International photojournalism

Philippines
Little Manila

The midget community of Manila is composed by roughly one hundred people. Still the object of a widespread prejudice, most of them can't find any other job than restaurant waiter or attraction in the red light district bars, where patrons are entertained with midget boxing matches, a tradition born
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Ethiopia
Harenna, last coffee collectors

In 2012 Harenna coffee was recognized as one among the five best coffees in the whole of Africa. The Harenna forest is in the Bale National Park at an altitude of 2000 metres. Harenna coffee grows spontaneously and is still collected by the small local community - approximately 5000 people - that wa
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The Netherlands
The wonderful world of Lize
March 21 is the World Down Syndrome Day
It is an international event seized by a UN resolution with the aim to spread more awareness about this syndrome. Today with the prenatal screening some nations have declared that they will soon be Down free. "It's immoral to give birth to a son with Down syndrome" are the shocking words of the Brit
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Italy
Gibellina artists

Gibellina Nuova was created in contrada Salinella, Salemi, 20 km from the old town of Gibellina, destroyed by the Belice earthquake in January 1968. Senator Ludovico Corrao, former mayor of Gibellina, asked several artists to install works of art in the town. Alberto Burri, Pietro Consagra, Mimmo Pa
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Italy
Living barefoot

There are dozens of them in Italy, hundreds or perhaps thousands all around the world. They have made a radical decision: living without shoes, at home and outdoors, when it's sunny and when it snows. These people go barefoot to work and to the supermarket, they take the subway and get on a plane ba
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Greece
The future comes from the land

Forget the clashes, the queues in front of government offices waiting for subsidies, the walls covered with graffiti of protest and the empty shops along the streets. The eastern outskirts of Thessaloniki look just like a complete different Greece. And it is indeed another world, once you enter the
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Italy
Deserted Lunigiana

There is a corner of Italy that is wounded and forgotten, hit by flooding and isolated by landslides. Not a part of Italy one would expect, it is not Sicily nor Calabria, but Lunigiana, an historical area between Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany in the wealthy Northern Italy. Here a flooding of the river
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Rwanda
Twenty years after the genocide

In spring 1994 one million people were slain with machetes in one of the worst mass murders in human history. Today Rwanda, a country dotted with cemeteries and mass graves, is struggling to leave behind the specters of war and poverty. Its economy is growing fast. The country is betting on technol
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Egypt
Christian Copts
Who are those Egyptians Copts beheaded by the Isis in Libia?

Saint Mark introduced Christianism in Egypt during the Ist century A.D when Nero reigned over the Roman Empire. Shenouda III - Alexandria's patriarch and 117th pope of the Christian Coptic church - has been the spiritual guide of the community since 1971. The Christian Coptic hold on to their religi
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Kenya
Lake Turkana

El Molo are a small tribe of fishermen who live along the shores of Lake Turkana. The population is so small that it can be captured in one single photograph as a Sunday Times reporter did in 1959. Since then, El Molo has grown in number thanks to many mixed marriages which saved the tribe from exti
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Medjugorje's miracle
A new Vatican commssion will search for true holy events

In 1981 Medjugorje was a poor village of the Socialist Yugoslavia surrounded by low stony hills. It was on one of these hills, the Podbrdo, that on the 24th of June six minors started to claim that they had seen "a female figure with an oval face, black hair and blue eyes": it was the Gospa, the Vir
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World
Child survival in a changing climate

Climate changes represent one of the biggest challenges humanity will face in the coming years. Global warming, ice melting, the frequency of droughts and floods are all symptoms of the ongoing climate change and the huge risks for the planet and for future generations. As a consequence of these cha
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Peru
America's biggest pilgrimage

The Ocongate district of Cusco, Peru, is home of the Senor Qoyllur Riti ritual, a religious festival held annually, during the first week of June, in honor of the Senor Qoyllur Riti (a Quechua word for "Star of the snow" or "shining snow"). This is one of the most complex festivals in the world, bot
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Tibet
Nirvana in the middle of nowhere

Ten year ago a highly respected Buddhist master, Achung Lama, settled into a uninhabited valley of eastern Tibet (now the Chinese Sichuan province) to be free to meditate, to build a monastery and spread the teachings of the Buddha. His arrival has soon attracted a growing number of monks and nuns,
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Ethiopia
Macalle, the perfect prison

There's a special prison in Ethiopia from which inmates don't want to escape because it teaches them a profession and it's a perfect model of prison enterprise. In the Macalle jail prisoners sell fruit and fabrics, build houses, bake bread, manage beauty centres and food stores. All this through coo
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Kazakhstan
Energy Island

At around 80 km from the city of Atyrau, right in the middle the Kazakh Caspian Sea, a group of companies has just built an artificial island called 'Isle D', whose only purpose is the extraction of oil and gas from a huge oilfield called Kashagan. Considered one the most important discoveries of th
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International photojournalism