I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku District still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young adults, there’s a kind of street theater, with crowded alleyways serving as catwalks for teenagers peacocking colorful, inventive outfits.
Mattie Smith Colin was a seasoned reporter for the Chicago Defender when the newspaper sent her to cover the return of Emmett Till’s body. The 14-year-old Chicago native, who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta, had been brutally beaten and shot for allegedly whistling at a white woman. An open casket funeral – insisted upon by Till’s mother – followed.
Valter Rege on the roof of his home where he makes his videos for his YouTube channel called “Energia Positiva.” Photo: Vagner Vital/Agência Mural, published with permission
Bonfire at Omizu Okuri festival in Obama, Fukui Prefecture. Photo by Nevin Thompson
Gloria Dallsingh portrays “Glamour Queen” for the band Kallicharan Carnival. Photo by Damian Luk Pat, used with permission.