NYC in the late 1970s and early 80s could best be described using Charles Dickens’ phrase “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Meryl Meisler’s photographs documented it with compassion and humor.
Foot binding is the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further growth. The practice possibly originated among upper-class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in Imperial China
ncient traditions die-hard in the highlands of Tana Toraja, a regency of the South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. Devoutly Christian, the Troajan are proud of their religion; in 2013 they were celebrating a centenary of Christianity here.
In the beginning of 1962, there was a battle between American and Vietnamese Military in the border of Vietnam and Cambodia. Huong, a 10 year old girl Cambodian, lost her family and ran away from the chaos.
The election campaigns for the German Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties. It is a work about the endeavour of shading light on the precisely calculated gestures of the actors of these public orchestration, their success in radiate aspects of power and its fascination.
Kolkata, India: Kusthi is an ancient form of wrestling, three thousand years old. Fight clubs are rough, poor, “old school” style without new technologies, just training and sweat. And red arena, of course, because the wrestlers fight on sacred red soil.
African Photographer A profession in transition The uncertain balance of a job between two eras.Mohamed, Omar, Diallo or Siby are African and photographers. These ʻpictures catcherʼ come from Mauritania, Senegal,Guinea Conakry, Mali and Burkina Faso.
Jan Møller Hansen is a self-taught and passionate photographer, who works with social documentary. He is also a senior diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Presently, he is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The association DAMM ZONE MULTIPLE AUTOGESTITE (DAMM means Diego Armando Maradona Montesanto), that in the recent past was a squat centre, is based in a three floors building downtown Naples – as the name of the association tells, it is in the Montesanto block.
The human towers in Catalonia (known in Catalan as “Castells”) are traditionally built in festivities and competitions in the region of Catalonia, in Spain. During these events each team (known as “colla”) builds and dismantles its own human towers.
Sweat and labour in intense daily training to get ready for what may be the last chance of a professional career.Leonard Bundu is an Italian boxer born, from a Sierra Leonese father and an Italian mother in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 1974.
Scarification is the practice of performing a superficial incision in the human skin. Social scarification has an ancient origin. It is common practice in Africa (especially in West Africa), where it replaced tattoos that show poorly on dark skin
These images represent life on the road with various musical groups I have traveled with. Whether it’s in a tour bus, a random midwestern motel room, backstage at a venue, or the vulnerability of a perceived icon,