Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Szecsen to Count Berchtold, 27 July 1914

On 27 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to France, Nikolaus Count Szecsen (pictured with his family), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, one of the key documents of the July Crisis, he describes French fears of the escalation of the conflict into a World […]

U.N. weather agency says 2015 already the hottest year on record, smashing the record set last year

WASHINGTON — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth’s wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday. The U.N. weather agency’s early bird report on 2015 says it is the hottest year on record, surpassing last year’s record heat. It made the…

“I’m scared for my people”: Minneapolis Black Lives Matter activists on what terrifies them most

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists have demonstrated outside the Fourth Precinct police station in North Minneapolis since Jamar Clark, 24, was shot by an officer on November 15. On November 23, five protesters were shot near the demonstration. The following day, I photographed demonstrators and asked them all one question: What are you afraid of? […]