In cities across the country, stop-and-frisk strategies have gained great currency. They aim to get guns off the street, to glean information and solve crime sprees, and, perhaps above all, to act as a deterrent, by letting criminals and would-be lawbreakers know that they might find themselves getting a pat-down at any given moment. Arguably, the policies have succeeded, helping to cut crime dramatically from New York to Los Angeles. But they have also stirred the loudest and most painful present debate in American criminology: Are young men of color being unfairly—and unconstitutionally—singled out?
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Philip Montgomery brings an important issue, Stop & Frisk, out of the dark (literally and figuratively) for The Atlantic.
A man gets out of his truck in War, West Virginia on February 19, 2014.
Story here: http://america.aljazeera.com/features/2014/3/coal-industry-machineleaveswakedeepandwideinwestvirginia.html
Ian Bates travels where many photographers have before BUT, luckily for us, doesn’t make the same pictures they have. Check it.
If you haven’t already, go out and pick up the latest issue of Harper’s Magazine. Stacey Clarkson, Harper’s Art Director, gives up a massive amount of well-deserved space to this work by Tomas van Houtryve.
Beyond stoked (yes, I know; “stoked” is not much better than saying, “humbled/blessed/etc.”; deal with it!) to have an image chosen for AP30 (American Photography Annual). Excited to be amongst some good friends and great photographers. Many thanks to the jury!And, of course, to the awesome editors at The New York Times who not only gave me the assignment, but also the time and leeway to experiment.