International photojournalism

Cuba
Havana. Castro's Academy
Escuela Nacional de Arte

When Fidel Castro took the power in Havana, in 1960, one of his first acts was the confiscation of the great golf course on the South side of the city. He wanted to build a school of fine arts on it, better: "the most beautiful academy of fine arts of the world". And with no fees for the students. C
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Austria
Check this out
Immigrants manage a cosy hotel in Vienna

Magdas hotel is a social project for integration deployed by Caritas Vienna, which invested 1,5 million EUR to turn an old building located around Prater (the famous luna park of the Austrian capital) into a hotel. Most of the workers of Magdas hotel are immigrants. Some of them are political refuge
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Greece
Kos. I'll touch the sacred shores
The longest run

For most migrants arriving from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the journey to Europe begins with a voyage of about eight miles from the Turkish coast near Bodrum to the island of Kos in Greece, crammed into old boats or on board of small rafts. During July 2015, more migrants landed on Greek isla
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Benin
12 years, a slave
A child nightmare

Every year, between 100,000 and 200,000 kids are estimated to be trafficked from Benin to nearby Nigeria. Many of them are street kids snatched in Beninese markets by professional traffickers, who sell them for up to 100 U.S. dollars each. Some are actually sold to traffickers by their parents for a
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Sweden
In the ghetto
A district where integration and fundamentalism get mixed up

In Rinkeby, a neighbourhood located in the North of Stockholm, the 95% of people come from abroad. It's a kaleidoscope of 60 ethnic groups and 40 different languages: there are people from Somalia, Iraq, Syria but even from Lebanon, Ethiopia, Turkey, Bosnia, Romania, Bengal, Peru. In Sweden, places
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Cuba
Havana Club
Meet the emerging Cuban bourgeoisie

America hit Havana well before diplomacy. Since a few years in fact, Raul Castro's perestroika is allowing foreign investements, small businesses and the buying and selling of real estates (even on the internet). So now-a-days, on the Malecon, Audi and Mercedes show off along the typical old Cadilla
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Greece
Athens, La Dolce Vita
Athens today means crisis. But that's not for everyone

There's still a lot of money in Athens, despite the dramatic economic crisis and the political issues. And there is also a lot of people able to spend it on exclusive beaches, private parties and VIP clubs. It's the well-established rich middle-class who lives in exclusive residential districts like
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Russia
White nomads
Reindeers, snow and no videotapes

The Bolshezemelskaya tundra, in the Vorkuta region, is the very Northern end of the Komi Republic, in Russia. It is a place, where no roads exist and life runs in an extremely hard way. There is only one railroad which connects the mining town of Vorkuta with the rest of the country. Everything else
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Turkey
Post election surprising results
Gezi Park movement brings into the Parliament the turkish "Podemos"

Just 2 years after the rebellion of Gezi Park in Istanbul, the movement, which seemed to have dissolved in the air in few weeks, finds back its strenght and political reference converging into the HDP (the Democratic Party) which, coming out of his Kurdish ethnic component, has managed to involve mo
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Turkey
Don't Kill Hasankeyf
Will water flood everything?

Despite the withdrawal of some European banks who were financing the project and the declaration of illegality made by the Administrative Court of Ankara for the lack of any environmental impact assessment, Ilisu Dam's construction site, in Turkish Kurdistan, is still going on.

The area i
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Sierra Leone
Radio Ebola
Fighting Ebola on the radio.

The radio reaches everyone, in Sierra Leone, even in rural areas. It's cheap and many people listen to it even on their mobile phones. That's why there is a programme on air in krio language called "Dreb Ebola", literally: kick Ebola. Dreb Ebola's message is clear: the virus didn't disappear, and if
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Italy
'O sole mio
Summer holidays in Southern Italy

Especially in the South of the country, the beach is the place where generational conflicts and growing up processes often happen. A Sicilian boy for example - to become a proper adult - must face the bulky presence of his parents, the long summer loneliness, the strange feeling of being completely
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Sierra Leone
Ebola Aftermath
The country is leaving behind its back the Ebola nightmare.

On November 6th, 2015, Sierra Leone has been declared "Ebola-free" by WHO. On May 2015 (six months before), after almost one year schools reopened and people want their normality back: celebrating, smiling, greeting friends shaking their hands. The awakening has been brutal, as it's not just about t
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St Helena
The Rock
End of an isolation

St. Helena: a little more than a rock that stands in the middle of the South Atlantic, rising from a depth of almost five thousand meters, halfway between the coasts of Africa and those of South America. Four thousand people live on the island: the descendants of the first English settlers, of the C
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Jamaica
One love only
Intolerance against homosexual and transgender expressions

Beyond the white sandy beaches and the upbeat notes of reggae music, Jamaica reveals a solid tradition of intolerance against homosexual and transgender expressions. The country's society has a strong religious background outlined by a paranoid defense of its' core values. Inside the ghettos, ultrac
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St Helena
Last ship to St.Helena
Last chance to embark on an epic journey

The RMS St Helena is not only the last mail ship on Her Majesty's service still remaining in the world. It is, above all, the lifeline that ensures the survival of the 4,000 inhabitants of the island of St. Helena, confined to little more than a rock in the middle of the South Atlantic, halfway betw
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International photojournalism