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Marielle Franco, a trailblazing black Brazilian woman and one of the few women on Rio de Janeiro’s city council, was shot and killed in what police are describing as an assassination. @laurenontheroad & GroundTruth fellow Catherine Osborn met Franco when she was campaigning for the city council seat two years ago. . “I am black, I am a woman, and I am from the favela,” Franco told Lauren. “My people suffer the most. It’s time we get to the spaces where we can make decisions and create change.” . . . For the rest of Lauren’s remembrance — link in bio. 📷: @leocoelho_nemo

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4 days ago

A group of @uscannenberg students are traveling in South Korea 🇰🇷 with us, as part of a reporting project looking at the role of religion in that country. @henrylucefoundation Follow their reporting @faithbelow38 . . . #Repost @faithbelow38 A monument to King Gojong’s coronation stands right next to a bustling office building in the heart of Seoul. King Gojong’s coronation in 1873 ended seven years of bloody persecution for Korean Catholics under the previous king’s government. (Post by: Rachel Cohrs)

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11 days ago

Congrats to our former climate fellow @hannahreyesmorales for the work she has done documenting a different side of the Philippines drug crackdown. Her work has been featured by the New York Times Lens Blog. Link in bio. Repost from @hannahreyesmorales ・・・ A boy examines a flower his sister picked in Manila. From a project I've been photographing over the last year. While working on it, a passage from Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities surfaced, where inferno was brought up. “There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space.” . I had this constantly on my mind when photographing those keeping their lives afloat amidst the violence in communities in Manila. Make them endure. Give them space. . This project is featured on the NY Times Lens, written by James Estrin.

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13 days ago

Oren Ziv was one of our emerging photographers. He is a part of ActiveStills, a collective of Israeli and Palestinian photographers. GroundTruth featured Ziv's and his colleague Ahmad Al-Bazz's work on Israeli separation barriers. ・・・ #Repost @oren_ziv ・・・ Demonstrators fly balloons during a protest marking 13 years for the struggle against the #wall in the West Bank village of Bil'in, March 2, 2018. . . . . #journalism #photojournalism #Palestine #documentary #bestoftheday #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #landscape #urbanromantix #folkmagazine #exploremore #folkmagazine #visualsoflife #phototag_it #occupation #everydayeverywhere #westank #Bilin #protest #Balloon

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18 days ago

From our former fellow @jorisvangennip who was covering a protest in Amsterdam earlier this week against the bombings in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. The Syrian regime has been relentlessly bombing the rebel-held suburb of Damascus, and escalated the air strikes last week. Now a Russian-ordered five hour daily reprieve from bombing has been in effect since Tuesday. It is estimated 500 people were killed during the nine days of intensified shelling.

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23 days ago

Listen up, Instagram friends! We are so pleased to announce a new GroundTruth Podcast Incubator. If you're an audio reporter or producer, and you just need some help taking your story over the finish line, we want to consider your pitch. More info & how to apply -- link in bio. 📷: Ben Martens

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25 days ago

This installment of our Black History Month series focuses on the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco. . Third Baptist was founded in 1852 as the "First Colored Baptist Church," a response to the racism of the First Baptist Church of San Francisco, according to Third Baptist's current and longtime pastor, Rev. Amos C. Brown. . "In a nonprofessional, strictly therapeutic way, the black faith community has always provided mental health, if it was in the church that there was their ability to gain a sense of somebodiness, of belonging," Rev. Brown said. . But as San Francisco rapidly gentrifies, the Church has lost congregants to high rents. But gentrification isn't the first time the Church and the historically black neighborhood it sits in, the Fillmore, has seen a threat of displacement. Before gentrification, there was urban renewal. . “African-Americans can no longer live in San Francisco. Families with children can no longer live in the city," longtime congregant Lois Carmack-Winder said. "We’ll be like the dinosaur. We’re going to become extinct.” . See more of our reporting from San Francisco. Link in bio. . . . . . #photojournalism #photography #sanfrancisco #blackchurch #blackhistorymonth #gentrification

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1 month ago

The massive military offensive to rout ISIS in Iraq left portions of the country completely flattened, through fighting on the ground and bombardments from the air. . Alex Potter (@alexkpotter) has been reporting in Mosul. In her first dispatch, she writes: . "The U.S.’s role in the Mosul offensive contributed largely to ousting the terrorist group, but it also caused significant structural damage and casualties from airstrikes on ISIS, when they used families as human shields. Despite this, the U.S. does not plan to contribute any financial support to the rebuilding of Iraq, directing funds instead toward Afghanistan....And herein lies the danger: governments were more than happy to put billions of dollars into destroying the terrorist group, but if they do not support the reconstruction for the next generation, they are partially responsible for the success or failure of those youth." . Read the rest of her reporting. Link in bio. . . . . #photography #iraq #mosul #children #journalism #photojournalism

