The water war

Francesco Zizola

©Francesco Zizola

Two women shower off the mud from their bodies at a mineral resort on the northern shore of the Dead Sea. With much of the Jordan River waters being diverted for agricultural and industrial use, the Dead Sea has lost more than one third of its water surface in the past 50 years.  Dead Sea, Israel/Palestine. September 2009.  From ‘The water war’ series, on the water resources crisis in Israel/Palestine.

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Cityscapes of Rio de Janeiro

Claudia Jaguaribe

©Claudia Jaguaribe

Jaguaribe captures the towering cityscapes of Rio de Janeiro in all its seductive detail. Yet her images constantly appear to be on the verge of toppling over, creating disjointed views of the city that don’t appear quite right. The visual effect perhaps comments on the uncontrollable growth of the city’s shanty towns, or maybe the ecological destruction that constantly looms. « My Rio — a combination of real and created images — seems to me more coherent with how we inhabit and understand the city. »

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Bicycle & brick factory

Rebecca Conway

©Rebecca Conway
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN.  A Pakistani labourer rides a bicycle through a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad on January 11, 2012. Estimates suggest over 900,000 people work in around 11,000 brick factories in Pakistan, including over a quarter of a million children. Many are bonded labourers, working in dangerous conditions for an average of 270 Pakistani rupees (£1.80) a day, to pay back debts that are often passed on to their children.
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Sebastião Salgado

©Sebastião Salgado

Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western railroad line, built by the British; the railroad system covers much of India. The trains are notorious for being dangerously overcrowded, 1995.

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La petit chaperon rouge





2001 a space odyssey

From « 2001 a space odyssey« 

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Carbon trade in Uganda

©Francesco Zizola

©Francesco Zizola – Carbon trade in Uganda

Locals stand amidst a cornfield that they have planted in defiance of the government laws on land declared national park. Mount Elgon, Uganda. May 2007. From the ‘Carbon trade in Uganda’ series.

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Hector Retamal

©Hector Retamal – AFP – Getty Images

Men with clothespins attached to their hands and arms play dominoes on September 22, 2014 in the Dezemitte neighbourhood in the commune of Petion-Ville, in Port-au-Prince. As part of the rules, if a player loses a game he must endure the pain of the clamped clothespins.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru

Bromo Tengger

©Ulet Ifansasti – Getty Images

A view of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, with Mount Bromo, the location of the Tenggerese villages where the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada Festival is held.  Legend says the Gods granted them 24 children but on the provision that the 25th must be tossed into the volcano in sacrifice. The 25th child, Kesuma, was finally sacrificed in this way, and the tradition of throwing sacrifices into the caldera to appease the mountain Gods continues today. August 11, 2014.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 cries

Kim Kyung-Hoon

©Kim Kyung-Hoon – Reuters

A family member of a passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 cries as she gathers with others to pray at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing, the six-month anniversary of the disappearance of the plane. 2014.

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Metal scraps

Noel Celis

©Noel Celis – Agence France-Presse – Getty Images

A child looks for metal scraps among cables on a barge in Manila on Tuesday, 23 September 2014.

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Brazil’s sweet solution

©Francesco Zizola

©Francesco Zizola

An already harvested sugar-cane field is lit by the pre-harvest fires burning of the surrounding fields. Usina São Manoel, Sao Paulo, Brazil. October 2010. From the ‘Brazil’s sweet solution’ series, in ‘Climate Change by NOOR’.

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Martin Middlebrook presents

Martin Middlebrook

©Martin Middlebrook

Photographe anglais, Martin Middlebrook a débuté sa carrière dans la publicité. En 2010, dans le cadre de la conférence internationale de Kaboul, il est chargé par le gouvernement afghan de réaliser une exposition et un livre – une série d’images qui sera ensuite montrée au British Museum. Source:

A voir : L’oeil de Martin Middlebrook

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Yuri Kozyrev presents

Yuri Kozyrev

©Yuri Kozyrev

As a photojournalist for the past 25 years, Yuri Kozyrev (Russia, 1963) has witnessed many world-changing events.

He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, the last empire of our modern times, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news. He was on the scene in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and lived in Baghdad, Iraq, between 2002 and 2009, arriving before the war. During those Iraqi years, he was a contract photographer for Time Magazine and traveled all over the country, photographing the different sides of the conflict. [...]

More photos: Yuri Kozyrev

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Sea-level rise in Kiribati

Climate change / sea-level rise in Kiribati

©Kadir van Lohuizen – NOOR for New York Times – Climate change / sea-level rise in Kiribati

A Taiwanese fishing trawler has recently been swept on the beach, where it was previously stranded on the reef. Due to rising sea levels and a higher frequency of storms the reef is not the natural protection that it used to be.
Betio island is the most populated part of Tarawa, due to sea water intrusion and the high population there is a serious lack of drinking water and agricultural land.

More photos : « Climate change / sea-level rise in Kiribati »

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