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    Portraits of the victims of the siege on School No 1. The gym is now a makeshift memorial. (Photo by Diana Markosian) Alex Badoyev, 17 stands in the room where his father was shot and killed. Badoyev and his parents were among the hostages taken that day. (Photo by Diana Markosian) Aslan Shavlakhov. 1998-2004. A blood stained undershirt found after the attack. (Photo by Diana Markosian)

    Beslan School Siege, 10 Years Later

    On Sept. 1, 2004, 1,200 students were taken hostage during a back-to-school event in Beslan, North Ossetia, a Russian republic. Two days later, about 330 hostages were dead, more than half of them children. Reportage photographer Diana Markosian visited Beslan in advance of the anniversary and her resulting photographs - of survivors, the school and the graves of the dead - were published in Time Lightbox over the weekend, accompanied by an essay by Katya Cengel.

    "Beslan is considered one of the conflict’s greatest travesties against the innocent," writes Cengel. "But a decade later the world has moved on. Residents of this little North Caucasus town have not, partly because important questions remain unanswered: How many terrorists escaped? What caused the explosion that lead to the storming of the school?"

    See the feature on Time Lightbox.

    (Photos by Diana Markosian)

    A photo from Oman by Instagram user @oleelfephoto, chosen for our #ReportageSpotlight roundup.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in #ReportageSpotlight this week, especially the following Instagrammers whose images we selected. From left to right: @ravimishraindia, @benjaminrutherford, @jeffrey_bright, @manuthomas (via @everydaymumbai), @oleelfephoto, @runnings87, @ndymoto, @alliakarumbi and @peroledahlsrud. Each week we highlight our favorite pictures from our Instagram followers. You can participate by adding the hashtag #ReportageSpotlight to your best photos every week. Full terms & conditions of #ReportageSpotlight can be found here: bit.ly/1fATOK9.

    'Racism has long been part of American history. Undeniably powerful and disturbing images of swastikas, Klansmen and flaming crosses are immensely associated with the term. Since the civil-rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s, many people prefer to believe racism no longer exists. Yet, it is still alive and functioning in this country. Today, with the goal of becoming part of the American mainstream, the racist movement operates through both subtle and transparent practices to recruit new believers from among America's youth.'

    -David S. Holloway, who won a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2005 for his project documenting white nationalism in the US.

    2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

    This project is more correctly a response to changes in the American social landscape: the return of thousands of soldiers from Afghanistan, the rise in suicides among military personnel, in the numbers of homeless vets, jobless vets, veterans being sent to prison. I have no choice but to do this, what with one violent attack on a population invariably leading to others, one killing leading to myriad killings, one isolated war evolving into global war, with apathy and silence leading the way.’

    In 2008, renowned photographer Eugene Richards received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography for ‘War is Personal,’ his project examining the effects of the Iraq War on veterans and their families. After publishing a book of the work, he again applied for the grant in 2013, and received it. See Richards speak about the grant and War is Personal in this video.

    2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

    The drag-queen wrestler Saúl Armendáriz, who goes by the name Cassandro, at a Lucha VaVoom show, in Los Angeles, Calif. “You know who I fight in the ring? Cassandro. The guy who needs to be famous. Your ego is not your amigo. It’s Saúl against Cassandro up there.”

    Reportage contributor Katie Orlinsky recently spent time photographing Cassandro for this week’s New Yorker, accompanying a profile by William Finnegan. You can see more of Cassandro in and outside the ring in a short documentary, “Cassandro’s Big Fight,” shot by Katie and produced by the New Yorker and Reel Peak films.

    (Photo by Katie Orlinsky for the New Yorker)

    'The city is not markedly divided into ‘French’ or ‘Arab’ neighborhoods. It is more of a ‘rich-poor’ divide. But the high concentration of Arab families in the poorer northern quartiers [quarters] of Marseille is clearly evident. The schools are perfect examples that depict this ‘north-south’ or ‘Arab-French’ divide. Children of Muslim families are concentrated in schools in the Northern working-class quartiers of Marseille.'

    -Bharat Choudhary, who won a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2012 to examine the roots of ‘Islamophobia’ in Marseille, France.

    2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

     

    'My quest following the e-waste trail began by accident while standing over the cliffs looking at the icebergs in Uummannaq, Greenland, in November 2010. I could see the results of our modern day throw-away society, discarded junk: computers, dish washers, washing machines, televisions, stereos, office supplies, toilets, trucks, cars…The amount of e-waste we generate is unfathomable, and has resulted in ecological devastation, destroying millions of families, who must harvest whatever is salvageable at great risk to their lives.'

    -Photographer Stanley Greene, who was awarded a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2011 for his project following the trail of electronic trash that is creating by modern technology.

    2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

    I came to realize that the majority of the gang members, girls and boys, were often sexually abused in their childhood. Knowing this truth allows us to understand their aggressive behavior and the abuses they commit…To understand does not mean to justify, but having this knowledge can allow us to better fight the root causes.’ 

    -Miquel Dewever-Plana, who was awarded a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2010 for his work documenting Guatemala’s ‘Other War.’

    2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

    A woman stands in Khalid Nabi cemetery in Golestan, Iran, in this photo from Instagrammer Nima Deimary. It was one of our nine favorite images by our Instagram followers in this week’s #ReportageSpotlight roundup. See our @GettyReportage account for more.

    'I was able to share pivotal moments with these women, including Kayla, as she turned 21. She was the original Upstate Girl, whose labor and delivery I captured when she was 14. Her now 6 year-old son, De Anthony, was just suspended from kindergarten and diagnosed with ADHD, OCD and separation anxiety.

    I continue to report on this group of young women in Troy, whose lives have become linked by love and blood and law and class, as revelations about the agency of their bonds unfold with each passing birthday.’

    -Brenda Ann Kenneally, who received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2009 for her long-term project ‘Upstate Girls,’ which documents the lives of young women in the post-industrial city of Troy, New York.

    2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

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