Telling the contemporary World

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El Gimnasio Hermanos Manchego

Nelson "La Maldad" Manchego runs a free-of-charge boxing gym in an abandoned building on San Andrés that was originally a squat for drug-addicts. Nelson trains local kids from the island with the ambition for them to become professionals in the sport, while also keeping them out of trouble.
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Devotees of Rakher Upobash

Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.
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Varanasi's Brick Kiln Workers

... It was a heartbreaking revelation that most of the brick kiln workers died at an early age due to lung disease as an occupational hazard. Ironically, those bricks that will be used to build someone else homes, are made by people who remained homeless, themselves.....
Night patrolling of Blue Line.
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The Hidden Flow of Leonte

The Hidden Flow of Leonte is a cross media documentary project that discloses the different mandates of UN mission: day and night-time patrols, establishment of observation points, installations of Blue Pillar, monitoring of the Blue Line, clear of land mines, education...
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Baikal of Wonders

Long ago shamans were revered as a hereditary caste of the chosen in Baikal region, Russia. But now everything's changed. Whom has they become for locals and strangers: true followers of the faith of their ancestors, healers or just touristic amusements?
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Weaver Ants: A closer look

There are a lot of societies that thrive right under our noses that we are not very aware of, they teach a lot of lessons. Weaver ants have been living in an almost impeccable society from even before humans existed. This is an excerpt from their day to day hustle and bustle.
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Girls education in India

Educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman, you educate a complete family. So basic education of a girl child is the first step of women empowerment
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A Story of Faith

This is a reportage of one of the less known religious festivals of Bengal. This is the celebration of one of the less popular Hindu Goddess, Setala, celebrated believing the Goddess will keep people away from...
A Sannyasi show a severed Skull to the villagers
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Faith of Life

In different part of West Bengal, traditional and macabre rituals are being celebrated by local population during the week of Gajan festival. In the remote village of Bardhaman this practice has been going on for more than a hundred years.
Recreation of crucifixion during holy week in Iztapalapa, Mexico City
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Crucifixion for Holy Week in Mexico

Thousands of people gather every year in Iztapalapa for the Passion play, a major event during holy week celebrations in Mexico City. The actors prepare themselves physically and spiritually the whole year, in order to perform the role to perfection.
Civilians escape through the railroad bridge blown up by Donetsk People Republic partisans.
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Ukraine: Two Years of War

In the aftermath of the Euromaidan movement and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, pro-Russian and anti-government protest spread across the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. Violence in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts escalated
Palestinians teenagers posing in front the key of the Shatila camp
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Lebanon: Shatila Refugee Camp

The Shatila refugee camp was built in 1949 to receive the refugee from northern Palestine. Palestinians were expelled by from their town by Israeli forces. They are until now living in Shatila for 2 generations and are still waiting...

Photos and text by Francois Razon