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All Photographs by Markel Redondo

Kidnapping Central American migrants who cross Mexico on their way north is one of the latest rackets of organized-crime groups.


Men check a map at a shelter in Arriaga, Chiapas. Migrants crossing through Mexico on their way north now have to worry about the latest racket of Mexican-organized crime groups: kidnapping.


Neighbors and relatives mourn the husband of Marlene, center. He was killed in a brutal August 2010 attack by the criminal group Zetas.


Migrants deported from Mexico wait in line for food at the border between Honduras and Guatemala. The victims, almost always headed to the U.S., are targeted by gangs who often use them as ransom, forcibly recruit as workers, or sell them into the sex trade.


Migrants sleep next to the train tracks in Palenque, Chiapas.


A migrant rests on a train car in Palenque.


Yamileth, center, said she left Honduras due to spousal abuse. After weeks traveling from Honduras toward the U.S. she suffered an accident.


She lost her leg in the accident, while trying to catch a train in Lecheria, Mexico, on her way from Honduras to the U.S.


Migrants riding on a northbound train receive food from residents of La Patrona, a small nearby village.


Women from La Patrona have for more than a decade provided food and water to migrants as they pass through the town on northbound trains.


People cross the Suchiate River on a raft. Many migrants cross this river, which separates Guatemala and Mexico, on their way to the U.S.


A migrant exercises at a shelter in Chiapas. An estimated 500,000 migrants from Central America cross Mexico every year.


A migrant prays at a church in Altar, near the U.S.-Mexican border.


A migrant sleeps on a train in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.


Jose Castro, from Honduras, walks across the ‘arrocera’ in Chiapas, an area where migrants are often robbed and attacked by criminals. Just this year, more than 4,000 immigrants have been rescued by Mexican security forces from their captors.

All Photographs by Markel Redondo

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Around the world, the LGBT community celebrates in environments ranging from welcoming to tolerant to violently hostile. Many cities stage gay pride parades on or around June 28, the anniversary of New York's Stonewall Inn uprising in 1969 -- what many consider the beginning of the gay rights movement. New York enjoyed its parade this year on June 26, a celebration given added spirit with the legalization of gay marriage in New York state two days earlier. Some communities in the world still meet with resistance, with activists assaulted and arrested in Russian cities, and an Indian health minister describing homosexuality as a "disease" three days after the New Delhi pride parade on July 2. Collected here are photographs of people celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered pride around the world.

The Big Picture offers special thanks to Charles Meacham for making his photographs available. -- Lane Turner (43 photos total)


People take part in the gay pride parade on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul on June 26, 2011. (Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images)

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Their homelands are torn by war, economic distress, political strife, or environmental collapse. They choose to leave, or have no choice. They're called migrants, refugees, or internally displaced people. The labels are inadequate as often circumstances could allow all three descriptions, or some combination of them. Once in their new countries, they face difficult transitions, discrimination, or outright hostility. Host countries are burdened with the economic and political repercussions of the arrivals, while home nations are sometimes saddled with a "brain drain" of their most important human resources. Immigration is a hot-button issue in the American presidential race, and a wave of new arrivals from Libya to Italy has left the European Union struggling with decisions over the Schengen policy of borderless travel between member nations. Gathered here are images of some of the estimated 214 million people worldwide in the process of redefining what "home" means to them. -- Lane Turner (47 photos total)
Rescuers help people in the sea after a boat carrying some 250 migrants crashed into rocks as they tried to enter the port of Pantelleria, an island off the southern coast of Italy, on April 13. Italy is struggling to cope with a mass influx of immigrants from north Africa, many of whom risk their lives by sailing across the often stormy Meditteranean in makeshift vessels. (Francesco Malavolta/AFP/Getty Images)

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Paolo Pellegrin in Libya for the New York Times Magazine…

Features and Essays - Paolo Pellegrin: Scenes from the Libyan Exodus (NYT Magazine: March 2011)

Sunday Herald (Scotland) picture editor Ross Gilmore kindly sent a link to a Libya slideshow he had put on the newspaper’s website… Several brilliant photos by John Moore (see below), Marco Longari, et al….

Features and Essays - Sunday Herald: Libya (various photographer: Libya (Sunday Herald: March 2011)

Articles - Guardian Eyewitness: Emilio Morenatti: Migrant workers on the Tunisia-Libya border (Guardian: March 2011)

Guardian: Protests in Benghazi, eastern Libya (Guardian: March 2011) Protesters mass together under the pre-Gaddafi Libyan flag in the court square after Friday prayers in Benghazi, which has become the capital of the rebel movement

Dictator chic… Vanity Fair: Colonel Qaddafi—A Life in Fashion (VF: 2009)

Michael Christopher Brown doing Hipstas in Libya…

Features and Essays – Michael Christopher Brown: Libya (Photographer’s website: March 2011)

Don’t remember having seen Kosuke Okahara’s work in colour before…

Features and Essays - Kosuke Okahara:  Refugees at Libya’s borders with Tunisia (Russian Reporter: March 2011)

Kozyrev….

