Jonah Markowitz (b. 1986) is a Skidmore College athlete and business major turned visual storyteller and a Brooklyn raised Jew who loves all things pork. He currently works as a freelance photographer and cinematographer. Jonah focuses on the power of narrative within visual journalism with the intention of bringing communities together. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Work has brought Jonah around the world but he still lives in Brooklyn, and still loves pork.
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B&H workers for Al Jazeera America
Jorge Lora, 36. Jorge Lora, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic lives with his wife and their two children in the Bronx. Everyday he leaves for work while is he family is sleeping only to get home and find them all in bed again. “It’s time for us to ask for some time that we could spend with our families because the most important thing is the family”. He adds that money “means mean nothing if we lose our families.”
Princess to Queen
Tabassum (25) and her mother (L) paid a sizable dowry of cash, jewelry, and 2 suits at time of marriage. Despite the dowry her husband and his family repeatedly abused her for continuing dowry payments and for giving birth only to girls. Her husband re-married and had a third daughter.