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Lavori in corso
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Porta aperta
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Casa e crepe
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Attendere prego
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Casa e puntelli
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Centro storico
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Arco senza trionfo
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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Zona rossa
L'Aquila
By Donlisander
07 Feb 2019

This work show how places are changed in 10 year from the D-Day (april 6th, 2009) when a 6.3 earthquake hit L’Aquila, (Abruzzo, Italy) and 309 people died. We have the 2009 shots and the same shots in 2019. Many places are changed, many other seems look like nothing happened after the quake.

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North Korea in Color 002
By Ulrik Pedersen
13 Jun 2014

Old jet fighters on an airstrip in northern North Korea. The military equipment in North Korea is outdated and it is unclear how well it works.

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North Korea in Color 011
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Jun 2014

A tractor at a cooperative farm around Hamhung. There are a mix of Chinese and North Korean tractors but no fuel so the vehicles are idle.

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Pungesti's elderly
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Mar 2014

A poor elderly sitting in his small room. The man says the mayor burned down his house after he got in a fight with his father. Residents of Pungesti accuse the village's mayor of corruption.

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Daily Life in Tareq Al-Bab Market in ...
Aleppo, Northwestern Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
15 Sep 2013

Thousands of people make their daily life in the city of Aleppo.
The most important markets of the city remain open.
Customers flock to buy despite the bombings on different areas of the city.

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Daily Life in Tareq Al-Bab Market in ...
Aleppo, Northwestern Syria
By Antonio-Pampliega
14 Sep 2013

Thousands of people make their daily life in the city of Aleppo.
The most important markets of the city remain open.
Customers flock to buy despite the bombings on different areas of the city.

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Havana's Crumbling Houses
Havana, Cuba
By Transterra Editor
13 Sep 2013

Housing in Havana, Cuba

“It’s falling down.” This was the answer I invariably received when I asked the residents of Old and Central Havana about their homes. 

These photographs are born from my desire to see what living inside the crumbling grandeur of Havana’s buildings looks like. I photographed inside and outside almost a hundred different homes. Most of the homes I visited are in Old Havana.



Old Havana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. Since this date, many buildings have been restored and though the work continues, the emphasis is always on preserving key buildings rather than improving or saving the lives of the general population. While certain buildings are done up to a high standard, the vast majority of the homes remain in a dangerous state. 

Age, decay, neglect, over-crowding and amateur repairs combine with natural factors to threaten the stability of Havana’s Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Deco buildings. There are two or three partial or totally building collapses in Old and Central Havana every week. Residents have no choice but to continue to live in these buildings that have partially collapsed.

Seven out of every ten homes are in need of major repairs, according to official statistics. Some of the main issues faced by the people living in Havana are dangerous, including outdated electrical wiring, basic or even nonexistent plumbing, floors and walls that are unstable or that have already caved in, collapsing roofs and ceilings, water damage, mold and dangerously unstable stairs.

A shortage of homes means the province around the capital needs some 300,000 more properties. Most of the once high-ceilinged houses of Havana have been divided both vertically and horizontally to provide more floor space. This puts the already weakened structures under additional strain. It also creates many dwellings with no windows or ventilation.

 Despite the many positive developments in education and healthcare the communist regime has bought about Cuba, it has failed with Article 9 of Cuba’s Constitution: The state shall work to ensure that no citizen is denied comfortable housing.


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The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am ...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Claudia Wiens
12 Sep 2013

Istanbul, Turkey . 12th Sep, 2013. The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci, runs from 14 September untill 20 October. Admission to the biennial exhibitions is free, overlapping with the biennial’s vision to create a public space and be accessible to everyone. Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahme work collaboratively from their base in Ramallah, Palestine across a range of sound, image, installation, and performance. © Claudia Wiens

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Housing in Havana 30
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
09 Sep 2013

A kitchen in Old Havana
The man who lives here is an alcoholic and he survives by begging.

