Mae Ryan photographs CA facility in which women prisoners live with their children until they’re 7-yrs-old.
All of these photos were taken in prison.
At The Community Prisoner Mother Program in Pomona a select group of low level offenders can live with their young children until the child turns seven years old.
In 2011 and 2012, 233 inmates in California’s prison system gave birth while serving their sentences.
In most cases, the newborns went to live with relatives while the women were in prison, but some women had the opportunity to live with their children behind bars.
Learn more about the last prisoner-baby program in California and how the penal system handles these new mothers on KPCC’s Pregnant In Prison special coverage.
Thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps in Lebanon were weathering a winter storm on Wednesday that brought snow, rain and freezing temperatures to the country.
In northern Arsal, just across the border from Syria, layers of snow sat atop flimsy shelters housing tens of thousands of recently arrived refugees.
The UN refugee agency UNHCR has worked around the clock, partnering in recent days with the Lebanese army, to distribute winter supplies including thermal blankets and money for heaters. (AFP)
(Photos by Mohamed Azakir/REUTERS)
Photograph by Vivian Maier—Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
On view until June 1, 2014 at Jeu de Paume, Paris: Vivian Maier: A Photographic Revelation
With one hundred and twenty black and white silver prints and color derived from the original negatives and slides as well as extracts from super-8 films she realized in the 1960s and 1970s, the exhibition at the Château de Tours by Jeu de Paume, in collaboration with the City of Tours and diChroma photography, is the largest devoted to Vivian Maier in France. This project, developed by John Maloof in collaboration with the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, is a first approach to the work, revealing a unique eye, poetry and humanism.
For more photography events beyond the web in December, visit The Guide on LightBox.
Photograph by (1) Ali Ali—EPA | (2) Mohammed Abed—AFP/Getty Images
These days, it’s close to impossible for a photographer to produce a wholly original image. Everyone is a photographer, and chances are, if you’re taking a photograph of something, someone else is too.
See LightBox’s 2013: An Amazing Year of Déjà Vu gallery featuring over 100 diptych and triptychs that awaken a familiar sense of recognition.
Pope Francis is TIME’s Person of the Year for 2013.
Photograph by Francesco Zizola—NOOR for TIME
Rome-based photographer Francesco Zizola was assigned to cover Pope Francis for TIME’s Person of the Year issue. Over the past month, Zizola captured the humble spirit surrounding the Holy Father as he takes a new direction in the Vatican living out the mission of his namesake.
*english translations to the text are in the caption view of each photo (or here)
Mirman Baheer Association’s members meet every Friday at the last floor of the Ministry of Culture in Kabul. Middle aged women and young girls meet together to read their poems, eat cakes and sip tea. Even these relaxed meetings form part of the cultural struggle that each one of them is fighting every day.
Their poems talk about freedom, love and life, their language is Pashto, the language of the Taliban, a dialect used in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Love is a sensitive issue in Afghanistan, it’s not always clear if the poems talk about spiritual or earthly love, but some of these women have to suffer the consequences of their behaviour outside the traditions.
A girl from Kandahar burnt herself after her mother discovered some of her poems, which revealed too many details about her love.
Despite the old Persian tradition, poetry is always been publicly banned to women.
As members of parliament, radio and TV journalists, doctors, teachers and students, the women of Mirman Baheer Association all come from progressive families. All of them are struggling for women rights and culture, the only means and hope to break the cycle of poverty and wars that ravaged their country since decades. (via 5centsapound)