Mads Nissen's series on the Covid 19 crisis in Brazil from which the World Press Photo of the Year 2021 was selected. Mads talked to us about how he came to take the winning image. In March 2020, care homes across Brazil closed their doors to all ...


The desert city of Agadez in central Niger, once infamous as an entrepot for migrants and refugees making their way north toward Libya and the dream of a new life in Europe, has now become the centre of a gold rush sweeping the Sahara. Itinerant ...


I grew up in a village right on the edge of Birmingham. It is the type of nondescript commuter settlement familiar to the majority of the UK's population who live in the suburbs. When I was 4 years old, the horse pastures to the east of my infant school ...


The second wave of Covid-19 swept across the UK with a vengeance. While daily recorded cases during the first wave hit a high of around 6,000 cases, the second wave saw daily highs reaching 20,000 and over, in part due to vastly higher rates of testing. ...


200 million years ago, the area around the small towns of Charmouth and Lyme Regis on the southern coast of England would have been entirely submerged by a tropical sea. The area was then around the latitude of Morocco, and its warm water supported a ...


In urban centres, where everyone carries a mobile phone and people pass each other on the street, apps like Tinder have revolutionised dating in the internet age. For people living in rural communities in Australia, a country the size of Europe, these ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...