October 10, 2012 /
Paul Salopek
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
Lake Urmia in the Sharafkhaneh Port. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
January 19, 2017 /
Ako Salemi
Persephone Miel Fellow Ako Salemi discusses his project on climate change in Iran.
Fidel Castro's remains are transported 500 miles from Havana to Santiago. The image shows an open car pulling a trailer holding his remains, surrounded by flowers.
January 12, 2017 /
Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin traveled to Cuba after Fidel Castro's death to report on the cruelty and charisma with which he ruled, and why Cubans do not predict his death will lead to major change.
A woman with depression and her counselor. The counselor is a "paraprofessional"—without a graduate degree. The patient says—she is happy with the care she's received. Image by Joanne Silberner. India, 2016.
January 6, 2017
Joanne Silberner
What does it take to address mental illnesses? See what some folks in India are doing.
A sign in Ningxia, northwestern China, reads: "Love your country, love your religion; know the law, follow the law". Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
January 6, 2017
Alice Su
China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?
Carrying cotton to the collection point in Diongolo, Burkina Faso. Image by Jošt Franko. Burkina Faso, 2016
January 5, 2017
Meta Krese, Jošt Franko
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
Two researchers observe a bird up close. Both hold the animal in place as one takes a measurement using calipers.
January 5, 2017 / Labocine
Dan Grossman
Gustavo Londoño hunts birds' nests in the Manú National Park in Peru. He rigs them with cameras to identify what predators eat eggs and chicks.
Glen Ewenin who attended Gordon's Residential School from 1970-1973 and Muskowekwan Indian Residential School from 1973-1975. Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2016.
December 27, 2016
Daniella Zalcman
Listen to award-winning journalist Daniella Zalcman discuss her latest work on Canada's Indian residential schools titled: "Signs of Your Identity."
Freshly-assembled caskets on the highway from San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa. Image by Emily Gogolak. Honduras, 2015.
December 26, 2016
Emily Gogolak
Emily Gogolak, from the field in Tegucigalpa, discusses her reporting on violence against women in Honduras and the deportations of mothers and children from immigration detention centers in Texas.
An aerial view of one of Mintails Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd's mining rights shows extensive, unremediated mine waste. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
December 26, 2016 / Oxpeckers
Mark Olalde
This investigation combines print, photo, a mini documentary and a searchable dataset to explain never-before-seen data regarding mine closure certificates and financial provisions for rehabilitation...
Food, beds, pillows—those are luxuries in the ghettos of Agadez. Image by Emily Kassie. Niger, 2016.
December 23, 2016 / Huffington Post
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.
December 22, 2016 / Untold Stories
Kate Toporski
Since 1990, University of Michigan students have been facilitating fine arts workshops in local prisons. In 2016, they took to a global stage, exploring prison arts in Brazil.
Mike Pinay, Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School, 1953-1963. Pinay says, “It was the worst ten years of my life. I was away from my family from the age of 6 to 16. How do you learn about relationships, how do you learn about family? I didn’t know what love was. We weren’t even known by names back then; I was a number … 73.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.
December 19, 2016
Evey Wilson, Libby Allen
Grantee Daniella Zalcman visits several schools in Washington, D.C. to share her project "Signs of Your Identity," based on interviews with former students of Indian Residential Schools.

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