International photojournalism

South Korea
Shy Seoul

Capable of unexpected leaps, Seoul resembles the shy Korean women who look at their reflection in the subway's mirrors: silent and reserved by day, wild at night in Hongdae's karaokes, imitating K-pop stars. The capital, whcich lies on the banks of the Han river, is one of the world's richest cities
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Turkey
Sulukule

Until a couple of years ago Sulukule was the oldest settlement of sedentary gypsies in the world, populated by the Roma community since the Byzantine era. Placed in a central area of Istanbul, just behind the walls built by Emperor Theodosius, Sulukule, also known as 'Belly Republic' for the many pe
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Turkey
Mother, am I a Barbarian?

This sentence from a poem by Lale Muldur was the title of the latest art biennial that started in Istanbul in September, 2013. A theme that wanted to bring art out of the galleries and talk to people, to the 'excluded' from the new economic relations between rich and poor and from the wild capitalis
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South Korea
Seoul, plastic mania

South Korea's face is changing. Literally. Seoul is the city with the highest per-capita number of cosmetic surgery clinics, and here one woman out of five has undergone plastic surgery at least once in her life. In Korea, beauty is an obsession, and a scalpel the easiest way to obtain it. So much s
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Italy
A hidden paradise
Wild horses in Sardinia

The cuaddeddu, or Giara horse, ranks among the last wild horses in Europe. There are about five hundreds left, and they live in a plateau in Southern Sardinia called the Giara. These horses are quite mysterious: how they reached the middle of the Mediterranean area is not clear yet - probably they w
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Italy
The venomous city

The Ilva in Taranto is one of the biggest steel processing industries in Europe. The plant, more than twice the size of the city of Taranto, has been built next to the Tamburi neighborhood, few kilometers from the city centre. Since the early 1980s the WHO has defined Taranto as a city exposed to hi
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Egypt
The never ending revolution

Among the thousands of young people who are protesting in the Egyptian squares today, demanding for a radical change to the Egyptian regime, there are also many artists. Just like the others, they are fed up with a political system which has been systematically erasing people's freedom. These artist
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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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International photojournalism