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For three months a group of young journalists moved to Valentine, Nebraska, not far from where U.S. Route 83 crosses U.S. Highway 20, amid cattle ranches, Indian reservations and the scenic Niobrara River. The town quickly embraced the newcomers, offering truly intimate glimpses of rural American life.
- 09 - 20 - 13
The Lincoln Highway will celebrate its 100th anniversary in October. Spanning from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, it was America’s first cross-country highway designed with car travel in mind. But many Americans don’t even know it’s on the map. Eric and Kass Mencher aim to change that.
- 09 - 19 - 13
In northern New Mexico, there is a stockpile of discarded junk from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s most infamous nuclear weapons research and development facility. Photographer Janire Najera captured the beginning of the end of the eclectic Black Hole museum and military surplus store.
- 09 - 17 - 13
Asked why he chose to move to rural Hebden Bridge from urban Manchester, England, as a young man in the 1970s, Martin Parr says it was because he “fancied the look of the place.” Despite the decline of the local mills and industry, it still yielded the novel charms of traditional town life.
- 09 - 15 - 13
Pigeons – love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion about them. In big cities, they are often regarded as filthy or diseased and referred to as “flying rats.” But Brooklyn-based photographer Mansura Khanam feels these avian underdogs deserve a closer look.
Photographer Megan Miller recently traveled with her parents and her grandfather to Kotzebue, Alaska. Her grandfather had been stationed in the town with the Air Force in the 1950s, and the trip was an opportunity to retrace his steps.
- 09 - 12 - 13
Kathleen Robbins grew up in the Mississippi Delta, a fertile stretch of land that author James C. Cobb called “the most Southern place on Earth.” Farms there have been passed down from generation to generation. But that’s all starting to change.
- 09 - 10 - 13
Moises Saman's camera shows the littlest victims of Syria's civil war: the children. Saman has been capturing dramatic images among the 2 million refugees that the United Nations says have fled Syria since shortly after the conflict began in 2011. More than half are 16 and younger, the United Nations says.