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Apr 16, 2014
by Peter van Agtmael
(From Red Hook Editions)

Disco Night Sept. 11 is a chronicle of America's wars from 2006-2013. The photographs shift back and forth from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the USA, unsparingly capturing the violent, ceaseless cost, but also the mystery and the madness, the beauty and absurdity at the core of each conflict. The narrative is complemented by nineteen gatefolds which elaborate on places... More...
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Apr 8, 2014
by Michael Christopher Brown
(Introduction by Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi):

“It was terrible – the way people were killed and there was no reaction! With 800,000 dead in Rwanda, the entire world paid attention to the massacre there. But here in Congo, six million dead said nothing to the world or to our own Congolese government. I would like to ask the world that they give us a number, that they tell us how many people do they need... More...
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Apr 7, 2014
by Dominic Nahr
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, that saw over 800,000 people - mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus – killed by Hutu extremists in 1994. In July 1994 the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), a Tutsi rebel group, lead by Paul Kagame ended the killings by military victory in Rwanda. Kagame has since been the father of Rwanda, first serving as Vice President and Minister of... More...
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Apr 3, 2014
by Jonas Bendiksen
This story explores the world of guest workers in the arab Gulf oil states such as United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait. While marketing itself as luxury playgrounds of tourism and business, close to 90% of UAE and Qatar's population are foreign workers. Most of these workers come from far poorer nations such as India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Nepal, and the workers often endure very difficult... More...
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Apr 2, 2014
by Bieke Depoorter
Access to quality health care is a fundamental right and not a luxury. Each individual should be able to go to a clinic or hospital and get the care and medications they need, regardless of ability to pay. Yet every year worldwide, more than 100 millions people fall into poverty as a result of health expenditure which they can not cope with and hundreds of millions more waive treatment for lack of... More...
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Mar 31, 2014
by Larry Towell
Although the fighting has ceased, the Maidan Square demonstrations in Ukraine throughout February 2014 set the stage for the current political climate in the Crimean Peninsula. Larry Towell arrived in Kiev on February 11th, 2014 to document the Euromaidan protests and demonstrations. Only one week later Maidan Square transformed into a conflict zone, and by February 20th over one hundred people had... More...
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Mar 28, 2014
by Abbas
For the first time in the history of the capital, a woman, Anne Hidalgo is elected mayor of Paris. The Socialist candidate beats Conservative Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. Both campaigned very hard. More...