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1 month ago

The last installment of Edwin's photo series from Tulsa as residents reacted to the police killing of Terence Crutcher. . Edwin spoke to Jody Ruffin, who came with his nephew, to protest Crutcher's killing with a group calling themselves "100 Big Bad Dudes." The name "bad dude" refers to what a police officer was heard calling Crutcher as he viewed the incident from a police helicopter. . "Me, personally, I am a felon. And some people might conclude that, with me being a felon, that I am a big, bad dude," Ruffin said. "Even though I got a past and a history, I am still first and foremost a father, a brother, an uncle and a cousin. I am a wonderful father to the four children I have.” . For the rest of the story, follow the link in bio. . . . . #photography #tulsa #oklahoma #history

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1 month ago

More from Edwin Torres' photo series exploring the effect of the 1921 Tulsa riot on how Tulsa reacted to the police killing of Terence Crutcher. . Edwin spoke to Hazel Jones, who was three years old when the riot happened. . "It was the KKK because they used to burn a cross on the hill. When we see the cross burn, we thought they had some people and they gonna do some bad things to them." . Link in bio. . . . . . #blackhistorymonth #tulsa #oklahoma #history #photography

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1 month ago

Another installment of our stories for Black History Month. This one is about the Tulsa Riots in 1921. . During Memorial Day weekend 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a black man was accused of raping a young white woman. . A white crowd gathered outside the courthouse where the young man had been taken into custody, and word spread among the black community that he may be lynched. A group of armed African-American men came to the police station to protect him. A confrontation ensued, and it led to two days of rioting. White mobs descended on the black neighborhood, Greenwood, and destroyed the main commercial center, known as Black Wall Street. A 2001 state commission investigating the riot believes between 150-300 people died, most of them black residents. . Tulsa had one of the most affluent black communities in the nation before it was destroyed. . After the police killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 16, 2016, Edwin Torres (@edwintorresphoto ) wanted to find out how Tulsa's residents were reacting. Would they be thinking of the Tulsa riots? . “People speak about the Tulsa Riots, but they forget everything that led up to the Tulsa Riots," Omar, who came to a rally protesting Crutcher's killing, told Torres. "My great-grandmother’s brothers were executed in the south of Tulsa – all three of them hanged. Tulsa was a powder keg from the beginning. So, when African-Americans came and created this Black Wall Street, that became the envy of everyone around them. It became, ‘Oh, here we go, somebody create this false accusation,’ and it just exploded, and it did, it did.” . For the whole story, follow the link in bio. . . . . #blackhistorymonth #photography #tulsa #history #oklahoma

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1 month ago

We are hiring! We have added nine host newsrooms to Report for America. They need talented, eager journalists, including photojournalists. For information on the newsrooms and how to apply, follow the link in bio.

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1 month ago

February is Black History Month, and we want to feature photography from GroundTruth that reflects African-Americans' experiences. . This first installment is from Phyllis B. Dooney's photo essay Raising East New York: Portraits of Black Fatherhood. East New York is a predominately black and poor neighborhood of Brooklyn, where the black community endures the legacies of mass incarceration, the "war on drugs" and residential segregation. . Dooney photographs East New York fathers and asks them about their thoughts on family and fatherhood, in an effort to complicate the "deadbeat dad" label that gets attached to black fathers. . To learn more about Dooney's approach -- and why she used the camera obscura technique -- and to see the photo essay, follow the link in bio. . . . . . #photography #fatherhood #eastnewyork #newyork #brooklyn #cameraobscura

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2 months ago

Subscribe to Navigator, our twice monthly newsletter for early-career journalists. . We talk to veteran journalists & experts about topics in journalism, from safety tips to career advice and interviewing techniques. And we include carefully curated grant & fellowship opportunities, including opportunities for photographers. . Intrigued? Subscribe! Link in bio. ✨

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Repost from @alexkpotter, our James Foley Fellow ・・・ The reminds of the grand mosque in the Old City of Mosul, even more stark when seen from the back side. Few families have been able to move back in, and those who do need permission from the government to return to their homes. Reporting last week for @groundtruth in #Mosul #Iraq // #groundtruth #middleeast #jamesfoleyfellow

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