International photojournalism

United States
Todd Nicely. A soldier's heart
The enduring life of a quadruple amputee veteran

March 26th 2010. Cpl. Todd Nicely, 26, was leading a patrol in Lakari, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, with 12 Marines of the 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines when his life changed forever. He and his squad were walking in staggered formation, and they were at th
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United States
Cowgirls
Everything you always believed about the Far West is wrong

Rural California, between Merced County and Yosemite Park, up to the buttresses of the Sierra Nevada, is a tough landscape, a place of baking hot summers and icy winters. This is cowboy country. But here being a cowboy isn't necessarily a man's job. For many years now this work has also been done by
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Germany
A midwife
Giving birth at home

Ann Loos, 37, is a midwife who is passionate about her work. She is also one of the last midwives in Germany who is still helping women who want to give birth at home.
The country has about 20,000 midwives, and about 3,000 of them work freelance. Of the approximately 750,000 births this year,
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Senegal
C'est la vie
When a TV show helps fighting violence on women

"C'est la vie" is a Senegalese TV show about daily life in a medical centre in Ratanga, a fictitious neighbourhood in a West African city. The show combats violence against women (forced marriages, female circumcision, rape...) and deals with topics like education, trafficking in fake medicine, AIDS
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World
In the name of the olive
A truly global tree

There is no other tree like the olive tree. No other plant has been the focus of that many myths, and has received that much attention since ancient times. In dozens of cultures, the olive branch has been and still is a symbol of peace, faith, strength, integrity or triumph. No other plant has been
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Philippines
A Liter of Light
How a tiny Filipino Ngo went from distributing a modified plastic bottle to starting a solar revolution

It all started in the shantytowns, where millions of people all over the world are forced to live in darkness even in broad daylight. The shacks are often windowless, or so crammed that no light can get through, while electric power is too expensive or simply nonexistent.

In 2011, a Fili
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Sweden
The Paper Forest
Chopping trees down in Sweden

When we think about deforestation our mind goes directly to the Amazon forest in South America. But there is another piece of untouched nature that is disappearing: the Swedish forest.
Under the new slogan "bioeconomy", many industry sectors want to use more trees as raw material: fuel for car
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Ukraine
The Zone
Meet the radioactive Stalkers

There's a brand new trendy activity going on among Ukrainian youngsters: some of them in fact have recently started to illegally enter the Chernobyl Zone of Exclusion - in the centre of which there is the infamous Reactor 4 that exploded in 1986, making the area one of the most contaminated of the w
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Italy
Untamed
Of men and fights

"Seeing those men leaving all behind to have a chance to reach their goals was so intense. That was when I fell in love with this sport".
These are the words used by almost all MMA fighters when they describe how their dream was born.
Twenty years ago they were pioneers testing themselves
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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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International photojournalism