Nichole Sobecki’s recent assignment for National Geographic takes a look at Dar es Salaam, the second-fastest growing city worldwide. A city of six million on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is expected to have 10 million within a decade and—according to one speculative scenario—could have more than 70 million by 2100. Its planners are struggling to keep up.
Seamus Murphy’s short film, which was made for Channel 4 news, takes a look at those struggling to put food on the table in Yorkshire, England.
Tomas Van Houtryve followed Mexico’s long-forgotten northern boundary to meet families who have lived in the region, now forming part of the United States, for centuries. His project, “Lines and Lineage,” is featured in The New York Times Lens Blog.
Mr. van Houtryve, 44, wanted to challenge what he calls the West’s “puffed-up mythology” in which Hollywood nurtured the view that the expansion of the United States spread ideas like equality, liberty and democracy in conquered lands.
“In reality, these values arrived in the West straight from Mexico City,” said Mr. van Houtryve, who was raised in California and now lives in Paris. “The main ideological import of Anglo-Americans to the West at the time was actually strident white supremacy.”