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Nadia Shira Cohen

Nadia Shira Cohen is a foreign photography correspondent for the New York Times as well as a frequent contributor to National Geographic Brazil and Harper’s.

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River Women of Brazil

Fall 2012 | Reporting

It isn’t surprising that the women of Jararaca and its neighboring communities have turned to selling their bodies for a few liters of fuel; exchanging sex for food, money, and now diesel is something of a dark pastime of the region.

The Lovely Sea

December 28, 2011

A generation ago, a Soviet dam drained the Aral Sea. Can a new dam reclaim it?

The Lovely Sea

December 28, 2011

A generation ago, a Soviet dam drained the Aral Sea. Can a new dam reclaim it?

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A geologist employed by the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation stands amid the mine’s waste-rock rubble. The company has proposed four new open-pit mines, which would generate 200 million tons of waste rock—and bury the nearby village.

Mountains of Gold

Winter 2012 | Reporting

The Rosia Montana mine is one of the oldest mines in the world, but now it threatens to destroy the ancient village it long ago built.

The Lovely Sea

December 28, 2011

A generation ago, a Soviet dam drained the Aral Sea. Can a new dam reclaim it?