The evening sun sits low in the smoggy Beijing sky. Beneath a staid, maroon apartment block, Jiang Ying, 24, is stirring from her bed after having slept through the day. Day is night and night is day anyway, in the window-less world she inhabits three floors below ground.Read Article
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Their names are as mysterious as their origins: often called the Roma or the Romani people, they’re also known as gitanos in Spain, Kale in Finland and Portugal, Manush or gitan in France and Travelers in Scandinavia.Read Article
These are images that made the world weep together. Photos that carry a deep sentimental value and are utterly touching. You will cry at the end trust me.Read Article
No matter if this is to illustrate a news story, a natural disaster or to highlight the testimony of victims of armed conflict, the Reuters news agency collects and distributes thousands of photos every year, taken on all continents. Terrifying, touching and intriguing images, that, for the most notable, are gathered each year in selected Reuters Photos of the Year, containing, 93 shots, to find in full below.
Throughout 2012, Irish photographer Richard Mosse and his collaborators, Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost, traveled the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking video and photographs of rebel groups with Kodak Aerochrome film. Developed for the military in the 1940s, the infrared film captures greens in shades of pink and red and became popular in the psychedelic culture of the 1960s.Read Article
This year’s announcement of the winners of two major competitions for photojournalists, World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, created more than the usual fire storm. Raking through the ashes, Graham Harrison looks for a way forward, and reveals how one major grants programme for photojournalists had no restrictions on image manipulation at all.Read Article
Editor’s note: This photo gallery contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing.
Nearly two years ago, Arab Spring–inspired protests kicked off in the impoverished Syrian agricultural town of Dara‘a. The mini-uprising, defined by its peaceful character, met a brutal response, one that few observers at the time could have anticipated would blow up into a far wider rebellion against President Bashar Assad and the entrenched, decades-long rule of his family. With Syrian authorities clamping down on journalistic access and freedoms, we saw glimpses of the unrest there for months only through grainy YouTube footage—images as uncertain and hard to corroborate as the events on the ground.Read Article
Abandoned by governments, forgotten by the aid community, neglected and abused by entire societies: A voiceless minority resigned to the dark forgotten corners of churches, chained to rusted hospital beds, living out their lives behind the bars of filthy prisons. Lives condemned to quiet misery.
These are the mentally disabled living in Africa’s regions in crisis, countries ravaged by war, gripped by famine, or led by corrupt regimes. And we can take a look through Robin Hammond‘s lenses of his camera, winner of the FotoEvidence Book Award 2013.Read Article
Mohamed Conteh receives a sentence of three years imprisonment or the payment of 150,000 leones (approx €30). He was accused of possessing a package of marijuana. Without family to help, he will have to serve his sentence. Freetown, Sierra Leone.Read Article