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Berlin’s iconic Litfaß columns
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Berlin’s iconic Litfaß columns...

Berlin’s traditional Litfaßsäulen, a classic advertising column, are about to disappear. Despite strong opposition from ...

Elena Chernyshova exhibiting at <br>c|e contemporary in Milan, Italy
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Elena Chernyshova exhibiting at c|e contemporary in Milan, Italy...

Elena Chernyshova‘s unique body of work about the Russian city of Norilsk, high above the Arctic Circle, is being exhibite...

Kieran Dodds shortlisted for a Sony World Photography Award for ‘Hierotopia’
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Kieran Dodds shortlisted for a Sony World Photography Award for ‘Hierotopia’...

Kieran Dodds‘ extensive work on the church forests of Ethiopia, a country that has lost some 95% of its native forest in t...

Carlos Spottorno’s ‘Palmyra, the other side’ nominated for a European Press Prize
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Carlos Spottorno’s ‘Palmyra, the other side’ nominated for a European Press Prize...

Carlos Spottorno‘s unique take on the ancient city of Palmyra and the effect of the Syrian Civil War on efforts to preserv...

Nora Lorek featured on National Geographic website
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Nora Lorek featured on National Geographic website...

Nora Lorek‘s recent work on children living in the world’s second largest refugee camp settlement Bidibidi in Uganda...

Shiho Fukada wins Overseas Press Club of America award
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Shiho Fukada wins Overseas Press Club of America award...

Shiho Fukada has won the Feature Photography Award at this year’s Overseas Press Club of America awards with her incisive ...

Children of the World’s Unhappiest Country
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Children of the World’s Unhappiest Country...

Every year, the United Nations publishes the World Happiness Report (WHR), ranking over 150 countries according to how happy the...

Mark Henley exhibiting at Bibliothèques Municipales in Geneva, Switzerland
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Mark Henley exhibiting at Bibliothèques Municipales in Geneva, Switzerland...

Mark Henley is exhibiting his work on contemporary prejudice against refugees in Switzerland entitled Facing Prejudice together ...

Nora Lorek’s work from Bidibidi in Uganda featured on National Geographic website
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Nora Lorek’s work from Bidibidi in Uganda featured on National Geographic website...

Nora Lorek‘s ongoing work on Bidibidi, a refugee settlement in northern Uganda that is morphing into a permanent city, is ...

Piotr Malecki’s Brexit portraits featured on CNN.com
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Piotr Malecki’s Brexit portraits featured on CNN.com...

Piotr Malecki recently visited London and met people on the street, asking them how they felt about Brexit and how they thought ...

Alfredo Caliz launches crowdfunding site for “We” in Ireland book project
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Alfredo Caliz launches crowdfunding site for “We” in Ireland book project...

Alfredo Caliz has launched a crowdfunding site for his latest book project “We” in Ireland, a multi-year photographi...

Tim Smith’s short film ‘Home Ground’ showing at National Science & Media Museum, Bradford, UK
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Tim Smith’s short film ‘Home Ground’ showing at National Science & Media Museum, Bradford, UK...

Tim Smith is a major contributor to Above the Noise, a new exhibition at Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum which ru...

Mads Nissen wins prize at Pictures of the Year (POY) for his photo book
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Mads Nissen wins prize at Pictures of the Year (POY) for his photo book...

Mads Nissen‘s recently published photo book We Are Indestructible is one of three finalists in the Photography Book of the...

Patrick Brown exhibiting at FAIT & CAUSE in Paris
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Patrick Brown exhibiting at FAIT & CAUSE in Paris...

Patrick Brown will be showing his groundbreaking work on the illegal trade in endangered animals – Trading to Extinction &...

Guy Martin speaking at PhotoForum in London
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Guy Martin speaking at PhotoForum in London...

Guy Martin will be speaking about his recently published book The Parallel State, available to buy from GOST Books, at PhotoForu...

Andrew McConnell’s ‘Re-entry’ exhibited at the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow
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Andrew McConnell’s ‘Re-entry’ exhibited at the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow...

Andrew McConnell‘s in-depth study of the strange phenomenon of ‘Re-entry’ – the capsules that bring cosm...

Robin Hammond shortlisted for Amnesty Media Award
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Robin Hammond shortlisted for Amnesty Media Award...

Panos photographer Robin Hammond has been shortlisted for the Photojournalism prize at this year’s Amnesty Media Awards fo...

Georg Gerster 1928 – 2019
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Georg Gerster 1928 – 2019...

It was with great sadness that we heard this week of the passing of our colleague, the legendary photographer Georg Gerster, who...

Catalina Martin-Chico exhibiting at the Bibliothèque Universitaire du Havre in Le Havre, France
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Catalina Martin-Chico exhibiting at the Bibliothèque Universitaire du Havre in Le Havre, France...

