International photojournalism

Cuba
Havana Club
Meet the emerging Cuban bourgeoisie

America hit Havana well before diplomacy. Since a few years in fact, Raul Castro's perestroika is allowing foreign investments, small businesses and the buying and selling of real estates (even on the internet). So now-a-days, on the Malecon, Audi and Mercedes show off along the typical old Cadillac
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Greece
Athens, La Dolce Vita
Athens today means crisis. But that's not for everyone

There's still a lot of money in Athens, despite the dramatic economic crisis and the political issues. And there is also a lot of people able to spend it on exclusive beaches, private parties and VIP clubs. It's the well-established rich middle-class who lives in exclusive residential districts like
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Uzbekistan
Islamic riddle
Architectural heritage along the Silk Road

Landlocked in the dry heart of the Caucasus, suspended between the Russian and European spheres of influence, wary of the threats that might come from neighboring Afghanistan and firmly ruled by an autocrat, the ex-Soviet republic struggles to keep fair diplomatic relations with the surrounding coun
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Turkey
Post election surprising results
Gezi Park movement brings into the Parliament the turkish "Podemos"

Just 2 years after the rebellion of Gezi Park in Istanbul, the movement, which seemed to have dissolved in the air in few weeks, finds back its strenght and political reference converging into the HDP (the Democratic Party) which, coming out of his Kurdish ethnic component, has managed to involve mo
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Turkey
Don't Kill Hasankeyf
Will water flood everything?

Despite the withdrawal of some European banks who were financing the project and the declaration of illegality made by the Administrative Court of Ankara for the lack of any environmental impact assessment, Ilisu Dam's construction site, in Turkish Kurdistan, is still going on.

The area i
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Sierra Leone
Radio Ebola
Fighting Ebola on the radio.

The radio reaches everyone, in Sierra Leone, even in rural areas. It's cheap and many people listen to it even on their mobile phones. That's why there is a programme on air in krio language called "Dreb Ebola", literally: kick Ebola. Dreb Ebola's message is clear: the virus didn't disappear, and if
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Sierra Leone
Ebola Aftermath
The country is leaving behind its back the Ebola nightmare.

On November 6th, 2015, Sierra Leone has been declared "Ebola-free" by WHO. On May 2015 (six months before), after almost one year schools reopened and people want their normality back: celebrating, smiling, greeting friends shaking their hands. The awakening has been brutal, as it's not just about t
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St Helena
The Rock
End of an isolation

St. Helena: a little more than a rock that stands in the middle of the South Atlantic, rising from a depth of almost five thousand meters, halfway between the coasts of Africa and those of South America. Four thousand people live on the island: the descendants of the first English settlers, of the C
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Japan
When pregnancy gets you jobless
Matahara: women's rights and illegal layoffs in modern Japan

It may sounds like a Japanese word to Western ears, but matahara is an acronym created in Japan from the words 'maternity harassment'. Matahara defines the attempt of many companies to dismiss women once they get pregnant.

Despite a law guaranteeing the maternity leave, in Japan more than
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St Helena
Last ship to St.Helena
Last chance to embark on an epic journey

The RMS St Helena is not only the last mail ship on Her Majesty's service still remaining in the world. It is, above all, the lifeline that ensures the survival of the 4,000 inhabitants of the island of St. Helena, confined to little more than a rock in the middle of the South Atlantic, halfway betw
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Thailand
Karen - No future, no hope
The existence of one of the world's oldest refugee camps is at risk

More than 120 thousands Karen refugees from Burma still live today inside 9 different camps in Thailand. They have been living there for the last 30 years and they have no chances to change their status. So far. They fled from a civil war, ethnic persecution, to find themselves prisoners without a f
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Canada
Nanuk's world
The capital of polar bears

Once a year Churchill becomes the world capital of polar bears. Between October and November, in this remote village of Canada (with a thousand inhabitants and two-hour flight from Winnipeg, or two days by train) overlooking the Hudson Bay, the bears wait the bay to freeze completely to move north,
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Albania
Swinging Tirana
A new life and energy run through the streets of the capital

Just twenty years ago, the city of Tirana was a sort of Pyongyang in the heart of Europe, the capital of a paranoid, isolated nation. Today Tirana is a vibrant, ambitious town, welcoming those who ran away during the Nineties now back richer, and with a better instruction. It's people in their thirt
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United Kingdom
Kinky
50 shades of grey. The real thing. Consensual SM in the Uk

Sadomasochism (SM) means different things for different people. For some is a lifestyle, for others part of their sexuality, or even their own entire sexuality. For others it's related to a specific relationship, for some is a form of play or simply a lifestyle.

What is common in all tho
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Uruguay
Utopia in the desert
A peaceful and creative place for very special people

Right in front of the the Atlantic ocean, hidden behind the sandy dunes, there's a small strip of Uruguayan coast swept by the wind and away frm all usual travellers' routes. So far. Cabo Polonio today is still a surreal place where a very strange community lives: no more than 50-60 people indeed de
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Argentina
Tango Miracle
How to dance all day long and live a romantic life ever after

Jesus Paez and Claudia Balbi earn their living mostly out of Tango dancing. They are the perfect paradigma of a phenomenon that is affecting thousands of young people throughout the whole Argentina, especially in Buenos Aires. After a long period of decline - that has reached the lowest point in the
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International photojournalism