Category Archives: Photo Essays

Homeless After Class


Text and Photos by Patricia Chourio The third week of the semester at Kennesaw State University, while many students were concerned about parking or trying to avoid long lines to get their books, Jalyn was […]

A Funeral in Ferguson


Text by James Pound | Photos by Robert Stolarik A calm returns to Ferguson as the city quietly seeks answers and mourns the loss of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen that was shot and killed […]

West Harlem Gang Raid


Text by Daryl Khan | Photos by Robert Stolarik NEW YORK — Whenever LaQuint Singleton found himself about to get into a fight out in the courtyards or in the small playground in front of […]

Police Brutality in the Bronx


Text by Daryl Khan | Photos by Robert Stolarik UPDATE: ‘Prominent Lawyer Takes Case of Bronx Boy Allegedly Pushed Through Window by Police’ NEW YORK — The 14-year-old boy sat on the stoop of Hookah […]

REFLECT: Convicts’ Letters to Their Younger Selves


Text by Katy McCarthy | Photos by Trent Bell Early in 2013, photographer Trent Bell found out that a friend — a father and professional — had been sentenced to 36 years in prison. It […]

Execution of a 14-Year-Old


Text by Corey Hutchins | Photos by Sean Rayford This story was also published by the Center for Public Integrity. ALCOLU, S.C.– A few miles off I-95, past acres of brown-and-white fields where blackbirds circle overhead, […]

The Walls Come Crumbling Down


Text by Katy McCarthy | Photos by Andrew Wilkinson It was difficult enough to harness my limited focus in High School with sturdy walls around me. I did my learning at New Technology High, a […]

The Anonymous People


Text by Daryl Khan | Photos by Robert Stolarik EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — On a recent grey Saturday morning, a quiet fell over the sparse audience seated in a vocational school assembly hall as Kimberly […]

The Kids for Cash Scandal


Text by Daryl Khan | Photos by Robert Stolarik WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — After a few beers one evening in the mid-1960s, Mark Ciavarella, in high school at the time and applying the kind of inexplicable […]

Hurting in Harlem


Text by Daryl Khan | Photos by Robert Stolarik The killing of 18-year-old Tayshana Murphy on an early morning in 2011 has led to a series of retaliatory beatings, stabbings and shootings between the Manhattanville […]

White House Boys


Text by James Swift | Photos by Daniel LeClair MARIANNA, Fla. — The Florida School for Boys housed kids for six decades before Michael Tucker was sent there. An “incorrigible youth,” Tucker arrived at the […]

Sandy Hook One Year Later


Text by Daryl Khan | Photos by Robert Stolarik NEWTOWN, Conn. — Nearly one year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the town has struggled to reclaim its identity as a quaint New […]

In and Out of the Boxing Ring, Two Men Confront Very Different Demons


Text by Daryl Khan | Photos by Robert Stolarik On a bitterly cold winter January morning in 2008, Adam Friedman and Alvin Valentine, friends and co-workers, climbed into a Brooklyn boxing ring and proceeded to […]

Young Incarcerated Photographers Make Magic in Photos


Text by Katy McCarthy | Photos by AS 220 Participants How do you make magic in a place where there is none? In Rhode Island a photography program inside of a youth detention center is […]

From Russia & Ukraine, Police & the Young They Brutalize


Text by Katy McCarthy | Photos by Donald Weber I have made the most miserable flipbook. Using the arrow keys on my computer, I am clicking through three images of a young woman being interrogated. […]