This photo, titled Homestead is by Rustina Mullins from her series Appalachia Lens.

We can learn so much about a place and its people from just one photograph.  Images can be more powerful and evocative than the words that accompany them. Currently, CoLab Radio is collecting photo essays from bloggers around the globe.  Please email us at if you would like to contribute your images to the blog. View some of the best pictures from previous posts.

Current photography series include:

Street Scenes of Istanbul by Linda Ciesielski

Food Economy Portraits by John Cropper

Snapshots from Nepal by Claudine Emeott

Sebastiao’s Photo Journal by Sebastiao Ferreira

Street Chairs by Aditi Mehta 

Appalachia Lens by Rustina Mullins