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Feb 24, 2017
by Martin Parr
Getting online in Cuba has never been an easy process. With all internet services controlled by the state-owned telecoms company Etecsa, internet access in private houses is practically unheard of. Recently however, the situation has begun to change, with wifi hotspots popping up across Cuba’s major cities, Cubans are beginning to embrace the internet revolution.

Web access is not cheap, Etesca internet... More...
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Feb 24, 2017
by A. Abbas
French presidential elections will take place on April 23 and May 7. They are already proving very dramatic with the withdrawing of the incumbent president François Hollande from the race and the elimination of his previous Prime Minister Manuel Valls in the primaries of the Left. Two front runners Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and Ex-Prime Minister Alain Juppe were also eliminated in the primaries... More...
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Feb 24, 2017
by Martin Parr
Despite opening its doors to American tourists last September, the predicted tourism boom in Cuba has been smaller than expected, with US airlines cutting direct flights and tourists favouring alternative Caribbean destinations.
Tourism from other countries however is on the up, and Cuba managed to attract 4 million travellers in 2016.

In January of this year, Martin Parr visited Cuba and turned... More...
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Feb 17, 2017
by Peter van Agtmael
The Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota has emerged as the center of resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The camp was established by Indigenous American activists (known as Water Protectors) intent on disrupting the passage of the pipeline in order to protect the local water supply and sacred burial grounds, as well as ensure that treaties made between the Federal government and... More...
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Feb 17, 2017
by Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson went to the Pas-de-Calais region in Northern France, which used to be the industrial heart of France due to the local coal mining industry that had employed thousands. In the 1990s the last mines closed and soon after heavy industry left the region. Once a stronghold of the French Communist party, the French 'rust belt' is beginning to shift to the right, with workers aligning... More...
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Feb 17, 2017
by Thomas Dworzak
Thomas Dworzak initiated his "Wargames" project with an insight into the issue of security which straddles the territory, between reality and fiction. A particularly emotive topic in a European country forced by the threat of terrorism to live under a State of Emergency, Thomas’ project also pays tribute to the history of France and its links with Germany through the Verdun Centenary commemorations,... More...
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Feb 17, 2017
by Christopher Anderson
During the Summer of 2015, Christopher Anderson travelled through forgotten France - the France of Menton, Saulieu and Bray-Dunes, small cities and countrysides.
As France enters an important period, with national elections being held on April 2017, Anderson offers a colorful and poetic look at France and its people.


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