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Aug 31, 2015
by Antoine D'Agata
At the borders of Europe, migrants try to force their way into this impenetrable citadel. Migrants, a generic name for lives that are nonetheless distinct. Through photography and video, Antoine d’Agata distances himself from a sensational or dramatic approach. He gets right up close to the experience and the odyssey of these men and women. Their everyday lives consist of vagabond journeyings along... More...
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Aug 27, 2015
by Jerome Sessini
Jérôme Sessini documented the harrowing journey of migrants through Europe as they attempt to cross into the passport-free Schengen zone from Serbia.
Most of these migrants are fleeing conflict in their homeland, seeking refuge and the chance of a life away from the devastation of war and unrest. This is Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the second world war and the influx shows no signs of slowing.... More...
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Aug 14, 2015
by Lorenzo Meloni
New Magnum photographer Lorenzo Meloni returned to the Kurdish Syrian town of Kobane in February and then again in August this year to document the civilian population trying to rebuild their devestated home. Kobane was at the epicentre of the battle between the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) and Islamic State militia, which along with the Allied air strikes against IS, destroyed 70% of the town.... More...
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Aug 14, 2015
by Moises Saman
Magnum photographer Moises Saman visited Iraqi Kurdistan, known as “Bashur”, or southern Kurdistan to Kurds, and to Kurdish-controlled parts of northern Syria, collectively known to Kurds as Rojava, or western Kurdistan, to document the latest phase of the Kurds’ battle against the Islamic State. In Rojava, he traveled to Kobane, where six months ago the main Kurdish group in Syria, the YPG, drove... More...
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Aug 13, 2015
by Raghu Rai
The tree has been one of those enduring subjects, which has been consistently photographed since the beginning of photography. It has been an object of reverence and awe.
In Raghu Rai’s photographs, the tree is idealized for its beauty and mourned when it is destroyed. Through his lens, we experience the tree as a living monument—not only as a graphic symbol but we also observe human presence around... More...
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Aug 12, 2015
by John Vink
Belgium? It is complicated…

Does it make sense? Does it really take 54 Ministers and Secretaries of State to run a small (30528km2) piece of land? Does a nation with 3 regions, (Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia), with 3 communities (the Flemish Community, the French Community and the German-speaking Community) and with 4 language areas (a Dutch speaking area, a French speaking area, a German speaking... More...
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Aug 11, 2015
by Alec Soth
In 2003 a 19-year-old Native American woman was found dead in an abandoned gold mine in Nome Alaska. Two years later, Nome police officer Matthew Clay Owens was convicted of her murder. Soon after his arrest, I was sent to photograph Nome for a magazine that went out of business before my essay was published. The place has haunted me ever since. More than any other location I’ve traveled in America,... More...