International photojournalism

The seven thousand legs man

Since 1990, Alberto Cairo, an Italian, has been running the International Red Cross orthopaedic rehabilitation centre. A team of 320 people who produce seven thousand artificial limbs each year, who distribute them to just as many war invalids, teaching them how they should be used and thus, offerin more
Train of wishes

In 1897 the Italians began building the railway to connect the Red Sea city of Massawa with Asmara, located at an altitude of 2,400 m. To overcome the steep gradients, 20 viaducts, 65 bridges and 30 tunnels had to be built. In the Seventies, during the Eritrean-Ethiopian war, the railway was dismant more
The return of the dead

Dying is a serious matter in Madagascar. According to the complicated cosmogony of traditional Malagasy religion, monotheist but strongly focused on the ancestor cult, when a man dies, no matter how he led his life, he ascends to heaven and becomes a semi-god, a connection between the divine sphere more
Yanomami, forest aesthetes

These images gather some testimonies of the extraordinary sign culture which still rules the complex tribal society of the Yanomami Indians. Today the communities are semi-nomadic and frequently controlled and protected by missions and research institutes. They still have, however, an extreme appear more
The black Hollywood

In Nigeria, the cinema is an industry worthy of the highest respect, not least for the fact that it lies in fourth place in the economy of the world's eighth largest oil exporter. Some figures: about two thousand films produced each year, two hundred million DVDs sold in Africa, Europe and America, more
Herat, Journalistan

At Herat University, Afghanistan's second largest after Kabul's, the brand-new Faculty of Journalism was created in April, 2011, thanks to the effort of the Italian cooperation. Here are being born the professionals who soon will tell stories of the new Afghanistan to their fellow nationals. Actuall more
Italian Army in Afghanistan 2011

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
Gaza - The Fuck generation

A few months ago a "Manifesto" was published on the web by a group of young people from Gaza. "Fuck Hamas - the Manifesto commenced -, fuck Israel, fuck Fatah, fuck the UN, fuck the UNWRA, fuck the USA! We, the youth of Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human more
Welcome to Atlantis

Tuvalu: nine atolls, 26 square kilometres, 11,000 inhabitants. The fourth smallest state in the world, lost in the middle of the Pacific, almost on top of the date line. In 2050, according to the UN report on climatic change, it will have completely disappeared, engulfed by the ocean, whose level is more
Young traffic officers grow up

They stand at every crossroads in Benghazi. They look confident as they direct the traffic, give information to bystanders and invite Libyan drivers to obey the rules of the road. They are Mohamed and Ali, ten years old, Islam, 14, Ahmed, 15, and one hundred other baby-traffic officers. In times of more
Tibhirine Monastery

May, 1996. Near Medea (Algeria) the discovery of the severed heads of seven Trappist monks, kidnapped from the nearby monastery of Tibhirine by the GIA three months earlier. A massacre which is still shrouded in absolute mystery, notwithstanding the fact that the French government has recently decid more
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
International photojournalism