of Anthropology

Footnotes Editor , June 24th, 2020


[Footnotes is excited to present a guest series edited by Schuyler Marquez, who has also authored this introduction. Schuyler Marquez’s work focuses on bringing classical anthropological questions on…


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Sorry, We’re Closed

Dick Powis , March 29th, 2020


The Delmar Loop, a stretch of what was once racialized as the “Delmar Divide” for the way it separates St. Louis’ population, is normally …


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Fifty Years of Refuge in the Gaza Camp

Alexandra Frankel , August 30th, 2018


This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series.  For stateless Palestinian refugees in Jordan, ordinary life can be an extraordinary accomplishment. The Gaza Camp (mukhayyam Gaza) is…


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A City Called Gaza

William M. Cotter , June 5th, 2018


When the aging stretch taxi made its way out of the parking lot of the Rafah Terminal in the southern Gaza Strip I remember being struck b…


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The decadence and depravity of Biosphere 2

Taylor R. Genovese , May 30th, 2018


Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems research facility on occupied Tohono O’odham land (in so-called Oracle, Arizona, just north of Cuk Ṣ…


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Photographing African Migration to Sicily

Andrew Newman , May 22nd, 2017


Refugees of the neoliberal global economy, unaccompanied African minors are leaving for Europe in search of a brighter future. [pquote]This series of photographs—both bleak and hopeful—sheds light on…


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The “Born-Free” Generation

Sipho Mpongo , December 22nd, 2016


visual essay Figure 1. Masixole Mlandu, a University of Cape Town (UCT) student protest leader, during a national shutdown protest. Cape Town. 2015. In 1994, South Africa celebrated…


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Wrestling with Uncertainty in Dakar’s Banlieue

Elyse Bailey , August 15th, 2016


Dakar’s aspiring wrestlers forge entrepreneurial career paths in an uncertain local economy. Children playing at wrestling at an écurie (wrestling school) in the Dakar suburb of Yeumbeul. Young…


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Good Earth: Exploring the Old Lead Belt

Photographs and text by Benjamin Hoste , July 13th, 2016


Figure 1. Park Hills, Missouri, 120 Buckley Street. The entire street borders the Desloge Chat Pile, which has been remediated by the Environmental Protection Agency and partially transformed…


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Jubilation During Trying Times: Carnival in Guinea-Bissau

Dawn Starin , February 5th, 2016


~ an essay with photos ~ For decades, the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by coups, misrule, political instability and non-existent infrastructures. It is often describe…


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Bagram Santa

Maximilian Forte , December 24th, 2015


Easily lending themselves to multiple forms of misunderstanding, the Pentagon nevertheless regularly produces images of military personnel dressed as Santa Claus. This too is a pattern, minor in…


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The Babysitter

Maximilian Forte , December 22nd, 2015


Big Chief, Big Daddy, Big Babysitter to the World If “winning hearts and minds” is at the top of your global campaign agenda for strategic communication, then you…


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Bare Feet

Maximilian Forte , December 22nd, 2015


  Encoding Poverty, Backwardness, and Dependency in US Military Imagery Bare feet. Ever since I was a small child, I have been made aware of how not wearing…


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Haiti Photography Project: a quick seven day experiment

Elizabeth J Chin , October 16th, 2015


Technology for development projects (T4D) typically import expensive and unsustainable equipment when trying to improve a situation.  The one laptop per child project is an example of a…


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Oradour-sur-Glane: Remembering Terror

Alvaro Minguito Palomares , May 12th, 2015


A Visual Essay. Text and photos by Álvaro Minguito Palomares Oradour-sur-Glane is a symbol of the misfortunes of the Nation. It is important to preserve this memory, so…


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