Population & Migration

Christopher Sherman and Miciah Thacker will join Paul Salopek on the Out of Eden Walk trail in 2018.
January 5, 2019
by Mark Schulte, Christopher Sherman

The Pulitzer Center and the Boy Scouts of America have selected two Scouts to join Paul Salopek on the Out of Eden Walk trail in 2018.

A southbound train departing from Baramulla station, the beginning of the line in northwestern Kashmir. Image by Sara Hylton. Kashmir, 2017.
March 19, 2018
by Sara Hylton, Jin Ding

Indian government is building a new rail line to connecting Kashmir with the rest of India.

Screenshot of FOX8 news segment.
March 14, 2018
by Fareed Mostoufi, Daniella Zalcman

Pulitzer Center Senior Education Manager Fareed Mostoufi is featured on FOX8.

In eastern Turkey, Paul Salopek leads his mule past the Karakuş royal tomb, built in the first century B.C. by one of the area’s many ruling states. When Syrians began to pour over the border 70 miles to the south, he and photographer John Stanmeyer drove down separately to report on the situation. Image by by John Stanmeyer/National Geographic.
March 14, 2018
by Don Belt, Kayla Sharpe

Longtime writer and editor for National Geographic teaches educators how to implement long-form storytelling in the classroom.

Image courtesy Tomas van Houtryve/Harper's. 2018.
March 14, 2018
by Tomas van Houtryve

Photographer Tomas van Houtryve's work focuses on the pre-1848 northern borders of Mexico and portraits of descendants of early inhabitants of the region. 

March 14, 2018
by Tomas van Houtryve

CatchLight fellow and Pulitzer Center grantee uses turn of the century photography techniques to imagine the history of the U.S.–Mexico border.

Cubans health professionals have settled in the working-class Kennedy neighborhood of Bogotá. Many of them are working as taxi drivers or are employed illegally because they do not have a legal status in the country. Image by José A. Iglesias. Cuba, 2017.
March 12, 2018 / Miami Herald
by Mario J. Pentón

Cuban medical professionals now stranded in Colombia live in the poorer parts of Bogota. They have lost hope the United States will renew the parole program for defectors like them.

March 12, 2018
by Fareed Mostoufi, Kara Andrade

Teachers and students from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina explore global reporting through theater as part of NewsArts workshops led by Pulitzer Center staff.

Cuban migrants in Panama as they made their journey to the United States. Image courtesy 14ymedio. Panama.
March 9, 2018
by Luis Trelles, Rolando Arrieta

Three-day visit at community college system provides focus on Cuban migration. Sessions range from conversations with race and ethnic relations class at Wilbur Wright College to community forum at...

Shula Lavyel and her younger sister, Avivit, with their father (right) and his two siblings, in front of their house in Haifa being built. Image courtesy of Shula Lavyel. British Mandate of Palestine, 1935.
March 9, 2018 / Moment
by Tomasz Cebrat

When Polish Jews immigrated to Israel, they shaped and adopted a new, Zionist identity. Today, Polish Jews and non-Jewish Poles re-examine complex memories, a shared past, and the roots of judgment...

Taimma Abazli, 24, holds her new baby Heln in their tent at the Karamalis camp in Thessaloniki. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, September 2016.
March 8, 2018
by Kim Pate, Aryn Baker

Pulitzer Center grantees take first place in the online feature story visual editing category for work on Syrian refugees.

The sheer number of people and the limited infrastructure have led to filthy conditions in the camps. There is almost no privacy. Image by Szymon Barylski. Bangladesh, 2018.
March 4, 2018 / Politico Magazine
by Nahal Toosi

Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?