International photojournalism

New York of the Far East

In the 1930s it was the Paris of the East. Worse, they called it "Asia's whore". Today, almost a Century later, Shanghai has become the new New York: the head of the dragon, the locomotive of economic growth, the entrance door of the world's richest country (China will soon become that). Thus, Shang more
Tinku fighting
A project by Francesco Alesi & Jesper Klemedsson.

At 4,000 meters of altitude, in the Bolivian Andes, life is a constant struggle. Here, descendants of the Incas still live from the fertile soil of the mountains. But it takes more than just ancient skills for to have a good harvest: according to the people of the Andes, once a year Mother Earth (Pa more
Hakone, Rising Sun's hot side
How Japanese people relax in their best onsen

Onsen is the Japanese word for hot spring, and indicates also the bathing facilities around the spring itself. Onsen have been frequented and loved for centuries and, due to its volcanic origin, there are lot of them evrywhere in the country. Japanese people are used to enter naked into the onsen, more
Beach life

Tel Aviv is worldwide known as the city that never sleep, the place where there is always at least a club open, 24 hours a day. One of the local favourite leisure activities, anyway - enjoyed by tourists, too - is to crowd the 5 kilometers of beaches extending along an endless line of big hotels in more
Crazy Emerald Coast

Fifty years ago the Aga Khan discovered the Emerald Coast. In 2012, the Emir of Qatar bought it for 600 million Euros. In between, decades of craziness and extravagance which turned the small Sardinian waterfront in the world's most exclusive paradise. Once upon a time, goats would graze on Capricci more
South Korea
On the border
The last wall of the Cold War is a funfair closely watched by soldiers

Its name is Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and it is the buffer zone created at the end of the war in 1953. Five hundred kilometres along the 38th parallel, open to tourists after half a century of isolation, which become a coast-to-coast trip through pristine nature reserves, underground tunnels more
A better future?

Africa celebrates half a century since it began to free itself from colonialism. For the very first time the future of an entire Continent is in the hands of millions of young people who can eventually try to lead their countries to a rapid radical change and rise. Over the past decade six of the te more
Moms for rent
Humiliating practice for women or a way to fight decreasing fertility?

Some months ago, more than 2,300 experts from all over the world signed an International Declaration for pushing the institutions of all Countries to forbid the civil registration by non-biological parents of children born through surrogacy. Subsequently, the European Parliament passed a resolution more
Tokyo, crazy for jazz
Discovering the roots of Japanese jazz. And yes, they're deep

It may sound strange to many, but Tokyo's jazz scene is one of the most vibrant on the planet. Japan met jazz music in the '20s of last century, while the U.S.A. were occupying Philippines. From there, jazz entered the Japanese society and today there are more jazz clubs in Tokyo than in New York Ci more

During the Soviet period, the "kommunalke" were collective households where families used to live together sharing kitchen, bathroom and telephone. The kommunalke have not disappeared even after the consumerism era. To this day hundreds of thousand of poor families still live in the noble palaces of more
Nogales. Low-cost dentists

Koali lives in Alaska but her dentist is in Nogales, Mexico. She flies to Tucson whenever she needs a visit or a dental care and simply walks across the border. She travels for 4,000 kilometres, but she saves quite a lot of money every time. Thousands of US citizens do the same every year: they trav more
The Healing Faiths-The portraits

Fiorenzo is a friar and a surgeon. He has been living in Africa for forty years, more precisely in Tanguieta, in the northern savanna of Benin. Here he founded and now manages the Saint Jean de Dieu Hospital, which has become a point of reference for the local population, poor and left to its own de more
I'm Italian, eventually.

Cristian is a young boy who is born from a Colombian mother and an Italian father who didn't acknowledge him. When he turned 18 he was entitled, under the Italian law, to become an Italian citizen. But there was a problem: Cristian is suffering from Down syndrome and this handicap (for this reason h more
The Healing Faiths-The journey

Fiorenzo is a friar and a surgeon. He has been living in Africa for forty years, more precisely in Tanguieta, in the northern savanna of Benin. Here he founded and now manages the Saint Jean de Dieu Hospital, which has become a point of reference for the local population, poor and left to its own de more
The Wall's voices 25 years after

For many years, Berlin was the nucleus of the Cold War between the West and the Communist world. The Wall, which divided the city from 1961 to 1989, became the symbol of the drama suffered by the German population after Nazism and the tragedy of the Second World War. The year 2014 marks the 25th ann more
Breeding ground for champions

In the last few years Accra has become a very large African metropolis thanks to Ghana's rapid economical growth. But its historic core, known as James Town, where British and Dutch built their forts for slave trade, has kept the characteristics of a large village. A city within the city, made of sh more
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International photojournalism