Rich of its oil, South Sudan declared its independence in 2011. A referendum won with a score of 98% allowed South-Sudan to become the youngest State in the world. Initial balance was quickly upset by rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President Riek Machar, setting the stage for three and a half years of horror.
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French photographer Catalina Martin-Chico went to meet members of the Qashqai and Bakhtiari tribes. Nomads that still roam the plains, valleys and mountains of Iran. She documented the lives of those still on the move and of those who’ve either been forced or decided to settle down.
Amy, Rose, Delphine, Bella and Mirasol are domestic workers. They moved to Lebanon from Philippines and Ivory Coast to make money to provide for their families. Yet, since the country does not guarantee the rights of these migrants, they often find themselves in an insufferable situation: working long hours with limited freedom. Sunday is their only day off; that is, for the luckiest ones.
For the past four years, Yoanis Menge, has been following the lives of seal hunters in Magdalens Islands, where he resides, Newfoundland and Nunavut in hope of showing the other side of a practice so often stigmatised in the media. The activity, criticized by so many activists, is an integral part of the region’s heritage and an important source of revenue for its residents.
Canadian photographer Roger Lemoyne, known for his work covering the horrors of the Yugoslav Wars, spent two weeks in November 2015 between the island of Lesbos in Greece – where thousands of migrants arrive every day – and Macedonia, one of the many countries they cross on their journey towards the more fortunate nations of Western Europe.