YES! Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

Hands Across the Sand
Photo essay: Scenes from a massive protest to protect beaches from Big Oil.
The Innocents Photo Essay by Taryn Simon
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 :: Photo Essay
Groups around the country protested at Bank of America branches, asking why cuts in public services are necessary when many corporations aren't taxed.
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.
The Teatime Series
Teatime Slide Show
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.
One of Many Detroits
by Anonymous
Photo essay: "The people of this city are not abstractions." An anonymous Detroit photographer shares a view of the city that the mainstream media doesn't cover.
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
by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
A unique program in Washington state allows mothers incarcerated for nonviolence crimes to care for their newborns.
Humanity, in Photos
Photo Essay: A celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.
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.