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...


The face mask has come to symbolise the Corona virus pandemic that has spread across the globe in the course of 2020 and altered daily life, economies and societies in ways previously unimaginable in the space of a few months. Enforced with varying ...


The Carmona family lives in a rural microcosm in the middle of a concrete jungle. They are the last farmers of Santa Fe, a neighbourhood planned by the government in the 1980s to represent progress and modernity in Mexico City. Gerardo is the ...


Since independence from France in 1960, Chad has rarely featured on international news and when it has, it's often been for the wrong reasons. During decades of instability and civil war stretching from 1965 to 1990, when the country's current president ...


In the middle of one of the worlds richest cities, awash with money from all over the world, a city of luxury brands and private banks, there is a hidden population, living in the undergrowth, like a slice of Calais' "jungle" in Geneva, ...


Initiated by its unconventional former president Eva Morales, Bolivia has been trying a different approach to an issue affecting a number of countries in the region - the dangerous supply chain that leads from coca leaf plantations, a feature of the ...


An unusual, yet rapidly expanding, biotech industry is growing in Israel, the foundations of which were laid over half a century ago by a Bulgarian immigrant, Dr Raphael Mechoulam, who had become curious about the psychotropic properties and mechanisms ...


This series of pictures came about through an almost obsessive need to record the comings and goings of this central Athens district which for me, as a strange in this ancient city, had a special draw. Day in, day out, and long into the night, I walked ...


Brazil is one of the countries worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with over 5 million cases and almost 155,000 deaths (20 Oct 2020). Much of the blame for the haphazard response to the virus has been laid at the feet of Jair Bolsonaro, the country's...


Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are part of the America's 'Rust Belt', a region that had a strong industry-based economy that went downhill with globalisation. They are also among the so-called 'swing states' that have traditionally decided ...


The Pantanal region of Brazil the worlds largest tropical wetland has witnessed apocalyptic scenes this year. Between January and September 2020 over a quarter of the Pantanal has been burned. The fires have received less attention than those in ...


That Sinking Feeling Indonesia is no stranger to natural disaster, from earthquakes to forest fires and tsunamis. Yet one creeping disaster is worrying urban planners enough to drive the country to extreme measures. Jakarta, the capital, is expected ...


Brazil has one of the the world's highest rates of Covid-19 infections, at over 5 million, and some 148,000 people are thought to have died of the disease (as of 8 October 2020). In March, care homes across the country closed their doors to all visitors,...


There are, according to a dubious map on the Internet, two global hotspots for ginger hair. One is verified by science: Scotland, with some 40% of the residents of the country's capital, Edinburgh, carrying at least one MC1R gene, the slice of biological...


Photographer Kieran Dodds took this series of photographs within 2 miles of his home in Edinburgh on his Covid-19 daily state-sanctioned exercise.During the walks he became increasingly aware of the boundary hedges in his neighourhood in what is known ...


Goat Power explores how the humble goat is transforming the lives of women in some of the poorest areas of East Africa. Dutch photographer Chris de Bode teamed up with the international aid agency Farm Africa to tell the story of how goats are ...


What began a century ago as a commuting service for iron miners, has become a ubiquitous presence on the highway, and in movies, songs and fantasies. From a trope of freedom to a holdout of racial segregation to union picket line murders, the Greyhound ...


Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge killed almost two million people, up to a quarter of Cambodia's population. Over thirty years later, the first member of the radical Maoist group was finally brought to justice for the crime of genocide. Pol Pot's ...


'There you go, buddy,' says American Warren Sanchez, handing over a lunch box and bottle of water to a homeless person outside Taipei Main Railway Station, 'I can tell he's genuine, just smell him. Hes tried on every perfume in the store!' Sanchez knows ...


In stark contrast to the deserted, monotone landscapes of the Northern European winter, summer presents a flurry of activity and a jumble of colourful objects when viewed from above. Having endured another deep freeze over the course of the long and ...


Though it was the first country to record a case of coronavirus outside China in January 2020, Thailand has consistently bucked the trend during the developing pandemic. It is unclear whether there is one dominant reason why this has been the case but as...