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Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

Big Problem, Big Art Big Problem, Big Art
Photo essay: As climate negotiators meet in Cancun, activists the world over are reminding them of what’s at stake with some very big art.
Photo Essay: A Mother's Love Behind Bars Photo Essay: A Mother's Love Behind Bars
by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
A unique program in Washington state allows mothers incarcerated for nonviolence crimes to care for their newborns.
Humanity, in Photos Humanity, in Photos
Photo Essay: A celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.
Signs of Sanity (and/or Fear) Signs of Sanity (and/or Fear)
The best sights and signs from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
Reaching for Resilience Reaching for Resilience
by Christa Hillstrom
10 ways that one rural ecovillage is building strong foundations for coming times.
A Big Surprise for Chevron A Big Surprise for Chevron
Hours before the oil giant released its new ad campaign, the Yes Men released their own version.
Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before
Photo essay: Scenes from the 10/10/10 Global Work Party.
Happy Park(ing) Day Happy Park(ing) Day
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.
Roots of the Local Food Movement Roots of the Local Food Movement
Photo Essay: The modern locavore movement isn't the first time Americans have appreciated the broad impact of home gardening and conservation. These wartime posters remind us of another time when the U.S. took food security literally.
The Road to Women’s Suffrage The Road to Women’s Suffrage
Photo Essay: Remembering the long fight for a woman’s right to vote.
Without a Car in the World Without a Car in the World
Photo Essay: Los Angelenos tell stories of living car-free in the city.
Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House
by YES! online staff
Self-sufficiency does not happen in a day, a week, or even a year. It takes time and effort.
Banksy Street Art Banksy Street Art
Photo Essay: British street artist, Banksy, makes his mark in New Orleans.
We Are Many: Chris Jordan Captures Our Blessed Unrest We Are Many: Chris Jordan Captures Our Blessed Unrest
A striking depiction of one million organizations working for a better world.
“Action is the Antidote to Despair” “Action is the Antidote to Despair”
Photo essay: A photographer confronts the BP oil disaster.
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