International photojournalism

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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Mexico
The wall
The oddest frontier

Donald Trump announced it during his presidential campaign, and once elected he confirmed it: he will build a wall at the US border with Mexico. It's not yet clear if, as he promised, Mexico will pay for it. And it's also not clear, if the wall will follow all of the 1,200 miles of border separatin
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Nigeria
The Lagos shuffle
Total chaos in the centre of excellence

A city of 18 million, Africa's first and one of the largest on the planet. No longer Nigeria's capital since 1991, when Federal ministries were relocated in Abuja, yet the country's real financial core.

A cancer of concrete and steel where hopes and dreams and fortunes are made and shatter
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Argentina
The revolution of Antonio Gil
A legendary hero revives and fuels today's hopes in South America

From the suburbs of Buenos Aires to the most isolated Pampas' areas, a few words sound loud across Argentina: "Gracias, Gauchito Gil!".

The veneration of the legendary hero of the Paraguayan War (1864-1870), a man who came from a rural life to end being decapitated by the Liberal Party, is
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Italy
The Ghetto of Venice
Five centuries in the history of the Jewish people

Ghetto is an old Venetian word, once indicating the area of the town where foundries were located. But since March 29th 1516, it indicates the area where all the Jews living in the city were forced to live. On that very day, the Senate of the Most Serene Republic of Venice decided that Christians an
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Benin
When family traditions go bad
'Vidomegon' girls and Salesian Sisters in one of the biggest market of Western Africa

The Dantokpa market, in Cotonou, is the pulsing heart of Benin's economical capital. It's the right place for commercial and cultural exchanges, often flagged by travel guides as must-see. This huge market is also a major centre of a tragic business: the trafficking of underage persons, especially g
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Italy
The hidden Carnival
The roots of Casanova

Venice is going back to its very roots, but they can't have a solid grip as they're forced to go down in the crumbly sand of the Adriatic lagoon. With its public balance sheets champing at the bit because of EU's Stability and Growth Pact, it's the private, trading scene of the town now in charge of
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Zimbabwe
When artists meet Zimbabwe
Carrying performing arts, and a smile, in the heart of Africa

Eric Bouvron is a South African artist, but French of adoption. He had several theather experiences in Africa and in the rest of the world, and lived with many different populations. With his brother Marc, he gathered a small group of versatile artists, whose range goes from dancing to juggling to
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Northern Ireland
Independence Day
1998-2018. Brexit upsetting Ireland's politics

Twenty years after the historic Northern Ireland agreement, Brexit threatens to derail progress to peace and prompt a return to the time of the troubles.

On 10 April 1998 the Good Friday agreement between Unionists and Irish Republicans was signed in Belfast. It was Tony Blair's most str
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Italy
Neverland
When tourists are just echoes

Venice is literally another town when tourists are few and the winter season sets in. Cold and mist cover the city with a magic, unpredictable mantle spreading melancholic nuances all around. Walking along the canals leads to a dreamy world, disclosing glimpses no word can describe. What the passerb
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Venezuela
Caracas' high life
Is the country's capital really the tough place you were told about?

In 2015 Caracas has been declared the "most dangerous town in the world". The economy is in a slump, inflation is quite high and most people spend hours queueing in front of supermarkets hoping to buy milk, eggs, sugar and flour at controlled prices. Despite an enormous loan from China, fifteen year
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Philippines
War on drugs
Surrenders and victims under President Duterte iron fist

On June 30th Rodrigo Duterte took office as President of The Philippines, and on the very same day he started a brutal war against drugs. PNP (Philippine National Police) official numbers tell a lot: after four months 2,236 persons were killed, 57% of them during PNP operations, 35% by unidentified
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Africa
The glass beads game
The story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa

The 'glass beads game' tells the story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa, where they are still used by many tribes with different purposes.

In 1352 the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta, left his native Tangiers and set out to the Kingdom of Mali. In his descriptions of
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Italy
Saint Agatha's fever
The religious feast that turns Catania into an open air theater

"In Catania - wrote novelist Giovanni Verga at the end of the 18th century - Lent comes with no Carnival. To compensate this, there's the festival of Saint Agatha, a great city event where the whole town turns into a theater". The festival of Saint Agatha, held every year from February 3rd to 6th, m
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International photojournalism