Work at Bantar Gebang landfill in West Java is dangerous. Landslides can occur anytime, and vehicle-related accidents are frequent. Worse yet, scavengers have dealt with medical waste long before the pandemic.
Currently, museums and communities alike are grappling with the dual pandemics impacting African Americans: COVID-19 and social uprisings after the killing of George Floyd.
As Southern Illinois University prepares to welcome thousands of students to campus in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Museum has had to put exhibitions and in-person programming on hold as they pivot their plans for the fall semester.
On March 15, Rockford's Discovery Center closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. At first, Discovery Center announced it would close for two weeks. The shutdown lasted until July 8.
After the pandemic forced Magee General Hospital to cut elective care, which six months ago accounted for two-thirds of its revenue, the hospital must confront a pandemic that has been the latest battle for survival for rural hospitals around the country.
All around the world, the coronavirus and its restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid.
Once known as Brazzaville's bread basket, Congo's Pool department can no longer boast this title. Decades of conflict have resulted in local populations turning to charcoal and wood markets over agriculture.
For Myanmar's informal miners struggling to pull themselves out of poverty, the risks, no matter how bad, are worth it.
In 2018 in Japan, more than 1,000 people died during an unprecedented heat wave. In 2019, scientists proved it would have been impossible without global warming.
Despite no reported cases of COVID-19, Himalayan highlanders remain concerned. Pulitzer Center Washington University Fellow Kunsang Choden reports remotely on her homeland.
For as long as Mexicans have gone north to find work, money has gone in the opposite direction. But these days, fear accompanies the money that crosses the border. And it travels both ways.
Lack of safe access to water and sanitation has made Omoro, Uganda, particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, after the district failed to raise funds to repair over 200 boreholes.
Photojournalist takes first place for issue reporting from White House News Photographers Association and second prize from World Press Photo.
Photographer Yana Paskova finds that for Bulgaria, democracy doesn't necessarily mean prosperity.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
At the Media Rise Festival 2014 some memorable lessons in the power of story.
We can now envision a post-AIDS world, but marginalized communities are still being left behind. In the global fight against AIDS, business as usual will not end the epidemic.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mattathias Schwartz visits D.C. schools to discuss the effects of the U.S."war on drugs" in one country along the supply route and the dangers of vilifying people and places.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
Dan Havlik of Imaging Resource interviews grantee and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Larry C. Price on his powerful photo project documenting child labor in gold mines.
Pulitzer Center journalists Jim Wickens and Erik Vance visit DC classrooms to discuss ocean issues with students.
Journalists Nick Miroff and Daniel Connolly visit DC classrooms, photographer Louie Palu joins them at George Washington University, for a discussion on drug trafficking and US-Mexico border issues.
Multiple Pulitzer Center grantees have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International for their work.
The Pulitzer Center staff share their favorite photos from 2012.