YES! Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

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.
Reaching for Resilience
by Christa Hillstrom
10 ways that one rural ecovillage is building strong foundations for coming times.
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
Photo essay: Scenes from the 10/10/10 Global Work Party.
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
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
Photo Essay: Remembering the long fight for a woman’s right to vote.
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
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
Photo Essay: British street artist, Banksy, makes his mark in New Orleans.