Panos Pictures and ARTstor have collaborated to share more than 30,000 images of contemporary global affairs in the Digital Library. Panos specializes in documenting critical social issues as well as stories beyond the contemporary media landscape. Urban development in Turkey, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, records of extinct and endangered species at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, a barbershop in Nigeria, and Charlie Chaplin impersonators in India are among the thousands of compelling places and people now discoverable via ARTstor. The Panos Profile includes more than twenty photographers working in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Dozens of additional photographers comprise the Panos network to create one of the most comprehensive visual records of international contemporary life. Images documenting urban and rural communities, landscape and the built environment, peace and conflict tell the story of the ties between globalized and regional life.
For over twenty years, Panos Pictures has been working with the commercial and nonprofit sectors, actively using photography to campaign and communicate through a range of media to new and diverse audiences. Recognizing that photography is more than pictures on a page, Panos has engaged in all forms of visual communication, producing exhibitions, multimedia, and video, as well as long-term documentary projects. Panos photographers seek out stories that matter and bring an unparalleled understanding and awareness of the sensitivities and ethical dimensions of the issues and areas they document.