The fall of the Berlin Wall in late 1989 had a profound effect on me and was the impetus that drove me down the path of a career in photojournalism. In that defining historical moment, I realised that the world as I had always known it was radically ...


In 2021, Ben Roberts revisited an Amazon fulfillment center in Rugeley, Staffordshire, which he and writer Sarah O'Connor had previously documented in 2012. Interested in how Amazon had colonised this former mining town, they focused on the relationship ...


The modern office is evolving. Following a wholesale exodus of workers precipitated by the Covid 19 pandemic and a sea-change in thinking about how businesses operate, many companies are adapting their workspaces, giving more thought to what makes for a ...


When Ukraine became independent in 1991 it sealed the final collapse of the Soviet Union. Tim Smith's images, taken both sides of this pivotal moment, illustrate how Ukraine's history frames the current conflict. At independence the uncovering of a ...


Since Kabul fell to the Taliban in August 2015 the country has been rapidly sinking into one of the worst crises in its history. Deprived of foreign reserves which have been frozen by western banks and ostracised by foreign governments, the new rulers in...


I first travelled to Donetsk, Ukraine in December 1991, three months after the former Soviet republic had declared independence. My original ideas was to focus on the coal mining industry and document the changes that were about to potentially turn ...


Transnistria, a slither of land wedged between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border, has been suspended in a state of quasi-independence from Moldova, a small former Soviet republic, since 1990. For almost three decades the largely Russian ...


In the second quarter of 2021, Iceland experienced a Covid baby boom, with births up by 16.5 percent on the previous year. One theory to explain this phenomenon is the Nordic countries' generous parental leave and child benefits which take the financial ...


700 square kilometres of desert east of Cairo have been transformed into a huge construction site. Egypt's New Administrative Capital (NAC) has been under construction here since 2016. President Al-Sisi's megalomaniac vanity project envisages the ...


The chaotic withdrawal of US and allied forces from Afghanistan in August 2021 spelled the end of a hugely expensive, ultimately futile 20 year-long attempt at nation building following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The Taliban forces, having sustained ...


Once a month Gothenburg's Capitol, a plush art house cinema, opens its doors not just to humans but to their canine friends as well. The cinema provides blankets and dog treats and the dogs go in free with their paying owners. On a rainy afternoon ...


Lagos Vibrations offers a snapshot of daily life for ordinary people in Africa's most populous city. From its notorious traffic jams to its bustling markets and crowded housing for working-class people, to navigate this city you need energy, dexterity ...


In Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe, on the day before New Year, variously celebrated on 31st December or 13th January, people dress up in home-made masks and costumes to celebrate Malanka, a ritual of pagan origin that is ...


This essay takes us on a journey through my working world as it turns inside out, caught up in the CHF 836 million renovation project of the United Nations Office in Geneva. At the centre of this mammoth undertaking is the historic Palais des Nations ...


This is the story of a curious legacy of the communist era in Romania and neighbouring Moldova: the garage. Built next to socialist housing blocs and in light-industrial zones in the cities, the garages - in clusters of dozens, hundreds and occasionally ...


As Covid-19 drastically altered our personal lives and our wider world, our temperature became a sign of potential infection - a danger to ourselves and to others. All these images were taken in Istanbul, Bradley's adopted home. They highlight how ...


Kutmaan is the Arabic word for the act of hiding or concealing something. From 2010 until 2018 Bradley Secker worked on a series of portraits and daily life documentary about individuals displaced from their homes and seeking asylum in another ...


The transport sector is going through the biggest shake-up in over a century with combustion engines being phased out and electric cars selling in ever larger numbers. Where petroleum once was king, batteries will power this transport revolution ...


At the Beijing's Winter Olympics 2022, teams from 14 countries will once again compete in one of the odder sports played on ice. Curling involves players sliding curling stones (or rocks) across the ice (or curling sheet), a process that involves great ...


With a population of just 40 and no doctors, restaurants, churches or pubs, the Isle of Rum in the Inner Hebrides is not to everyone's taste. Yet this small island off Scotland's western coast has its charms, with deer far outnumbering humans, ...


Lalo de Almeida spent 21 days travelling across parts of the United States that have been worst affected by extreme weather phenomena and natural disasters caused by global climate change. He photographed the inundated plains of Louisiana and Florida ...


In the world's newest country, hope has long been replaced by despair. The flush of optimism that arose in the wake of independence for South Sudan in 2011 quickly faded, then evaporated, along with the gush of foreign interest and aid that came in those...


This project explores the daily life of the younger generation of indigenous people in Ecuador who are charting a course that is free from the legacy of colonialism. It engages with young indigenous people who decide to stay on the land, with their ...


With its tuxedo plumage and clumsy, waddling gait, the African penguin, spheniscus demersus, has long been an iconic presence at the southern tip of Africa. In past centuries, it is thought that penguins were the country's most numerous seabird, with a ...


'Astana is no more, long live Nur-Sultan' An artificial city in the steppe, to the glory of the eponymous president, where futuristic bling clashes with sleepy Soviet decay. When he moved the Kazakh capital from mountainous Almaty to Aqmola, ...


For almost two years, countries across the world have imposed a host of restrictions on daily life to combat the spread of Covid-19, confining people to their homes and closing restaurants and bars. What people haven't been able to consume in public ...


Vending machines are a ubiquitous feature of urban life in Japan. A specific type of outlet, known as gachapon, has been selling toys enclosed in plastic capsules to children for decades, often themed around cartoon and video game characters, allowing ...


Women and Afro Spirituality in Ecuador In Ecuador today, the daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of black women who survived slavery keep their African roots alive in their spirituality. The diaspora's ancestral rituals and their cultural...


The Collapse - I first arrived in Moscow in the spring of 1990 after covering the fall of the Berlin Wall, Czechoslovakia's Velvet revolution and the aftermath of the Ceausescu era in Romania the previous year. The collapse of communist regimes across ...


Russian portraits - In 1996 I returned to Russia during the presidential elections. The country was at a crossroads between its Communist past and pushing ahead with Yeltsin's free market reforms that were benefitting some but leaving many others behind....


The Party - The mid to late 90s were a time of hardship for most Russians as the radical economic changes taking place brought high inflation and the loss of old social safety nets. This situation was inherited by Putin when he became acting president ...


In advance of the 30th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan from the former Soviet Union, Mario Heller took a 7,500 km train journey around the country, spending 225 hours over 17 days on Kazakh railways. The State railway company is the ...


Once more, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Western countries find themselves at an impasse. Over the long history of discord and conflict, however, the present situation appears more intractable than ever. Following the assassination of Qasem Soleimani,...


I was shocked when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan again this summer and these images are about Afghan women losing their identity. As a documentary photographer it has always been important for me to know who Im photographing; to talk to ...


Earth Songs explores and celebrates spiritual connections to the land in South Africa. While the ownership of 'land' in South Africa is a highly contested issue, people have long marked and celebrated their spiritual connections to the land in ways that ...


The halal-friendly tourism industry is the fastest growing travel sector. For observant Muslims looking for a package holiday in the sun, the halal holiday market caters for the rules governing daily life in Islam. These niche hotels and resorts are ...