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Housing in Havana 6
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
07 Sep 2013

A jumble of small dwellings that have been built onto the original flat roofs, further destabilising the already weakend structures of the buildings

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Housing in Havana 3
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
05 Sep 2013

Both the flimsy wooden supports holding buildings up and the vegetation growing in the damp cracks of the buildings can be seen all over Havana.

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Housing in Havana 17
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
03 Sep 2013

An elderly resident looks down at the stairs leading to her apartment. The original stairs collapsed completely and were replaced by this rickety, homemade staircase. Ten years ago this woman fell down these stairs and broke her shoulder, hip and all her front teeth.

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Housing in Havana 20
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
02 Sep 2013

Humidity is one of the major factors in the deterioration of the buildings in Havana.

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Housing in Havana 8
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
01 Sep 2013

The Capitolio seen from the roof of the former Hotel Bristol in Central Havana. This 1930’s hotel was abandoned and fell into disrepair. The former employees of the hotel decided to live in the hotel. Every available space is being used, even the shaft of the broken elevator and the empty and cracked roof top swimming pool that is being used as a kitchen.

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Housing in Havana 15
Havana, Cuba
By Alison McCauley
31 Aug 2013

The inhabitants of this building, which is dangerously close to collapsing, have been evicted. The flimsy wooden poles that prop it up are insufficient and there is a serious risk that the building could topple at any time, injuring or killing people in this busy street in Old Havana.

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Old Barbers Working in Karachi
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
15 Jun 2013

Makeshift Barber Abdul Majeed shaving porter Afzal Rahi and remembering old days of Cant Station, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Mopti, Mali (1 of 3)
Mopti, Mali.
By George Henton
01 Feb 2013

Image from Mopti, Mali, taken during the ongoing conflict in West Africa.

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Remains of an old mosque in Aleppo
Syrai,Aleppo
By ameryaseen
21 Sep 2012

The remains of an old mosque in Aleppo, Qadi Askar, after being bombed.

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EVICTION AND DESTRUCTION
Siem Reap Cambodia
By George Nickels
02 Jul 2012

A lively and cultural community in Siem Reap has come to an abrupt and sad end. Nearly 400 Cambodian and Vietnamese families have been evicted from their homes beside the Siem Reap river in the Slokram commune of the city. The decision has been made by officials - with the reasons stated as needing to develop, widen the river and make new communal gardens.

The Vietnamese and Cambodians I spoke to told me how after notification by letter to take down their fragile wooden shacks on stilts, and find a new home elsewhere.

A considerable police force arrived in the early hours, and demanded that all families and businesses had one day to leave, or their homes would be destroyed.

Because some of these river residents have been living and working in the area for over 15 years, I was told that the government have offered the Cambodian residents a small piece of land at Sala Kamroeuk commune, 6 kilometers outside the city on a flood plain. They will also receive a small payment of a few hundred dollars.
I have recently spoken to some of the evicted families and still they have received no compensation, so even if they did decide to move to proposed flood prone area they would not have enough money to build simple shelters.

However, the Vietnamese have been given a small amount of compensation, but have no land rights, up to 10 families with countless children are all now homeless.

That morning, an emergency meeting was called so that the residents could protest to the district governor about the situation; I attended on the invite of a Vietnamese family, and on our return to the commune, some families found that their properties had been taken down in their absence.

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Civilian State
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27 , 2012
Protesters in Tahrir SQ celebrating the January 25 revolution.
Sings says: "civilian state"

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All Ages in Tahrir
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27, 2012
Protesters in Tahrir SQ celebrating the January 25 revolution.

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Protesters in Tahrir Square
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
29 Jan 2012

Cairo, January 27, 2012
Protesters in Tahrir SQ celebrating the January 25 revolution.

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After Water Comes Drought
Rashayida, West Bank
By Andreas bro
28 Mar 2011

Hamida is the oldest Bedouin in and around Rashayida. The word is that she is 110 years old.