International photojournalism

Gaza daily life

"They want to turn us into victims. But after the bombings I rebuild, clean and put things back in place. Because I don't want to be a victim. I want life to go on in Gaza, always". Maamon Khozendar, 56, entrepreneur, is the symbol of a wealthy Gaza which doesn't believe in suffering. A Gaza which d more
Falcons against the mob

Naples, the city with the highest level of criminal activity in Italy, counts seventy homicides, four thousand armed robberies, mostly with tourists as victims, and thousands of thefts a year. In order to combat the criminal elements, who are often secreted in the intricate lanes which don't allow v more
Hierapolis, the Roman spa

Straddled between the Anatolian and Mediterranean worlds, Hierapolis "the Holy" was a sight to behold with its marble temples and white travertine flows resembling waterfalls of snow. They are actually formed by the outflow of warm water which is rich in calcium carbonate. Because here, in the centr more
Wings over Africa

Nearly 10,000 km across the whole Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Mediterranean Sea onboard of two Cessna 210. A stunning adventure across 10 countries, 2 tropics, 26 different airports in 25 days of journey. 55 hours of total flying and 3,400 litres of fuel consumed from South Africa to E more
Journey to Misratah

We leave Benghazi onboard a small ship heading west, few miles away from the Cirenaica coastline. After few hours we manage to land at Misratha harbour: despite the fact that the port has been heavily damaged by Gaddafi's tanks, we find a safe spot to anchor. It's already nightitme. We have been s more
Death costs 30 cents

The building near Kabul University was once the seat of the Soviet Cultural Centre. Today, half-destroyed by thirty years of bombings, it's the residence of nearly two thousand drug addicts, who live in the most appalling conditions. In this country it's easy to get caught in the drug spiral: a dose more
The last Kabul jew

His name is Zabolon Simantov. He lives in poverty in a two-roomed flat not far from Chicken Street, with its antiques shops. Every week he turns on the lights of the synagogue next door: its a ritual he wants to keep alive, even if in vain, because there are no more Jews in Kabul for whom to conduct more
Asmara - Return to Little Roma

Asmara is a seventy year's jump back in time. In the Italy of Odeon cinemas and beveled mirrors, of Tagliero garages and pensioners in colonial straw hats enjoying an ice-cream at the small tables of the bar Impero. The Italians transformed a small shepherds village at an altitude of 2347 meters int more
Misratah under siege

Libya's third largest town has been under siege for three months. Qaddafi's forces and the militias of shabab, or revolutionary youth, fight to control the city in a conflict of unprecedented violence, which caused hundreds of dead and devastated a large part of the town, which for weeks has been su more
Women of the revolution

They have been appointed as the "revolutionary sisters". The Bugaighis sisters, Salwa and Iman, are the female face of an interim government. One is a lawyer, the other one a doctor. One has joined the council that is leading Benghazi, the other one is in charge for the logistics and the relations w more
Two wheels, one ambulance

Sao Paulo, one of the most chaotic cities in Brazil: 11 million inhabitants, seven million vehicles, hundreds of accidents and episodes of violent criminality which leave casualties on the streets every day. The terribly congested traffic makes it impossible for a conventional ambulance to reach an more
China Islamic Frontier

Stretching from Taklamakan desert to the peaks of Pamir, Xinjiang is the biggest and the most diverse of China's provinces. Inhabited by the Uighurs, a Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethinc group, its vast natural resources include oil, coal, gas and uranium. From the other provinces, millions of migrants more
Save Massawa

"With easy mooring, Massawa is without a doubt the loveliest port on the Red Sea" noted the Italian delegate, Ferdinando Martini, in 1896. Massawa is the other side of Christian Eritrea, a city, which with its arches, its arabesques, its labyrinth of narrow alleyways, looks towards the Islamic East. more
Navy Vs. Pirates

Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Somali coast is today's worse threat against merchant ships. Damages to world commerce amount to hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and are caused by a bunch of criminals who, motivated by hunger and poverty, attack huge cargo ships from tiny speedboat more
South Africa
Western Cape Province

During the winter, thousands of huge Southern Right Whales swim up from the freezing Antarctic waters and come to give birth in the quiet bays of Western Cape, for the delight of whale watchers the world over. In Hermanus and the neighbouring areas, the whales come so close to the coast that it's no more
Dancalia, in the devil's land

The vast Danakil depression marks the beginning of the Great Rift Valley, the largest, longest and most prominent fault in the Earth's crust. Here, the underlying magma lies nearer to the surface than any other place on the planet. In the middle of the depression, the Erta Ale volcano appears like a more
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