YES! Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

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.
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”
Photo essay: A photographer confronts the BP oil disaster.
US Social Forum Detroit: Opening March
Photo Essay: Thousands attended the march to kick off the week-long event in Detroit.
Development Redefined: A Holistic Vision in Bangladesh
by Suzanna Finley
Photo essay: Bangladeshi activists promote development that's rooted in indigenous knowledge and community values.
Green Festival 2010
by Kaitlin Bailey
YES! Magazine participated in the Seattle Green Festival June 5-6, 2010 to promote sustainable living and healthy lifestyles.
Youth Portraits of Eco Heroes
A group of East Bay middle and high school students from Berkeley's Young Artists Workspace (YAWS) chose environmental heroes and each created their own unique artistic portraits.
It’s Everybody’s Water.
It's time we fall in love with the bundle of atoms that makes Earth possible. A photo essay on water
The Biking Wittwer Family
by Sara Cross, Travis Wittwer
Join Travis Wittwer for a day of bike commuting with his children in Portland, Ore.
An Urban Wilderness in Milwaukee
by Eddee Daniel
The Menomonee River watershed in Milwaukee is what Eddee Daniel calls an "urban wilderness", and it is something that should and can exist in every American town and city.