January 12, 2017 / Untold Stories
Ikra Javed
The international LGBT movement is far from over, but rarely does change come without passion— and protests. Though maybe just the start, see what some Pakistanis did to combat transgender abuse.
A church in Singapore where some migrant workers worship. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.
January 12, 2017 / The New York Times
Xyza Bacani
Migrant workers are invisible people,We are like air. People need us but they don’t see us. We exist to please them, to serve them, but they don’t really see us as part of the society.
Guns line the wall of a private military company training centre in Hereford. Image by Matt Kennard. England, 2016.
January 10, 2017 / The Guardian
Matt Kennard
With the SAS based nearby, this picturesque city has a long military history. Now Hereford is formalizing its place as a center for a controversial industry which boomed during the ‘war on terror'.
@Jostfranko follows the path of cotton from growers and harvesters in Burkina Faso to production in Bangladesh and Romania, and finally Western Europe in the form of retail garments. Image by Jost Franko. 2016.
January 9, 2017 / Open Society Foundation
Jošt Franko, Meta Krese
Open Society Foundations instagram takeover with the Global supply chain of cotton industry project
The homes of Mount Carmel farmworkers were also destroyed by fire in August 2009. Image courtesy of Ben Freeth. Zimbabwe, 2009.
January 7, 2017 / The Telegraph
Martin Fletcher
Eight years after Robert Mugabe's war veterans seized his family's farm, Ben Freeth returns to find it desolate and abandoned.
January 4, 2017 / Foreign Policy
Rong Xiaoqing
Before she died in prison, 'Sister Ping' smuggled thousands from an obscure middle school to U.S. shores. Some now wish they'd never left.
Johannesburg
January 3, 2017 / Untold Stories
Mark Olalde
South Africa has historically failed to properly regulate closure of the mines that helped build its economy. These photos chronicle the country's attempt to play catch up.
Fishermen in Kangan, Iran, near the South Pars field. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
January 2, 2017 / The New Yorker
Ako Salemi
Ako Salemi photographs climate change in Iran.
Mbolwa Divele fears a mine would endanger his way of life by destroying grazing land. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
January 2, 2017 / Saturday Star - IOL
Mark Olalde
Communal land rights often hamper South Africans' claims to the profits from some regions. In the villages around Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, this battle continues over a proposed titanium mine.
Investigator Iyad Haddad explains the injuries the different spent weapons in his office have done to Palestinians. Image by Matt Kennard. Palestine, 2016.
December 28, 2016 / The Electronic Intifada
Matt Kennard
The Israeli arms industry is still marketing weapons used in Gaza and the West Bank as "battle-proven" and using the Palestinian territories as a "laboratory" to try them out.
An aerial view of one of Mintails Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd's mining rights shows extensive, unremediated mine waste. Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
December 26, 2016 / Oxpeckers
Mark Olalde
This investigation combines print, photo, a mini documentary and a searchable dataset to explain never-before-seen data regarding mine closure certificates and financial provisions for rehabilitation...
Food, beds, pillows—those are luxuries in the ghettos of Agadez. Image by Emily Kassie. Niger, 2016.
December 23, 2016 / Huffington Post
Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.
Local farmers load the cotton onto the Sofitex containers at the collection center, near Boro. Image by Jost Franko. Burkina Faso, 2015.
December 23, 2016 / Untold Stories
Jošt Franko
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.

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