Telling the contemporary World

Belongings of passengers on Malaysia MH17 crash site

Malaysia MH17 crash site: The Belongings

Belongings of 289 passengers on Malaysia MH17 crash site, scattered across fields covering an area of 20 sq km. Most of these photos were taken in July, within hours after the Boeing 777 airliner was shot down over a rebel-held area of Donbass,

Text and photos by Mstyslav Chernov

Devotees of Rakher Upobash

During Kartik, “the holiest month” beginning every year with the new moon in November, thousands of Hindu devotees celebrate the feast of Rakher Upobash, fasting and praying the gods sitting before the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Ashura

Bangladeshi Shiite Muslims gathered for praying at Hoseni Dalan on the eve and holy day of Ashura. Shiites mark Ashura on the tenth day of the month of Muharram to commemorate the Battle of Karbala when...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Ukraine Crisis - The Anti-Terror Operation

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As Ukrainian forces extend the anti-terror operation and besiege the outposts of Pro-Russian forces, the region of Donetsk is becoming the theater of a civil war. Firefights that caused casualties...
Jackson Heights gentrification

Silent gentrification in the heart of Queens

The intensely diversified social pattern of Queens starts to quietly add the presence of a class of European ancestry where in the past it was more a rarity. Rezoning of ...

Photos and Text by Riccrado Budini

The longest Ukrainian summer

A photographic feature on the ongoing conflict in East Ukraine, by Mstyslav Chernov from the field.
Kids and beggars in Varanasi river at dawn

Youth in India

Every year more and more children in India become orphans and are found abandoned. This photo essay draws a portrait of kids with their families and of orphans forced to make a living.

Text and photos by Francois Razon

Alter Ego

Saleem is Pakistan's defiant answer to militancy and extremism, even though he risks attracting the Taliban's wrath. So far, the militant group...

Celebration for the Eid Al-Adha festival in Dhaka

Bangladeshi Muslims gather at Baitul Mukarram National mosque in Dhakapray during the festival of Eid al-Adha. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Oct. 6, 2014

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Homebound Bangladeshi Train and Ferry People

Bangladeshi people heading to their respective villages for the upcoming Muslim religious festival Eid-al-Adha. In order to catch a train, they overcrowd stations and train cars beyond imagination...

Tribute in Light for the 13th anniversary of 9/11 in New York

A crowd of some 100 people gathered at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo to spectate and photograph the Tribute in Light memorial on the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Sept. 11, 2014. New York, USA.

Aftermath of Padma river erosion in Bangladesh

Every year in Bangladesh, millions of people are affected by river erosion that destroys home, farmland, communication infrastructure. In last couple of days river erosion by the Padma River have caused extensive damages to...