Daily Life

Isabella Sommati | Summer heat

Black Sea by Isabella Sommati

Summer heat, muggy weather, today is Sunday. The sea is far away, beaches are crowded, gasoline is too expensive, we can’t get away from the city. If we stay home, we would end up watching Formula One on TV, sleeping on the couch

Ex-Voto | Alys Tomlinson

Ex-Voto by Alys Tomlinson

A handwritten note neatly folded and hidden in the crevice of a rock, a passport photograph placed under a stone, ribbon carefully wrapped around piles of twigs. These are all offerings of religious devotion, known as ‘Ex-Votos’ and found at Christian pilgrimage sites worldwide.

No shoes to dance with | Anna Katharina Zeitler

Anna Katharina Zeitler ; No shoes to dance with

I had the strong desire to become one of them, without knowing that the actual lived stereotype in the self choosen gilded cage in the theater retrieves desillusioning banalities and routines as well as psychic hyperesthesia due to powerfull and deep passions.

Circus | Markku Lahdesmaki

Circus by Markku Lahdesmaki

As a photographer, you always feel a little more aware of your surroundings than other people. After all, your livelihood depends on your eyes, on seeing things that other’s don’t.

Sicilian Sea | Alex Foolery

Sicilian Sea by Alex Foolery

Alex Foolery was born in Catania, Sicily and is now 24 years old. He started photographing in 2010 with an old mobile phone, a Sony Ericsson Z1010, to send multimedia messages that could outweigh the standard of a normal text message.

American Dream | Adelīna Darviņa

American Dream by Adelīna Darviņa

The project “American Dream” begun in year 2015 as a part of Adelīna`s bachelor thesis research. On behalf of it, for three months she traveled across the United States, covering more than 21 000 kilometers.

Peloteros | Juan Rodríguez Morales

Peloteros by Juan Rodríguez Morales

Peloteros: the name with to baseball and softball players are known in the Caribbean. Baseball is considered by Dominicans as “The king of sports”. Introduced in the country by Cuban immigrants in the nineteenth century.

Documentary

Ijtema | Danny Yen Sin Wong

Ijtema by Danny Yen Sin Wong

Ijtema is the annual three days Islamic congregation of Tablighi Jamaat by Islamic organization in association with the millions of Muslims. Participation in Ijtema increases religious authority, status and empowerment, and contributes on the Muslim identity through the idea of brotherhood and Ummah.

Juan

About Behind The Scars by Sophie Mayanne

“Scars” is a celebration of beauty, of flaws, of battles won and obstacles overcome. It is about survival, living beyond that and capturing the memories. It is a truly honest depiction of how our history, shown through these scars does not define us but compels us.

Forgotten | Herman Čater

Forgotten by Herman Čater

In the mountains in the middle of nowhere, a full hour’s walk from the nearest village, I met a man, 80 years old, living alone. His name was Stanko. He was kind and invited me into the house. The house was more than 200 years old.

Journalism

Balkan Conflict

The Balkans by Oliver Weber

In September 2016 a new Photographic Documentation (an ongoing project) guided Oliver Weber through the remnants of old Yugoslavia – to commemorate 16 years without a major attempted genocide in the Balkans.

A refugee boy trying to protect his makeshift home from the rain in Kutupalong newly expanded camp on March 6, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. About 70,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since October 9, 2016 after the Burmese military launched clearance operations in response to an attack on border police. The U.N. human rights office said in a report that Myanmar's security forces had committed mass killings, torture and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned their villages.Since 1992, about 32,000 registered Rohingya have been living in two United Nations camps near Cox’s Bazar, but estimates of unregistered refugees range from 200,000 to 500,000. Many of them live in two sprawling makeshift shelters close to the official camps, while others are scattered across southeast Bangladesh. As a result, most of these unregistered refugees are suffering. Basic food, medical care and safety are not available in these camps, thus creating an insecure and vulnerable life.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh by Probal Rashid

Approximately 70,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since October 9, 2016 after the Burmese military launched clearance operations. The U.N. human rights office said in their report that Myanmar’s security forces have committed mass killings

