Derrick Z. Jackson

An award-winning columnist for the Op-Ed section, Jackson is a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, a 2-time winner of opinion awards from the Education Writers Association and a 9-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists. He also is known for his nature photography, and his images of Barack Obama have been exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History.

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In Stockholm, a museum for a once-sunken warship

By Derrick Z. Jackson , Globe staff

We thought it would be a way to spend an hour or two before lunch. Six hours later we heard the last call for the gift shop.


Danish way mates bicycles and birds

By Derrick Z. Jackson , Globe staff

As part of its goal of being a carbon-neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen has a bike-commuting goal of 50 percent by 2015.

Derrick Z. Jackson

Fueling a heat and eat rebellion

By Derrick Z. Jackson ,

A GOP effort to tie heating assistance to food stamps has been met with resistance.

In Yosemite, capturing Half Dome years apart

By Derrick Z. Jackson , Globe staff

In Yosemite’s geology, six years is nothing, but in photography, it was striking.