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A family in blood and sweat | Regio tratturo | Spirit of Iran
Friendly fire | The seeds of Tuzla | Return
A jungle built on the sand | Washing the city | Welcome home

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A family in blood and sweat by Marco Sacco
In a famous gym in Bari, Italy, coach Renzo Tagliente keeps on searching for new talents and future champions of Muay Thai boxe. Tagliente spent his life working to keep this martial art vital in the country, and respected abroad

Regio Tratturo by Sara Babusci
“Where do you come from, where are you going”: a travel through South-Center Italy, along an ancient transhumance road

Spirit of Iran by Nicola Zolin
Contrary to what you believe, Iran and its thousand-year history, is still a land of strong cultural and religious diversity. That's why a trip to this region becomes a journey through mysticism, faith and culture

Friendly fire by Mattia Micheli
Pistols, hunting rifles, sporting guns and collectibles, it is estimated that in Italy there are legally over 2 million. But what we know of the relationship that binds individuals to the passion for this world?

The seeds of Tuzla by Andrea Mancuso
Outside the tourist guides there is a Bosnia that tightens around the smile of a game, to the tune of an accordion in the woods, planting the seeds of a common life

Return. This land was home by Patrizia Fagiani
Every year, Hasidic pilgrims from all over the world travel to south-eastern Poland to pray on the graves of their tzadiks, on the anniversary of their deaths. In the same way, until Second World War, did their fathers, to whom this land was home

Calais: a jungle built on the sand by Mara Scampoli and Mattia Alunni Cardinali
Calais is located on the northern coast of France. Because of its privileged position, it became the base of one of the largest camp for migrants in Europe

Washing the city by Ruggero Manzotti
In the urban chaos of Mumbai, there is a place known as the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, where each stone basins and a constant scent of detergent, you find yourself immersed in the tradition of hand-washing largest Laundry open air in the world

Welcome home by Giorgos Christakis
An experience of common life, a welcome that goes beyond the simple assistance, this is the Hotel Plaza in Athens, a home for more than 400 migrants and refugees, stuck in the Greek capital after the closing of borders

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A family in blood and sweat

by Marco Sacco

In a famous gym in Bari, Italy, coach Renzo Tagliente keeps on searching for new talents and future champions of Muay Thai boxe. Tagliente spent his life working to keep this martial art vital in the country, and respected abroad

Read more

Regio tratturo

by Sara Babusci

“Where do you come from, where are you going”: a travel through South-Center Italy, along an ancient transhumance road

Read more

Spirit of Iran

by Nicola Zolin

Contrary to what you believe, Iran and its thousand-year history, is still a land of strong cultural and religious diversity. That's why a trip to this region becomes a journey through mysticism, faith and culture

Read more

Friendly fire

by Mattia Micheli

Pistols, hunting rifles, sporting guns and collectibles, it is estimated that in Italy there are legally over 2 million. But what we know of the relationship that binds individuals to the passion for this world?

Read more

The seeds of Tuzla

by Andrea Mancuso

Outside the tourist guides there is a Bosnia that tightens around the smile of a game, to the tune of an accordion in the woods, planting the seeds of a common life

Read more

Return. This land was home

by Patrizia Fagiani

Every year, Hasidic pilgrims from all over the world travel to south-eastern Poland to pray on the graves of their tzadiks, on the anniversary of their deaths. In the same way, until Second World War, did their fathers, to whom this land was home

Read more

Calais: a jungle built on the sand

by Mara Scampoli and Mattia Alunni Cardinali

Calais is located on the northern coast of France. Because of its privileged position, it became the base of one of the largest camp for migrants in Europe

Read more

Washing the city

by Ruggero Manzotti

In the urban chaos of Mumbai, there is a place known as the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, where each stone basins and a constant scent of detergent, you find yourself immersed in the tradition of hand-washing largest Laundry open air in the world

Read more

Welcome home

by Giorgos Christakis

An experience of common life, a welcome that goes beyond the simple assistance, this is the Hotel Plaza in Athens, a home for more than 400 migrants and refugees, stuck in the Greek capital after the closing of borders

Read more

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Witness Journal
Registrazione Tribunale di Milano
n. 257 del 16.04.2007

Editor in chief - Amedeo Novelli

Editorial staff
Giulio Di Meo, Nicola Sacco, Matilde Castagna, Luna Coppola, Martina Giordani, Cosimo Calabrese, Francesco Zanet, Stefano Pontiggia, Valeria Ferraro, Davide Barbera, Veronica Molese, Andrea Mancuso, Rosa Pugliese

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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