International photojournalism

Democratic Republic of Congo
The coltan war

The hills of Rubaya, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are full of manganese and coltan. Coltan is an invaluable mineral for the world's technological industry. Rubaya miners call unrefined sand "mangano", but they do not know what is used for and what can be obtained from it. Until few months ag
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Philippines
Dirty Dancing

At Cebu Provincial Jail, in the Philippines, something extraordinary happens every fourth Saturday of the month: the gates are opened, hundreds of people are admitted into the courtyard, and here they spend the day watching the show performed (for free) by a quite unique corps de ballet. It is forme
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Philippines
Seven Billion Baby

The world population reached seven billion at 11.55 PM on October 30th, 2011: at that time, little Danica May Camacho, daughter of Florante Camacho and Camille Dalura, was born in a Manila hospital. According to the United Nations, she is the seven billionth human being on Earth: her parents, who re
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Philippines
Little Manila

The midget community of Manila is composed by roughly one hundred people. Still the object of a widespread prejudice, most of them can't find any other job than restaurant waiter or attraction in the red light district bars, where patrons are entertained with midget boxing matches, a tradition born
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Ethiopia
Harenna, last coffee collectors

In 2012 Harenna coffee was recognized as one among the five best coffees in the whole of Africa. The Harenna forest is in the Bale National Park at an altitude of 2000 metres. Harenna coffee grows spontaneously and is still collected by the small local community - approximately 5000 people - that wa
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Italy
Gibellina artists

Gibellina Nuova was created in contrada Salinella, Salemi, 20 km from the old town of Gibellina, destroyed by the Belice earthquake in January 1968. Senator Ludovico Corrao, former mayor of Gibellina, asked several artists to install works of art in the town. Alberto Burri, Pietro Consagra, Mimmo Pa
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Italy
Living barefoot

There are dozens of them in Italy, hundreds or perhaps thousands all around the world. They have made a radical decision: living without shoes, at home and outdoors, when it's sunny and when it snows. These people go barefoot to work and to the supermarket, they take the subway and get on a plane ba
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Greece
The future comes from the land

Forget the clashes, the queues in front of government offices waiting for subsidies, the walls covered with graffiti of protest and the empty shops along the streets. The eastern outskirts of Thessaloniki look just like a complete different Greece. And it is indeed another world, once you enter the
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Italy
Deserted Lunigiana

There is a corner of Italy that is wounded and forgotten, hit by flooding and isolated by landslides. Not a part of Italy one would expect, it is not Sicily nor Calabria, but Lunigiana, an historical area between Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany in the wealthy Northern Italy. Here a flooding of the river
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Rwanda
Twenty years after the genocide

In spring 1994 one million people were slain with machetes in one of the worst mass murders in human history. Today Rwanda, a country dotted with cemeteries and mass graves, is struggling to leave behind the specters of war and poverty. Its economy is growing fast. The country is betting on technol
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Egypt
Christian Copts
Who are those Egyptians Copts beheaded by the Isis in Libia?

Saint Mark introduced Christianism in Egypt during the Ist century A.D when Nero reigned over the Roman Empire. Shenouda III - Alexandria's patriarch and 117th pope of the Christian Coptic church - has been the spiritual guide of the community since 1971. The Christian Coptic hold on to their religi
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Kenya
Lake Turkana

El Molo are a small tribe of fishermen who live along the shores of Lake Turkana. The population is so small that it can be captured in one single photograph as a Sunday Times reporter did in 1959. Since then, El Molo has grown in number thanks to many mixed marriages which saved the tribe from exti
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Medjugorje's miracle
A new Vatican commssion will search for true holy events

In 1981 Medjugorje was a poor village of the Socialist Yugoslavia surrounded by low stony hills. It was on one of these hills, the Podbrdo, that on the 24th of June six minors started to claim that they had seen "a female figure with an oval face, black hair and blue eyes": it was the Gospa, the Vir
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Italy
Last Lighthouses People

The tower is their home, their life, often their world, in which they seclude themselves, in voluntary isolation from the rest of the planet. The sea is their companion. Sometimes a dog, or a cat. They talk to the rain, the wind and the swell. Some drink, some drink too much, some are abstemious. So
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Peru
America's biggest pilgrimage

The Ocongate district of Cusco, Peru, is home of the Senor Qoyllur Riti ritual, a religious festival held annually, during the first week of June, in honor of the Senor Qoyllur Riti (a Quechua word for "Star of the snow" or "shining snow"). This is one of the most complex festivals in the world, bot
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Tibet
Nirvana in the middle of nowhere

Ten year ago a highly respected Buddhist master, Achung Lama, settled into a uninhabited valley of eastern Tibet (now the Chinese Sichuan province) to be free to meditate, to build a monastery and spread the teachings of the Buddha. His arrival has soon attracted a growing number of monks and nuns,
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International photojournalism