Catalina Martin-Chico is exhibiting her recent work from Colombia, which has been nominated for the Photo of the Year and anothe...

Hossein Fatemi wins Pictures of the Year (POY) award
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Hossein Fatemi wins Pictures of the Year (POY) award...

Hossein Fatemi is a finalist in the Community Awareness Award at this year’s Pictures of the Year (POY) awards with his wo...

Mark Henley exhibiting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
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Mark Henley exhibiting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland...

Mark Henley will be part of the 70th anniversary exhibition of ACANU, the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondent, at...

Kacper Kowalski wins Pictures of the Year (POY) award
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Kacper Kowalski wins Pictures of the Year (POY) award...

Kacper Kowalski has won a Pictures of the Year (POY) award with his wintery aerial images of his native Poland once again. His l...

Patrick Brown wins Fotoevidence Book Award for Rohingya coverage
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Patrick Brown wins Fotoevidence Book Award for Rohingya coverage...

Patrick Brown has won the Fotoevidence Book Award 2019 with World Press Photo for his work on the Rohingya refugee crisis. The a...

Ian Teh’s Green Great Wall published in German GEO magazine
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Ian Teh’s Green Great Wall published in German GEO magazine...

Ian Teh‘s recent work on the colossal Chinese effort to slow down the desertification of the northwest of the country, dub...

Catalina Martin-Chico nominated for Photo of the Year and Contemporary Issues story at World Press Photo
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Catalina Martin-Chico nominated for Photo of the Year and Contemporary Issues story at World Press Photo...

Catalina Martin-Chico, who joined Panos Pictures at the end of 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious Photo of the Year ca...

Robin Hammond wins Picture of the Year (POY) First Place in Portrait Series
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Robin Hammond wins Picture of the Year (POY) First Place in Portrait Series...

Robin Hammond has won the First Place in the Portrait Series section at this year’s Pictures of the Year (POY) awards give...

Panos Pictures at the 11th Yangon Photo Festival
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Panos Pictures at the 11th Yangon Photo Festival...

Panos Pictures director Adrian Evans will be attending this year’s 11th Yangon Photo Festival in Yangon, Myanmar, from 19 ...

Behind the scenes of the DAU
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Behind the scenes of the DAU...

Fourteen years in the making, Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s epic and immersive cinema experiment DAU is finally ready and is premier...

William Daniels’ new book ‘Wilting Point’ available from éditions imogene
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William Daniels’ new book ‘Wilting Point’ available from éditions imogene...

William Daniels’ new photo book – Wilting Point – which brings together work from Kyrgyzstan, the Central Afri...

William Daniels exhibiting at the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin in Paris
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William Daniels exhibiting at the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin in Paris...

William Daniels is exhibiting work from four countries as part of an photographic montage called Wilting Point at the Pavillon C...

Brexit means … ?
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Brexit means … ?

Brexit means....? On 11 July 2016, the day she became Prime Minister, Theresa May famously said that "Brexit means Brex...

The Village Green – from Blair to Brexit
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The Village Green – from Blair to Brexit

Over several years, photographer Steve Forrest has documented the hustle and bustle of College Green, an area of grass outside t...

Myanmar’s Elephants Under Threat
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Myanmar’s Elephants Under Threat

Since 2015, Burmese photographer Ko Myo has been documenting the battle to save Myanmars elephants. The country is home to one o...

Warm Huts and Cold War
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Warm Huts and Cold War

"We\'re so lucky to have British soldiers bringing us firewood" says Kaisa-Wenche Vivisdatter, a volunteer at a remote...

Toy Story
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Toy Story

In 2011 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan and become the worlds newest country. Yet old grievances between different co...

Where Cacao is King
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Where Cacao is King

Ivory Coast is uniquely dependent on cacao which accounts for 40% of national export income and is thought to be the main source...

Mennonites
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Mennonites

Mennonites are Christians Anabaptists who arrived in Bolivia during the 1950s from Canada, Mexico and Belize. The government in ...

The Capital
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The Capital

Soon after becoming President of the newly independent Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev made an announcement that shocked the nat...

Cruising
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Cruising

Today\'s cruise ships resemble small towns, complete with shops, restaurants, cafes, discotheques, fitness rooms, casinos, swimm...

From Punjab to the Po
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From Punjab to the Po

Parmigiano Reggiano is one of Italy\'s premier export products and a pillar of Italian cuisine that has become a staple of middl...

Khmer Chameleon
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Khmer Chameleon

On 7th January 1979, the Vietnamese Army entered Phnom Penh and established a pro-Vietnamese Kampuchean state, known as the Peop...

Facing Brexit
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Facing Brexit

Less than four weeks before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, failing a last minute compromise or extension...

