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The fashion photographer Terence Donovan relied on his personality — by turns charismatic, charming and aggressive — to draw out the best of his subjects.
On Pakistan's Election Trail: Photographs by Massimo Berruti -
The build-up to Pakistan’s elections, which will be held May 11, has been clouded by a disturbing streak of violence. Italian photographer Massimo Berruti has been documenting the frontrunners on the final days of their campaigns.
‘With the headlines about a five-year-old using a gun marketed as “My First Rifle” barely faded, the NRA invited attendees to “[s]hare the excitement with spectacular displays and fun-filled events for the entire family”. The grade schoolers present shared the organization’s attitude towards the products that have caused the deaths of more American children in two years than the very tragic US military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I like guns because guns are fun,” said 9-year-old Kaykay Mace’ - Top 10 things you missed at the National Rifle Association Convention
A Final Embrace: The Most Haunting Photograph from Bangladesh -
Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But one photo, by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter, has emerged as the most heart wrenching, capturing an entire country’s grief in a single image.
The Hidden War in the Caucasus -
While Chechnya emerges from a decade of conflict, Maria Turchenkova photographs the hidden guerrilla war in the republic of Dagestan – the largest, most heterogeneous and, today, the most violent republic in the North Caucasus region.
“Currently one rhinoceros is killed by poachers every 16 hours in South Africa,” writes National Geographic reporter Peter Gwin.
Over the last three years, more than a thousand of the animals have been slaughtered. In response, police gunned down 22 poachers and arrested more than 200 last year. At the bloody heart of this conflict is the rhino’s horn, a prized ingredient in traditional Asian medicines. Though black market prices vary widely, as of last fall dealers in Vietnam quoted prices ranging from $33 to $133 a gram, which at the top end is double the price of gold and can exceed the price of cocaine.
Today, the Overseas Press Club of America announced that this story, “Rhino Wars,” earned Mr. Gwin and Reportage photographer Brent Stirton the Whitman Bassow award for environmental reporting. Read the full story on the National Geographic Web site and see more of Mr. Stirton’s photos here.
CAPTION: TUGELA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, COLENSO, NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 9: A female rhino (left) who 4 months ago survived a brutal dehorning by poachers who used a chainsaw to remove her horns and a large section of bone in this area of her skull in Natal, South Africa on November 9, 2010. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images)