Forest Defenders
The dirt and grime one collects by living in the forest for months at a time.
Forest Defenders
Forest Defenders block the road to the Fiddler Timber Sale (part of the Biscuit Timber Sale) on the edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in southern Oregon. This area of the forest was originally designated for wildlife habitat under the Northwest forest plan, not for timber harvesting.
Forest Defenders
The first morning of old-growth reserve logging at the Fiddler Timber Sale (part of the Biscuit Timber Sale) in southern Oregon. This forest was originally designated for wildlife habitat under the Northwest forest plan, not for timber harvesting.
Forest Defenders
A 540 year old tree cut at the Horse Timber Sale (part of the Biscuit Timber Sale).
Forest Defenders
Forest Defender Gedden looks over the Biscuit Fire Timber Sale. He patrols the surrounding timber sales looking for Forest Service activity.
Forest Defenders
A logger working at sunrise in the Horse Timber Sale, part of the Biscuit Fire Timber Sale.
The Hustlers
A hustler from Harlem playing at Spin City in Queens.
The Hustlers
Viper practicing for the night tournament at the Golden Q in Queens. He wears his sunglasses and hat for protection against people trying to distract him while playing.
The Art of the West African Doundounba
A woman with her baby in tow gives her blessings while fishing during "Fete Jele‚??" in Baro, Guinea, West Africa. The goddess known as Naokuda, who is worshipped by all villagers in Baro lives in the fishing pond. Fete Jele is the occasion where villagers fish and thank the goddess with offerings for wishes granted in the future. It is the daytime element of the doundounba, where they drum and dance into the night! Doundounbas are African street parties involving a modernized version of traditional drumming and dancing. A microcosm of the larger changes occuring in Africa: Not only have doundounbas incorporated modern Western influences but they are one example of cultural traditions moving from the African village to the urban street. In recent years, with the popularity of this art exploding in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, hundreds of Doundounba performers are finding lucrative careers abroad.
The Art of the West African Doundounba
Three girls sweeping the dirt, preparing for a doundounba ceremony in Baro. Doundounbas are African street parties involving a modernized version of traditional drumming and dancing. A microcosm of the larger changes occuring in Africa: Not only have doundounbas incorporated modern Western influences but they are one example of cultural traditions moving from the African village to the urban street. In recent years, with the popularity of this art exploding in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, hundreds of Doundounba performers are finding lucrative careers abroad.
The Art of the West African Doundounba
A traditional doundounba ceremony in Baro. Doundounbas are African street parties involving a modernized version of traditional drumming and dancing. A microcosm of the larger changes occuring in Africa: Not only have doundounbas incorporated modern Western influences but they are one example of cultural traditions moving from the African village to the urban street. In recent years, with the popularity of this art exploding in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, hundreds of Doundounba performers are finding lucrative careers abroad.
Forest Defenders
An old growth tree, 500-years-old, falls after being cut in the Hobson timber sale. This area of forest was originally designated as an 'Old Growth reserve' an area set aside for wildlife habitat, not timber harvesting.
Women of Coal
Glenda Bellio, a 40-year-old mother of two children who has been working on the blasting crew at Trapper Mine near Craig, Colorado for two-and-a-half years. She works in extreme tempatures ranging from -50 wind chills, to over 100 degree summer days.
Women of Coal
Smokestacks at the Craig power station outside of Craig, Colorado.
Women of Coal
A truck transports coal at the Trapper mine in Craig, Colorado.
Forest Defenders
Logger Jeff Hammers falls a tree at the Mike's Gulch roadless timber sale in southern Oregon.
Forest Defenders
Activist Michael Mendel works mixing grain, he is a farmer and cheese maker living in southern Oregon.
Forest Defenders
A rainbow pokes through the clouds over a clearcut on the edge of the Kalmiopsis wilderness in Southern Oregon.
