Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

Words That Inspire: We are the 1%
by Jing Fong
Some members of the 1% have shared messages of solidarity with the 99%. What goes into a sign that makes a lasting impression? Explore an activity to help your students understand—and create their own—powerful signs.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily Yeh
On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
Farming With the Wild
by Dan Imhoff
Photo Essay: How agriculture and wildlands can both flourish—together.
Occupy Oakland, in Pictures
From rebuilding after a police raid to closing down the nation's fifth largest port, things have been busy at Occupy Oakland.
Posters to Occupy Everywhere
Graphic designers put their stamp on the messages of the 99%.
It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation
Photo essay: Inspired by the public protests of Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain, American demonstrators are nearly a week into their "occupation" of Wall Street.
Words That Inspire: Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Jing Fong
What is fair to one person may not be fair to another. How can students become aware of injustice—at school, in your community, and in this world— and dig deeper to discover how they can transform injustice to justice?
Fibershed Moments
by Rebecca Burgess
We often think about local food—but what about local fabric? Photos from one woman’s quest to know her “fibershed.”
Hands Across the Sand
Photo essay: Scenes from a massive protest to protect beaches from Big Oil.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou Dematteis
After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.
US Uncut: Standing Up to Corporate Tax Dodgers
Photo essay: "Austerity for us, prosperity for them"—and more signs from US Uncut's 50-city protests of corporate tax avoidance.
Signs of the Times: The Best Protest Signs in Madison
In Madison, Wisconsin, a workers' uprising is resulting in some clever slogans.
No Impact Week Photo Awards
Food, energy, giving back, and more: The winning entries from January's No Impact Week participants.
This Motown Singer Turned His Wild Mustang Ranch Into a Summer Camp for Baltimore Kids
by Valerie Williams
How a Motown veteran is using his passion for wild horses to help at-risk children.
Photo Essay: Humans and Wild Animals Meet in Poignant, Awkward Moments
In her photo essay "Domesticated," photographer Amy Stein explores the barriers between humanity's built environment and the wild.