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  • PHOTO ESSAY - Terje Abusdal
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  • PHOTO ESSAY - Nicoletta Valdisteno
  • PHOTO ESSAY - Ric Francis

Terje Abusdal – The Bear Slayer

Latvia has had a rough conception and a difficult childhood. With superpowers Russia and Germany as closest neighbors, the country has been under continuous occupation since the early middle ages.
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Nicoletta Valdisteno – Deafness in Kenya: The Silent Struggle

Photos: Nicoletta Valdisteno
Text: Federica Araco

Kenya, together with Uganda and South Africa, is the third country in Africa to include sign language (KSL) among its official national languages, next to Swahili and English. After KSL’s constitutional recognition in 2003, important reforms were enacted to support KSL users, which number about 700,000 – the largest minority in the country.

In 2013, 30% of state contracts were entrusted to companies managed by young people, women, and the disabled. That includes the deaf, who unfortunately continue to see the greatest effects from unemployment.
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Ric Francis – Childhood Development in Nairobi

The streets leading to Shalom High Places Pre-School (a private school) are unpaved and lined with poorly constructed buildings in the Eastlands section of Nairobi, Kenya. The pre-school is housed on the ground floor of a three-story residential building. It has no lights and consists of three small classrooms: a baby class (2-3 year olds), nursery (4 year olds) and pre-unit (5-6 year olds). 
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Ignacio Evangelista – After Schengen

This week’s feature is by Spanish photographer Ignacio Evangelista


“In Europe, 40 million people have died. But the convenience of crossing borders without papers has forgotten it all.”    – Umberto Eco, 2013.

The After Schengen series shows abandoned border crossing points throughout several states of the European Union. In 1985, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg, signed the Schengen Treaty, eliminating border controls between the signatory states and allowing the free movement of individuals.
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2013 National Pictures of the Year Winners


The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 8th annual National Pictures of the Year awards competition, held during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event held May 24, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The National Pictures Of The Year awards competition was created by NPAC to recognize excellence in Canadian photojournalism. NPAC is a volunteer-run, non-profit association of professional and student photojournalists in Canada. NPAC celebrates and champions quality and ethical photography in journalism.


Photograph of the Year – Jordan Verlage/The Canadian Press – Kevin Yeats hits the water with his cat Momo after narrowly escaping his sinking truck through the rear window after the Highwood River overflowed its banks in the town of High River, Alberta, June 20, 2013.

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