International photojournalism

United Kingdom
Tomb Riders

In the United Kingdom, reverend Paul Sinclair, a Scottish-born ex Pentecostal minister, ex motorcycle stuntman, created a funeral entrerprise with no rivals in the world: a fleet of motorcycle hearses that guarantee the departed a last voyage definitely out of the ordinary. The idea was successful b
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Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, the glam side

Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator) looks like a chip of future popped out in the middle of an apparently frozen country in his distant past. All around, Mongolia is wholly made of steppes and deserts, inhabited by nomads who still live in "Ger" (traditional circular tents) and crossed by herds of yaks and hor
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Azerbaijan
Full step on the gas

The Caucasian country is desperately attempting to renew its image. The 2012 Eurovision festival, hosted in Baku, the capital, was supposed to present the new look of Azerbaijan to the world, but the international press that converged on the city preferred to highlight the human rights violations by
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Italy
Eroica bicycle race

Imagine a bike race where the only adversary is yourself: there is no prize but the satisfaction of having completed it. You are together with another five thousand participants, but in the end you are alone: you and your bIcycle, which, by the rules, must be at least 30 years old. You and the deman
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Italy
Living in a caravan

There are people who are residents of the Tremiti Islands but do not have a house there. They are the "homeless tremitesi", forced to live in a caravan or in sheds due to the lack of available housing. The Tremiti Islands are part of the Gargano National Park where building codes are particularly st
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Ethiopia
Where democracy is born

The Borana, known as the "morning people", are the largest tribe of the Oromo people and they live in the Great Rift Valley on the eastern banks of the Omo river, between Ethiopia and Kenya. The Borana, nomadic zebu breeders who live in mud huts made of animal dung, are known for their particularly
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Philippines
Manila Glam

The capital of the Philippines is an unexpected treasure of style and flair. The city is in its fullest growth and has a bright and lively social, cultural and economic life. Gigantic shopping malls pop up in the 16 metropolitan areas who make Manila one of the most densely populated megalopolises i
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Brazil
Women of the Amazon River

By Nadia Shira Cohen and Paulo Siqueira

Prostitution is a big word to describe what goes on on the straits of the great Amazon River of Brazil, in a region privy to years of conquest and exploitation. The life of the river people, or ribeirinhas, as they are known, has always been about littl
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Peru
Chaccu - The day of the Vicuna

An entire day on the Andes at an altitude of 4.500 meters. A complicated rite that involves hundreds of campesinos and dozens of villages scattered around the plateaus of the Pampa Galeras, on the road to Cuzco, 90 kilometres up from Nazca. Guitars and drums, hot soups and early morning treks, masks
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Ireland
God bless ya

The Irish Travellers are one of the strongest Catholic communities in the world. Irish Travellers were a nomadic family-based group trading horses and tools with farmers in rural areas of Ireland. Since the country became more and more mechanized, they lost their economic role and travelling became
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Italy
The island of memory

An ancient Paleolithic site, the island of Favignana hosted many people over the centuries. In 1874 the island was bought by the Florio family who reinforced here the so-called tonnara, an Arab tuna-fishing tecnique. The mattanza (the result of the tonnara) and the use of caves of calcarenites - a
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Sri Lanka
Back to life

Three years after the defeat of the Tamil Tigers militia (LTTE, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), North Sri Lanka is finally coming back to life, trying to leave the nightmare of 30 years of civil war, almost 100.000 casualties and 400.000 refugees behind. The policy of "national reconciliation" is
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Kenya
Young Africans are growing up

"Africans have become sedentary. We spend our days in the car or in the office, we eat fast-food and our children put on weight watching television". Professor Vincent Onywera from Kenyatta University in Nairobi is studying a problem that is becoming dramatic: escalating obesity, particularly among
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Italy
In the rice triangle

The European China is located between Lombardy and Piedmont and is a perfect network of ditches, streams and small canals ten thousand kilometres long. A unique hydraulic system in continental Europe waters 235,000 hectares of fields which produce most of European rice. During spring, the "rice tria
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Nagorno Karabakh
The Limbo Nation
A forgotten drama

Nagorno Karabakh is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus, lying between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur, covering the southeastern range of the Lesser Caucasus mountains. In 1991 its inhabitants decided for independence, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But, unluckily, they never rec
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Italy
The two faces of Milan

Abandoned skyscrapers, incomplete neighborhoods, as well as deserted factories, empty schools, vacant houses and offices, derelict swimming pools and parking lots. Milan is looking forward to Expo 2015 but is ignoring an embarrassing present: almost 1,7 million square metres in the city are occupied
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International photojournalism