Global Goods, Local Costs

Runaway migrant workers practiced a song inside the shelter to stay active despite their painful situations. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.
September 21, 2017
by Xyza Bacani, Larry C. Price

ACTION DC! is hosting an exhibit called, Bearing Witness, that combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, collages, video, and installations to show the global scale of human trafficking.

Traditionally, women of Nepalese origin do tea plucking in Darjeeling district. Image by Esha Chhabra. India, 2017.
September 19, 2017 / Motherboard | VICE
by Esha Chhabra

Tea entrepreneurs are trying to save the "Champagne of teas."

The sky at dusk is cut by the orange glow of the refinery at the Paranam Operations for Suralco, a subsidiary of Alcoa. The plant is no longer operational. Image by Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Suriname, 2017.
September 18, 2017 / The Allegheny Front
by Rich Lord, Stephanie Strasburg

The small country of Suriname learns about the curse of resource extraction as Alcoa moves out.

September 18, 2017
by Sean Gallagher, Ann Peters

Photojournalist examines climate change, pollution and public health through his Pulitzer Center-supported reporting. 

Image by Sean Gallagher. India, 2014.
September 14, 2017
by Sean Gallagher, Kayla Sharpe

This visit kicks off a three-city U.S. tour where photojournalist Sean Gallagher shares his work reporting on issues related to the environmental, public health, and urban pollution.

Workers cannot afford to pay for taxis to go outside the labor camp which is about 9 miles from the Doha city center. Most days they just stay inside the camp. Image by Ana P. Santos. Qatar, 2017.
September 11, 2017 / Rappler
by Ana P. Santos

In the Middle East, an unregulated labor market gives employers extensive control over workers, but limits workers from airing grievances and complaints.

A man walks over rocks near to a glacial lake that has formed at the base of the Dagu Glacier on the southeast edge of the Tibetan Plateau. The glacier has been reducing in size in recent years as a result of rising temperatures in the region. Image by Sean Gallagher. China, 2012.
September 8, 2017
by Sean Gallagher, Kem Knapp Sawyer

Photojournalist focuses on environment, global health and communities, especially in Asia, as part of three-city U.S. tour to schools and college campuses.  

Bryce Clements heads the Savé Valley Conservancy's war on poachers. Image by Martin Fletcher. Zimbabwe, 2017.
September 7, 2017 / New Statesman
by Martin Fletcher

More than 1,100 rhinos were killed for their horns in Africa in 2016. Quasi-military conservation units are trying to stop the slaughter.

U Maung Lay is one of a few dozen fishermen on the Irrawaddy River who still work with Irrawaddy dolphins. The dolphins help herd fish into the fishermen’s nets. Image by Minzayar Oo. Myanmar, 2017.
September 1, 2017 / The New York Times
by Doug Bock Clark

On the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, dolphins help fishermen herd fish into nets, but overfishing, pollution, and a lack of interest among the young threaten that bond.

The white rhino—"our final hope." Image by Kelsey Emery. South Africa, 2017.
September 1, 2017 / Field Notes
by Kelsey Emery

Kelsey Emery travels to South Africa to report on rhinoceros poaching and conservation efforts in a game reserve.

Dr. Fowlds prepares to locate, and tranquilize the white rhino needed for the day's procedure. Image by Kelsey Emery. South Africa, 2017.
August 31, 2017 / Field Notes
by Kelsey Emery

Throughout the Eastern Cape, world-renowned wildlife vet Dr. William Fowlds is using education and community involvement as tools to save the rhinos in the fight for conservation.

A white rhino post-tranquilization, fighting against the medicine to stay awake. Meanwhile, reserve managers are trying to put a new tracking collar on the rhino and working to safely protect it. Image by Kelsey Emery. South Africa, 2017.
August 29, 2017 / Pulitzer Center
by Kelsey Emery

With the white rhino population quickly declining, South Africa must unite in the battle against poaching or else the need for wildlife conservation could become obsolete.