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.
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.”
Congratulations to Jessica Dimmock and Zackary Canepari for their World Press Photo nominations. Jessica received a nomination in the Portraits-Stories category for her photo essay “Northwest Passages,” shot for TOPIC. Zackary was nominated in the Interactive of the Year category for “Flint is a Place.”
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Rachel who has known the residents of Old Man Joe’s apartment for years, comes to stay with Jesse and Mike following the arrest of her boyfriend, in New York, N.Y. during January 2005.
A Palestinian child’s toy doll in a bedroom. The child’s family are separated for 2 weeks at a time because the father has West Bank ID and the mother has Jerusalem ID. The couple are legally barred from living together and so the father is only able to see his children and wife every second Thursday for 24 hours.
Nepal has been called an impossible phantasmagoria, a land of harsh realities infused with the surreal. Like a young Tharu girl perched on a support post of a traditional long house, seeming to levitate, in the remote Dang Valley, Nepal seems to levitate between East and West, past and future. This is the magic of Nepal, a country of eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.
A women’s police academy in Tehran, Iran. November 2004.
Kosovar Albanian refugees try to get the last bread thrown from an aid truck in the biggest refugee camp in Kukes, Albania, in April 1999. After the 1997 collapse of Albania’s economy, widespread looting and ethnic conflict broke out in Kosovo, a majority Albanian province in southern Serbia, which led to the mass exodus of thousands of ethnic Albanians in 1998 and early 1999; nearly all of these 850,000 refugees returned to Kosovo starting in mid-1999, many seeking revenge against the Serbs.
Lachin Wintergrounds is home to many refugees from Fuzuli, in the Nagorno Karabakh area. The vast plain had been used by them for years as a winter grazing grounds for their flocks; during the conflict they moved to the wintergrounds to escape the fighting. October 2006.
A soldier of the coastal guard of Somaliland patrols the harbor of Berbera, Somaliland on Sept. 26, 2009.