"There's no money in herding anymore, going to the city is the only way out". In this series of images taken only a few years apart, first in their native lands and then in their new urban reality, A Yin depicts a poignant chronicle of the vanishing nomadic culture of Inner Mongolia.
Images of ordinary moments in the lives of most Western youth are not shocking in themselves, only these are taken in that strip of land where democracy and terrorism are fighting it out daily with stones, bombs and rockets. Our impression of life in Gaza is one of a nebulous cacophony of violence and pain, yet even there, the energy of youth seeks creative expression. Photos by Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero
Most observers agree that charity by itself might be the worst thing for Africa’s future.
There needs to be reform. But given Africa’s many problems, finding a solution will require more political will than largesse.
The Yawar Fiesta or Blood festival in Coyllurqui in the Peruvian Andes is held on Independence Day on July 27th.This celebration symbolises the clash between the indigenous people (represented by the condor) and the Spanish (represented by a bull).
These images by World Press Photo award winner Ziyah Gafic have become part of the book "Quest for Identity". They depict items people carried with them as they either fled from the Serb Army or when they were taken for execution.
A look at Detroit - May 2011
General Khatool Mohammadzai is 45,
a parachutist with 572 jumps, and has been wearing the Afghan Army’s uniform for more than a quarter of a century.
Not only, she is also a woman and mother.
Photos by Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero
The anger of the world’s newly mobilized youth is being directed at governments that seem to have failed them and a financial industry that appears to be sabotaging their dreams. The problem is that however vague and impractical their demands, the solutions seem equally unattainable and obsolete.
by Lanfranco Vaccari
Cover picture for Featured briefing on Libya.
Holi derives its name from Holika. And is celebrated as a festival of victory of good over evil. It is also called the Festival of Colours, and is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month.
A look into daily life in North Korea - 2012
A quick thumbnali view of the front covers I illustrated over the years for Longitude Magazine
“The world is now one poor harvest away from chaos in grain markets,” said Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute. “If food prices will rise to previously unimaginable levels, food riots may multiply, political unrest could spread and governments could fall.”
On average we each produce more than 250 kilos of recyclable materials annually – a confection of paper, plastic, aluminum, and a lot of other stuff that should not be buried in the depths of a landfill.
Iran remains a country torn by the revolution of 1979. It is also a country divided by gender. There is a chasm between the way people are meant to behave and the way they actually live.
The world’s lightest metal and a key component in batteries, used to power a range of technologies from cellphones to electric cars, lithium and its compounds have several other industrial applications, such as heat-resistant glass and ceramics, high strength-to-weight alloys used in aircraft, and medicine. Although found in many parts of the world, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia hold the planet’s largest reserves of the stuff.