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Rede mit uns | The rural Albania | Border
Under the Golden Valley | Calais | Zero Dark MOCKBa
A mine in the city | Volunteers for Sport | SWPA 2016

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Rede mit uns by Helena Falabino
A project which's aim is to challenge the common perception and imagery about who chooses to be a se workers, through a series of portraits of self determined sex workers living in Germany, where prostitution was decriminalized in 2001

The rural Albania by Marco Marucci
The history of the Democratic Republic of Albania [ND1] starts in 1990, when the country finally opened to the world after years of political and cultural isolation

Border by Kurdistan Photographer Collective
Images of the city of Baker and Rojava taken by twelve young Kurds photographers who want the world to know what is happening in their homeland

Under the Golden Valley by Gianfranco Vaglio
The industrial area of Tito Scalo in Italy’s Basilicata region and its rehabilitation: an environmental disaster that seems to never end

Calais by Luca Matarazzo
Chronicle of an eviction foretold: the second in just a few months, and a prelude to the total dismantling of the Calais refugee camp better known as the ‘Jungle’

Zero Dark MOCKBa by Davide Palmisano
These night-time images of a surreal Moscow tell a different story about a city that has changed hugely since the fall of the Soviet regime, but that in some ways has remained true to itself

A mine in the city by Valerian Mazataud and Antoine Dion-Ortega
Last September, photographer Valerian Mazataud and I stayed for a few days in Malartic, a mining town of 3300 near Val-d'Or, Abitibi. What we found there almost seemed like an living allegory: a city slowly dying from the very cure it had been sold

Volunteers for Sport by Alessio Coser
Few realize it, but behind almost every race, game or sporting event is the work of an army of volunteers who passionately dedicate their time and expertise in exchange for just a smile

SWPA 2016 by Various authors
Following a record-breaking 230,103 submissions to its ninth edition, the winners of the world's largest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, have been announced

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Rede mit uns

by Helena Falabino

A project which's aim is to challenge the common perception and imagery about who chooses to be a se workers, through a series of portraits of self determined sex workers living in Germany, where prostitution was decriminalized in 2001

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Out of Tibet

by Marco Marucci

The history of the Albanian democratic republic can be written since 1990, when the country finally opened to the world after years of political and cultural isolation

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Border

by Kurdistan Photographer Collective

The images of the city of Baker and Rojava made by twelve young Kurds photographers who try to let the world know what is happening in their homeland

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Under the Golden Valley

by Gianfranco Vaglio

The history of the industrial site of Tito and his rehabilitation is the story of an environmental mess that seems to never end

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Calais

by Luca Matarazzo

Chronicle of an eviction announced, the second in a few months, and a prelude to the total dismantling of the Calais area, better known as Jungle

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Zero Dark MOCKBa

by Davide Palmisano

The night-time images of a surreal Moscow tell differently a city changed a lot after the fall of the Soviet regime, but which in some ways has remained true to itself

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A mine in the city

Photograps by Valerian Mazataud text by Antoine Dion-Ortega

Last September, photographer Valerian Mazataud and I stayed for a few days in Malartic, a mining town of 3300 near Val-d'Or, Abitibi. What we found there almost seemed like an living allegory: a city slowly dying from the very cure it had been sold

Read more

Volunteers for Sport

by Alessio Coser

Few realize it, but almost always behind every race, game or sporting event is the work of an army of volunteers who passionately dedicate their time and expertise in exchange for just a smile

Read more

SWPA 2016

by Various authors

Following a record-breaking 230,103 submissions to its ninth edition, the winners of the world's largest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, have been announced

Read more

#79

Witness Journal
Registrazione Tribunale di Milano
n. 257 del 16.04.2007

Editor in chief - Amedeo Novelli

Editorial staff
Cristiano Morati, Giulio Di Meo, Nicola Sacco, Diana Orini, Rosa Pugliese, Matilde Castagna, Luna Coppola, Martina Giordani, Cosimo Calabrese, Francesco Zanet

Translations - Dan Newton

Publisher - Witness Journal APS
Provider - KOLST


MANIFESTO
Witness Journal comes from the experience of a journalists and photographers’ team, joined together in order to create a different and innovative project in the information system. Far from the standard business model, Witness proposes a different approach to information, according to many different points of view. It's a free, online monthly photo-magazine developed by an editorial staff and thanks to the contribute of professionist journalist and photographers, as well as citizen journalists.
Distributed for free via the Internet, Witness Journal tells small and big Italian and international stories through images by professional photographers and amateurs. Firmly open to the contributions of anyone, Witness offers to the authors a journalistic limelight where they have the chance to express their skills and to promote their works. At the same time we offer to our readers a different kind of information in compliance with many different aspects. First, we consider images, and not words, all-important. The stories told by Witness Journal are reported exclusively on the base of facts, that is pictures. The articles – written by the photographers in cooperation with the editorial staff – add extra information to the context Witness’ editorial line tends to give voice to events and local stories and above all to what we can hardly find on main stream information. Thanks to the net we get in touch with a network of co-workers on the whole Italian territory. A network of professionists and amateurs who have the chance to speak out, thanks to the digital world and to Web 2.0 phenomenon. Witness Journal wants you to listen to their voices.

How to get involved
In order to submit your reportage proposal you just need to send an e-mail with 2 pictures and a short story description to:Witness Journal

Each submission must meet the following requirements:
a) the artwork’s originality
b) the legal ownership of the royalties and any other right
c) the realeses from people appearing in the photographs

The author, sending his photographs, takes all the responsibilities concerning the conformity of his work with the requirements above and hereby the editor excludes any responsibility about it, for the received pictures.

Each submitted project must consist in:
1) at least 20 photographs (1600@72dpi)
2) a short text no longer than 3.000 keystrokes (texts must give the reader the facts contest).

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