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How a photographer will use her MacArthur grant to document social inequality & historical change

October 23, 2015 |

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s grandmother in front of the UPMC Braddock Hospital in Pennsylvania, 2007. Photo taken by, and courtesy of, Frazier.



By Joe Dyton


Joe Dyton (@JoeDyton) is a freelance journalist and copywriter in Washington, D.C. He … Read More

How a photographer brought home memories for Armenian genocide survivors

September 30, 2015 |

A photo of an Armenian genocide survivor named Mariam, who spent most of her life moving back and forth between her home in Armenia and visiting relatives in Syria. She never again saw the place where she was born. (Photo taken … Read More

Highlights from Photoville 2015, an event that showcases photography for good

September 22, 2015 |

Photoville 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Taken by Genevieve Belmaker) 



By Genevieve Belmaker

Genevieve is a freelance journalist based in New York City and Jerusalem and an Images & Voices of Hope freelancer. She can be … Read More

On 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, a reflection on images of hope & despair

September 11, 2015 |

The Statue of Liberty facing Manhattan downtown skyscrapers while 1 World Trade Center was under construction. | Stock image


By Roy Peter Clark

Roy, vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, has taught writing at every … Read More

How one man turned to photography and art as a healing, coping mechanism

September 8, 2015 |

Steve Gibson talks about the genesis of his work in his Oakland, California, home. / Photo by Rachael Cerrotti



By: Rachael Cerrotti

Rachael Cerrotti is a Boston-based freelance photographer and writer, as well as a 2015 ivoh … Read More

How photography helped a daughter reconnect with her long-lost father

August 26, 2015 |

Honolulu’s homeless population continues to rise, according to a recent Civil Beat report. | Stock image



Diana Kim was 5 years old when her father abandoned her family. It wasn’t until her late 20s, when she was photographing the … Read More

How a photographer’s ‘What I Be Project’ is helping people face their insecurities

August 11, 2015 |

After speaking with a What I Be Project participant, Steven Rosenfield (left) sets up for a photograph. | Photo courtesy of Rosenfield. 



By: Rachael Cerrotti


Rachael Cerrotti is a Boston-based freelance photographer and writer, as well as a 2015 ivoh … Read More

Photographer’s photos of Detroit highlight ‘perseverance, hope & sheer determination’

August 4, 2015 |

A glimpse of Michigan Avenue in downtown Detroit (stock image)




Photographer Dave Jordano was tired of hearing negative media coverage about his hometown city of Detroit. Having moved away many years ago, he decided to return to see for himself … Read More

Nancy McGirr: ‘As a journalist I was photographing problems; now I try to solve them’

March 16, 2015 |

Photo taken by 13-year-old Chonita, a student in Nancy McGirr’s FotoKids project. 




Nancy McGirr has spent more than two decades teaching photography to impoverished children in Guatemala City — a place where many youth join gangs or try to get … Read More

How photographer Agnes Montanari is helping children deal with trauma

February 3, 2015 |

Photographer Agnes Montanari in Yemen. (Photos in this piece used with permission from Montanari.)


Photographer Agnes Montanari has been working with Syrian child refugees in Jordan in hopes of showing them that their lives don’t have to be defined by trauma. 

Monanari spends months … Read More