No place are the growing tensions between East and West more violent and more apparent than along the 400 kilometer frontline that divides Ukraine from the the Russian-backed separatists in the country's eastern Donbass region. When Ukraine pivoted ...


The journey wasn't for the faint-hearted. Panos photographer Ian Teh and National Geographic journalist Craig Welch, accompanying a team of scientists, had flown to the last airport on the southern tip of South America, spent 32 hours on a ferry, then 10...


Gan Xiqi, or Nai Nai as she is known to her tens of thousands of fans, was a minor internet sensation in China, the world's most crowded social media environment. From 2018 until early 2020 the recent arrival in Shanghai, originally from Nanchang in ...


This summer will mark 10 years since the terrorist attack in Oslo and on Utoya island on July 22, 2011. A total of 77 people were killed. Of these, the majority of the victims on Utoya were children and youths. After the incident, a report carried out by...


Relatively sheltered from the ravages of Covid-19, Australia has been experiencing a series of natural disasters over the past years that have stunned locals with their ferocity and intensified the debate about the effects of climate change on the Red ...


October 2021 is the 10th anniversary of London's manifestation of the Occupy movement which started on Wall Street in New York and spread to 950 cities in 82 countries. On the 15th October 2011, protestors representing the global Occupy movement set ...


From central Asia's grasslands to the shores of the Mediterranean, a rich culture of nomadic 'sports', often drawn from hunting, fighting or simply surviving in an unforgiving environment, is shared by people from across the region spanning from China's ...


Until the 1970s, Afghanistan was a relatively peaceful country and a popular stop-over on the hippie trail. All that changed in 1979 with the Soviet invasion that left hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, dead and caused a third of the population to...


Situated in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi, the sprawling commercial hub of Kejetia Market is West Africa's answer to Amazon and Walmart combined. Among the more than 10,000 stalls that sit clustered together below an ocean of corrugated iron roofs you can ...


In June 2012, US president Barack Obama announced a radical new policy to deal with one of the country's most vexing problems - the presence of millions of undocumented migrants living in the shadows but constituting a vital part of the American economy....


The Amazon rainforest is often referred to the "lungs of the earth", absorbing tonnes of carbon dioxide and in turn producing some 20% of the earth's oxygen. It is also the most biodiverse region on the planet, home to some three million ...


Walking for hours under a blazing sun to sell mangoes, spending 12 to 13 hours a day repairing flat tyres or breaking rocks in a quarry - Emilienne (13), Roger (13) and Marc (15) never imagined that they would have to provide meals for their families ...


Mads Nissen's series on the Covid 19 crisis in Brazil from which the World Press Photo of the Year 2021 was selected. Mads talked to us about how he came to take the winning image. In March 2020, care homes across Brazil closed their doors to all ...


The Songor lagoon, 80 km east of Ghana's capital Accra, is the source of some 150,000 to 200,000 tonnes of salt a year. It is both a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to around 60,000 people who depend on salt and fishing for their livelihoods. ...


'He is obviously not a war photographer but nor is he a photographer of peace. Martin Roemers photographs the time between war and peace. He frequently arrives once the action has been and gone, at a point when the situation is still fragile and ...


The desert city of Agadez in central Niger, once infamous as an entrepot for migrants and refugees making their way north toward Libya and the dream of a new life in Europe, has now become the centre of a gold rush sweeping the Sahara. Itinerant ...


I grew up in a village right on the edge of Birmingham. It is the type of nondescript commuter settlement familiar to the majority of the UK's population who live in the suburbs. When I was 4 years old, the horse pastures to the east of my infant school ...


The second wave of Covid-19 swept across the UK with a vengeance. While daily recorded cases during the first wave hit a high of around 6,000 cases, the second wave saw daily highs reaching 20,000 and over, in part due to vastly higher rates of testing. ...


200 million years ago, the area around the small towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis on the southern coast of England would have been entirely submerged by a tropical sea. The area was then around the latitude of Morocco, and its warm water supported a ...


In urban centres, where everyone carries a mobile phone and people pass each other on the street, apps like Tinder have revolutionised dating in the internet age. For people living in rural communities in Australia, a country the size of Europe, these ...


One of several theories about the origins of Covid-19 is that it was transmitted from bats to humans, via an intermediary species such as the pangolin. Bats make up almost a quarter of all mammal species in the world and have an extraordinary capacity to...


Recently I have been focusing on the education of impoverished children in Bangladesh and ways to get them into school to have a better future for themselves, their families, as well as for Bangladesh. Just a few months before the Coronavirus ...


Xiao (Little) Kinmen Island, Taiwan: A strong wind blasts in off the South China Sea, rushing through the pine trees. Around me cattle graze in former minefields still littered with military hardware. Down in the horseshoe bay, rusting and barnacled ...


With school, universities and colleges closed, Polish children and university students have been confined to their homes, taking online lessons and communicating with their teachers and their peers purely online. What seemed like a temporary measure ...


In many ways, Morocco has charted a different course from its neighbours in the Maghreb. It is a constitutional monarchy and managed to evade the upheavals of the 'Arab Spring' that have brought much pain and conflict to other Arab countries. Though ...


For almost 50 years, since 1962, Myanmar was ruled by a military dictatorship. Coming to power in a coup, the junta isolated the country from the outside world, controlling all aspects of life; from politics to the economy to education. It also ...


More than the health crisis, the economic crisis linked to Covid-19 has driven millions of people into poverty and hunger, especially in one of the poorest countries in the world, the Central African Republic (CAR). Between the houses made of dried ...


Every year, thousands of mothers and children die during pregnancy and in childbirth in Bangladesh. Over the past decade, however, the country has made great strides in training professional midwives and brining down the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) ...


During the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria I collaborated with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to document the country's response to the global pandemic, particularly the activities of those on the frontline of the fight against ...


Panos photographer Tim Smith has collaborated with dancer Hardeep Sahota and a variety of performers to create a series of compelling images that give vibrant sculptural form to the fleeting nature of dance. Lights held and worn by the dancers enable ...


Russia's Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, a vast northern region twice the size of Japan but with a population of just over half a million, is the traditional grazing area of the Nenets, semi-nomadic reindeer herders who have been breeding their herds ...


Panos photographer Tom Pilston was granted rare access to the Intensive Care ward in London's University College Hospital, one of the city's largest, at a critical moment in the ongoing health crisis that has gripped countries around the world to varying...


The period of Ravennas particular prominence begins when the city was made the capital of the Roman Empire in the West by the young Emperor Honorius who abandoned Milan in 402. The marshes, lakes, and tributaries of the Po estuary around Ravenna offered ...


The Nenets are an indigenous people in Russia's high Arctic, maintaining a traditional nomadic way of life between the Kola and Taimyr peninsulas. Their livelihood is derived from breeding reindeer that provide them with food, transport and leather for ...


Exploitation of the Amazon region has risen to unprecedented levels under the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, bringing the region's ecosystem close to a point where irreversible damage will have been done to the worlds largest tropical ...


Its 7am and romance lies thick in the air of this little neighbourhood of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Set against the backdrop of this 2,300 year old city, two young men in embroidered vests lift enormous trumpets, ready to announce the beginning of a three-day...