Category Archives: May 2015 – 1
Cannes Film Festival: Then and Now
Rohingya Boat People
Photos by Binsar Bakkara More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore in different parts of Southeast Asia on Friday, becoming the latest migrants to slip into countries that have made it clear they are not welcome.
May 14, 2015
Cairo Subway Thrives Beneath the Chaos
Photos by Heba Elkholy Far below the gridlocked streets of Egypt’s capital, a virtual second city thrives.
May 13, 2015
May 12, 2015
Skid Row Karaoke
Photos by Jae C. Hong Darkness is falling on another long, depressing night in one of America’s most marginal neighborhoods.
May 11, 2015
The Faces of Afghan Refugee Mothers
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen Last year, in honor of Mother’s Day, TIME LightBox asked Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen to photograph Afghan refugee mothers in Pakistan, and to find out what it is like to be a mother under these difficult circumstances.
May 8, 2015
May 7, 2015
Outsized Risks Face Peru’s Expendable Cocaine Couriers
Photos by Rodrigo Abd He slides two T-shirts, shorts, canned tuna, toasted corn and boiled potatoes into the rucksack atop 11 pounds of semi-refined cocaine. In a side pocket, a .38-caliber Chinese pistol.
May 6, 2015
World in Review
World in Review is a collection of five photo galleries curated by Associated Press photo editors from each region of the world: Asia, Europe and Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States.
New Orleans Skywriter
Photos by Gerald Herbert High above New Orleans, a small plane rolled in tight barrels, trailing smoke to create inspirational messages: smiley faces, peace signs, hearts and words like “jazz,” ”amen” and — in a true testament of flying ability — “transform.”
Over the last few weeks, we have gathered a selection of some of our favorite sports moments captured by AP photographers.
May 5, 2015
Greece The Bailout Years
Photos and Text by Petros Giannakouris Coming home to Greece was always a relief after covering war and upheaval abroad. The danger and the adventure were over. A crisis at home feels very different.
May 4, 2015
Britain’s New Princess Named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Britain’s newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — seen as a tribute to Prince William’s parents and grandmother.
Egyptian Doorman Makes a Rare Trip Home
Photos by Hiro Komae Salama Osman’s day begins before the tenants of his Cairo apartment building wake and ends only after the last returns home at night, a work week without weekends. Except this week.
Burundi’s Political Tension
Photos by Jerome Delay About 500 students spent the night outside the U.S. Embassy in Burundi’s capital, asking the U.S. for protection as street protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term went into went into their sixth day.
May 1, 2015
May Day Around the World
Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day. Most events were peaceful protests for workers’ rights and world peace. But May 1 regularly sees clashes between police and militant groups in some cities.
Worldview: Sudan Daily Life
For this installment of Worldview: Daily Life, we focus on Sudan.
Abandoned Prison in Ecuador Bears Signs of Past
Photos by Dolores Ochoa Its cold walls are marked with words and colored murals, written and drawn over 139 years by prisoners ranging from chicken thieves to politicians. Rich and poor, good and bad, innocent and guilty, inmates used the walls to record their days living in this human storage facility known as the Garcia MorenoContinue reading “Abandoned Prison in Ecuador Bears Signs of Past”