June 23rd, 2010
June 22nd, 2010
All photos © Peter van Agtmael / Magnum Photos / The New York Times Magazine
General Stanley A. McChrystal meets with U.S. and Afghan commanders at Forward Operating Base Delhi in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Peter van Agtmael documented General McChrystal and the challenges facing American forces in Afghanistan.
Van Agtmael’s series is included in the PDN Photo Annual 2010 online gallery.
June 21st, 2010
© Michael Forster Rothbart
Michael Forster Rothbart spent two years living among Chernobyl survivors in Ukraine, photographing daily life.
“I discovered how often photojournalists distort Chernobyl. They visit briefly, expecting danger and despair, and come away with photos of deformed children and abandoned buildings,” he writes. “I wanted to understand how people are really living here, a generation after the accident.”
He followed 12 families for a year and conducted over 100 interviews of evacuees, veterans and people still working at the Chernobyl plant.
See more images on his interactive website.
June 18th, 2010
Alexander McQueen’s 2009 Fall / Winter collection photographed by Olivia Beasley for Soma magazine. More images from Beasley can be seen in the PDN Photo Annual 2010 online gallery.
For more fashion images, check out the People’s Choice section of The Look fashion photography contest. The Look is open for entries until June 30, but enter today to avoid late fees.
June 17th, 2010
© Andy Warhol
Pictured here is Farrah Fawcett. A unique Polacolor Type 108 print that is part of the current auction at Sotheby’s New York, Photographs from the Polaroid Collection. For details on the auction click here.
© James Nachtwey
Xhosa teens, initiated into manhood in a centuries-old circumcision ritual called ulwaluko, stay in seclusion outside their Eastern Cape village, wrapped in ceremonial blankets and painted with white clay for purification. Hospital surgeries reduce the infection rate, but many boys opt for the old rite. More photos from Nachtwey’s story can be seen here on National Geographic online.