International photojournalism

Campania d'Africa

Castel Volturno is a city of 25,000 inhabitants 40kms north of Naples. It is a unique town: it has the highest percentage of Africans in Europe. According to official statistics, 10 per cent of its population comes from Africa. But according to the Caritas Centre at least 10,000 (or even 15,000) Afr more
Journey to the Amazon's Timbuktu

When the sun shines, the Delfin's hull merges with the olive-coloured waters of the Amazon River. As the boat sails through this corner of Peru, you lose count of the tributaries and the long canoes on their way to Iquitos, the "Timbuktu of the Western Amazon". A labyrinth of rain forests which the more
South Africa
Cape Town voices

It's one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as well as being the location where geographical Africa ends. Cape Town is changing, growing. It's becoming trendy. We gave voice to musicians, writers, artists, trend-setters and cooks to try to understand exactly what's happening in the small and more
Orishas... we're waiting for you

During the celebrations for Black Awareness Day in north-eastern Brazil, rites and possessions by spirits flourish. In the Quilombo de los Palmares, the epic deeds of Zumbi are honoured, a former slave who led the resistance against the Portuguese in the 17th century, creating a great state of freed more
El Salvador
Surfing paradise

It's a surfer's paradise in Central America and offers some of the best breaks in the world. El Tunco, Palmarcito and El Zonte are beaches well known to anyone who loves riding the waves, locations revered not only by Salvadorians, but also by Europeans and Americans who follow the coast down from t more
The double life of the General

General Khatool Mohammadzai is 45 years old, is a parachutist with 572 jumps, and has been wearing the Afghan National Army's uniform for almost 30 years. And, most of all, she is a woman. During her long career, she has faced death more than once, she had to spend years confined at home during the more
Bayan Olgii, where the eagles fly

Bayan Olgii, on the western edge of Mongolia, is one of the most isolated regions of Central Asia, an endless sequence of raw deserts and shimmering salt lakes that follow the arc of Altai Nuruu mountains, with their glacier-wrapped peaks more than 4,000 meters in height. No more than 350,000 people more
Italian Army in Afghanistan

Italian troops in Afghanistan amount to almost four thousand. They are basically located in the western and south-western part of the country, and man strongholds such as Bala Murghab, the Zirko Valley and Bala Baluk, in the heart of Taliban land. They work hard to put into practice the new counteri more
Kabul Female Soccer Club

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Afghanistan. Yet, as for any other discipline, until recently the country hasn't had neither the time nor the strenght to build up a generation of athletes: during the last three decades, the activity more intensely pursued - or endured - by the population more
The skate runner

Kabul, five in the afternoon. A group of children wait for "Mister Olly". When his van arrives, they greet him joyfully: their daily skateboard lesson is about to begin. Mister Olly, real name, Oliver Percovich, born in Australia and here in Afghanistan by chance, unloads a dozen skateboards which t more
NAK: Narcotics Anonymous Kabul

According to the Health Ministry, in Afghanistan there are at least 180,000 drug addicts. Until not long ago, nobody took care of them: left to their own devices, they awaited death on the streets. But today they are no longer doomed. For the first time in the country's history, Kabul has a disintox more
The Hurt Lockers

They are few, selected and extraordinarily well trained. They chose a life of risk, but, unlike the Oscar-winning movie's main character, do not feel like joking about death, which took away many of their colleagues. Their code name is IEDD, an acronym that stands for "improvised explosive device di more
Gorongosa, dot-com nature

Gorongosa, in central Mozambique, was one of the first nature reserves to be created in Africa. In the Sixties, the variety of its fauna was such, that the Portuguese called it the "place where Noah landed the ark". The civil war, fiercely fought right within its boundaries, wiped out the animals: t more
Saudi Arabia
The Oil Empire

Slight signs of change are beginning to be noticed in this traditionalist oil empire. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, the Saudi king who came to power in 2005, is attempting to open the Nation to outside, 'infidel' eyes. Aware of the fact that a wealth based solely on oil extraction will not last f more
Cartagena in love

A UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular location for those wanting to get married in South America, the city loved by Gabriel Garcia Márquez is a world apart. A fairytale, magical city, completely transformed compared to how it was a couple of years ago, when the political situation made travelli more
The Seaweed Hunters

In the Magellan Strait, one of the most treacherous seas on the planet, the fishermen's catch is a seaweed: it is called Gigartina skottsbergii, and from it an important ingredient for food and cosmetic products is extracted. But the Gigartina grows on the bottom rocks, so the Chilean predators out more
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