Population & Migration

Image by Bruno Federico. Venezuela, 2017.
June 23, 2017 / PBS NewsHour
by Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico

Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at inflation prices, and children are suffering: child malnutrition is rising at an alarming rate.

A Jan Jagriti Kendra field officer speaking about unity in Riwapar, a village where 90 percent of the inhabitants migrate out to brick kilns and other construction sites. Image by Yardain Amron. India, 2017.
June 22, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Yardain Amron

Each fall a million people from Chhattisgarh in India knowingly migrate hundreds of miles to labor in one of the most exploitative industries in the world. Why?

On my visit to Mexico City, I got to watch architect Fernando Romero present his new airport plan at a conference for local real estate developers. His model was given pride of place in the exhibition hall and the assembled Mexican business community clearly couldn't wait for the new eye-catching airport to be built. The project was intensely controversial nationally but, in this crowd, it wasn't controversial at all. When the conference floor was opened up the for questions, attendees just praised the project and asked incredibly small-bore questions like, for example, how fast the baggage claim would work. A few days later, I visited the impoverished towns bordering the airport site. There, the reception couldn't have been more different. The townspeople universally dismissed the project as a scheme to comfort the comfortable at their expense. Image by Daniel Brook. Mexico, 2017.
June 22, 2017 / Field Notes
by Daniel Brook

Flashy, flush Mexico City architect Fernando Romero wants to bring his hometown into the 21st century—but he is not even free to walk through it.

Click the link below to view a full-screen interactive map of this project's reporting. Images and data visualization by Patrick Reilly. Mexico/United States of America, 2017.
June 20, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Patrick Reilly

Explore the bus and trolley lines on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Maykel Molina Gutiérrez delivers El Paquete to a customer during his weekly round. Image by Alexa Hoyer. Cuba.
June 19, 2017 / Harper's
by Kim Wall

How Cubans deliver culture without internet.

Girl Be Heard performing at the Gender Lens conference. Image by Jin Ding. United States, 2017.
June 19, 2017
by Jordan Roth

A youth group that focuses on social justice issues, based their performance on gender-related Pulitzer Center reporting.

June 19, 2017

This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.

At Parque Fe del Valle, one of Havana’s busiest open-air cybercafes. Image by Alexa Hoyer. Cuba.
June 19, 2017
by Kim Wall

About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?

Valerie Ewenin attended Muskowekwan Indian Residential School (1965-1971).
Ewenin says, “I was brought up believing in the nature ways, burning sweetgrass, speaking Cree. And then I went to residential school, and all that was taken away from me. And then later on I forgot it, too, and that was even worse.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.
June 19, 2017
by Cece Charendoff, Daniella Zalcman

Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman's work photographing First Nations Canadians is highlighted in a The New York Times Magazine essay about photographing indigenous cultures.

A woman walks through the flooded IDP camp in Malakal, South Sudan. Image by Ty McCormick. South Sudan, 2014.
June 14, 2017
by Michael Kavanagh, Ty McCormick

Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects nominated and seven grantees shortlisted for 2017 One World Media Awards for international journalism and media coverage of global issues.

Still image of Jason Motlagh reporting in the Philippines for AJ+ short documentary, The Execution Beat. Producer, Jason Motlagh. Cameraman, Mark Oltmanns. 2016.
June 14, 2017
by Jason Motlagh

Jason Motlagh's short documentary for AJ+ won the a Regional Emmy for Documentary Topical News and Program Speciality in the 46th Annual Northern California Area EMMY Awards.

"We wandered from Soho to Chinatown. Throughout our walks we focused on different topics ranging from architecture to artwork, and in the end we learned a lot about the transition and history of different neighborhoods. We spent time interacting and walking around both Chinatown and Soho, creating memories that will last a lifetime," wrote Lab School students Axe, Ken, Max, Andreas, Julian, Tristan, Diego, Fiona, and Lily. Image courtesy of NYC Lab School. United States, 2017.
June 13, 2017
by Lauren Ison, Paul Salopek

NYC Lab School's Out of Lab project encourages high school seniors to slow down and observe their surroundings.