New York High Line
May 2012, New York: The High Line is a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) New York City park built on a section of the former elevated freight railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway. The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets...
Art Scene Berlin
Thomas Meyer / Ostkreuz
The Art Scene in Berlin © Thomas Meyer / Ostkreuz
Gianluigi Di Napoli
MIA Fair 2013, la prima fiera internazionale di fotografia e video art in Italia, dedica uno sguardo all'importanza del Circo nella storia della fotografia attraverso il progetto MASKS di Gianluigi di Napoli pensando, tra gli altri, ad autori che hanno sviluppato progetti sul Circo come Richard Avedon, Mary EllenMark, Diane Arbus. Il progetto MASKS propone ad alcune donne eccellenti a livello internazionale del mondo dello spettacolo, della musica, della cultura e dello sport di interpretare la...
Bioko on the Brink
It's a place that very few people have access to and so far as I know, nobody has yet done a story on bushmeat hunting in Bioko and on the new road that is being cut through the middle of the protected area. The road should be finished within two years, and if it is finished 11 species of primate and 4 different kinds of turtle will probably disappear. Many of the monkeys on the island are unique to the island - they don't exist anywhere else in the world. They are being hunted for consumption...
Mustafah Abdulaziz / Ostkreuz
Memory Loss (Road Trip through USA from 2010 - 2012) - Mustafah Abdulaziz
“They had not come here to see each other or to be seen, or even to fulfil a social duty. They were attentive but not passive. They were not spectators. They participated, with a curious, restrained passion, in the speech made by the red-haired man. He spoke for them, he made their thoughts articulate. They were listening to their own collective voice. At intervals they applauded it, with sudden...
Farkhonda: from Australia to Afghanistan
Farkhonda : from Australia to Afghanistan [2010-2012]
Farkhonda, 22 years old, is a young Hazara girl who arrived in Australia with her family as a refugee, 12 years ago. After her family fled Afghanistan to Pakistan then Iran , the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR - finally offered them to live in Melbourne. There are 20.000 Afghan refugees living in Australia and most of them are in Melbourne. Regardless this new confortable life, Farkhonda always has the...
The Spring that Wasn't
Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos
Despite the fact that they were in the vanguard of the revolution which toppled the country's long serving strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh in February 2012, Yemen's women have yet to see any meaningful improvement in their daily lives. Not only are a quarter of 15 to 49 year old women severely malnourished. A staggering 80% cannot read and write and over half of Yemeni girls are married off before they are 18 since there is no law which specifies the minimum age for marriage.
A few hours before President Vladimir Putin of Russia spoke at a ceremony in the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi in February, marking a year to the start of the Winter Olympics, I was watching pensioners strip to the waist and bask in the midday sunshine on a beach a few miles from the Olympic Park. Sochi offers a delicious respite from the cold of Russia. For a Moscow resident like me, the city is a luscious feast of green, with no hint of winter on its palm-lined avenues while snow still blankets...