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Ortega's Nicaragua | Behind the scenes | Left behind
Limbus | Around the river | Quebra vento
Saint Uopo | Soplillar | Melissa

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Ortega's Nicaragua by Emanuele Giovagnoli
A journey among people and landscapes of a little State, once symbol of the fight against American imperialism, and now characterized by a dictatorial government and economic growth

Behind the scenes by Sergey Melnitchenko
Behind the scenes of Sergey Melnitchenko’s camera, there is more than the backstage set of the blue and red lights in a Chinese club. There are real people laughing, crying, dancing and getting drunk, falling down and holding each other; working hard, time after time

Left behind by Gianmarco Carlone
Emigration not only has a social and demografic impact, it does separate entire families, forcing kids to grow up alone, far from their natural parents. Gianmarco Carlone’s work talks of the “left behind” sons in Moldova

Limbus by Matteo Portigliatti
Immigration has always redesigned the territorial and human geography, in particular it transforms the life of new generations

Around the river by Massimo Capocci
A journey through the valley, along the banks of the Sacco River, takes a look into the socio-economic-environmental crisis that has overtaken the surrounding area for decades, known as the poison land

Quebra vento by various authors
For Europeans and Italian people, wind energy means “clean”, renewable energy: “wind turbines are ugly to be seen, but apart from destroying a beautiful panorama, they don’t bring other damages” – that’s how we think it works. In Brazil, in Cearà and Rio Grande do Norte regions, huge wind farms are scattered along the coast: more than 900 km that store kilowatts of energy to be sold in Europes

Saint Uopo by Francesco Chiorazzi
Saint Uopo has never been officialy declared Saint by the Catholic Church, it's not mentioned in historical hagiographies and even doesn't have a dedicated page on Wikipedia, but everybody in Chiaromonte, a small town in Basilicata, hesitate about his holiness

Soplillar by Michel Gustavo Martinez Guerra
Soplillar is a district in the Ciénaga de Zapata municipality, three kilometers far from the historical Bay of Pigs, between Playa Larga and Playa Giron. With a resilient population of less than 350 inhabitants, this community has kept, as economic fundamental activity, the production of natural coal

Melissa by Rory Lanzellotta
Melissa is a 9 years old girl affected by spastic tetraplegia from perinatal suffering

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Ortega's Nicaragua

by Emanuele Giovagnoli

A journey among people and landscapes of a little State, once symbol of the fight against American imperialism, and now characterized by a dictatorial government and economic growth

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Behind the scenes

by Sergey Melnitchenko

Behind the scenes of Sergey Melnitchenko’s camera, there is more than the backstage set of the blue and red lights in a Chinese club. There are real people laughing, crying, dancing and getting drunk, falling down and holding each other; working hard, time after time

Read more

Left behind

by Gianmarco Carlone

Emigration not only has a social and demografic impact, it does separate entire families, forcing kids to grow up alone, far from their natural parents. Gianmarco Carlone’s work talks of the “left behind” sons in Moldova

Read more

Limbus

by Matteo Portigliatti

Immigration has always redesigned the territorial and human geography, in particular it transforms the life of new generations

Read more

Around the river

by Massimo Capocci

A journey through the valley, along the banks of the Sacco River, takes a look into the socio-economic-environmental crisis that has overtaken the surrounding area for decades, known as the poison land

Read more

Quebra vento

by Various authors

For Europeans and Italian people, wind energy means “clean”, renewable energy: “wind turbines are ugly to be seen, but apart from destroying a beautiful panorama, they don’t bring other damages” – that’s how we think it works. In Brazil, in Cearà and Rio Grande do Norte regions, huge wind farms are scattered along the coast: more than 900 km that store kilowatts of energy to be sold in Europe

Read more

Saint Uopo

by Francesco Chiorazzi

Saint Uopo has never been officialy declared Saint by the Catholic Church, it's not mentioned in historical hagiographies and even doesn't have a dedicated page on Wikipedia, but everybody in Chiaromonte, a small town in Basilicata, hesitate about his holiness

Read more

Soplillar

by Michel Gustavo Martinez Guerra

Soplillar is a district in the Ciénaga de Zapata municipality, three kilometers far from the historical Bay of Pigs, between Playa Larga and Playa Giron. With a resilient population of less than 350 inhabitants, this community has kept, as economic fundamental activity, the production of natural coal

Read more

Melissa

by Rory Lanzellotta

Melissa is a 9 years old girl affected by spastic tetraplegia from perinatal suffering

Read more

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Witness Journal
Registrazione Tribunale di Milano
n. 257 del 16.04.2007

Editor in chief - Amedeo Novelli
Executive editor - Matilde Castagna
Photo editor - Giulio Di Meo

Editorial staff
Davide Barbera, Cosimo Calabrese, Cristiano Capuano, Valeria Ferraro, Simone Luchessa, Andrea Mancuso, Veronica Molese, Michela Morelli, Antonio Oleari, 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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