International photojournalism

Russia
Isle of Salvation
A very special educational place

A quiet and hidden community which is hard to notice while driving on the busy road taking from Moscow to Yaroslav: there’s not a similar spiritual, cultural, educational centre anywhere else in Russia. Founded in the early 90's of the last century by an Orthodox priest, it was supposed to become a
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Italy
Etnaland
Daily life under the highest volcano in Europe

For ancient Greeks it was the realm of Vulcan, the God of fire. But the gigantic shape of Mongibello (from the Latin 'mons' and the Arab word 'giabal', meaning both mountain), always inspired more trust than fear: the spit-firing Etna - UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013 - has always been conside
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Democratic Republic of Congo
Fighting measles in the forest
Vaccination without borders

During March 2017 some central regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been hit by a measles outbreak, that added to the endemic situation of undernourishment and malaria to cause several deaths in a very short time.
Médecins sans Frontières (MsF, aka Doctors without Borders) is suppor
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Iceland
The sheep party
Rettir, a very special round up celebration

In Iceland you can measure time both by looking at your wrist watch or the return of the sheep to their stone folds.
It's a centuries old practice, traditionally held between September and October: sheep farmers round up their animals, which has been let free for the whole Summer, and then celeb
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Kenya
The hospital-farm
When care and faith are sustainable resources

In North Kinangop, 130 km North of Nairobi, Kenya, there is a hospital-farm. It's the North Kinangop Catholic Hospital, where African talent and Italian genius blended in to offer comfortable wood and mud stalls and state-of-the-art ECG machines and surgery facilities. Not to mention the fresh air o
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United States
Stonewall. The temple
Have you ever been at the intersection of senses?

At the Stonewall Inn in New York City - the club where the legendary Stonewall riots took place in 1969 during which the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights officially began - nothing is just quite like it seems: the lights of the bar at 53, Christopher Street, in
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Tanzania
Troubled water
The invisible enemy of a Tanzanian paradise

At the mouth of the Pangani river, in Tanzania, global warming is something quite real: you can literally drink it.
The Indian Ocean is rising from decades, siphoning away fresh water and leaking salt water into aquifers and wells. Now this process is speeding up: a liter of water collected fr
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India
Indian Summer
Blending traditions and a need for plastic joy in amusement parks

India can fill with colours even its most remote outskirts. If the Holi Festival welcomes Spring with the brilliant colours of a thousands-years old tradition, the 120 amusement parks located all over the country represent today's version of the rituals to celebrate life.
They're always active
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Uganda
From Wakaliwood, with love
The genesis of the latest African movie industry

The average budget for a film: US$ 200. The props: frying pans and pvc pipes forming rocket launchers, condoms filled with red dye for gunshot wounds. In short, shoestring. Welcome to Wakaliwood, home to Uganda's emerging cinema industry. In Wakaliga, the ramshackle Kampala neighborhood where most f
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Italy
Neapolistan
A thriving Islamic community at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius

For centuries, different influences have visually shaped the southern Italian city of Naples and its social fabric, making it very open to contaminations and prone to hospitality. Specifically, thanks to its geographical position and its University called "L'Orientale", Naples has always been a fa
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Europe
Next generation at sea
New routes of hope in the Mediterranean

With the arrival of the vessel Iuventa - belonging to the NGO "Jugend Rettet" - the humanitarian emergency in the Mediterranean sea changes its route. This ship represents a Europe quite different from the one gravitating around Bruxelles bureaucracy and banks' interests: it's the fresh, energetic f
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Italy
Terra Amara
Hard times in the fields for foreign workers

Counting both regular and irregular farming stations, Italian agriculture is nowadays employing around 400,000 foreign workers. Most of them come from Western Africa, after facing endless journeys and dreadful experiences: while crossing the desert and then the Mediterranean sea, many of them very o
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Nigeria
Fighting modern slavery
The courage of freedom between Italy and Nigeria

While thousands of refugees continue to arrive on the Italian shores, there is people who try to bring them back home. It is the association "Slaves no More", which carries out a project of assisted repatriations, especially on Nigerian women victims of human trafficking and forced to work on the It
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Italy
Baraccopolis
Yes, Italy's got slums. And the inhabitants are Italians

"A densely populated urban area characterized by overcrowding, housing below acceptable standards, inadequate access to pure drinking water and sanitation, uncertainity of tenure, squalor".

This is the common definition of a slum accepted by the United Nations.

On the planet,
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Northern Ireland
Independence Day
Brexit upsetting Ireland's politics

Recent Northern Ireland's elections are painting a new political scenario in the whole island. That was a true breaking news: for the first time in Northern Ireland the republican party Sinn Féin is now only one seat fewer than DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) but, with its allies, Sinn Féin has one
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Ukraine
Radioactive gold of Chernobyl
When recycling is a job for dead men walking

They are loading rusty metal all day long, but a hot shower is not enough to be clean at the end of the day, as the metal is the radioactive one of Chernobyl. There is still a million of tons of it abandoned in the Exclusion Zone: it comes from Reactor One but also from ships, vehicles, rails.
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International photojournalism