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The impossibility of an island | A not obvious everyday life
Winter is coming | Tirana Ekspres | Boxing Notes
Life after hell | Feeling at home

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The impossibility of an island by Marylise Vigneau
In Havana time is an unavoidable character. Destructive or facetious, sardonic or nostalgic, political or imaginary, irreverent in any case, time sprawls its texture and shadow all over the city

A not obvious everyday life by Sergio Ferri
What really is a nomad camp? Does the stereotypical image represent the reality of all camp? And does being inside them really represent the only prospect of desirable life for these populations?

Winter is coming by Federico Pellicci
Temperatures that reach -50°C. The coldest capital in the world (Ulan Bator) with an average of -4°C. Millions of animals died in winter 2010. A population of about three million people, of which one third works in sheep farming

Tirana Ekspres by Andrea Chierici and Veronica Molese
A trip to Tirana tells us about the difficult Albanian "rebirth". Although it faces economic and social contradictions, this young democracy is trying to find a balance between past and future

Boxing Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni
Strings, sweat, crumpled gloves, feet dancing over wooden planks, dreams that run beyond time. Shots that enter the heart of boxing, flowing in his veins, a world away from the splendor of Medison Square Garden, from professionalism and everything around it

Life after hell by Marco Panzetti
Through a collective narration made of portraits, testimonies and daily life insights gathered at various reception centres across Italy, this project aims to return names, voices and faces to the refugees who faced the horror during thier journey and fled the Libyan hell to build a new life elsewhere

Feeling at home by Andrea Borgarello
The house is by definition the place where we take refuge, our shelter, where we feel protected from the exterior

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The impossibility of an island

by Marylise Vigneau

In Havana time is an unavoidable character. Destructive or facetious, sardonic or nostalgic, political or imaginary, irreverent in any case, time sprawls its texture and shadow all over the city

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A not obvious everyday life

by Sergio Ferri

What really is a nomad camp? Does the stereotypical image represent the reality of all camp? And does being inside them really represent the only prospect of desirable life for these populations?

Read more

Winter is coming

by Federico Pellicci

Temperatures that reach -50°C. The coldest capital in the world (Ulan Bator) with an average of -4°C. Millions of animals died in winter 2010. A population of about three million people, of which one third works in sheep farming

Read more

Tirana Ekspres

by Andrea Chierici and Veronica Molese

A trip to Tirana tells us about the difficult Albanian "rebirth". Although it faces economic and social contradictions, this young democracy is trying to find a balance between past and future

Read more

Boxing Notes

by Giuseppe Cardoni

Strings, sweat, crumpled gloves, feet dancing over wooden planks, dreams that run beyond time. Shots that enter the heart of boxing, flowing in his veins, a world away from the splendor of Medison Square Garden, from professionalism and everything around it

Read more

Life after hell

by Marco Panzetti

Through a collective narration made of portraits, testimonies and daily life insights gathered at various reception centres across Italy, this project aims to return names, voices and faces to the refugees

Read more

Feeling at home

by Andrea Borgarello

The house is by definition the place where we take refuge, our shelter, where we feel protected from the exterior

Read more

#96

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, Alessio Chiodi, Valeria Ferraro, Simone Luchessa, Andrea Mancuso, Veronica Molese, Michela Morelli, Antonio Oleari, Laura Pezzenati, Stefano Pontiggia

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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