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The Syriacs of Tirbespiyeh

Yann Renoult

The Syriacs of Tirbespiyeh

The syriac community of Syria is probably thousands of years old. This christian community is proud to use the same language (syriac, a branch of ancient Arameans) than the Christ when he was speaking to people. Upon the times, the syriac community became smaller and smaller, especially after a lot of conversion ot Islam when(…)

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Holiday in Sarajevo

Holiday in Sarajevo

Progettato dal celebre architetto Bosniaco Ivan Straus e costruito tra l’82-83 l’Holiday Inn, soprannominato anche Olympic Hotel rimane esteticamente e storicamente il più interessante edificio di Sarajevo. Diventato celebre per esser stato il quartier generale dei reporter di guerra Internazionali durante il conflitto dell’Ex-Jugoslavia negli anni novanta è ancora oggi un simbolo molto importante per(…)

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Syrian conflict

Txomin Txueka

Syrian conflict

The armed conflict in Syria began in March 2011 following protests peaceful civilians against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad and in response to the brutal use of military proAssad to suppress popular continuous protests erupted across the country. This resulted in the formation of an armed insurgency, a result of disenchantment and the subsequent defection(…)

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Abkhazia Turns Twenty

Guillaume Poli

Abkhazia Turns Twenty

A land of palm-trees and eucalyptus, this strip of earth jammed in between the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountains was incorporated to Georgia by Stalin in 1931. On august 14, 1992, one month after self-proclaiming its independence, Abkhazia witnessed Georgian President Edouard Chevardnadze’s tanks invade it. The Tbilissi troops were defeated on september 30,(…)

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Gorani Muslims celebrate Orthodox St George’s Day – 2013

Admir Idrizi

Gorani Muslims celebrate Orthodox St George’s Day – 2013

Several thousand Gorani near Vranishta village celebrate the orthodox St. George’s holiday. Gorani are Muslim by religion, but this holiday is still celebrated as a leftover from pagan times. In the south of Kosovo live Gorani. Gathering of several thousand Gorani near Vranishta village, Dragash celebrated St George’s. Gorani are Muslim by religion, but this(…)

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Hangar Landscape

Marco Zorzanello

Hangar Landscape

Project on hangars new way of living in the Northeast of Italy. From the ’60s to today’s so-called “locomotive of Italy” based his well-being on the small and medium companies, whose capillary diffusion, however, did Veneto one big sprawling metropolis. At the time of economic crisis, the model of the Veneto region has been challenged(…)

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Power to the people

Bruno Colaço

Power to the people

According to the Census held on 21 March 2011, there were 27.1% of Portuguese living from pension reforms, the official unemployment rate is already 15.8% (it is estimated that the actual rate is 23%) and the active population represents only 42% of the total. In 2012 the crisis has hit everyone and everything: the youth(…)

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Studio Photo

Ivano Adversi

Studio Photo

Many are in Mali the Studio Photo where many young professional men and women interpret the lives of the people of Mali, also taking advantage of the social and human aspects of the country. The images show photographers, heirs of the great Malick Sidibé and Seidou Keita, as if they were customers of their own(…)

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Portugues Crisis Daily Life

Pedro Nunes

Portugues Crisis Daily Life

Portugal is undergoing one of the worst crises of his most recent history. Unemployment reaches levels never seen before, stores close, services are reduced, social assistance get increasingly part of everyday life for many families, the population ages, the younger generation, the most qualified ever, leaves the country by need and unwilling to return. One(…)

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Where we live matters

Philippe Schneider

Where we live matters

We often perceive slums as dark dens of poverty and despair, where criminals, juvenile delinquents, and squatters wander aimlessly amongst makeshift structures. This is how slums across the world have long been portrayed in popular discourse. In 2007, for the first time in history, the earth’s population was more urban than rural. One out three(…)

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Strangeland

Bar Am-David

Strangeland

This voyage is about existence chronicles of present absentee immigrants and refugees in Israel . The present situation is characterized by diversity and complexity of the Israeli society including several waves of immigration. In the past few years there was a constant growth of immigration from different African countries. Only very few are eligible for(…)

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Post Lampedusa

Stefano Morelli

Post Lampedusa

Following North African riots of the  2011 spring, thousands of refugees landed in Lampedusa from disparate regions of Africa and Asia. Now, after more than a year, what happened? Many of them still live in family-homes where they were brought once left the CIE. Rarely was granted them political asylum. Everyone has a different kind(…)

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Eastern market

Eastern market

Eastern market Every week-end in Milan at the parking lot close to the Cascina Gobba metro station, there’s a changing city, a city that breathes new air and new tastes from Eastern Europe. The area outside the parking lot of Cascina Gobba turns into a market and a place to exchange objects and food. This(…)

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Azuma Center Fukushima

Azuma Center Fukushima

AzumaCenterFukushima (2011) We arrived to Fukushima at 9.47. A colleague from Ryo Abe was waiting for us and came with us to the Azuma Evacuation Center, where friend and architecture’s students arranged a workshop in order to gladden the kids hosts in the center. It’s a big matter, that nobody is dealing with: the future of these kids(…)

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Mahir Vranac | East Bosnia

Mahir Vranac | East Bosnia

Mahir Vranac is a photojournalist from Visoko, BiH. He was born in 1985. He work as a freelance photojournalist, recording daily events in the territory of BiH. At the moment he is working on personal projects in BiH and continuing his photojournalist work. > Personal website: mahirvara.wordpress.com East Bosnia (2009) This story is about raising(…)

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