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FARC | Black Lives Matter | Isle of salvation
East Side Stories | DOC | Land Inc.
Brixton Pound | REST | The Fire Tamers

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FARC: Last days in the jungle? By Fabio Cuttica
After 51 years of often brutal conflict and three previous failed negotiations with the government, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group seems to finally be ready to give up their guns

Black Lives Matter by Bill Hackwell
These images were taken in cities in California but could easily be from any region of the United States. They offer a glimpse into what can only be described as an epidemic of state violence that targets primarily Black and Latino communities

Isle of salvation by Francesco Comello
Inhabitants of this hidden and silent community call it ‘Isle of Salvation’. Passing nearby, along the busy road leading from Moscow to Yaroslav, you don’t even notice it. Yet it stands as a unique spiritual, educational and cultural center in the whole Russian territories

East Side Stories - Moldova by Fabio Viola
The past 27 August, the small Soviet ex-republic celebrated its first 25 years of Independence; nonetheless, changes in what used to be “Russia’s fertile garden” are not so easy, especially in the rebel Transnistria, where the link with the past is still evident

DOC by Daniele Coricciati
The land, the sea and religion, these three ancestral elements which permeate the Salento. DOC is a journey through the faces, the shadows, the shapes, the people of this piece of Italy

Land Inc. by TerraProject
An accurate photo analysis by the photo collective TerraProject on “land grabbing”, from financial crisis to neo-colonialism, is the base of the new publication Land Inc.

Brixton Pound by Ivano Adversi
In Brixton, the famous London block, you can pay with an alternative currency, the Brixton pound. The initiative was promoted by the international ecological movement, Transition Network, which supports development of local communities

REST by Various Authors
Reprioritize, direct attention to visual perception, the non-verbal, as the first form of instinctive knowledge. This is the idea behind REST, paper magazine of photographs without words

The Fire Tamers by Stefano Milazzo
Nazarene and Pasquale Bruno, Angelo and Cosimo and still Nazareno said Zeno, like a circus family handed down from generations, the circus of nature between the beech trees and larch, the secrets and the arts of the fire tamers

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FARC: Last days in the jungle?

by Fabio Cuttica

After 51 years of often brutal conflict and three previous failed negotiations with the government, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group seems to finally be ready to give up their guns

Read more

Black Lives Matter

by Bill Hackwell

These images were taken in cities in California but could easily be from any region of the United States. They offer a glimpse into what can only be described as an epidemic of state violence that targets primarily Black and Latino communities

Read more

Isle of salvation

by Francesco Comello

Inhabitants of this hidden and silent community call it ‘Isle of Salvation’. Passing nearby, along the busy road leading from Moscow to Yaroslav, you don’t even notice it. Yet it stands as a unique spiritual, educational and cultural center in the whole Russian territories

Read more

East Side Stories

by Fabio Viola

The past 27 August, Moldova, the small Soviet ex-republic celebrated its first 25 years of Independence; nonetheless, changes in what used to be “Russia’s fertile garden” are not so easy, especially in the rebel Transnistria, where the link with the past is still evident

Read more

DOC

by Daniele Coricciati

The land, the sea and religion, these three ancestral elements which permeate the Salento. DOC is a journey through the faces, the shadows, the shapes, the people of this piece of Italy

Read more

Land Inc.

by TerraProject

An accurate photo analysis by the photo collective TerraProject on “land grabbing”, from financial crisis to neo-colonialism, is the base of the new publication Land Inc.

Read more

Brixton Pound

by Ivano Adversi

In Brixton, the famous London block, you can pay with an alternative currency, the Brixton pound. The initiative was promoted by the international ecological movement, Transition Network, which supports development of local communities

Read more

REST

by Sergio Creazzo, Paolo Fusco, Andrea Lombardo, Giovanni Minervini, Mauro Quirini and Giancarlo Rado

Reprioritize, direct attention to visual perception, the non-verbal, as the first form of instinctive knowledge. This is the idea behind REST, paper magazine of photographs without words

Read more

The Fire Tamers

by Stefano Milazzo

Nazareno and Pasquale, Bruno, Angelo and Cosimo and still Nazareno said Zeno, like a circus family handed down from generations, the circus of nature between the beech trees and larch, the secrets and the arts of the fire tamers

Read more

#84

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, Laura Pezzenati

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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