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Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

350.org Weekend of Action: Global Mobilization on Climate Change 350.org Weekend of Action: Global Mobilization on Climate Change
Climate activists came together December 11-13 to hold candlelight vigils and rallies to show solidarity with the nations who suffer the earliest and most severe impacts of climate change.
350 Day of Action 350 Day of Action
350 might be the most important number in the world—which is why people around the world are finding powerful ways to make that number known.
Spontaneous Smiley Project Spontaneous Smiley Project
Ruth Kaiser, founder of the Spontaneous Smiley Project, sees smiles in everyday life. Here, she shares a few of her favorite spontaneous photographs.
Cool Globes in Copenhagen Cool Globes in Copenhagen
"Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" is a public art exhibit featuring over 25 large globes, each with a different message about climate change.
N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis
On November 30, the 10th anniversary of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, activists call for urgent action on the global climate crisis.
Climate Direct Action Camp Climate Direct Action Camp
In June 2008, activists gathered in Montana for the Climate Ground Zero Citizens Direct Action Training Camp, where they learned skills including the history and practice of nonviolent direct action, campaign strategy, and community organizing.
Costa Rica Costa Rica
Susan Hardman photographs Costa Rica, which topped the 2009 Happy Planet Index. The Index takes into consideration factors such as a country's ecological footprint and life expectancies.
Bamboo Bikes Bamboo Bikes
The Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, New York, teaches students to build their own bamboo bicycles in one weekend. Workshop proceeds help finance bamboo bike factories in Ghana, Kenya, and Ecuador.
Let's Think Peace Let's Think Peace
Huong, an artist, peace activist, and former refugee who fled her native Vietnam in 1975, has painted her visions of war and peace for more than three decades.
The Human Powered Home :: Photo     Essay The Human Powered Home :: Photo Essay
This photo-essay features images from Tamara Dean's book The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors. The book is a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts.
New Crop of Farmers New Crop of Farmers
Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing abundance with family and community. Meet some of these young farmers in our photo essay.
Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book
This photo-essay features images from William Cleveland's book Art and Upheaval. The book tells remarkable stories about artists who resolve conflict, heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and restitch the cultural fabric of their communities.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: Photo     Essay Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: Photo Essay
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Bhutan :: Land of the Thunder Dragon :: Photo     Essay Bhutan :: Land of the Thunder Dragon :: Photo Essay
by JenFu Cheng
“I do believe that I have left a part of my heart in this mountain land. And, in return, the people of Bhutan continue to lift my soul each day.” says photographer JenFu Cheng about his journey to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon.
WTO Photo Quiz WTO Photo Quiz
by Kevin Sharp
Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film. You might be surprised by what's real and what's not
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