A photograph from my assignment at Katz’s Delicatessen ended up in the New York Times Week in Pictures. A new first.
Photograph by Tomás Munita
Early this morning, Tomás Munita and Bryan Denton were named the 2013 recipients of the Chris Hondros Fund Awards, offering financial support to photographers who work in the same vein that Hondros did — with empathy, dedication and humility. See more of the winner’s work here.
Pictured: Porters wait for a sack of guano to carry on Guañape Norte Island off the coast of Peru. May 2008.
“The First Taste” by Saatchi & Heckler.
Cinematographer: Hugh Miller
Recent work for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Joan Roberts, 63, in her home in New York, NY. Roberts, who is living off food stamps and in subsidized housing in New York City, is part of a growing trend of students over 60 who have amassed large debt burdens in the process of gambling on a graduate degree. Joan, an artist and educator, attempted to gain an advanced degree at Teacher’s College at Columbia University - she spent six years in the program but didn’t finish due to disagreements with her advisor and committee - to increase her marketability, but now finds herself with over $267,000 in debt.