The honey hunters of Nepal
In the vast mountain ranges of Nepal, there are isolated tribes who have, for centuries, collected a special type of honey from the slopes of the Himalayas.
LIFE IN BALANCE
Wearing brightly-colored dresses, children dance through the labyrinth of shacks and narrow alleys in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa.
THE WALL OF SILENCE
The sun rises and the image is ghastly. The haze of dry mud now clears and uncovers a lunar desert. There is nothing left. Everything has disappeared. Two thousand people, yesterday they were here, today they are one with the earth.
The show is called Ursul, The Bear Dance Festival, and is a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time. A tradition, preserved since ancient times that is still kept alive today.
RUST AND SWEAT
Char Kaliganj, slum and home to one of the largest shipyards of Asia. A city made by giant skeletons of old ships which employ around 15 thousands souls that work to both break down massive shipping vessels as well as create new ships from the parts.
Is called Daulatdia, the largest brothel in the world. A gigantic trap with over two thousand shacks, each housing a prostitute.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF DEATH
Photographing the dead is his job. Niraja, 20 year old, runs one of the photo-studios in the busiest streets of Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world.
CRIME OF PASSION
Acid attacks have been often used to punish married women if their families are unable or unwilling to pay money demanded by the husbands or their families. Such attacks are common in societies where there is a high level of gender inequality and women occupy a subordinate position in relation to men.
SHADOWS AND SILHOUETTES
200 beds, 200 patients:
National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH) in Dhaka.
ON MY SKIN
Hazaribagh, known as ‘the city of a thousand gardens’, one of the most polluted areas on the planet. It is located on the outskirts of Dhaka, a megalopolis of over 20 million people with the highest population density in the world.
BUILDING A NEW WORLD
Toiling under the baking hot tropical sun, these lost souls are carrying out back-breaking and exhausting labor in the most perilous conditions through days that pass equal to one another. They walk barefoot in between the infernal heat that radiates the furnace, balancing huge stacks of bricks on top of their heads for 18 to 22 hours a day.
BAREFOOT ON THE GROUND
They leave the countryside where there’s bread and choose the city where they find a rupee. Just a few of them can reach her, just a few can manage to earn that rupee, just a few survive.
Chris is one of the thousands of people who still live in the underground tunnels of Bucharest, beneath the streets of the capital.
BEHIND THE ORNA
They constitute a marginalized section of society, facing legal, social and economic difficulties.
Harassment, violence, denial of services and unfair treatment replace their basic civil rights.