International photojournalism

Thai Child Boxing

Thai boxing, or Muay Thai is not stranger to controversy. It's a rough sport that can make Western boxing look like a gentlemen' s hobby. Muay Thai fighters employ punches, kicks, knee and elbows strikes that can incapacitate the opponents. But what is even more controversial is that underage childr more
United States
The Catacombs of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a mermaid that enchants you with its lights but it is also a living hell for desperate people. Homeless people – whose number raised as a result of the economic crisis- that Sin City prefers not to see, forcing them to live in underground tunnels originally designed as gutters. Catacomb more
Lisbon, an artistic garage

Lisbon is becoming one of the most popular cities for young graffiti artists with wide spaces dedicated to these artists where they can express their creativity. Facades of abandoned buildings are literally covered by huge graffiti. However, graffiti writers have recently painted a space unusual eve more
Sundarbans - The Hungry Tide

The Sundarbans is the country of The Hungry Tide, as described in Indian writer Amitav Ghosh's acclaimed novel of the same name. This is an area between India and Bangladesh (Bengal), where the Ganges forms the largest delta in the world. It is a region of mangrove forests, islands that appear and d more
In a stone tower

The tower is their home, their life, often their world, in which they seclude themselves, in voluntary isolation from the rest of the planet. The sea is their companion. Sometimes a dog, or a cat. They talk to the rain, the wind and the swell. Some drink, some drink too much, some are abstemious. So more
New Zealand
The women in black

The Black Ferns are thirty-two women that make New Zealand's national rugby team, the female equivalent of the famous All Blacks. Composed by athletes who are often bulky, heavily muscled, very tattooed and, according to their male counterparts, pretty mean on the field, the team is, as much as the more
The Palestinian-Israeli water war

Control over water resources is one of the most fierce and pivotal reasons of conflict between Israel and Palestine. Both for Palestine and Israel the present one has been the worst year since decades. Lake Tiberias is at its lowest level. The Israel water authority fears that - at this rate - the p more
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi - Arabian miracle

Before the discovery of oil in the 1970's, Abu Dhabi was a modest fishing village surrounded by the desert dunes. After a little more than 40 years, the emirate boasts one of the most modern cities in the Arabian peninsula, and most of all the highest percentage of public green, obtained by the desa more
Democratic Republic of Congo
Cops and Robbers

The prison of Bukavu, capital of the province of southern Kivu, suffers from the same disease of many other African prisons: overcrowding, horrific hygienic conditions, absence of food (if not provided by the prisoner's families). To make matters in Bukavu even stranger, is the warders' living condi more
African Sea

The botry sail between the tortuous Madagascan coasts and the sandy landing-places of Nosy Be. Groups of men and women unload bunches of bananas, chickens, and all kinds of merchandise. It's market day in Hell Ville. Three hours, with a favourable wind, are needed to reach the nearest port of Grand more
Western Sahara
Women on the front line

The Sahrawi are a totally Arab, Sunni Muslim peoples. However, their way of practising religion is more lax with respect to other populations. Perhaps because it has a more 'feminine' contour. The camp organisation is mainly down to the women such as Nuena, who fled from Western Sahara in 1976, unde more
Choquequirao. New Machu Picchu?

After a three days hike, Choquequirao can be sighted on top of the mountain, preceded by steep terracing: tens of balconies which spring up here and there, and one immediately understands that the archaeological site is still covered by jungle for the most part. Since the 90s, about 30 percent of th more
Midsummer nights

Latvia was the last European country to be Christianized, in the XIII century by Teutonians Knights, the famous warrior monks who traveled to Palestine during the Crusades. This late conversion is probably the main reason why nowadays the old Latvian religion, based on natural deities, is still deep more
A waterless paradise

"Drought in Ethiopia is worse than a military coup". This is what Sando Santilli admits as he jumps on his car heading to Sora, in Southern Ethiopia. Sandro - an Italian-born from a family based in Addis Ababa for 3 generations - designs and produces filtering systems to make pond and muddy river wa more
Buenos Aires. Faith for fun

Tierra Santa is a theme park not far from downtown Buenos Aires. A family favorite, it is unique in the world: its' theme is faith. For 30 pesos, you get to live a comprehensive experience that includes assisting to the Creation, witnessing the Apostles sharing the Last Supper with the Messiah, pray more
Rome, the fountain of desires

As for every huge, renowned city, Rome has its own ritual: throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain grants the visitor to come back to the eternal city. Where all these coins end up eventually? Who collect and use them? Every morning, short after dawn, 4 employees from AMA (the company in charge of t more
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