International photojournalism

India
The long road to school
Education in Zanskar has a solid base, stamina and some firm feet

Zanskar is a remote valley in Northern India, wedged between Ladakh and Kashmir, and hosts the namesake river, a tributary of the Indus. During winter, the numerous villages of the valley would be completely isolated from the rest of the world but since the river freezes, people can use it as a icy
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Botswana
Metalheads of the Kalahari
Follow the metal to discover where wild things are

Botswana, the southern African country counting roughly two million people, also hosts hundreds of hard rock music fans who raised to great fame. They gathered for the first time seven years ago around Ghanzi, a village in Western Kalahari, an arid desert occupying nearly 70% of the national territo
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Italy
Where the eagle flies
The long resurrection of L'Aquila


The city of L'Aquila (the Eagle, in Italian, aka the Queen of the Apennines) is now a two-faced place. It should be called L'Aquila bicipite (the double-headed eagle), because eight year after the devastating earthquake that almost destroyed it, the town has still to put its pieces back together. Un
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Italy
Venice for sale
What do we really know about the most incredible town in the world?

Flooded (even) by over 30 millions of visitors every year, Venice is collapsing. Or probably it's just our society mirroring itself in this city in a ruthless, emblematic way, so hard that we almost can't stand the view of the reflected image. Residents leaving the town, tourists frantically taking
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Europe
The age of ultrabodies
Cybernetics shows its human side

Cybernetic men are among us. They have been imagined in endless sci-fi tales and movies, but they have habits and faces similar to anyone in the neighbourhood. Any categorisation was cancelled and made impossible thanks to the amazing results obtained in Europe by organizations and universities that
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China
Coal - The black legacy
Tales of pollution and human resistance where the sun is darkened

Dante's inferno is real, and has a name: Wuhai. It's the Inner Mongolia region that used to give the 30% of the Chinese coal, now an abandoned area since 2012.
After the government conversion to renewable energies, and the consequent collapse of the coal economy, coal mines have become circles o
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Italy
This Land is Our Land
How properties confiscated to the mafias come back to the civil society

"We run this place, work this land, but we do not own it. The civil society owns it".
Pietro Fragasso, president of the social cooperative Pietra di Scarto of Cerignola, in the Apulia region, is a kind, warm person. His glance becomes really serious when he talks about goods confiscated to the
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Italy
Transumanza
Once shepherds, forever shepherds

Transhumance is a cycle: the migration of the flocks between the flats and the mountain pastures renews every year one of the oldest rites of the human kind. It's a ritual imbued with freedom, but nowadays it's overwhelmed by endless regulations, a perfect symbol of the "liquid life" that, according
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India
Sheroes Hangout Cafe
Acid attack restart

The Sheroes Hangout Cafe is a truly unique place. Customers are served coffee as they do everywhere else, but the women working there share a painful past: they all have been victims of acid attacks. The cafe is located in the touristic area of Agra, known worldwide for the Taj Mahal, the loving tri
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United Kingdom
Geo-Psychology of Scotland
To leave or not to leave?

"Clouds and doubts" more than "Tunes of Glory": that's what Scotland feels like today. The quarrels enlivened by the actors of Ronald Neame's movie, splendidly shot in the stormy Highlands, have become the peculiar way of life of the Scottish people, now of interest even for the most recent geopsych
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Italy
Friendly fire
A fatal attraction for firearms

Italy is a shooting star in Europe because of its economic stagnation lasting from many years, but also because its firearms production is a really advanced industry, able to influence even the USA market. The United States, infact, are the main destination of 38% of guns, carbines and rifles produc
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Mexico
The wall
The oddest frontier

Donald Trump announced it during his presidential campaign, and once elected he confirmed it: he will build a wall at the US border with Mexico. It's not yet clear if, as he promised, Mexico will pay for it. And it's also not clear, if the wall will follow all of the 1,200 miles of border separatin
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Nigeria
The Lagos shuffle
Total chaos in the centre of excellence

A city of 18 million, Africa's first and one of the largest on the planet. No longer Nigeria's capital since 1991, when Federal ministries were relocated in Abuja, yet the country's real financial core.

A cancer of concrete and steel where hopes and dreams and fortunes are made and shatter
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Argentina
The revolution of Antonio Gil
A legendary hero revives and fuels today's hopes in South America

From the suburbs of Buenos Aires to the most isolated Pampas' areas, a few words sound loud across Argentina: "Gracias, Gauchito Gil!".

The veneration of the legendary hero of the Paraguayan War (1864-1870), a man who came from a rural life to end being decapitated by the Liberal Party, is
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Italy
The Ghetto of Venice
Five centuries in the history of the Jewish people

Ghetto is an old Venetian word, once indicating the area of the town where foundries were located. But since March 29th 1516, it indicates the area where all the Jews living in the city were forced to live. On that very day, the Senate of the Most Serene Republic of Venice decided that Christians an
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Benin
When family traditions go bad
'Vidomegon' girls and Salesian Sisters in one of the biggest market of Western Africa

The Dantokpa market, in Cotonou, is the pulsing heart of Benin's economical capital. It's the right place for commercial and cultural exchanges, often flagged by travel guides as must-see. This huge market is also a major centre of a tragic business: the trafficking of underage persons, especially g
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International photojournalism