Eamon Mac Mahon grew up at the edge of the boreal forest, in a coal mining town in the foothills of the Rockies. Ever curious, he wondered about the towns in the far northwest of Canada and Alaska that existed without any roads leading to them. These towns were quite literally landlocked and were situated amidst vast areas of uninhabited land. Beginning in 2004, Eamon began traveling with a bush pilot to visit and photograph these far-flung communities each autumn.
A life sentence in Louisiana means life. More than 85% of the 5,100 inmates imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are expected to die there. Until the hospice program was created in 1998, prisoners died mostly alone in the prison hospital. Their bodies were buried in shoddy boxes in numbered graves at the prison cemetery. Grace Before Dying charts the extraordinary breakthrough in humanity that has helped transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, Louisiana's notorious Angola prison, into one of the least violent. Join Lori as she discusses this revelatory work....
Daylight Multimedia and the Center for Documentary Studies are proud to present the work of Tamas Dezso, winner of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize. In his project, "Here, Anywhere," Dezso probes the landscapes and inhabitants of Hungary during the country's transition from communism. Work from the winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards will be on view at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University from September 19–December 22, 2011. More information at documentarystudies.duke.edu
Featuring photographs and commentary by: Stan Gaz, Sharon Harper and Phillip Scott Andrews. This selection of portfolios is pulled from Issue 9, offering a taste of what's in Daylight Magazine's most recent print edition.
In her portrait series The Brothers, Elin Hoyland captures intimate moments shared by Harald and Mathias who have lived together on a small farm in Norway throughout their entire lives. At once a moving testament to familial togetherness and a documentation of a fading way of life, Elin's photographs evidence an incredible sense of belonging and routine the brothers savored.
With a rich history stretching back over a millennium, Cairo has become one of the densest urban centers in the world and the largest metropolitan area in Africa. In this podcast, photographer Jason Larkin highlights new construction in Cairo's desert outskirts. These satellite cities and private gated communities aim to provide exclusive isolation for the city's elite while over 40% of Egyptians live on less than two dollars per day.