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Sicarios | Mama | St. Helena
Braceros | Rohingya’s exodus | La Ruta del Che
Voices of the voiceless | Documentary photography

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Sicarios by Michele Crameri
That of the "hit man" is a coveted, feared and respected trade in the Latin American criminal contexts, and the ferocity, the bravado and the disregard of danger represent the main pillars of the narration and of the symbolic construction of the "vida loca"

Mama by Carlotta Magliocco
In Georgiant the meaning of "Mama" is "dad". Only in this language this ancestral sound is associated with a paternal figure, rather than a maternal one. The project by Carlotta Magliocco is dedicated to the Shenako's village men

St. Helena by Antonio Oleari
An island, its inhabitants, sea and history: the changing world

Braceros by Maurizio Faraboni
In the dark, in the barracks of the bateyes, the braceros dream of the day when they can return to their families in Haiti. Only a few of them will make it

Rohingya’s exodus by Erberto Zani
The Rohingya are a Muslim minority of Myanmar, constantly persecuted by Buddhist authorities. The only hope these people have, is to escape from violence and abuse by crossing mountains, rivers and rice fields. Erberto Zani recounted their journey to neighboring Bangladesh

La Ruta del Che by Various authors
A photographic workshop in the mountains of Bolivia to celebrate and remember Ernesto Che Guevara 50 years after his murder in La Higuera

Voices of the voiceless by Various authors
“Africa is a state of mind, I work in Europe, but I dream in Africa”, Samuel Eto'o

Documentary photography - the photography of Davide Monteleone
During the third photographic meeting organized by Sony Italy at Royal Villa in Monza and linked with the exhibition Sony World Photography Awards, Witness Journal interviewed Davide Monteleone

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Sicarios

by Michele Crameri

That of the "hit man" is a coveted, feared and respected trade in the Latin American criminal contexts, and the ferocity, the bravado and the disregard of danger represent the main pillars of the narration and of the symbolic construction of the "vida loca"

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Mama

by Carlotta Magliocco

In Georgiant the meaning of "Mama" is "dad". Only in this language this ancestral sound is associated with a paternal figure, rather than a maternal one. The project by Carlotta Magliocco is dedicated to the Shenako's village men

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St. Helena

by Antonio Oleari

An island, its inhabitants, sea and history: the changing world

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Braceros

by Maurizio Faraboni

In the dark, in the barracks of the bateyes, the braceros dream of the day when they can return to their families in Haiti. Only a few of them will make it

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Rohingya’s exodus

by Erberto Zani

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority of Myanmar, constantly persecuted by Buddhist authorities. The only hope these people have, is to escape from violence and abuse by crossing mountains, rivers and rice fields. Erberto Zani recounted their journey to neighboring Bangladesh

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La Ruta del Che

by Various authors

A photographic workshop in the mountains of Bolivia to celebrate and remember Ernesto Che Guevara 50 years after his murder in La Higuera

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Voices of the voiceless

by Various authors

“Africa is a state of mind, I work in Europe, but I dream in Africa”, Samuel Eto'o

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Documentary photography

by Alessio Chiodi

During the third photographic meeting organized by Sony Italy at Royal Villa in Monza and linked with the exhibition Sony World Photography Awards, Witness Journal interviewed Davide Monteleone

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#94

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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