YES! Photo Essays

New visions of the world we thought we knew.

Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay
by Justin Mog, Amanda Fuller
Peace Corps volunteers Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller were dispatched to an impoverished community in rural Paraguay, where they launched a seed bank, which loans tree, vegetable, and alternative crop seeds.
Chris Jordan :: Running the Numbers
by Chris Jordan
Dazzling images make the statistics that describe the huge waste streams of our consumer culture visible. This photo essay shows recent works of Chris Jordan from his Running the Numbers and Intolerable Beauty series.
The Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia
Photo Essay from the Barefoot College in Tilonia, India. Barefoot solar engineers trained by the Barefoot College have solar electrified over 200 communities in India, bringing light to over 80,000 people. The college is now training barefoot women solar engineers from 10 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, among other projects.
Photo Essay :: Pete Seeger at Home
by Michael Bowman
This photo series by Michael Bowman for YES! Magazine shows folk-legend Pete Seeger at his home in Beacon, New York, overlooking the Hudson River, in December, 2007.
Earth Under Fire Photo Essay
by Gary Braasch
This photo-essay offers a sample of Gary Braasch's extraordinary achievements in highlighting the effects of climate change. His latest book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, presents dramatic photographs, maps, and quotes from world climate science leaders.
Christopher Herwig Photo Essay
A photo essay of the Aral Sea. Straddling the border between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south, the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest lake in the world until Soviet-era irrigation diverted water, destroying it.
Umoja Village Photo Essay
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety. Article: Heather Mueller. Photo essay: Rolfe Ross.
Burning Man Photo Essay
by Catherine Bailey
A photo essay by Catherine Bailey from Burning Man: the annual art event based on radical self expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
Emma Goldman Finishing School Photo Essay
A photo essay of life at the Emma Goldman Finishing School, a social justice commune in Seattle.
Seeing Another World: U.S. Social Forum 2008
Instead of drawing crowds with superstar speakers and performers, the participants of the 2008 U.S. Social Forum were the stars. Those who are accustomed to being excluded were at the center, and those who were used to being silenced were heard.
Phil Borges :: Women Empowered
Phil Borges' latest work, "Women Empowered," profiles women in the developing world who are challenging gender norms to improve their situation and help their communities.
In Their Own Words
A YES! photo-essay with portraits and accompanying interviews with the Cuban pioneers of global health care.
The Defenders
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.