YES! Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

Photo Essay: May Day in Seattle
A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood
by Kathryn Clark
How have foreclosures transformed the layouts of Detroit, Las Vegas, and other cities? Artist Kathryn Clark’s mapped it—in quilts.
Art on the Edge of Law
Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
We’re the People: Close-Ups from Zuccotti Park
by Joseph O. Holmes
Photo Essay: Portraits of a nascent society.
After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel Harmon
Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
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.
Photo Essay: Awakening Creativity
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?
In Photos: The People vs. the Pipeline
The climate justice movement gets (civilly) disobedient: Photos from two weeks of arrests at the gates of the White House.
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.”