International photojournalism

United States
Motel America

By Nadia Shira Cohen and Paulo Siqueira

The Motel, an American institution, was invented in 1925. Originally intended to stimulate business travel along the highways of the nation, motel culture reached its height in the 1960's as its popularity among vacationing American families increased.
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Eastern Tibet
Living under China's rule

Living under China's rule after the anti-Chinese riots of 2008-2009, the Tibetan society is going through a phase of deep changes. In Kham, as was called the eastern region of the "greater Tibet" before the invasion of Mao's army (now part of China's Sichuan province), the political and military con
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Mexico
Bien Fuerte

"Bien Fuerte" is a story about young working class males growing up in the wealthy north-eastern Mexican city of Monterrey. The city is a patchwork of street gangs. During the first eight months of 2012, individuals from two groups, Los Pokos Lokos and Los Quimikos, allowed the photographer to seize
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Italy
The Nicolas. Art savers

The Nicolas are an ancient, renowned family of restorers. They've been active in the field, working on paintings, frescoes and statues, for over 50 years now. In their laboratory in Aramengo some of the most important Italian and international masterpieces have been brought back to life: from Tizian
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Cook Islands
Tropical chic

15 islands scattered over an area of 2 millions square kilometers in the Pacific Ocean. Two groups of atolls separated by 1.200 kms of sea, half way between New Zealand and Hawai. Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Atiu, Mitiaro, Manihiki, are names evoking the quintessential of the Tropics. Voulcanic and coral i
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Kenya
Escape to Mount Kenya

January 1943: three Italian war prisoners led by Felice Benuzzi from Trieste flee from the prison camp 354 of Nanyuki, on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Their aim is to climb the mysterious mountain that stands out beyond the barbed wire, that has become a mere object of desire, a symbol of freedom for
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Kenya
Kung-fu grandma

Some time ago, a myth started to spread among men living in Nairobi's slums: if you rape an elderly woman, you'll live a long life, be protected from bullets in a firefight, and become immune to Aids. As a consequence, the number of sexual assaults against women up to 80 years old (often carried out
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Cuba
Vegetables o muerte!
How to grow vegetables downtown

Urban agriculture is an emerging trend in many cities of the world. In Cuba, this practice has been widespread since the beginning of the 1990s, during the Periodo Especial which saw the end of the relations with the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and the hardening of the United States embar
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Ethiopia
Great bourgeoisie awakening

"We've been sleeping over the past 30 year, now we are awake", a businessman says sitting in a room at the Nani Building, a skyscraper sponsored by the Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi. This building is also a symbol for a massive urban expansion that made Addis Ababa one of the most confusing -
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Gabon
Libreville, a dirty African star

Libreville, the seventh most expensive city in the world, is hot, dusty and distressing. More than half of Gabon's population lives here, among shantytowns and open sewers, hoping for a brighter future that is not going to come. However Gabon, the country where the most amazing 'African miracle' has
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United States
Slab City

Since the housing bubble burst, nearly 4 million American homes have been taken from their owners. Slab City is a squatters' camp deep in the badlands of California's poorest county, where the road ends and the sun reigns, about 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The vast state-owned property gets
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Armenia
The wedding plan

Armenia has more than three million inhabitants, a third of which live in Yerevan, the capital of the country. The actual figures differ from the official ones for the simple fact that there is a strong phenomenon of male migration towards Russia: this country infact has decided to open its doors to
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Italy
The Strait for Unesco?
Calabria and Sicily joined by the Strait of Messina

For once we do not speak about the elusive bridge - mysterious and imaginary - which should link the two cities, but rather about the breaking idea of nominating the entire area between the main Southernmost regions of Italy, to the World Heritage Sites list of the Unesco. The official request will
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Italy
Baranzate multiethnics

A tiny, yet vibrating, melting pot in a small centre about 8 km northwest of Milan. Dozens of families, at least 70 different nationalities, live together peacefully in Baranzate, a commune of 11.000 inhabitants with the highest concentration - 26,5% costantly rising - of immigrants in Italy. This l
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Cameroon
Theater of life

Genetic scientists constantly discover new characteristics of the bacterium that causes leprosy; this makes it difficult to find proper treatments. The bacterium can't be cultured in laboratories, and for this reason, its biological information is hard to obtain and research is quite difficult. Poly
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hopping Into Tito's Bunker

It was October 1962 and the Cuban missile crisis was about to drag Europe into the nightmare of a global nuclear warfare. Although the Russians decided to dismantle all their atomic weaponry, the Cold War kept going on until the fall of the Communist regimes at the end of the 1980s and all the gover
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International photojournalism