International photojournalism

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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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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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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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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International photojournalism