Population & Migration

Pulitzer Crisis Grant Recipient David Maurice Smith reporting from Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada
May 1, 2017
by David Maurice Smith

Photojournalist David Maurice Smith travelled to the remote Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat, Canada to document the cultural context of a suicide epidemic facing its residents.

An Afghan family of four walks toward the Hungarian border to seek asylum. Under a controversial Hungarian policy that went into effect that day, they will be detained in a camp at the border while their case is decided. Image by Jeanne Carstensen. Hungary, 2017.
April 29, 2017
by Jeanne Carstensen

"What does home mean?" Jeanne Carstensen asks as she reports from the Serbian border with Hungary. To many home may mean security—but for refugees that is not a simple matter.

David Maurice Smith_Attawapiskat_Pulitzer Grant
April 28, 2017 / Untold Stories
by David Maurice Smith

People of the Parting Rocks: Gaining cultural context of the Indigenous suicide crisis facing the Cree community of Attawapiskat.

Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada. A family returns by canoe from cutting firewood in preparation for the cold, long winter ahead. Image by David Maurice Smith. Canada, 2016.
April 28, 2017 / Untold Stories
by David Maurice Smith

To heal the deep wounds left by a dark colonial history and a recent suicide crisis, the Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat looks to reconnect with the land and their traditions.

Screengrab from Meet the Journalist video. Image by Diana Markosian. Germany, 2017.
April 28, 2017
by Diana Markosian

Photographer Diana Markosian discusses her collaborative series, 'Year One,' which profiles a refugee family's first year in Germany as they witness some of their first experiences.

Nawroz and his son Zewarshah at their home in Charkh, Aghanistan, in 2015. Nawroz had sent his sons out to collect grain on the morning of August 3 only to have Zewarshah witness the death of his younger brother, Ayman, whose nickname was Sufi. Image by Jason Motlagh. Afghanistan, 2015.
April 27, 2017
by Jason Motlagh

Students hear from Pulitzer Center grantee on his journalism career and issues he has covered, from civilian post-traumatic shock in Afghanistan to the dangerous trek of migrants across the Darien...

Ukrainian AIDS activist Olga Palamarchuk was displaced from her home city of Donetsk and resettled in Odessa. Photo by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2016.
April 26, 2017
by Sophie Pinkham

Journalist Sophie Pinkham discusses her reporting on AIDS activism in eastern Ukraine and how the war and take-over by pro-Russian separatists have affected HIV treatment and policy.

 Image by Fabricio Cardenas. France, 2017.
April 25, 2017 / Vox
by Sarah Wildman

In France, a uniquely French phenomenon was triggered: a wave of endorsements for centrist Emmanuel Macron and calls to protect the State against the far right.

“Baseball practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. According to records obtained from the FAA, which issued 1,428 domestic drone permits between 2007 and early 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Navy have applied for drone authorization in Montgomery County.” Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.
April 25, 2017
by Tomas van Houtryve

First CatchLight Fellows receive $30,000 each to further photography for social good.

Marine Le Pen. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
April 23, 2017 / Vox
by Sarah Wildman

Can Marine Le Pen really remake France's National Front?

Paris. Image by Sarah Wildman. France, 2017.
April 23, 2017 / Vox
by Sarah Wildman

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron come out on top.

Paris. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
April 21, 2017
by Sarah Wildman

The French elections are the next major test for gauging the global impact of populism, nativism and Islamophobia.