Children of War by Chim

In the aftermath of the last World War, several UN Agencies were established to provide relief response to devastated countries worldwide. UNICEF commissioned in those days an assignment for a photographer who should make a feature about the living conditions of children in Europe. The assignment was proposed in March …

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Iran, in the shadow of an immobile reality

“Iran 1970” is a precious little jewel published by the phantastic Humboldt Books, a publishing house in Milan, specialized in travel literature. Each time I take it in my hands, I forget about everything else. , © Humboldt Books The book contains the travelogue of a young man exploring together …

El Cíclope Mecánico

El Cíclope Mecánico is a Spanish collective that organizes and develops projects and activities related to photography and image. © El Cíclope Mecánico I like the name El Cíclope Mecánico very much because these words join the modern notion of “mechanics” with the notion of pre-historic wisdom; with the (homeric) …

Kanaval by Leah Gordon

©Leah Gordon The eternal and universal world of carnival has famously been described by the Russian theoretic Mikhail Bakhtin in a book about the culture of carnival in the work of François Rabelais. This fascinating study explains in detail how, in the late middle ages, the culture of carnival was …