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Shadow Lives USA
During the past decade, millions of Mexican and Central American migrants have left their homes and families, faced death on the journey to the United States, and lived under the specter of criminality once in this country. Despite these obstacles, these resilient immigrants are transforming American culture and posing fundamental questions of justice, citizenship, and labor to the country. The struggle about how best to define and treat this growing and increasingly influential population is one of the most vital and complex issues of our time.
Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the lives of Latin American migrants since 2000 when he photographed the struggle of day laborers to find work each day on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Since then he has traveled throughout the United States and Mexico to document the lives of Latin American men and women who have taken the perilous journey North to the United States in search of the American Dream.
Jon Lowenstein has been a professional photographer for more than ten years. He specializes in documentary projects which question the status quo. He believes that documentary photographers make a significant contribution to our society by serving as visual witnesses and historians.
Jon was a staff photographer for the CITY 2000 (Chicago In The Year) project. He has won many awards, including being named a 2007 USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism Racial Justice Fellow, and the 2005 NPPA New America Award. His work has appeared in Mother Jones, TIME, Smithsonian, and the New York Times, among others.
East of a New Eden
Photographer: Alban Kakula and Yann Mingard
Alban Kakulya and Yann Mingard’s East of a New Eden documents the evolution of the European Union...
Finding Paradise at the Edge of Hell
An environmental picture of Colombia's mega-diversity in the new millennium
Photographer: Aldo Brando (Photographer) and Emilio Constantino (Writer)
Colombia is one of the richest countries in biological diversity. This nation provides habitat fo...
Sufis: Messengers Of Peace
Photographer: Amit Mehra
Post 9/11, the general perception to Islam has been quite negative but what needs to be understoo...
Beyond the Cliche
Positive Influences from the Cuban Revolution
Photographer: Anna Mia Davidson
Beyond The Cliche has two main objectives: To document the positive influences left by the revolu...
The Sarvey Wildlife Project
Photographer: Annie Marie Musselman
Finding Trust, the photo essay, began 6 years ago at a small wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary 75...
The Living Wild
Photographer: Art Wolfe
For The Living Wild, Art Wolfe spent three years photographing animals in their natural habitats....
The Idea of India
Religious and Cultural Pluralism as Resistance to Sectarian Conflict
Photographer: Asim Rafiqui
In the last few decades we have become accustomed to news of sectarian violence on the Indian sub...
Gypsy Culture from the Balkans to Kasgar
Photographer: Attila Lorant
Attila Lorant’s Gypsy Culture from the Balkans to Kasgar documents the rich traditions of G...
Photographer: Bert Teunissen
This project is about natural daylight. How daylight illuminates the domestic interior, and dicta...
Photographer: Brian Watt
Bryan Watt’s Disappearing Cultures documents the life and culture of the Akha and Mlabri hi...
Locals Working Toward the Global
Photographer: Bruce Farnsworth
Small groups of residents across the inhabited rainforests of the upper Amazon region...
Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Photographer: Cameron Davidson
Chesapeake Bay, the largest freshwater estuary in the world, has been adversely affected by uncon...
Siberia is Melting
Photographer: Camille Seaman
Siberia is quickly becoming both the symbol and the litmus test for most of our environmental con...
Too Young to Die
Photographer: Carlos Javier Ortiz
Gun violence is an epidemic that not only plagues
lower-income, urban neighborhoods, but also af...
American Prison Perspectives
Photographer: Christoph Gielen
My goal with this project is to combine rarely accessible aerial views of maximum security prison...
The Shoshone Interpretive Project
Photographer: Corey Hendrickson
Shoshone—part of the Uto-Aztecan language family once spoken by Native Americans from the G...
No Man’s Land
The Women of Mexico
Photographer: Dana Romanoff
No Man’s Land: The Women of Mexico explores the unseen side of the immigration story and the effe...
Amazon: Forest at Risk
Photographer: Daniel Beltrá
The ancient rainforest of the vast Amazon basin represents over half the world’s remaining tropical ...
Photographer: David Maisel
David Maisel has been photographing sites of environmental destruction since 1983, when he visite...
Shifting Into Third
The Graveyard Shift
Photographer: Djordje Zlatanovic
Shifting Into Third is a series of environmental portraits of the people who work the night shift...
Freedom To Roam: Wildlife Corridors
Inspiring, Connecting, Preserving
Photographer: Florian Schulz
Amongst scientists, the need for connectivity between natural areas and preserves has become basi...
LIFE: A Journey Through Time
Photographer: Frans Lanting
In the year 2000, Frans set off on a journey of photographic discovery that parallels new scienti...
Delta Blues Musicians and The Road They Traveled
Photographer: Gail Mooney
The “blues” is a true American music, rooted in the experiences of the African Americ...
Energy and Ecology
Photographer: Garth Lenz
Garth’s project with Blue Earth continues his work on the threat presented by unsustainable energ...
Mountain Gorillas… and People
Understanding the Connections and Why They Matter
Photographer: Gene Eckhart
This project is designed primarily to promote mountain gorilla conservation, to educate lay peopl...
Casualties of the Civil War in Northern Uganda
Photographer: Heather McClintock
After twenty years of civil war in northern Uganda, the government's Uganda People's Defense Forc...
Into Deep Water
Photographer: Heather Moran
Every morning they wake long before dawn, moving unseen down to the docks where they board their ...
Africa's Undiscovered Myths
Searching for Man's Original Stories
Photographer: Janis Miglavs
Some 150,000 years ago a small band of humans left Africa to populate the earth, according to DNA...
Where Furrows Run Deep
Photographer: Jeffrey M. Sauger
Black farmers in the United States have been losing their land and going out of business at the r...
Photographer: Joanna Pinneo
More than a decade ago, acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joanna Pinneo began interviewi...
