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 ...