Updated TIME gallery with Yuri Kozyrev’s Libya work

NYT have continued to update their’s also… The below Lynsey Addario photo from 8 March really stuck in my mind…

Updated New York Times Libya gallery, up to 248 photos when I’m writing this

Nicole Tung in Libya, covering her first war, on BagNewsNotes…

Features and Essays – Nicole Tung: Eastern Libya (BNN: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Gabriele Stabile, Andy Rocchelli: Tunisian-Libyan Border (Cesuralab: March 2011)

InterviewsTyler Hicks In the Thick of Libya’s Brutal Fighting (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Zed Nelson had the Guardian Weekend cover today with 24 photos over 10 pages inside….

Features and Essays - Zed Nelson: Disappearing Tribes (Guardian: March 2011) Zed Nelson’s photographs capture the human face behind disappearing Britain – the war veterans, the miners, the boxers and the fishermen. Blake Morrison reflects on the price of progress

Features and Essays - Patrick Zachmann: Chinese Journal (Magnum: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Anastasia Taylor-Lind: The Return of the Female Cossacks (Marie Claire: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Sean Smith: Gang violence in Caracas (Guardian: March 2011) Gang warfare killed 14,000 people last year alone in Caracas. Sean Smith documents the violence that plagues the slums of Venezuela’s capital. Warning: Contains distressing images

Features and Essays - Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet: Tunupa’s Tears (Panos: March 2011) Bolivia

Features and Essays - Michael Webster: Brooklyn Carnival (Burn: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Finbarr O’Reilly: Looking Through Afghanistan’s Closed Doors (NYT Lens: March 2011)

Features and Essays - Chris Gregory: The Well: Covering Capitol Hill (Chris Gregory Vimeo: March 2011) Gregory’s website

Features and Essays -  Majid Saeedi: Deadly legacy: Afghan landmine victims in portraits (TIME: March 2011)

Features and Essays – Emily Bunt: Beloved (Foto8: March 2011) Bunt’s website

Features and Essays - Alex Masi: Buddhas of Bamiyan (BBC: March 2011)

InterviewsElizabeth Biondi (lalettredelaphotographie.com: March 2011)

Interviews - Alec Soth (Photocrew.com: March 2011)

InterviewsAlex Prager in conversation with Yancey Richardson (Aperture Foundation Vimeo: 2011)

Interviews and TalksJoel Meyerowitz (BJP: March 2011)

InterviewsMartin Brink (Ubranautica: 2011)

EventsChris Steele-Perkins Photovoice talk in London on Monday 14th March.

Grants MF Announces Funds for New Independent Documentary Photography Projects (Magnum Emergency Foundation Emergency Fund)

Articles – Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Andy Wong (Guardian: March 2011) Beijing-based Associated Press photographer Andy Wong captures daily life in the Chinese capital

Articles – Guardian: Featured photojournalist: Rodrigo Abd (Guardian: March 2011) The Guatemala-based, award-winning Associated Press photographer joins the world’s biggest party as Rio de Janeiro celebrates carnival

Articles – PDN: Tax Rule Changes and Tips That Will Save You Money on Your 2010 Returns (PDN: March 2011)

Videos - Pieter Hugo:  Spoek Mathambo music video (Dazed and Confused: March 2011)

Articles / Tutorials and Tips – Lightstalkers: Insurance for freelancers working in conflict zones (LS: 2011)

Photographers - Andrew Moore

Photographers - Tom Jamieson

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FestivalsGuatePhoto : The inaugural GuatePhoto festival (July 6 – 31, 2010) co-produced by La Fototeca and Foto Visura will celebrate both contemporary photography and a panoramic overview of photography in the Guatemalan scene. The goal is to document contemporary photography, to promote local talent and deliver the international community with an opportunity to exchange ideas and new trends in photography. GuatePhoto will take place in the Museum of Modern Art Carlos Merida of Guatemala

Really looking forward to seeing Restrepo

! Interviews - Tim Hetherington talks about his documentary Restrepo (NPR: June 2010)

Articles – NYT: Battle Company: Loving Life, Making War (NYT: June 2010) New York Times review on Restrepo | Trailer

InterviewsBruno Stevens [part 2] (Leica blog: June 2010)

Articles – BJP: Self Publish, Be Smart (BJP: June 2010)

Features and Essays – Kim Badawi: Faerie Land (Reportage by Getty Images: June 2010)

FestivalsSpecial call for submissions from Asian Women Photographers for Angkor Photo Festival : Deadline 31 August 2010

Grants2010 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project : Deadline 15 September 2010

TutorialsAdobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Learning Center

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