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Amazon cruises | Similitudes Without Latitudes
Muxes | The dark side of Nepal | Dia de Muertos
So East | The song of Tvarcheli

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Amazon cruises by Carlos Bafile
From Iquitos in Peru to Macapa in Brazil in twelve days of cruising. But no comfortable cabins, spas, swimming pools, playgrounds or romantic dinners on board: in Amazonia you travel among various kind of boxes and packs, sleeping in the hammocks, looking at the landscape that slowly flows around

Similitudes Without Latitudes by Armando Di Lorenzo
Telling in a different way the life, hopes, disappointments and dreams of the young guests of the Magyc Reception Center in Eboli is the goal of the photographic project by Armando di Lorenzo

Muxes by Luca Gaetano Pira
The muxe phenomenon is a identity aspect in Zapotec culture, which confers a great social value to non-binarism gender. It is commonly believed that it is characterized by an almost total absence of homophobia, transphobia, and hostility towards fluid sexual identities

The dark side of Nepal by Marco Sadori
Lying at the feet of the Himalayas, among breathtaking landscapes, ancient temples and one of the most beautiful paths in the world, Nepal is a country that has always had a certain fascination in the imagination of the Westerners. But the grandeur of this country can not completely conceal its dark side

Dia de Muertos by Filippo Cristallo
Originally Aztec, this feast symbolizes the commemoration for the return of the dead on earth. In 2003 UNESCO declared it an Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity as "one of the oldest and most important cultural expressions for the indigenous groups of the country"

So East by Amedeo Novelli
Trying to understand Trump's America in less than twenty days is almost impossible but a trip through five East Coast states can certainly help you better decode what is really happening on the other side of the ocean and, above all, because

The song of Tvarcheli by Maria Gruzdeva
Looking Tvarcheli as a visitor, this small town looks like a cathedral in the desert: abandoned buildings, an empty station and a small community that has known better times

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Amazon cruises

by Carlos Bafile

From Iquitos in Peru to Macapa in Brazil in twelve days of cruising. But no comfortable cabins, spas, swimming pools, playgrounds or romantic dinners on board: in Amazonia you travel among various kind of boxes and packs, sleeping in the hammocks, looking at the landscape that slowly flows around

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Similitudes Without Latitudes

by Armando Di Lorenzo

Telling in a different way the life, hopes, disappointments and dreams of the young guests of the Magyc Reception Center in Eboli is the goal of the photographic project by Armando di Lorenzo

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Muxes

by Luca Gaetano Pira

The muxe phenomenon is a identity aspect in Zapotec culture, which confers a great social value to non-binarism gender. It is commonly believed that it is characterized by an almost total absence of homophobia, transphobia, and hostility towards fluid sexual identities

Read more

The dark side of Nepal

by Marco Sadori

Lying at the feet of the Himalayas, among breathtaking landscapes, ancient temples and one of the most beautiful paths in the world, Nepal is a country that has always had a certain fascination in the imagination of the Westerners. But the grandeur of this country can not completely conceal its dark side

Read more

Dia de Muertos

by Filippo Cristallo

Originally Aztec, this feast symbolizes the commemoration for the return of the dead on earth. In 2003 UNESCO declared it an Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity as "one of the oldest and most important cultural expressions for the indigenous groups of the country"

Read more

So East

by Amedeo Novelli

Trying to understand Trump's America in less than twenty days is almost impossible but a trip through five East Coast states can certainly help you better decode what is really happening on the other side of the ocean and, above all, because

Read more

The song of Tvarcheli

by Maria Gruzdeva

Looking Tvarcheli as a visitor, this small town looks like a cathedral in the desert: abandoned buildings, an empty station and a small community that has known better times

Read more

#97

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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