Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Conditions in the camps

 The Los Angeles Times is currently publishing a series of investigative articles about the people living in migrant labor camps in Mexico. The conditions are worse than those seen in the 1960's film Harvest of Shame and often in violation of Mexican Law. The series includes brief videos, photographs, interviews with the workers and diagrams of the camps.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Urban Fabric

Alex MacLean has been photographing Detroit for nearly 35 years. In this recent article his well framed aerial photographs show how, " The urban fabric looks like a moth-eaten blanket." His photos combined with explanations of how the economy has impacted the geographical landscape make this article well worth reading.

Monday, December 1, 2014


The ongoing conflict in Syria has forced millions to flee into the surrounding countries. How do people in refugee camps get food? So far the World Food Program has spent $800 million feeding those in need, but they announced today that they will no longer be able to do so. In a region already suffering political unrest this will add new economic tensions. Read about the announcement at the WFP website.