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Mar 24, 2017
by Jean Gaumy
La Baïo is a festival and historical reenactment that has taken place for several centuries in the valley of Sampeyre, in the Italian Alps. It commemorates the valley’s victory against the Saracen invasions, which occurred towards the end of the 10th century.
La Baïo brings together several diverse villages: the Baìo de Rore, Calchesio, Villar, and the Baìo de Sampeyre. It is celebrated every five... More...
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Mar 24, 2017
by Patrick Zachmann
Colombian emeralds are known for being the most beautiful in the world and as such, it’s commonplace to see them embellishing fine pieces of jewelry in Europe and North America, alongside diamonds and other precious stones. Their exploitation however, is less shiny as the stones’ brilliance outshines violence, war, poverty, luck and misfortune.

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Mar 24, 2017
by John Vink
Trisha Brown, an influential dancer and choreographer, died on Saturday March 19th at the age of 80. She is remembered for her brainy, sensual choreography, as well as engaging composers and artists like Robert Rauschenberg in her productions.



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Mar 24, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Smethwick, a town in the West Midlands of England, was once considered one of the most racist places in Britain due to the infamy of the Conservative candidate’s slogan: “If you want a nigger for a neighbour, vote Liberal or Labour”. It won him the seat and bucked the national, and Smethwick’s historical, trend of voting Labour. Looking at the 67% who voted to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016, you may... More...
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Mar 24, 2017
by Jerome Sessini
Recaptured from pro-Russian rebels in 2014, the key Ukrainian Army stronghold of Avdiivka has been on the front line of the war between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Avdiivka is close to rebel-controlled Donetsk and important roads used by the rebels to transport machinery and ammunition. Equally important is Avdiivka’s coking and chemical plant - the largest... More...
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Mar 17, 2017
by Harry Gruyaert
Harry Gruyaert’s talent with dramatic light and bold color palettes is showcased in his latest series, exploring themes of urban life and mobility. His kinetic images are a beautiful study of life in France’s largest cities.


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Mar 17, 2017
by Jean Gaumy
As part of his ongoing work in Normandy, Jean Gaumy has documented the political scene in this region by following the mayors of Le Havre, Dieppe, and Fecamp. It focuses on the reality of life in politics, both behind the scenes and in the spotlight, from weddings at city hall to clashes with local trade unions.


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