International photojournalism

Bali - The Green School

Imagine a new concept of learning and teaching, all set in a very special environment and with a unique vision. This is what Cinthya and John Hardy - she's American, he's Canadian - have put together in Bali on the banks of the Ayung River. They managed to build 75 school buildings with a minimal en more
Occitania, the invisible country

Does Occitania really exist? A country with this name isn't recognised by world diplomacies, yet its flag (the "Cathar" cross) hangs in various European town halls, its history goes back thousands of years and its "provinces" run from the Spanish Pyrenees across Gascony, Languedoc and the Camargue, more

Land of anarchists and red cooperatives, Emilia is the symbol of Italian life style, a region where people lead a slow-paced life using bicycles and appreciating simple food. Emilia and Romagna, two parts of the same region: whereas the second is a land stretching into the Adriatic Sea, the first is more
Ordos, a ghost city

It's the most spectacular example of a Chinese phenomenon: unsold flats, unlet shops, empty office blocks. The Kangbashi district began as a public-works project in Ordos, a wealthy coal-mining town in Inner Mongolia. The area is now filled with office towers, administrative centers, government buil more
Holy and divided Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem is for Israel its only and indivisible capital while Palestinians want Eastern Jerusalem as the capital of their future State. However, according to the UN, the status of Jerusalem depends on future negotiations. This is why one of the world's tourist destinations, a holy place more
Shqiperia 2.0

Albania is at a turning point. Following the recent general elections, won by Berisha's democratic party after a close run with the success reaped by Rama's socialists, the country needs to find economic drivers, social stability and an image overhaul. For the moment, the days of rubber dinghies ove more
Bluesmen along the Po river

The Po river like the Mississippi, Brescello and Correggio like a Po valley Memphis. Concerts held on barges which resemble Clarksdale juke joints or the Louisiana dives. Because, between Parma and Modena, in that flat stretch of land which lies between the via Emilia and the great river, lives the more
Surf in Milan

Is it possible to surf a stone's throw away from Milan? It is. In Turbigo - a town with seven thousand inhabitants and the Naviglio Grande canal which flows alongside it - the thermal power station creates a practically perfect wave. "A godsend for us" exclaims Francesco Thilo Sili, official rider o more
Tiera del Fuego by boat

The waters of Magellan Strait and of Tierra del Fuego, off Cape Horn, are considered to be among the most tracherous in the world. Yet landscapes, fauna and lights are fantastic, and sometimes almost unnatural. While until not long ago these places were exclusively accessible to skilled seamen and n more
The refugees Hotel

Eastern Chad, on the border with Darfur. In the past years, refugees and displaced persons have turned up here in their tens of thousands, fleeing from the war. Many have nothing to their name. They're jobless, starving, and have no food for their children. The few reference points in this vast area more
Fire of the Earth

Geologist, volcanologist and photographer Marco Stoppato has been travelling the world for the past 25 years to photograph the spectacular shapes that the Earth's surface can produce, especially when it comes to volcanoes and phenomena related to volcanic activity. Here you can view some examples. M more
An African Queen

Lake Tanganyika is Africa's second largest lake and also the deepest in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Burton and Speeke travelled its banks while searching for the source of the Nile River. The encounter between Livingstone and Stanley also took place here, where the famous phrase 'Doctor Livi more
Western Sahara
A marathon in the Sahara

The odyssey of the Saharawi peoples dates back to 1976, when Spain moved out of Western Sahara and Morocco occupied it, bombing the local populations. As they wait for a twenty-year-old referendum to take place, the situation is so surreal and stagnant that it's almost impossible to see a way out. T more
Not quite Russia, not quite Europe

Like a human in search of an identity, Kiev hangs suspended in a limbo halfway between its Soviet heritage and vague European ambitions. Capital city of a nation with a troubled political life, from the Orange revolution to the incarceration of former prime minister Julija Tymoshenko, birthplace of more
Evros, gate and wall of Europe

The new gate to Europe is called Evros, a border area between Turkey and Greece and a river, which every year about 55.000 illegal immigrants from all over the world cross. Algerians, Afghans, Kurds, Nepalis and even Dominicans escaping from their own countries, often from civil war. Despite the acc more
French Polynesia
Searching for paradise

In a 1872 novel, Pierre Loti wrote:"Working is an unknown word in Oceania and for the Tahitian people, the years go by in idleness". These words attracted painter Paul Gaugin's curiosity. With no money and a true yearning for leaving France, one day he came across a leaflet that he found in Paris: more
International photojournalism