Category Archives: March 2015 – 2
Mid-Atlantic Duckpin Bowling Keeps Its Roots
Photos By Patrick Semansky The pins and balls in duckpin bowling aren’t as forgiving to beginners as the larger, heavier 10-pin bowling, but according to competitor Jerry Middleton it is what keeps him coming back to Shenandoah Bowling Lanes.
For Israeli Teens, Military is Rite of Passage
Photos by Oded Balilty Israeli high school seniors have more on their minds than prom and final exams.
March 30, 2015
Worldview: Palestine Daily Life
For this installment of Worldview: Daily Life, we focus on Palestine.
Horsemen Chase Thrill of the Hunt, Scent of a Fox
Photos by Patrick Semansky A hound’s howl breaks through the cold rainfall. Dozens more hounds emerge from a stand of trees and bound across a field in search of a fox’s scent.
March 27, 2015
Over the last few weeks, we have gathered a selection of some of our favorite sports moments captured by AP photographers.
March 26, 2015
For African Migrants, Trek to Europe Brings Risk, Heartbreak
Photos & Video by Dalton Bennett This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began.
Close Up: Photographer Jae C. Hong
Jae C. Hong is a staff photographer at the Associated Press currently based in Los Angeles. Hong first joined the AP as a photo intern and was hired full time to cover Las Vegas shortly after completing his summer internship.
Illegal Logging, Fear Haunt Remote Peru Village
Photos by Martin Mejia Illegal logging persists unabated in this remote Amazon community where four indigenous leaders who resisted it were slain in September, and the fear remains palpable.
AP Monthly Staff Photo Contest
Each month, The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding photo coverage while on assignment.
March 25, 2015
Tourists Enjoy South America’s Iguazu Falls
Photos by Jorge Saenz From above, the Iguazu Falls resemble a massive hole punched in a river and surrounded by jungle.
March 24, 2015
Daily Life Roundup
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A man lights a controlled fire in a pasture near Lawrence, Kansas, a Pakistani girl crosses a stream in a suburb of Islamabad, and a fisherman throws his line under a bridge during a foggy morning in Lisbon.
March 23, 2015
Russia’s Nenets Celebrate Reindeer Herders’ Day
Photos by Dmitry Lovetsky It’s a holiday celebrated annually in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic.
Victoria Will’s Tintype Portraits
Victoria Will is an award-winning photographer who has garnered wide acclaim for her work in the world of portraiture, advertising and entertainment.
German WWII Compensation to Greece
Photos by Petros Giannakouris The town of Kalavryta, in Western Greece, is now chiefly known as a mountain resort. On December 13, 1943, it was the site of the greatest massacre perpetrated by the occupying German troops in Greece.
March 20, 2015
Antarctica Tourists: Be Prepared for the Wild and Unexpected
Photos by Natacha Pisarenko They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs.
Ring of Light: Total Solar Eclipse
For the best view of the solar spectacle of the year, Svalbard eclipsed the Faeroe Islands.
World Water Day
It courses through Bangkok’s bustling canals and the world’s mighty rivers. It is the lifeblood of the desert oasis as well as North America’s Great Lakes.
March 19, 2015
Fishermen Lament Rio’s Dirty Olympic Bay
Photos by Leo Correa The day is still dark when Edmo Rodrigues da Costa sets out in his 20-foot fishing boat, carefully maneuvering around clumps of trash and mounds of putrid sludge in the sewage-infested waters of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay.
March 18, 2015
In 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov left his Voskhod 2 capsule and remained outside the spacecraft for 20 minutes, secured by a tether.
Mexico’s Protected Conservation
Photos by Dario Lopez-Mills Far from the sprawling, all-inclusive resorts of Mexico’s Los Cabos is a part of the Baja California peninsula that few tourists ever see, but should.
Lefteris Pitarakis Appointed AP’s Chief Photographer for Turkey
Lefteris Pitarakis, an Associated Press photojournalist based in London, has been named AP’s chief photographer for Turkey, based in Istanbul.
March 17, 2015
Stranded Sea Lion Pups on California Beaches
Photos by Jae C. Hong The starving sea lion pup was so tiny that it looked like a rock at the base of the seaside cliff until it struggled to raise its head as humans approached.
March 16, 2015
Homegrown, Gourmet Pot on the Rise in Mexico
Photos by Eduardo Verdugo Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff.
Chad Horse Racing
Photos by Jerome Delay This past Sunday, photographer Jerome Delay spent the afternoon at the hippodrome in N’djamena, Chad, covering Chadian jockeys competing in their weekly races.