Forest Defenders
Defenders of The Forest
Natural Gas Drilling
Linda Allen, 54 years old from western Colorado:  This one well up behind the house always has been nasty. My neighbor told me there was a green fog above our house, so we got a little more concerned. I could see a river of oil flowing off the well site across the ground and dumping into the irrigation ditch, which will eventually lead to the Colorado River. Two years later, my mother-in-law, who used to live across the street, starting going through bouts of every cancer. She had a mastectomy for breast cancer, the year after that she had surgery for colon cancer, the year after that they told us there was no hope and then she passed. Dad died two weeks later.  We?re such a little community, and I am being just overwhelmed with people telling me,  oh, I?ve got cancer, I?ve got cancer.À I mean, it just seems to be running through. I?m very concerned because I don?t know what it?s doing to my grandkids. They range in age from nine to three.  I feel like we?ve sacrificed a lot. We sacrificed our water and our air; actually, we sacrificed our lives.À Published: November/December 2008
Natural Gas Drilling
This dome covers a series of pipes of a gas well that is finished producing Natural Gas. The company feels this adobe helps the landscape look more like it is in its natural state. Pinedale, Wyoming, 2006. Published: November/December 2008
Natural Gas Drilling
A 59 year old western Colorado resident describes her illness since Natural Gas drilling started near her home. ?I got big bumps on my elbows, like tumors. There were knots all over my hands, and I started burning inside and out. I couldn?t walk, the bottoms on my feet would burn so bad. I had big blisters inside my mouth. I lost over fifty-three pounds. I ended up with a precancerous tumor on my cervix and another tumor that was pressing on my optic nerve. The neurons in my spine are going in different directions and I started talking with a foreign accent. I had no idea at all what was going on; I find out now it?s because I drank the water.? ?The Barrett [Resources Corporation] employees told us our water was okay to drink, but you?d fill up a glass of water at night and put it by the bed, and in the morning it would have like an oil glaze on the top. You?d turn on the faucet sometimes and it was fizzing like soda water. I always thought the gas company knew what they were doing. I figured that the government and all those agencies were out there protecting people.? Published: November/December 2008
Natural Gas Drilling
A Natural gas drilling rig in Pinedale, Wyoming. Published: November/December 2008
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
Roughneck's finished dinner plate with mud on his shirt. Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Natural Gas Drilling
Wyoming residents on their ranch worry about the natural gas drilling surrounding their land. Published: November/December 2008
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
Kung Fu Brian in his room on the oil rig. He works a 2 week shifts, 12 hours a day. Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
Kung Fu Brian working on an off shore oil rig. Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
Roughneck getting ready for his shift on the oil rig. Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Natural Gas Drilling
Untouched high elevation Sage brush, hardwood forest in Pinedale, Wyoming. Published: November/December 2008
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
Roughneck's working on the off shore oil rig. Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
An overview of an off shore oil drilling rig on the frozen artic ocean at sunrise. Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Natural Gas Drilling
The bottom part of the natural gas drilling rig. Published: November/December 2008
Natural Gas Drilling
Cory France is an employee for Halliburton who became sick on the job. While in and out of the hospital for a couple of months he was fired with no explanation. Halliburton did not pay his hospital bills, and he received no severance pay. Published: November/December 2008
Natural Gas Drilling
The environmental impact of natural gas drilling in Pinedale, Wyoming. This environmentally sensitive area is home to threatend species protected by the Fish and WIldlife Service. Published: November/December 2008
Natural Gas Drilling
A western Colorado resident who lives near natural gas drilling. She has respiratory ailments and have hummingbirds with tumors on the side of their heads feeding regularly off her back deck. Published: November/December 2008
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
The frozen bottom part of the oil rig in the middle of the night. Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Natural Gas Drilling
An above ground natural gas pipeline in Pinedale, Wyoming. Published: November/December 2008
Alaska Off Shore Oil Drilling
An Oil rig worker, referred to as a 'roughneck' outside during 60 degree below zero weather with the wind chill. Photograph taken at sunrise Above the Arctic Circle off the coast of Alaska's North Slope in the Beaufort Sea is Oooguruk Island, where the Trans-Alaska Pipeline starts. The 6 acre man-made island is the site of an oil rig, which runs 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Douglas McMeekin founded the Yachana Foundation
Kentucky native Douglas McMeekin founded the Yachana Foundation to help promote education among indigenous people of the Amazon.
Deutsche Bank whistleblower Eric Ben-Artzi
Deutsche Bank whistleblower Eric Ben-Artzi.