International photojournalism

Intensive farming

Overcrowding, mutilation, massive doses of antibiotics, and short lives transformed into cheap steaks. Factory farms, for breeding and fattening pigs, cows, hens, chickens, turkeys and rabbits, are run on the principle of maximising profit and minimising costs. Those managing them claim that they en more
The Netherlands
The wonderful world of Lize
Love and life with Down Syndrome

"It would be immoral to bring it [a child with Down's] into the world": these were the shocking words uttered by Richard Dawkins, the eminent British biologist. And today, with prenatal screening, certain countries have declared that they will soon be Down free. But those affected by this syndrome c more
The Longevity Village
A trip to Ogimi, among the centenarians of Okinawa

Ogimi is a village arising from the northwest coast of the island of Okinawa. A village of low houses, small streets, and a lot of green. And one special characteristic: of its 3103 total inhabitants, 14 are over one hundred years old (but if we also count those over 90 the number rises to 158 peopl more
Mamoiada, the last pagan dance
In the heart of Sardinia a rite which not even the Romans were able to abolish

Sa Perda Pinta', which is the Sardinian for "the engraved stone", is a rock decorated with mysterious designs more than 5000 years ago. In 1997 it was rediscovered by chance by Maria Giovanna, and it remains in her garden in Mamoiada. “Perhaps they are symbols inspired by the mother goddess," she ex more
Parva Grecia
A Grecanic enclave

Little Greece, or rather the remnants of Magna Graecia, or Greater Greece, that great civilisation of migrants and colonies that, from the 8th century BC, brought commerce, art and culture to the south of Italy, enriching it in unthinkable ways and making it the genuine centre of what the Romans lat more
Caracas - Hunger crimes
Hunting for food

Once the "Saudi Arabia" of South America, today Venezuela is more similar to Syria. A country that has been economically destroyed and is socially unstable fighting an ever more alarming spectre: hunger. In the slum of Petare - as in a large part of the outskirts of Caracas - the refrigerators remai more
The new Hawaii
How the islands of Okinawa are becoming the queen of the Pacific

They are already calling it "the new Hawaii": Okinawa, the tropical paradise for vacationing Japanese, the group of islands that, reaching almost 10 million tourists last year, in terms of visitors has surpassed the American archipelago. But the objective is even more ambitious: Okinawa wants to bec more
25 years on

For Rwanda, 1994 was a year of genocide, destruction, Tutsis slaughtered by machete, Western indifference, refugees fleeing to the Congo, Uganda and Tanzania and thousands of orphans. It was Year Zero, a watershed between what was and what came after.

The aftermath is an economy to breat more
A new generation
Aftermath souls

In 1994 the genocide in Rwanda created 400,000 orphans, with many born in refugee camps. The loss of their parents deeply affected the lives of these children and the adults who survived.

How did the generation born in Rwanda between 1994 and 1999 grow up, as the country sought to forget more
South Africa
Water crisis in Cape Town
Climate change leads the entire area towards a dramatic drought

Over the last three years Cape Town, the third most populated city in South Africa, has experienced an extremely serious drought caused primarily by climate change, which, together with corruption, political instability and an increase in the population, has in turn caused a major water crisis: for more
United States
Silicon Valley Tour
Why are Facebook, Google and Apple the new secular shrines?

It must be Google's familiarity (3,5 billion hits every day), Facebook's success (more than 2,2 billion active users) or Apple's penetration of the entire world (more than one billion iPhones sold since 2007). It must be all the books and the films that have told the tale of Silicon Valley, or its u more
South Africa
Rape and violence in the Platinum Mining Belt

The collapse of the price of platinum is severely testing the economic and social equilibrium of Rustenburg, the region of South Africa better known as the Platinum Mining Belt, an area where, quantitatively, more of the precious metal is extracted than anywhere else in the world.

The imm more
A job like any other

Taxi driver, barber, or funeral director by day. Sicario (hitman) by night. In Honduras, life's easier with a second job, above all when a single payment can be up to 10,000 dollars. Naturally, it's not every day you get to remove a politician who's become a pain in the neck to the drug cartels or g more
The great thirst
Water scarcity and the Emilia Romagna model

Aridity is squeezing Italy with an ever more painful grip. Between unfinished works, last-minute projects, and a water-network that is too old (with losses in some zones reaching almost fifty per cent), there is, however, a region where the scarcity of rain is being managed in an efficient and moder more
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Bosnian Game
A risky way to Europe

A goal to reach, potentially deadly challenges to overcome and just a single resource - a mobile phone. It may sound like the plot for a horror film, but "the game" is now a harsh reality. For young Iranian victims of Sharia law, Kurdish families whose parents have been imprisoned for their politica more
Four-legged speedsters
A new life for the discarded racing dogs

There is a tradition in Ireland that has been attracting the curious and bettors for almost a century: greyhound races. Introduced around 1920, they are an evolution of coursing - historically practiced by the nobility - which became a working class sport in the late 19th century.

The bet more
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