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...


Myanmar's secretive jade mines lie in the Kachin town of Hpakant in the north of the country. Hpakant, also known as "the land of jade", produces the world's highest quality of the stone, which the Chinese have prized for millennia for its ...


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 ...


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 ...


Scientists first discovered the presence of neon gas in our atmosphere at the end of the 19th century. Tasteless, odourless and colourless, they found that neon and the other noble gases were largely unreactive, but that when subjected to an electrical ...


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...


Even by Australia's extreme environmental standards, Marble Bar in Western Australia is a remote, and sizzling, outlier. With a population of just 200, this desert community experiences on average 200 days a year when the mercury climbs above 35 degrees ...


As the corona virus pandemic continues to sweep across the world since appearing in the city of Wuhan in China in December 2019, Latin America has become a new hotspot in the spread of the disease according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Amongst...


After three months of empty silence, under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations reopens for business, starting with the Human Rights Council, and an urgent debate on racism and police violence. Meeting with strict measures in ...


It is difficult to imagine a more remote place yet on the Marquesas Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between South America and Australia, a group of children have come up with a radical approach to conservation. Asked ...


Even in the pouring rain, in the middle of the night, they are out scavenging, wearing headlamps to scan a mountain of rotting garbage more than 15 stories high. The trash pickers, some trudging up the heap in mismatched plastic boots, use a hooked ...


Once upon a time we travelled around the world. By 2019, tourist annual arrivals had reached 1.5 billion according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. At the time, I was one of them, travelling regularly to countries all over the world for ...