BIT ROT PROJECT.
Bit rot is a colloquial term used in the computerized information systems environment to indicate the gradually decaying of data stored on storage medias or software over the duration of time. In this case, the concept is transposed from a virtual reality, made of bit and software, to a material one, made of real people, things and places. This reality is the research subject of the BITROT Project. Through photographic documentation, the project follows the international...
Selling Spring: Sex Workers Series
Selling Spring: Sex Workers Series.
Selling Spring, or "Baishun" in Japanese, reflects age-old attitudes towards prostitution, a form of servitude. It is simply impossible to make generalizations about this subject. Usually, the deeper the poverty, the higher the likelihood that young women, and sometimes young men, will wind up in this dangerous profession. Quite often they are coerced or betrayed by a perceived friend or even a relative in whom misplaced trust results in a...
Brera Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1776 in a centuries old palace in Milan, is one of the oldest in Italy. The main courses are painting, sculpture, decoration and scenic design. Despite the cultural decline of Italy’s recent history, Brera Academy is one of the few italian academic institutions that attracts foreign students, more than 25% of them come from overseas.
The Butler Aacademy
Capucine Bailly / Cosmos
The International Butler Academy mission is to educate, prepare, and coach dedicated individuals in order to become professionals in the True Art of Service and house management. It provides its graduates with the best possible qualifications for entering the butling and private service profession.
Stumble in the Jungle
Espen Rasmussen / Panos
When does the pain start? Norwegian runner Bernt Arne Tvedt (34) starts to feel it 3 km into gruelling 254 km Amazon Jungle Marathon in Brazil. It starts with a cramp in one leg, then cramps in the other. By the time he is able to stop and stretch, ants start crawling up his legs. This brings first embarrassment, then fear. On the ground there are scorpions and poisonous snakes in the trees while the many rivers the runners have to cross are infested with piranhas. The pain is making Bernt...
Kevin Downs / Cosmos
Camden, New Jersey is one of the most dangerous cities in the Unites States. When Kevin Downs went there, early 2013, Camden was in the midst of dissolving its city police force in favor of a countywide police agency. They found a city that is inhabited by hard-working citizens that are fighting a battle against corrupt city officials and drug dealers that call Camden the heroine highway of the United States. People live in extreme poverty, with a death toll by violent crime that is the highest...
Andy Rocchelli / Cesura
Three months of largely protests came to a bloody head this week as thousands of riot police attacked a protest camp in Kiev, Ukraine, resulting in clashes and gunfire that left at least 100 people dead and 571wounded. After days of bloodshed, the government of President Viktor F. Yanukovych said negotiators had agreed to an initial deal to “settle the crisis,” without elaborating. The president was later reported to say he would call early elections.
A rwandan fate
Photos : Christophe Calais/Signatures
A rwandan fate
At the end of 1994, the Hutu militiamen responsible for the Rwandan genocide flee to Zaïre, soon followed by Hutu civilians. Guilty or not of participating in the genocide, hundreds of thousands Rwandans wander on the roads, facing hunger and cholera. On July 26 of that year, a child is rescued from being buried alive in a mass grave by a French legionnaire. Since that day, Christophe Calais has followed Angelo's journey. At...