Molly Strohl’s wonderful surreal photographs

Minimum wage workers protest nationwide, pleading for hikes at federal, state and local levels. Businesses fear potential harm from such a mandate, predicting layoffs and higher prices. In Chicago, some aldermen sought a $15 minimum; a city panel held hearings and proposed $13 by 2018, a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel has embraced. In Illinois, the debate goes to voters on the Nov. 4 ballot with a nonbinding referendum seeking support for a hike to $10 from $8.25 per hour. As the issue comes to a head, the Chicago Sun-Times talks to area low-wage workers and small business owners. In a series of stories in coming months, we bring you their stories.


Wanbli Kokipapi (aka Afraid Of Eagle) the husband of Comes Out First and Bad Tempered - Hunkpapa - 1896


Wanbli Kokipapi (aka Afraid Of Eagle) the husband of Comes Out First and Bad Tempered - Hunkpapa - 1896

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Work by Akos Major from ‘Leisure Project’ Landscapes of summer holidays, Wadden Sea, Germany 2014

Namanja Zdravkovic, photographs of Serbian refugees at a camp in Belgrade.
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For Nadav Kandar’s prize winning “Yangtze, the Long River,” the photographer spent 3 years traveling its edges and captured just a small portion of the people living on its banks, whose numbers total more than the population of the United States at 450 million!

Browse through (both amateur and pro) winners and honorable mentions of Smithsonian’s Wilderness Forever photo contest to commemorate 50 years of the Wilderness Act.

Lisa DeLillo created these images for her ‘Before the Echo’ series with fire, fireworks, smoke and other materials.


In 2006, Tokyo-based photographer Asako Shimizu was finally able to fulfill her dream of traveling to Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. There, inspired by the spectacular image of the seemingly endless horizon, as well as her relationship with the Earth, Shimizu captured a series of stunning photographs titled On Her Skin.

Susanna Manjuri of Helsinki, Finland

Giorgio Barrera ‘Through the Window’

Ian C. Bates ‘Meadowlark’ series-

"The steady breeze floats throughout the prairie lands stretching from one end of North Dakota to the other. Vast flat land, rolling hills and treacherous badlands are speckled with the occasional sleepy small town. Antelope prance across wheat fields as the Meadowlark fly from one fence post to another. Farms occupy most of this northern state which is now being overrun by oil fields, trucks and trains. As the least visited state in the United States, North Dakota stays silent, day and night. This project explores the areas of North Dakota not overrun by the oil business as it moves in, closer and closer."

Hugh Magnum, photographer who rejected racism in the American South at the turn of the 20th century.

Manuel Cosentino’s ‘Behind a Little House,’ with a teeny house and the ever expansive sky.