United Soybean Republic – Paraguay
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United Soybean Republic – Paraguay

Over the past 15 years, Paraguay\'s landscape and economy have undergone drastic changes. Production of genetically modified soy...

Kin la Belle
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Kin la Belle

Kinshasa, a city of 10 million people known as Leopoldville during the colonial era after King Leopold II of the Belgians, stret...

All Aboard the K27
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All Aboard the K27

Around 5.30 in the evening, the K27 train slowly trundled out of Beijing railway station In the summer of 2017. It was the first...

La Vie en Rose
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La Vie en Rose

The shores of Lake Naivasha northeast of Kenya\'s capital Nairobi, made famous by the film \'Out of Africa\', are covered in swa...

The Lure of Sleeping Beauty
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The Lure of Sleeping Beauty

High up in the Peruvian Andes, way above the tree line, lies the city of La Rinconada, some 5,100 metres above sea level and thu...

The Past from Above
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The Past from Above

In 2006, the British Museum held a major photographic exhibition for the very first time, presenting Georg Gerster\'s unique col...

The Islamic Republic at 40
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The Islamic Republic at 40

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution when, on 11 February 1979, the Iranian Army declared its neutrality, y...

When I Grow Up
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When I Grow Up

All children have dreams, whether they\'re born in the United Kingdom, Liberia, Haiti, Mexico, Turkey, India or elsewhere. Child...

A Woman’s War
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A Woman’s War

In war and conflict, women are often sidelined or forgotten and all too often become the victims of violence. History relegates ...

White City
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White City

One hundred years after the foundation of the hugely influential Bauhaus school in Weimar by Walter Gropius, Stefan Boness docum...

From Rags to Riches
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From Rags to Riches

It\'s common for western charities to collect used clothes and ship them, by the bale, to Africa as a form of aid. These donatio...

Lagos – Africa’s First City
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Lagos – Africa’s First City

Lagos is a place of superlatives. The most populous city in Africa, home to one of the busiest seaports on the continent, the co...

The Tree of Life
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The Tree of Life

"I pointed out to the little prince that baobabs were not little bushes but, on the contrary, trees as big as castles; and ...

The Legacy of Empire
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The Legacy of Empire

In rural regions of Georgia, a lack of social and economic integration has hindered immigrant communities since the end of the S...

Where Love Is Illegal
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Where Love Is Illegal

72 countries around the world have criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex p...

Traces
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Traces

The effects of China's breakneck industrialisation on the Yellow River

No Place on Earth
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No Place on Earth

An in-depth study of the epic Rohingya refugee crisis and its effect on hundreds of thousands of ordinary people.

From darkness into Light
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From darkness into Light

More than 620 million Africans, or two thirds of the population of the continent, have no access to electricity.

The Parallel State
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The Parallel State

A glimpse into the opaque world of contemporary Turkish politics and society.

We are Indestructible
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We are Indestructible

Ending one of the world's longest running civil wars.

River Congo – DRC’s Highway 1
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River Congo – DRC’s Highway 1

The Congo river is the lifeline of a region with few roads or railways.

Side Effects
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Side Effects

The result of years of aerial photography, this is a visual study of the complicated relationship between humans and nature.

Disposable Workers
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Disposable Workers

The people feeling the pain of Japan's unforgiving job market

Hidden Lives
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Hidden Lives

The untold story of urban refugees in Burundi, Haiti, Jordan, Malaysia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Kenya and the USA.

Belgicum
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Belgicum

The result of two decades of work, Belgicum is a unique document about a country in search of a raison d'etre.

White Rage
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White Rage

Travelling across Europe - from Norway to Italy and France to Russia - Espen Rasmussen and journalist Ronny Berg met and spok...

Hard.Land
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Hard.Land

A journey through blue collar America to meet the people struggling to keep the American Dream alive.

On Solid Ground
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On Solid Ground

A collaboration between the International Rescue Committee and Panos Pictures

Uncertain Tomorrow
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Uncertain Tomorrow

The Central African Republic (CAR) has seen more than its fair share of coups and unrest over the five and a half decades...

Last Stop
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Last Stop

Exploring the topography and migrations of London from the vantage point of a bus.

The Last Colony
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The Last Colony

For over 40 years Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony in northwestern Africa, and its people, the Sahrawis, have been liv...

#Future of Cities
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#Future of Cities

In collaboration with the World Photography Organisation (WPO) and Sony's Global Imaging Ambassadors (SGIA), Panos Pictures c...

My Toilet
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My Toilet

Through images and stories from 20 countries, across every continent, a collaboration between Water & Sanitation for the Urba...

The Battle for Mosul
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The Battle for Mosul

Ivor Prickett witnessed the final days of ISIS' stronghold from inside Mosul, embedded with Iraqi forces.