International photojournalism

Africa
Masks never die
Why African people must celebrate Carnival all year round

Secret societies, in Africa, represent the traditional society, a kind of parallel authority. They reveal themselves through the masks appearance: every mask has its own meaning, and its appearance brings a clear message to the community members.

"Masks talk. And listen to men and to their
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China
Traditional Chinese Medicine
The oldest codified medical system of the whole planet

TCM is characterized by several specific practices like acupuncture, moxibustion, meditation, exercise, pharmaceutical massages, food therapies, qi gong, Chinese Herbal Medicine. With at least 500 listed drugs and more than 100.000 recorded medicinal recipes in the ancient literature, Chinese Herbal
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China
Chunyun-Chunjie'
World migration: 3.5 billions of people travelling on tracks

Contemporary China is an ultra-complex system of around 1.4 billion people and represents - under many points of view - the greatest social experiment ever attempted in the history of the mankind. One of the key-concepts used by the Communist Chinese Party's propaganda is the Confucian theory of "Ha
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Africa
Of sand and ocean
On the road to Black Africa. The only way from Maghreb to Guinea

Recent years' political turmoils made the Sahara region mostly off limits for any Western person aiming to travel from Maghreb to the heart of Africa on a land route. The only viable itinerary today starts from Morocco and pass through Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea Bissau.

It’s a long j
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Italy
AbandoNation
Italian ghost villages are our country's best kept secret

After the Second World War, the Italian territory begun to be sistematically abandoned. The need of a job, politics and infrastructures favouring urban settlements and natural causes produced a progressive, definitive abandon of many villages. The Italian Revenue Agency recently conducted a research
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Israel
New families album
Gay and lesbian parents in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv's 2014 Gay Pride theme was in the news, and still is: the new families, children with two fathers or two mothers. A study of the American Psychological Association says there is no scientific evidence that parents' sexual orientation can influence or decide the ability of being good fathers
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Europe
Journey of a life
How a simple flight can change your life

If you are sick and need bone marrow transplant to survive, there is a chance in over 100,000 that you will find a compatible donor somewhere in the world. When a batch of bone marrow is extracted from a donor, there are only 24-36 hours before it can be safely implanted in the recipient patient. Be
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Guinea Bissau
Saudade Bissau

When during Fifteenth century the Portuguese fleet begun to sail the Atlantic ocean, Guinea coasts were among the first territories to be explored, and in 1446 Portugal declared them as its own possession. The real colonisation started a lot later, and it was the result of endless conflicts - mostly
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China
Rolls Royce generation
Young millionaires in Shanghai: not an ordinary Chinese life

They are the new Chinese entrepreneurs. Young, bright, lovers of luxury, they refuse the past (that is, politics) and look at the future with managerial grit. Boasting U.S. University degrees and European girlfriends. To settle they chose Shanghai, the New York of the East, an ambitious, cosmopolita
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Liberia
Ebola - Third Millennium plague
Where an invisible death has the efficiency of a soldier

The new principles that regulate social relations in Monrovia are simple: if you touch the wrong person, you die. Touch the person who has touched the wrong person, you die. Get on the wrong taxi, you die. You distractingly scratch your eye or light a cigarette with the hand that has touched the wro
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Italy
Isola: the Island of Milan
The place to be

"L'Isola" (the island) is a former popular and working class district built at the end of the ninetenth century around Porta Nuova, close to the center of Milan. In recent years the district has undergone many changes becoming the new "place to be" while waiting for the Expo 2015. But unlike what ha
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India
Women Empowerment
Violence on women in India has never been so evident

A 23 years old girl was gang raped by six men on a bus in Delhi suburbs. The injuries she reported were so dramatic she died after two weeks in December 2012. Instead of hiding her tragedy, her family demanded openly justice and forced India to become aware of this latent problem. Violence against w
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World
Destination Hope

The right to health is universal, yet health is a right often denied. For many, it is simply too far away to be reached easily. Millions of people all over the world are forced to take long and sometimes excruciating trips to access the medical assistance which is not available in their city or coun
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United States
A soldier's heart
When the war changes your mind, body and soul. For ever

On March 26, 2010, Corporal Todd Nicely, 26, is in charge of a patrol of twelve Marines in Helmand, in Afghanistan. Suddenly he hears the creepy sound of the activation mechanism of a pressure plate of a IED (improvised explosive device). This simple click will mark his life forever. The explosion t
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Nepal
Andho, a brighter future.

In Nepali language, "andho" indicates a blind person. In Kathmandu, the capital, andho people sing in clubs and play cricket, give massages to mountaineers and run libraries with braille books. In Nepal blindness is a quite widespread disease: the nation is one of the hardest hit in the world compar
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South Africa
Cape Town: wind of change

In a city of 4 million people, at least half of which live in poverty, a unique sailing academy managed by the Cape Town Royal Yacht Club and volunteer instructors gives kids the chance to learn how to master a boat. Every year more than 60 boys and girls, aged between 10 and 18 and mostly colored,
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International photojournalism