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Jonas Bendiksen
Norwegian, b. 1977
Featured Essays
Apr 4, 2017
Very much a man’s world during the first thirty years of its existence, NASA began regularly recruiting female personnel during the 1980s. Though the first who took on technical roles at Kennedy Space Center had to face challenges (one recalls being mistaken for a secretary), the environment has completely changed, with women working in many fields, often as team leaders.
Kathy Leuders, program manager... More...
Featured Essays
Nov 2, 2016
(Click here to access the the still images with audio of the subjects singing.)

"All around the world, I’ve had problems explaining my home country of Norway to people. Even if they imagine they know where this small nation is on the map–somewhere near the North Pole, many say–it is often difficult to find well-known Norwegian exports people can relate to. Nobel Peace prizes, fjords, oil exports,... More...
Featured Essays
Sep 21, 2016
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure fortress which houses virtually every single seed known to man. Its mission is to ensure crop diversity and safeguard these seeds from worldwide crises including war, nuclear disaster, and natural catastrophes. It holds more than 860,000 samples of crop diversity.

During one of only two deposits made each year, photographer Jonas Bendiksen was given access... More...
Featured Essays
Sep 1, 2015
Pete Bethune, an extreme eco-warrior from New Zealand, and his team of former special forces soldiers form a highly unusual group of environmental activists. Using the high-tech, high-speed, high-risk tactics of Navy Seals, SAS and other military forces, they attempt to board boats they suspect of fishing illegally, spend weeks in the jungle tracking poachers and conduct electronic surveillance.

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Dec 4, 2012
Myre harbor with the fish feed factory. More...