Planes de Renderos, El Salvador-May 2016: Abigail Sanches from San Luis Stalpa la Paz waiting to be examined at the maternal waiting house which especially helps women who come from areas without access to a nearby hospital wait out the end of the pregnancies in order to be close to a hospital and avoid complications.   Pregnant women in today's El Salvador face a whole host of challenges from the threat of the mosquito born illness, Zika which has been linked to the grave condition of microcephaly in newborns, to the constant threat of gang violence with one of the highest murder rates in the world, to an increasing rape epidemic. However the most important threat to women's reproductive rights is by far the State's criminal ban on abortion. Doctors and nurses are trained to spy on women's uteruses in public hospitals, reporting any suspicious alteration to the authorities and provoking criminal charges which can lead to between 6 months to 7 years in prison. It is the poorer class of women who suffer the most as doctors in private hospitals are not required to report. Roughly 25 women are serving 30 to 40 year sentences on homicide charges for allegedly killing their newborn children. Although the women's stories, most of which resemble premature births or late term miscarigaes are often dismissed in trials, laced with moral accusations, based little on the consitution and scientific facts. ©Nadia Shira Cohen

Yo no di a Luz by Nadia Shira Cohen

El Salvador’s Abortion Ban in the age of Zika. The argument over when the human life begins is one of the most contentious in our world today. There are 66 countries that prohibit abortion under nearly all circumstances—though almost all of them exclude cases where the mother’s life is in danger.

MOB | Areg Balayan

MOB by Areg Balayan

For the past 11 years I have lived in Stepanakert, the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, with my wife and two children. On April 2nd, 2016, the military conflict that brought the republic to life started again.

View of inside the abandoned barracks Serbia, Belgrade main train station. People live there in inhumane conditions.

Warehouse by Szymon Barylski

Serbia, Belgrade near the main train station where around 1,000 people are seeking shelter. Mainly Pakistanis and Afghans live in a derelict warehouse. The warehouse occupied by men and minors, they’re living in extreme conditions

Mahsa is 17. She falls in love with a boy and intends to marry him, but her father is against the marriage. One day she has an argument with her father, and she and her mother decide to kill the father. Mahsa kills her father with a kitchen knife, and now her brothers are requesting death penalty or lex talionis for her and her mother. Mahsa’s brothers agreed she would not be hanged. She is doing her term now.

Waiting Girls by Sadegh Souri

In Iran, death penalty is given to the children for the crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, and armed robbery. According to the Islamic Penal Law, the age when girls are held accountable for their crimes is 9 years old, while the international conventions have banned the death penalty for individuals under 18.

Travel

Sacred destinations : Borobudur | Aga Szydlik

Sacred destinations : Borobudur by Aga Szydlik

As the first rays of light break through the thick mist covering the ground, slowly and gracefully, Borobudur temple comes into the view. I close my eyes, deeply breathing in scent of jungle and lyrical call of Adhan, calling faithful to a Morning Prayer.

Tokyo | Manol Valtchanov

Tokyo by Manol Valtchanov

Tokyo had always been a special place to me from my first visit. Since then, each of my travels there has meant a sort of break dedicated to an emotional research and sometimes even more to an inspirational flat-out.

Amazon | Ana Miguel Carijo

Amazon by Ana de Miguel Garijo

The social culture we are coming from considers the future more important than the present, where so many people are obsessed with accumulating more and more things without stopping to think for one minute what for and at what cost.

Correfoc | Adam Buczek

Correfoc by Adam Buczek

Correfoc can be considered one of the most dangerous festivals on the planet where thousands of people gather on a hot summer day and parade tiny streets of Catalan cities while being sprayed with fire. The spectators are trying to get as close as possible to the fire in order to be cleansed.

Havana |  David Saxe

Havana by David Saxe

Havana is a city suspended in time, where life slowly drifts to a steady salsa beat. People are civil and friendly—they will argue baseball in the park, walk along the Malecon, make love, marry, and raise families

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