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Worldly Explorations

Down in a Hole
As a fellow of the Johns Hopkins-affiliated International Reporting Project, David Rochkind's task was to travel to a foreign country and tell a story about an underreported issue or group. Rochkind, whose photos accompany our cover story, "The World, in Eight Weeks," chose South African gold miners, many of them dying from tuberculosis because of the perils of their occupation. A photojournalist whose work has been featured in Newsweek and The New York Times, Rochkind says, "I'm interested in industry and how it holds power over those who are economically dependent on it. Pictures, at their best, are both powerful and accessible and make us feel close to what we are seeing."

Drawing on Energy
Artfully illustrating an abstraction might seem incongruous enough to conjure up Miles Davis' line about how writing about music resembles dancing about architecture. But Montreal-based artist Christiane Beauregard, who illustrated Charles Doran's essay, "Facing the Oil Problem," on what an energy future might look like, says it's the kind of task she lives for. "I really enjoy the process of creating a visual concept that will translate text into an image a reader can relate to," says Beauregard, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London, and The Washington Post. Doran's piece, she adds, "inspired me." — MA

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