Until early 2018, a tall, decrepit concrete tower, known as the President Hotel, loomed over the streets of Cholon, Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown. Built as an apartment block by millionaire Nguyen Tan Doi in the 1960s in what was then Saigon, the ...


Bangladesh is one of the countries most affected by global warming with a large and growing population and a lot of low lying land. Like other heavily populated river deltas around the world, the Ganges Delta, which also gathers in the waters of the...


From December to March the frozen waters of what remains of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan's vast western desert play host to a strange ritual; Wooly camels slowly wander through the snowy landscape dragging nets or sleighs laden with fish. They are the ...


Indonesia, a country of over 14,000 islands where almost one in ten workers is employed in the tourism industry, has every reason to be worried about the exponential growth of plastic waste that is floating in its rivers and into the sea, washing up...


This photographic journey across four states in the souther USA is an attempt to capture the enormous impact that cars have had on modern life. America, the home of the mass produced motorcar, is the most striking embodiment of our love affair with ...


On 18 February 2017 US President Donald Trump gave a speech in Melbourne, Florida. While speaking about the importance of keeping America safe his speech digressed into talking about Sweden. 'You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. ...


The Aleutian Islands are a sweeping, 1,900 kilometre long archipelago of volcanic islands that stretch from the Alaskan Peninsula to within 190 kilometres of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. Until America's Alaska Purchase in 1867, the island chain was...


The Alaskan town of Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, is the northernmost city in the United States and one of the northernmost communities in the world. Covering the tip of a flat peninsula covered in creeks and hundreds of lakes, the town is ...


Locals sometimes call it the "Switzerland of Africa" due to the rolling, verdant hills and the unlikely presence of European Swiss Brown and black and white Frisian cattle. Yet in every other respect, this remote part of eastern DR Congo, some 2600 ...


The village of Dzoragyugh, which lies around 120 km due east of Yerevan, Armenia's capital, has a history stretching back over 1,000 years. A small ruined church and hermitage on the edge of the village date back to the 9th century and attest to the...


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains a country in turmoil years after the end of the 1998-2003 civil war and various other localised conflicts since. As rebel groups continue to clash in the eastern provinces, ordinary civilians are still ...


Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on 8 November 2013 and was one of the deadliest typhoons to hit the Philippines, killing over 6,000 people. Haiyan, or Yolanda as it was known in the Philippines, had sustained wind speeds of 190 to 195 mph when it ...


When the guns fell silent in Mosul as the Iraqi government wrested back control of the city from Islamic State militants, the grim task of recovering the bodies of the tens of thousands killed during the intense battle began. The western part of the ...


The port of Berbera on the arid northern coast of Somaliland, a de-facto state which unilaterally declared independence from war-torn Somalia in 1991, has recently seen a lot of construction around its harbour area, with prices doubling along the ...


Indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi communities in eastern Guatemala's Polochic Valley have long lived without state presence. Jobs, and sometimes health services, are provided by banana and palm oil companies. Plantations have replaced the region's cattle ...


On the morning of 30 August 2017, according to eyewitnesses, Burmese soldiers carried out the Tula Toli massacre, a mass-killing of Rohingya people, with the support of local Rakhines from the same village. Rohingya villagers, including residents of...


"This farm is close to the demilitarised zone between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and South Korea. However, the current political and military situation does not affect my life and I am not worried", says Kim Jesan, a 78 ...


Easington Colliery was once a typical booming coal mining town in the North-East of England, where the hills reverberated to the sounds of industry, of coal and steel, of power and machination. The skylines were dominated by the engine houses and ...


The red phone box, or Kiosk No. 2 to give it its official name, is as iconically British as London's black cabs and the Royal Family. Since the 1980s, however, it has been falling into decline, first through the privatisation of British Telecom and ...


The Sweating Subject is a series of group portraits of tribal chiefs and their courts. All of the group portraits also include Jan Banning, the photographer. All the subjects are members of the Gonja or Dagomba tribes in the Northern Territories of ...


On 13 March 2017 the discovery in Sierra Leone of the world's 14th largest diamond ever found was reported around the world. At 709 carat it is also the second largest ever seen in the country. The man who found it is pastor Emmanuel Momoh assisted ...


Red Ant Security Relocation & Eviction Services, or the 'Red Ants' in short, is a private security company in Johannesburg, South Africa, whose employees have become notorious for using excessive force in conducting their operations. They are ...


They drive their children around in armoured minibuses; drones buzz around in the air above their homes. The Ovadia family are always armed when they venture outside their home and their settlement. This year, Israel celebrates the 70th anniversary ...


Hierotopy, from Ancient Greek for 'sacred' and 'place', is the study of sacred spaces, examining the relationship between art and altar, architecture and dress within Byzantine churches. The forest in Ethiopian churches has a similar function in creating...


William Katende, his wife and six children own six hectares of farmland about 300 meters from the equator where they mainly grow matoke, a starchy variety of banana which is picked green and cooked. They sell about half of the food they produce and ...


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France. By August 2016 the camp had trebled in size over the previous year housing some 9,106 men, women and unaccompanied children according to Help Refugees. Most were living in a muddy expanse of ...


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France. By August 2016 the camp had trebled in size over the previous year housing some 9,106 men, women and unaccompanied children according to Help Refugees. Most were living in a muddy expanse...


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France. According to Help Refugees, before it was demolished in 2016 it was home to 9,106 men, women and unaccompanied children living in a muddy expanse of tents and temporary shelters which they...


Spain is one of the countries hardest hit by the European economic crisis. Due to a toxic combination of billions of euros worth of bad loans held by Spanish banks and a real estate bubble that burst in spectacular style in 2007, Spain's economy now ...


Seven is the age of all of these children. It is also the number of years the Syrian Civil War has been raging, still with no end in sight. All of these children are born in Syria yet most of them cannot remember their homeland. Like millions of ...


Ciocana Sector in the eastern part of Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, is one of the newest parts of the city. It is a typical product of early Soviet city planning when cheap, multi-storey housing was built across the country to provide cheap and ...


On 19 October 2011, 86 families of Irish Traveller heritage were evicted from their homes on a former scrapyard known as Dale Farm in Essex, southeastern England. Although the Travellers owned the land, the surrounding community would not tolerate ...


Moldova has one of the highest incarceration rates in Europe as well as the highest rate of inmates serving long prison sentences. Penitentiary Nr. 17 in the town of Rezina on the banks of the Dniester River is the most secure prison in the country ...


Ramin Mazur was born and raised in Transnistria, a slither of land wedged between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border, which declared independence from Moldova in 1990. For almost three decades the pseudo-state, which is only recognised by three ...


Sakura or cherry blossom is intimately identified with Japanese culture. For centuries it has been an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life and symbolises transience and nobility. The fleeting spirit of the Japanese spring is captured ...


Every year, on the 13th day of the first lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the small hamlet of Majie in central Henan province becomes the scene for one of the largest folk festivals in the world. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the...