Kinshasa, a city of 10 million people known as Leopoldville during the colonial era after King Leopold II of the Belgians, stretches along the eastern banks of the Congo river for miles. The seemingly endless sprawl of the low rise city where most ...


Around 5.30 in the evening, the K27 train slowly trundled out of Beijing railway station In the summer of 2017. It was the first time I took the sleeper train between Beijing and Pyongyang which covers a distance of 1,360 km in around 23 hours. The train...


In 2006, the British Museum held a major photographic exhibition for the very first time, presenting Georg Gerster's unique collection of aerial photographs of archaeological sites across the globe. Gerster worked in aerial photography for over 50 ...


2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution when, on 11 February 1979, the Iranian Army declared its neutrality, yielding power to revolutionaries loyal to Ayatollah Ruholah Khomeini and ending the Pahlavi dynasty that had ruled the country...


The shores of Lake Naivasha northeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi, made famous by the film 'Out of Africa', are covered in swathes of greenhouses producing one of the country's most valuable agricultural exports. Two fifths of all roses sold in Europe are...


On the outskirts of Kharkiv, a drab industrial city in eastern Ukraine, a vast wooden box spilling out of a three-storey brick building houses The Institute, a life-size film set that is a perfect replica of an imaginary 1950s Soviet community. The ...


"Education will ruin our culture" laments Dorje, a local Tibetan teacher describing how compulsory education is driving the resettlement of nomads. "These lifestyles are endangered. You rarely see people on horseback nowadays. To improve ...


High up in the Peruvian Andes, way above the tree line, lies the city of La Rinconada, some 5,100 metres above sea level and thus the highest permanent human settlement in the world. With temperatures over the year averaging 1.2C and frequent rain and ...


All children have dreams, whether they're born in the United Kingdom, Liberia, Haiti, Mexico, Turkey, India or elsewhere. Children dream of finding a place, both literally and figuratively, where they can be who they want to be, freed from the ...


One hundred years after the foundation of the hugely influential Bauhaus school in Weimar by Walter Gropius, Stefan Boness documents the eclectic architectural intricacies of Tel Aviv, one of the greatest concentrations of Bauhaus architecture in the ...


Lagos is a place of superlatives. The most populous city in Africa, home to one of the busiest seaports on the continent, the commercial capital of a country that now boasts Africa's biggest economy and one of the fastest growing urban centres in the ...


It's common for western charities to collect used clothes and ship them, by the bale, to Africa as a form of aid. These donations, discarded by well-meaning Americans and Europeans, rarely make it to the end-user as charity though. Instead, donations are...


In war and conflict, women are often sidelined or forgotten and all too often become the victims of violence. History relegates their actions to the back pages. But they have much to tell about life under fire. They are fighters, victims and ...


For a number of years, Kacper Kowalski has been wrapping up warm and braving the freezing temperatures aboard his gyroplane or on his paraglider high above northern Poland to capture the magical beauty of forests, fields and farmland covered in pure, ...


The leaves of the khat plant, native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, are a popular stimulant in countries like Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia and have been consumed for thousands of years, much like the coca leaf in South America. When ...


In rural regions of Georgia, a lack of social and economic integration has hindered immigrant communities since the end of the Soviet Union. Those particularly affected are groups of people who were forcibly relocated within the Union and have maintained...