Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

On Wednesday the winners of the PHmuseum 2017 Women Photographers Grant were announced. Looking through the grantees, there were some very unique ideas about how to think outside the box for a typical photo essay. Here are a few we wanted to highlight. The Island of the Colorblind by Sanne de Wilde This project is… Continue reading Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

Preserving Historical Images in the Middle East

Protecting historical documentation of life and artifacts from the Middle East is monumental, especially at a time when conflict threatens the region’s relics. That’s why we’re highlighting The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI). MEPPI was established to not only recover and restore antique photographs, but also to train  individuals so that preservation can happen… Continue reading Preserving Historical Images in the Middle East

Visualizing Climate Change

A Kenyan man chops and burns trees, on land that the owner hadn't gotten permission to clear, in Narok, Kenya, Monday, August 17, 2015. The forest rangers plan on arresting the owner of the land for not having the appropriate permits. Deforestation is one of the many problems associated with open fires and inefficient charcoal stoves - along with high death tolls related to the inhalation of smoke, and mass environmental impact from half the world's population cooking with solid fuels like charcoal, wood, animal dung and other pollutants. Solutions abound as many entrepreneurs develop more efficient cookstoves, but adaptation is still very low. (Photo credit/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Climate change is arguably our world’s greatest threat in the 21st century. Global warming has led to rising sea levels, longer and more severe droughts, and increasingly unpredictable and dangerous weather patterns. All of these events have contributed to mass migration and displacement of people across the globe. And yet, there is still no internationally… Continue reading Visualizing Climate Change

Webby Awards 2017 — innovative storytelling on global issues

Nominees for the Webby Awards have been announced, and there are a lot of innovative stories to explore. Here are the projects that grabbed my attention.   Websites: Activism This category has two nominees that explore women’s issues in very different ways. The data visualization agency Two-N is the creator behind this year’s Global Gender… Continue reading Webby Awards 2017 — innovative storytelling on global issues

How the Syrian conflict is influencing art

As Syria enters its 7th year of civil war, those whose lives have been ripped apart have been forced to come to terms with the fact that the country they once knew may be gone forever — or at least changed to a point of unrecognizability. Syrians are now faced with the task of forging… Continue reading How the Syrian conflict is influencing art