Photographers' Blog

Boom and bust in Parachute

December 12, 2014

Parachute, Colorado
By Jim Urquhart

“I don’t know how you can weather this if you can’t roll.”

The Venice of Egypt

December 12, 2014

Alexandria, Egypt

By Amr Dalsh

In the coastal Mediterranean city of Alexandria, I visited a district of families dependant on fishing for their livelihood that is struggling to navigate Egypt’s economic troubles.

Hunting for pictures – and crocodiles

December 12, 2014

Arnhem Land, Australia

By David Gray

Walking through a forest of native Australian Paperback trees, we suddenly stop.

The Disappeared

December 10, 2014

Crossmaglen, United Kingdom

By Cathal McNaughton

I’ve been aware of the story of the “Disappeared” most of my life. In fact, I grew up with it.

A leap to freedom

By karolinatagaris
December 3, 2014

Nairobi, Kenya

By Thomas Mukoya

A detained protester jumps from a police truck as she escapes after riot police released teargas to disperse the #OccupyHarambeeAve demonstration in Nairobi

I was covering #OccupyHarambeeAve, a protest outside President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office following the killing of 28 people in the ambush of a Nairobi-bound public bus in the northern Kenyan border town of Mandera in November.

A haunting sacrifice

December 3, 2014

Bariyapur, Nepal

By Navesh Chitrakar

Butcher holding his blade stands among sacrificed buffalos inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur

Known for its large number of animal sacrifices, the Gadhimai Festival is held once every five years at the Gadhimai Temple in Bariyapur, around 150 km (95 miles) from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

Wigs for smiles

By Rodrigo Garrido
November 17, 2014

Santiago, Chile

By Rodrigo Garrido

Marcelo Avatte, a renowned Italian-Chilean hair stylist, could have never imagined that his own son would motivate him to start making and donating natural hair wigs for children who suffer from cancer.

The wall that is always with me

November 10, 2014

Berlin, Germany

By Fabrizio Bensch

In the middle of a bustling Potsdamer Platz, a young tourist asks me: “The wall. Where is the wall?”

Venezuela’s eternal storm

November 7, 2014

Ologoa, Venezuela

By Jorge Silva

In this small fishing village of Ologa lies a square kilometre that is struck by more lightning than anywhere else on the planet almost every other night of the year. 

Lava: A painfully slow death

By karolinatagaris
October 31, 2014

Pahoa, United States

By Marco Garcia

Lava is unpredictable. It could go left or right, up or down. It will move 5 metres in an hour, then not move at all. And it usually moves slowly, like squeezing toothpaste down a hill – but it will get there eventually. Unlike a tsunami or an earthquake or even a hurricane, it’s a painfully slow death.