International photojournalism

World
Destination Hope

The right to health is universal, yet health is a right often denied. For many, it is simply too far away to be reached easily. Millions of people all over the world are forced to take long and sometimes excruciating trips to access the medical assistance which is not available in their city or coun
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United States
A soldier's heart
When the war changes your mind, body and soul. For ever

On March 26, 2010, Corporal Todd Nicely, 26, is in charge of a patrol of twelve Marines in Helmand, in Afghanistan. Suddenly he hears the creepy sound of the activation mechanism of a pressure plate of a IED (improvised explosive device). This simple click will mark his life forever. The explosion t
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China
Last call of the Great Wall

This is a 4,000-miles cycling journey along the Great Wall of China, from Dunhuang (Gansu province) across the desert of Xinjiang up to Dandong (Liaoning province) near the border with North Korea; three months spent on a bike through Northern China's mainland.

The Great Wall passes throu
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Nepal
Andho, a brighter future.

In Nepali language, "andho" indicates a blind person. In Kathmandu, the capital, andho people sing in clubs and play cricket, give massages to mountaineers and run libraries with braille books. In Nepal blindness is a quite widespread disease: the nation is one of the hardest hit in the world compar
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Bangladesh
Ship eaters

Chittagong, Bhatiary seafront, south-eastern Bangladesh: a laid-up ship arrives on a beach in the Gulf of Bengal to be dismantled. Like ants, hundreds of men, often adolescents, attack it to take it to pieces: a supertanker, weighing 20 thousand tons, literally disappears in four months. It produces
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China
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
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Bolivia
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
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Japan
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,
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Israel
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
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Italy
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
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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
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Kenya
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
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India
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
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Japan
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
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Iran
I ran from Iran

"I started photography when I was 18 years old. At the beginning I worked as a waiter in a restaurant in Sari, in Northern Iran, to earn some money to buy me a camera. In 2005 I began taking pictures for Fars News Agency in Iran after I met its picture editor by chance. I still remember that during
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Russia
Kommunalka

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
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International photojournalism