International photojournalism

Turkey
Mother, am I a Barbarian?

This sentence from a poem by Lale Muldur was the title of the latest art biennial that started in Istanbul in September, 2013. A theme that wanted to bring art out of the galleries and talk to people, to the 'excluded' from the new economic relations between rich and poor and from the wild capitalis
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South Korea
Seoul, plastic mania

South Korea's face is changing. Literally. Seoul is the city with the highest per-capita number of cosmetic surgery clinics, and here one woman out of five has undergone plastic surgery at least once in her life. In Korea, beauty is an obsession, and a scalpel the easiest way to obtain it. So much s
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Italy
A hidden paradise
Wild horses in Sardinia

The cuaddeddu, or Giara horse, ranks among the last wild horses in Europe. There are about five hundreds left, and they live in a plateau in Southern Sardinia called the Giara. These horses are quite mysterious: how they reached the middle of the Mediterranean area is not clear yet - probably they w
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Italy
The venomous city

The Ilva in Taranto is one of the biggest steel processing industries in Europe. The plant, more than twice the size of the city of Taranto, has been built next to the Tamburi neighborhood, few kilometers from the city centre. Since the early 1980s the WHO has defined Taranto as a city exposed to hi
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Egypt
The never ending revolution

Among the thousands of young people who are protesting in the Egyptian squares today, demanding for a radical change to the Egyptian regime, there are also many artists. Just like the others, they are fed up with a political system which has been systematically erasing people's freedom. These artist
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Democratic Republic of Congo
The coltan war

The hills of Rubaya, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are full of manganese and coltan. Coltan is an invaluable mineral for the world's technological industry. Rubaya miners call unrefined sand "mangano", but they do not know what is used for and what can be obtained from it. Until few months ag
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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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International photojournalism