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Photo Essay
River Valley
River at the Heart of the World

A  forested river gorge in the hidden land of Pemakö, which exists deep within the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist belief system, is now threatened by the grind of industry.

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Silhouettes of people overlooking a city at night
Dark Skies
The loss of our connection to darkness and to the night sky is emblematic of our deeper separation from the natural world.
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View from Fourth Street Bridge, Los Angeles, California
A Possible River

These photos document the channelization of the Los Angeles River and the resiliency of the natural world.

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The Aral Sea

These photographs document the resurgence of fish in the once nearly barren Aral Sea. 

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Mongolian Reindeer Herders Defend Traditions

Learn about the Dukha, traditional reindeer herders of Northern Mongolia.

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We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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Palm Oil in Myanmar

Learn about the human impacts of the palm oil industry in Myanmar. 
 

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The Fall of Flint

These photos portray the town of Flint and its residents as they persevere through the water crisis in 2014.

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Photo Essay
Drokpa: The Nomadic Mountain People of Tibet
Photographer Diane Barker captures the changes taking place for the nomadic mountain people of Tibet.
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Photo Essay
Crossing Borders

These photographs depict refugees as they cross borders on their way to northern Europe.

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La Carretera: Life and Change Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway

These photos depict life in Peru and the impacts of progress on people and the environment. 

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The Nepal Quake: Protecting Cultural Heritage

These photographs capture Nepal's efforts to protect irreplaceable cultural artifacts after the 8.7 magnitude earthquake in 2015.

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Waiting to Move

These photographs capture a modern Inupiaq community in Alaska facing evacuation due to climate change.

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The Geography of Poverty

Learn about poverty throughout California’s Central Valley with images, geolocation, and poverty data.

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Moken Sea Nomads

Learn about the Moken, a seafaring people who have been living on the Andaman Sea in Thailand for centuries.

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