An elder stands with the symbol for Native American protest during a prayer near one of the construction sites at the Dakota Access Pipeline. @marcmcandrews photographed Sacred Ground during the major protests. In November it’s Native American Heritage Month #nativeamerican#nativeamericanheritagemonth#standingrock#sioux
Simon Norfolk ( @simonnorfolkstudio ) photographed the Greek town of Aspropyrgos where they have migration, tribalism, drug-smuggling and nationalism. Essentially, an entire continent’s problems reverberating in this town. Simon made a feature for @1843mag #Aspropyrgos#greece#storytelling
Lac de Moiry—Switzerland
Sometimes the protective structures become tourist sites in their own regards, complete with visitor centers, restaurants, and parking lots. This is hardly surprising due to their impressive appearance.
Image from @claudiusschulze feature State of Nature
Neeltje Jans—The Netherlands
In the middle of the Oosterscheldedam, the artificial island of Neeltje Jans was built to facilitate the construction of the dam. Many of the lagoons created in Zeeland by the coastal defenses are now used for oyster and mussel farming.
Just south of the town stood the medieval Mårup church, which was built one kilometer from the coast but had to be abandoned and dismantled in 2008 as it was about to be washed away. On the average around 1.5 meters are lost to the sea every year.
Dennis Howard Marks (13 August 1945 – 10 April 2016) was a Welsh drug smuggler and author who achieved notoriety as an international cannabis smuggler through high-profile court cases. At his peak he claimed to have been smuggling consignments of the drug as large as 30 tons and was connected with groups as diverse as the CIA, the IRA, MI6, and the Mafia. He was eventually convicted by the American Drug Enforcement Administration and handed a 25-year sentence to be served at Terre Haute; he was released in April 1995 after serving seven years. Though he had up to 43 different aliases, he became known as "Mr Nice" after he bought a passport from convicted murderer Donald Nice.After his release from prison, he published a best-selling autobiography, Mr Nice, and campaigned publicly for changes in drugs legislation. @jude_edginton
The myth of the North is tied to its unique geography – a territory vast, sparsely populated, fragile and sublime. Yet, with an estimated quarter of the world’s undiscovered energy resources and one of the most dramatically changing climatological conditions, the Arctic has become a site of significant economic and development speculation. The sensitivity of this context, and the urgency with which it must be addressed cannot be overstated. However, there is little evidence of a holistic vision of development in the North beyond economic efficiency and expediency. This series attempts to document this complex region, and exhibit the complexities of modern development with traditional living patterns and fragile ecosystems, and cultivate a supportive dialogue for everyone involved. #arctic