Photo by @edkashi | A former sugarcane worker, sick with CKDu, at home with his family in Nicaragua in 2015. He now works at home with his family repairing cell phones, and his wife is a local political organizer in their community.
Photo by @CarltonWard | Nusa Lembongan, an island east of Bali, is a magical place where perfect surfing waves break along the reef and locals grow and harvest seaweed in the shallows. In this photo, a man fills baskets with seaweed at sunset before returning to the beach for sorting and drying. For more natural and cultural adventures, follow @CarltonWard. #Bali#Indonesia#sunset@natgeoimagecollection
Photo by @dguttenfelder | The lights of Tokyo reach the foothills of looming Mount Fuji. For National Geographic’s cities-themed issue, I walked the streets of Tokyo, home to more than 37 million people, to photograph one of the most dynamic, safest, and most innovative cities on Earth. For more Tokyo photos and video, please take a look at our story and interactive “Walking Tokyo: A Journey Through The Rich Textures of Japan’s Vibrant, Reinvented Megacity." Link in bio @dguttenfelder
Photo by @lynseyaddario | Women with the Murhesa village committee work in the fields together as part of empowerment activities to help overcome endemic violence in their communities, outside Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 15, 2013. Their empowerment activities include leadership, community education, microcredit activities, including farming, raising animals, sewing, making soap, and local foods, which have helped the women be more independent, more equal members of their community, and more respected in their household.
Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I The “Glacial River Lagoon” (Jökulsárlón in Icelandic) is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. The first settlers arrived in Iceland around 870 C.E., when the edge of the tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier was about 12 miles (20 km) further north than it is today. As glacial retreat has extended its boundaries, the size of the lake has increased fourfold since the 1970s and is reported to be the deepest lake in Iceland at over 815 feet (248m) deep. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudiofor updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. @simonnorfolkstudio#Iceland#Jökulsárlón #Vatnajökull #simonnorfolk#glaciallake#globalwarming
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | An auspicious double rainbow shines down on a forest of chorten (stupa) in Bame. The chorten is an important monument in Tibetan Buddhism that symbolizes the Buddha’s presence. They also may contain relics or even the remains of monks or nuns. For more on Tibetan Buddhism, follow @yamashitaphoto#Sichuan#stupas#Tibetan#Buddhism
Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepare for a night operation on the outskirts of Goma, a border city in the province of North Kivu. Besides the active Nyiragongo Volcano just eight miles to the north, the recent history of Goma has been dominated by the aftermath events of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, beginning with the First and Second Congo Wars and followed by other numerous outbreaks of violence since that have resulted in millions of deaths. This insecurity has, just in North Kivu alone, resulted in the development of well over 100 armed groups.
Photo by @noralorek | Three years ago the area containing the Bidibidi settlement was a forest in northwestern Uganda. Now it’s a makeshift home for a quarter million refugees from South Sudan.
Here markets become lively meeting places after dark. Kennedy Lemmy, a 22-year-old from South Sudan, sells items like bread, diapers, and soda thanks to a national policy that allows refugees to work.
In Uganda, under one of the world’s most progressive policies, those who’ve fled civil war in South Sudan can live, farm, and work freely. Here, Bidibidi’s future is discussed at the highest levels of government and the international community. The goal: To build a livable city out of a refugee camp, one that might endure even if the refugees can return home someday.
Photo by @sarahyltonphoto | A community of hijras, which includes transgender and intersex people, stand with pride outside of the shared colony where they stay as a family in Mumbai. This is a community that is often very private and distrustful of outsiders, but I was welcomed with cold orange soda and an eagerness to collaborate. #Mumbai#India#hijra#genderfluidity