American Ballad: A Photographic Chronicle of America's Working Poor

American Ballad: A Photographic Chronicle of America's Working Poor

Dale Maharidge and Matt Black

PHOTOGRAPHY ANALYSIS

Co-published with Smithsonian MagazineTo mark the 75th anniversary of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, photographer Matt Black and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dale Maharidge, traveled to California's Central Valley, Cleveland and northern Maine to chronicle America's working poor.

Emotional Photos From Inside a Childbirth and Abortion Clinic

Emotional Photos From Inside a Childbirth and Abortion Clinic

Alice Proujansky

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Cosmopolitan. As Kayla Jones, 28, kisses her 2-year-old daughter, Lola, good-bye this morning, she doesn’t know if she’ll spend the day working with women who are joyfully welcoming or somberly ending their pregnancies.

What Donald Trump Will Have To Accept: Without Journalism, There Is No America

What Donald Trump Will Have To Accept: Without Journalism, There Is No America

Sarah Smarsh

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Guardian. How American journalists should organize and fight in such a climate is a long and uncertain discussion. But they will fight a losing battle without the trust and support of the American public.

"I Feel Forgotten": A Decade of Struggle in Rural Ohio

"I Feel Forgotten": A Decade of Struggle in Rural Ohio

Kate Linthicum and Matt Eich

PHOTOGRAPHY ANALYSIS

Co-published with The New YorkerIn the spring of 2009, Kate Linthicum traveled to rural Ohio to meet the people Eich had been photographing.

Photographer Johanne Rahaman Documents Black Florida

Photographer Johanne Rahaman Documents Black Florida

Antonia Farzan and Johanne Rahaman

PHOTOGRAPHY ANALYSIS

Co-published with the Broward Palm Beach New Times. From Trinidad to Miami, photographer Johanne Rahaman showcases the beauty of Black rural life through dynamic portraiture and oral history. 

 

Fighting Trumpism in GOP Country

Fighting Trumpism in GOP Country

Sarah Jaffe

NEWS

Co-Published with The Nation. The Workers’ Project in Indiana has been uniting undocumented immigrants with white union workers since long before Trump hit the campaign trail.

A 300-Foot Wealth Gap in Yonkers

A 300-Foot Wealth Gap in Yonkers

Melissa Bunni Elian

PHOTOGRAPHY

This story originally appeared in The New York Times with support from EHRP. Melissa Bunni Elian captured the lives of two families in Yonkers, one in an affluent area and the other in the city’s gritty southwest section. 

 

Foreclosure Victims Say Donald Trump’s Economic Advisor Drove Them Out Of Their Homes

Foreclosure Victims Say Donald Trump’s Economic Advisor Drove Them Out Of Their Homes

David Dayen

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Intercept. These are the people Donald Trump wants to have running our economy. 

Ex-Occupier Is Bringing Revolution to Small-Town Oregon

Ex-Occupier Is Bringing Revolution to Small-Town Oregon

Donnell Alexander

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fusion. This is revolutionary: Trying to take control of a city council in a small town and then give the power to people.

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

Bliss Broyard

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. Public schools in wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods are pitching in so that low-income students can have the same level of resources as they do.

The Invisible Race and Class Barriers of Hamden

The Invisible Race and Class Barriers of Hamden

Carla Murphy

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Fusion. Two years ago, this town razed a fence that segregated a housing project from a suburb. Did it change anything?

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

Melissa Chadburn

ESSAY

Co-published with The Establishment. After being heavily governed your whole life—told when to eat, when to sleep, when to come home—you’re suddenly set free to make your own choices. There is no other stop after foster care if you screw up—except for the emergency homeless shelter.

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

A Better Alternative to For-Profit College

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. The U.S. should focus on training programs for students, not profits.

What the American Working Class Really Looks Like

What the American Working Class Really Looks Like

Barbara Ehrenreich

NEWS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Fusion. Photography by Alyssa Schukar. The Ft. Wayne Workers’ Project is uniting working class Americans of all beliefs, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana's Black Market

Piper McDaniel and Talia Herman

NEWS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Huffington Post with additional support from Capital & Main. Photography by Talia Herman. As the timber industry collapsed, one Northern California town turned to marijuana.

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Alissa Quart

NEWS | FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.

What Happens When LGBT People Are Priced Out of the Neighborhood?

What Happens When LGBT People Are Priced Out of the Neighborhood?

Katherine Stewart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The AdvocateThe LGBT men and women who helped establish the modern identities of cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia are getting pushed out.

Uncovering Forgotten African-American Graves

Uncovering Forgotten African-American Graves

Brian Palmer

PHOTOGRAPHY | MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with NarrativelyIn Richmond, Virginia, an overgrown cemetery had become a dreary dumpsite. Now a crew of volunteers is making sure these bygone lives don’t get lost to history.