No Agua, No Vida
The Thirsty Colorado River Delta
Photographer: John Trotter
The writer Wallace Stegner once called the arid American west our "Geography of Hope." Its vast s...
Shadow Lives USA
Photographer: Jon Lowenstein
During the past decade, millions of Mexican and Central American migrants have left their homes and ...
The Perilous Path
Cross-Border Migrant Journeys in the New Global Economy
Photographer: Jon Lowenstein
Declining economic conditions in Mexico and stiffer U.S. border policies are increasing the number o...
Warriors For Peace
Photographer: Jon Orlando
Through the use of intimate portraits and in depth audio interviews, this project will look deepl...
The Cañari of Southern Ecuador
Photographer: Judy Blankenship
The Cañari have lived in southern Ecuador for more than 3,000 years. Now, the demands of the 21st...
Incan Plants Today
Photographer: Lorena Guillen Vaschetti and Martin Lopo
Photographer Lorena Guillen Vaschetti and anthropologist Martin Lopo’s Incan Plants Today i...
The Ellis Island of the West
Photographer: Lydia Lum
Angel Island is called the Ellis Island of the West, but it was hardly an immigrant gateway. Betw...
Photographer: Marie-Rose Phan-Lê
Traditional healing methods are becoming a lost art due to global modernization, cultural assimil...
Scarred For Life
PTSD In Rwanda
Photographer: Mary F. Calvert
In 1994, a government-sponsored genocide killed 800,000 people in Rwanda and left over one quart...
Women and War
Photographer: Melanie Stephens
The United Nations estimates that 90 percent of war casualties are civilians—mostly women a...
After Chernobyl, After Fukushima
Photographer: Michael Forster Rothbart
Photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart's work explores the human impacts of environmental chang...
The proliferation of Latino gangs in rural America
Photographer: Mike Kane
A growing consensus of news reports, law enforcement records, and academic studies indicate an al...
Faces of Chelonia
Photographer: Neil Ever Osborne
Across the globe, the seven species of sea turtles face a number of human-induced threats (includ...
Endangered Wildlife and Vanishing Cultures
Photographer: Omar Attum
Historically, Sinai's indigenous people, the Bedouins, survived on their frugal land by maintaini...
Toxic Water, Poisoned People
When Mountains Fall To Pay For Coal
Photographer: Paul Corbit Brown
Appalachia is the second most bio-diverse ecosystem on the planet and yet it is being systematica...
Truck Farmers: The Last Harvest
Photographer: Perry Dilbeck
A culmination of more than ten years of work, Perry Dilbeck’s series of black and white pho...
Photographer: Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio
The book project examines nutrition around the world on a very personal level. It looks at 101 un...
Animists: The Spirit of Place
Photographer: Phil Borges
Phil Borges’s project, Animists, documents the few remaining traditional cultures where peo...
The Glass Between Us
Reflections on Urban Creatures
Photographer: Rebecca Norris Webb
In 1998, Rebecca Norris Webb wandered into the Coney Island aquarium, and spotted a white beluga ...
Photographer: Richard Rollins
Loss of open to seemingly unrestrained development is affecting the health and well-being of peop...
World Health Documentary Project
Photographer: Robert Semeniuk
Fourteen million people die each year from treatable diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosi...
Photographer: Ron Wurzer
Ron Wurzer’s Palestinian Portrait documents the Israeli/Palestinian conflict post-9/11. Wurzer’s ...
Life in Peril
Tanzanian Albino People
Photographer: Rozarii Lynch
Despite being a significant portion of the population, albino people in Tanzania are under- repre...
Photographer: Samantha Box
Every night, there are thousands of LGBT young adults across New York City, in shelters, in parks, in subways, in stranger's homes...
Photographer: Samuel James
This project seeks to provide the public with an intimate and nuanced visual record of the ongoin...
Photographer: Sara Terry
The media cover war, but rarely the aftermath—the challenging time when people rebuild comm...
The Khanty of Siberia
Photographer: Scott S. Warren
For thousands of years the Khanty people of northwest Siberia have survived as fishermen, hunters...
Beyond the Surface of Breast Cancer
Photographer: Sharon Seligman
Having survived breast cancer herself, Sharon Seligman conceived Bearing Witness as a visual “voi...
The Bride Price
Consequences of Early Marriage Worldwide
Photographer: Stephanie Sinclair
The UN Population Fund, which tracks global reproductive patterns, has noted a significant early ...
Photographer: Stephen Harrison
Harrison's Visualizing Earth is a touring exhibition project with a mission to
Both Sides of the Line
Photographer: Steve Simon
Growing up in Montreal, my family would often venture into the strange new world that was so diff...
The Grandmother Spirit
Photographer: Steve Simon
Idea: To illuminate the determination, strength, resiliency, and inspiration of The African Grand...
Land as Home
An Ongoing Photographic Study of the Arctic and Desert
Photographer: Subhankar Banerjee
Subhankar Banerjee's current project began in 2000 as a study of the ecological and cultural dive...
Photographer: Sung Kwan Ma
Koreans settled in Siberia circa 1830, and many more migrated in the 1900s to escape Japanese col...
Four Thousand Islands…Where the Mekong Dies?
Photographer: Suthep Kritsanavarin
My documentary is focused on the Mekong's unique wildlife and human inhabitants; the
Nomads No More
Photographer: Taylor Weidman
As one of the world's few remaining nomadic cultures, Mongolian pastoral herders illustrate in hi...
FEAR: A Project on Rape and Recovery
Photographer: Tim Matsui
FEAR is a documentary project combining both photo and radio journalism in a video production to ...
Nature Versus Man in the Great Northwest
Photographer: Wes Pope
Wes Pope’s Nature Versus Man in the Great Northwest is an ironic and humorous look at the w...