Isle of Dogs by Jeremy Gumener (A’19)

by tuftsigl
Isle of Dogs by Jeremy Gumener (A’19) Jul 10

There are approximately 300,000 stray dogs and over one million cats roaming the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico. Most homeless or abandoned animals brought to shelters on the island are euthanized because of overpopulation.

After Hurricane Maria, many animal shelters closed. Before traveling to Puerto Rico, I read stories that stray dogs were tossed over fences, tied to gates and even left with $20 bills under their collars. Some dog-owners who left the island permanently locked their dogs inside their homes and never came back. Some dogs lived in cages on shelters’ roofs because there was no room inside. With many clinics also closed, animal rights activists predicted that there would be a jump in the number of puppies due to the interruption in spay and neuter operations.

Supermarkets that used to donate leftover food had permanently closed after the Hurricane. Keeping abandoned animals alive became increasingly expensive.

Jul 03

Documenting the Impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by Sofie Hecht (A'18)

by heatherbarry

San Juan, Puerto Rico was the destination for this year’s summer workshop and the last activity of the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice, which is now concluding its eight years of educating visual journalists and storytellers at the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership.

Jun 21

PNDP: Energy Resilience in Puerto Rico By Cody Eaton (A'19)

by tuftsigl

As a participant in the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice (PNDP) this past spring, I’ve come to learn that headlines only capture a fraction of reality, and thus it is important to amplify what plays out in their shadows.

Aug 28

PNDP Student at Johannesburg’s Mail and Guardian by Anthony Schultz

by tuftsigl

I’ve been in Johannesburg for almost three months now, working for the Mail & Guardian media house as a documentary photography fellow. Working for the Mail & Guardian has entailed creating visuals for the coverage of daily news stories in addition to pursuing stories of personal interest in and around Johannesburg.

Aug 17

Chipping Away at Marble by Alyssa Rivas

by tuftsigl

The past month and a half I have been working as a photojournalist for the South African newspaper, Mail&Guardian – an internship I got through the IGL’s Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice and its director Gary Knight -- as well as pursuing personal photographic/videographic projects.

Jul 19

The secret lives of California border families by Dexter Eichhorst. Part 1: Obstacles

by tuftsigl

Going into this experience, I knew I would face many challenges in the creation of this documentary project; I had been a student in the IGL’s Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice fall class, and throughout the planning and budgeting process, I had had time to prepare mentally and hypothetically for much of the seemingly ine

Sep 26

Students Journalists Investigate Rajasthan Free Medicine Scheme By Sophia Grogan

by tuftsigl

Over the summer, students in the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice participated in a two-week workshop looking at the Free Medicine Scheme (RFMS) in Rajasthan, India.

Jan 28

PNDP Exhibition Opening: "More than Pain: Documenting Palliative Care in Kenya"

by tuftsigl

An opening reception was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 for the exhibition "More than Pain: Documenting Palliative Care in Kenya" in the Slater Concourse Gallery.

Dec 30

PNDP Course Fall 2015

by jessiewallner

This fall's PNDP course ended the semester by creating and presenting a story from their work to children at Bright Horizons (formerly Tufts Educational Day Care Center).  The stories ranged from "space aliens" in Providence to the life of a tow truck, told in photos and words.

Nov 20

VII Perspectives: Migration Workshop

by jessiewallner

On 14-15 Nov, IGL along with the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice and the ExCollege hosted VII Photo Agency at Tufts at the weekend for a seminar built around the photography of the current migration crisis in Europe.

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