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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Images of Resilience and Resistance

March 2, 2018 |

Last week we talked about how new messengers are reviving the national dialogue on gun safety in significant and hopefully sustainable ways.

This week I wanted to address the power of images in creating and disrupting our predominant cultural … Read More

How ViewFind is changing the landscape for visual storytellers

August 1, 2016 |

A Syrian woman and her relative collapse on the shores of Lesbos after safely arriving on an inflatable boat from Ismir, Turkey. This year has seen nearly 300,000 refugees making the Mediterranean crossing, trying to escape conflict and poverty in … Read More

New York Times launches month-long photography project to draw attention to black history

February 3, 2016 |

Throughout February, The New York Times will feature unpublished photos from its archives in honor of Black History Month.

The timely and reflective images are accompanied by short written pieces about race and history. The interactive project titled, “Unpublished Black … Read More

How a photographer’s public art installation is helping a community see itself more clearly

December 4, 2015 |

Omowunmi Martins was one of eight people who agreed to have her photograph reproduced on a large-scale banner, amid the public bustle of downtown Providence. She and her husband are native to Nigeria. She was a soldier and a mechanic in … Read More

On 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, a reflection on images of hope & despair

September 11, 2015 |

The Statue of Liberty facing Manhattan downtown skyscrapers while 1 World Trade Center was under construction. | Stock image


By Roy Peter Clark

Roy, vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, has taught writing at every … Read More

Photographer’s photos of Detroit highlight ‘perseverance, hope & sheer determination’

August 4, 2015 |

A glimpse of Michigan Avenue in downtown Detroit (stock image)




Photographer Dave Jordano was tired of hearing negative media coverage about his hometown city of Detroit. Having moved away many years ago, he decided to return to see for himself … Read More

Nancy McGirr: ‘As a journalist I was photographing problems; now I try to solve them’

March 16, 2015 |

Photo taken by 13-year-old Chonita, a student in Nancy McGirr’s FotoKids project. 




Nancy McGirr has spent more than two decades teaching photography to impoverished children in Guatemala City — a place where many youth join gangs or try to get … Read More

How photographer Agnes Montanari is helping children deal with trauma

February 3, 2015 |

Photographer Agnes Montanari in Yemen. (Photos in this piece used with permission from Montanari.)


Photographer Agnes Montanari has been working with Syrian child refugees in Jordan in hopes of showing them that their lives don’t have to be defined by trauma. 

Monanari spends months … Read More

Female empowerment becomes prevalent theme in photography, journalism & advertising

January 16, 2015 |

This week, Upworthy highlighted a BuzzFeed video that features realistic photos of women and girls. (Stock photo)



We were drawn this week to a BuzzFeed video that portrays images of “real” women — as opposed to the stereotypical images we so … Read More

Advertising pioneer Tom Burrell reflects on media coverage of Ferguson, New York

January 6, 2015 |

Advertising pioneer and media insider Tom Burrell (Photo by Cassandra West)


By Cassandra West

Cassandra West is a Chicago-area journalist and digital media consultant.


Tom Burrell, the founder of Burrell Communications Group in Chicago, revolutionized the images of … Read More