Photographers' Blog

The “Western White House”

September 5, 2008


Every year since he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush has taken a summer vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, a small town that has come to identify itself as the “Western White House.” This year was different, though. Only once during his 13-day vacation in Crawford did Bush appear before the news media and only once did he use Texas as a base to make a daytrip. The president was rarely seen, even though his name and face is everywhere in town. Crawford brimmed with White House personnel, Secret Service agents and members of the media even as Bush remained out of sight.

Warrior dance: Audio slideshow

August 14, 2008

A traditional Masaai dance is seen through the eyes of photographer Antony Njuguna.

Snakes alive: Audio slideshow

August 11, 2008

In this arid river valley in southeastern Alberta, Adam Martinson is trying to find out why rattlesnakes cross the road.

Circus Smirkus – Audio slideshow

August 11, 2008

Brian Snyder takes us behind the scenes of the Circus Smirkus camp in Vermont.

A royal cremation

July 30, 2008

Photographer Beawiharta gives us an intimate look at a cremation ceremony for three members of the royal family of Ubud, on Indonesia’s island of Bali.

The tragedy of famine

July 17, 2008

Africa Chief Photographer Radu Sigheti shows us some truly moving images depicting a family tragedy brought on by the famine in Ethiopia.

Harley-Davidson Museum opens

July 15, 2008

Photographer Finbarr O’Reilly takes us inside the opening of the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee.

Riding the chuckwagon: Audio slideshow

July 10, 2008

Photographer Todd Korol provides an insight into the life of Chuckwagon drivers at the Calgary Stampede, an invite only rodeo that attracts some of the world’s best riders.

Aftermath of a quake: Audio slideshow

June 16, 2008

A showcase of David’s Gray images of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake are set to music in this audio slideshow.