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Jul 13, 2016
by Bruce Gilden
In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed a lease to Brooklyn's "Beach Haven" Apartments, a residence developed by Fred Trump.

Guthrie wrote that Fred Trump would not rent Beach Haven apartments to African-Americans, which 1970s court records "confirmed that applications sent to the central [Trump] office for acceptance or rejection were coded by race. Another rental agent said that Fred Trump had instructed... More...
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Jul 12, 2016
by Michael Christopher Brown
In 2007, Kenya held their second truly open presidential election. Following the election’s result, a series of attacks from rival tribes were carried out. Instances of ethnic persecution that included rape, murder, and forced circumcision plagued Kenya’s villages for years.

By 2010 the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.), led by chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, announced plans to charge six... More...
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Jul 12, 2016
by Stuart Franklin
Stuart Franklin travelled to Kenya’s heartland of distance running in Eldoret and Iten, two towns situated over 2,000m from sea level. These high-altitude towns are the home to most of the great Kenyan Olympic and World Champion distance runners from the past 40 years. Iten’s also home to the IAAF-accredited Olympic High Altitude Training Centre, founded by ex-World Champion Lornah Kiplagat, which... More...
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Jul 12, 2016
by John Vink
On the morning of Sunday 10th, political activist Kem Ley was shot dead in a service station of Phnom Penh.
An angry crowd of about 1000 people gathered in front of the shop, preventing the authorities from carrying away the body in an ambulance.
This assassination is yet another strong sign of a continuously deteriorating political climate in Cambodia.

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Jul 8, 2016
by A. Abbas
A small Jewish community in Kaifeng, Henan province, believes its ancestors where Persian Jews who came for trade by the Silk Road, about a thousand years ago during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127). Kaifeng, where the Jews built a synagogue in 1163, was then the capital of the dynasty. It was a cosmopolitan city on a branch of the Silk Road. The existence of Jews in China was unknown to Europeans... More...
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Jul 1, 2016
by Lorenzo Meloni
This past Spring, Lorenzo Meloni traveled to the South Caucasus to report on a flare-up in the long and lingering conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. Though internationally recognized as being part of Azerbaijan, the mostly-Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has been functioning as an independent state since 1991. Despite a ceasefire in 1994 and many years of negotiation between... More...
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Jun 30, 2016
by Max Pinckers
In the series Lotus, Max Pinckers and Quinten De Bruyn document the world of transsexuals in Thailand. The gender crisis that the so-called ladyboys face is transformed into a visual metaphor about the identity crisis that contemporary documentary photography currently encounters, when it dares to reflect upon itself critically, and confront its paradoxes. The documentary photographer that captures... More...