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A Photojournalist's Work in Gaza

A Photojournalist's Work in Gaza

Gaza Strip

Photos by Samar Abu Elouf. Text by Lauren Walsh

Samar Abu Elouf, a freelance photojournalist, documented the war’s effects in Gaza in the months after the October 7, 2023 Hamas attack.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

Quebec, Canada

by Chris Lau

"Out of the Shadows" sheds light on people living on the margins of society. It captures people in all their authenticity, their defiance, their vulnerability, their awkwardness, and their sensuality.

The Iron Quest

The Iron Quest

Luanda, Angola

by João Coelho

Every morning, a group of young people come to work 30 km north of Luanda salvaging pieces of iron from the carcasses of half-buried ships.

Recovering From the Fierce Violence of Civil War

Recovering From the Fierce Violence of Civil War

Ayacucho region, Peru

by Max Cabello Orcasitas

The slow process of exhumations and search for bodies continues, waiting to be recognized by relatives, most of whom are orphans and survivors of the conflict.

Climate Revealed

Climate Revealed

USA, Italy, Germany, UK, The Gambia, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden

by Fabio Cian

An exploration of some of the most important climate research facilities across the world.



Lebanon, Dominican Republic, Nepal, Ivory Coast, Bangladesh

by William Daniels

What happens when a person’s identity is negated to the point that they are deprived of any official existence?

Book Review
The Mennonites

by Michelle Bogre

Through the 115 black and white photographs, 40 of which are newly published, Magnum photographer Larry Towell gives us an intimate, yet oddly detached, portrayal of this Protestant religious sect which has lived apart from modern society since the 1800s.

Book Review
Ukraine: A War Crime

by Lauren Walsh

This massive book published by FotoEvidence bringing together 366 images by 93 photojournalists from 29 countries documenting the first year of Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

Incarceration of a Nation

by Christopher Blackwell

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, imprisoning 664 per 100,000 people. On any given day in the U.S., we imprison an estimated 1.9 million people and each year spend an estimated $182 billion on the criminal legal system.


Open Eyes Within Hidden Places

by April Harris
April Harris is an author who is incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Chino, California. Her experiences are a powerful insight to advocate for incarcerated people and the betterment of their environment.

Other recent stories

Spring 2023: ZEKE Awards
Photo by Cinzia Canneri from ZEKE Magazine

Women's Bodies as Battlefield Ethiopia

by Cinzia Canneri

This project analyses the condition of Eritrean and Tigrinya women who moved across the borders of three countries geopolitically linked: Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan. 

Photo by Nyani Quarmyne from ZEKE magazine

Connecting the Caucasus | Georgia

by Nyani Quarmyne

Aiming to boost tourism by getting businesses online, a group of volunteers set out to bring the Internet to the Caucasus Mountains.

Photo by Michael O. Snyder from ZEKE magazine

The Queens of Queen City
Maryland, US

by Michael O. Snyder

A documentary project exploring the courage, risks, and repercussions of openly expressing LGBTQ identities in rural, conservative America

Photo by Jean Ross

Displaced | Georgia

by Jean Ross

Long before the invasion of Ukraine, Russian military forces intervened in multiple wars in Georgia; first in Abkhazia in the early 1990s and later in South Ossetia. 

Photo by Rasha Al Jundi from ZEKE magazine

Red Soil: Colonial Legacy in Maasai Land | Kenya

by Rasha Al Jundi

This is a story that spans generations. About the man in a redshuka, and the woman with a beaded necklace. Indigenous peoples, once mighty, controlling territories that spanned borders...

Photo by David Gutenfelder from ZEKE magazine

Picturing Atrocity: Ukraine, 
Photojournalism, and the Question of Evidence

by Lauren Walsh

This essay explores these questions through the lens of photographing atrocity in one of the deadliest conflicts in Europe since World War II.

Interview with Chester Higgins

by Daniela Cohen

Chester Higgins, Jr. has spent over five decades documenting the African American experience while also working as a photographer at the New York Times for nearly forty years.


Book Review: Chris Killip

by Michelle Bogre
Killip’s black and white images, a mix of portraiture and candid reportage, are an empathetic rendering of working class life in 1970s and 1980s Britain


Profile: Cinizia Canneri

by Daniela Cohen
For Canneri, it is important to document women’s strength, as they raise their children and support each other across ethnicities.

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