Dan Grossman and Alex MacLean
A month after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, reporter Dan Grossman and photographer Alex MacLean hired a four-seater Cessna to document the wreckage for The New Yorker. Vast piles of debris still littered suburban landscapes; mobile homes tossed by 138-mile-per-hour winds lay toppled like left-behind toys; at the Royal Purple Raceway, in Baytown, Texas, 28,000 storm-damaged vehicles awaited salvage or disposal; and at high tide in the wealthy neighborhood of Key Allegro, seawater still lapped near the doors of pricey homes. Grossman and MacLean report that Harvey is expected to be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history—for now.
James Whitlow Delano
James Whitlow Delano's photos for The New Republic capture the ravages of life in Filipino slums, where President Rodrigo Duterte "has unleashed masked assassins in a spasm of slaughter that has created a siege mentality ... delivering assassination with impunity, without pause."
Sally H. Jacobs
New regulations by the Trump Administration—not to mention mysterious sonic assaults on U.S. diplomats—have blocked or scared off some American travelers to Cuba, but others are not deterred, reports Sally H. Jacobs for PRI's The World.