Life in the equatorial rainforest. The Bayaka Pygmys. Central African Republic

The Bayaka

Life in the middle of the equatorial rainforest of central Africa

 Gold miners at work in the Delgo Gold Market  of the Sahara desert. Sudan

For a few crumbs of gold

With its wild and barren beauty, the Sahara Desert can sometimes seem little more than an exotic tourist destination. Yet for many it is a hellish workplace they must endure every day of their lives.


Grandparents and grandchildren

Whether it is in the rural world or in the fast-paced metropolian life, in a world where parents are kept busy all day long, grandparents are being parents once again. This series illustrates the strong bond between grandparents and their grandchildren around the world.


Spiritual healing

Deep in the heart of Congo, Christianity comes in many strange forms and practices — the result of a bizarre blend between this religion implanted by the West and the traditional beliefs held by the local people.


By the railway tracks

There is only one space left to live in the crowded slums of Jakarta, and that is right by the railway tracks. Hundreds of families, mostly migrants from the poor countryside find spots to settle in right on the edge of Jakarta's railtracks.


Ethiopian spirituality

Preserving practices that are a thousand years old, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church gives Chritianity its own twist


The fish market

Right at the edge of the Sahara desert and on the shores of the rough Atlantic ocean lies Nouakchott's fish market, a vibrant and colourful hub for fishermen coming from all Western Africa, local arab-speaking merchants and thousands of customers. All of them ready to trade on fish.


Cotton clouds

It is cotton harvest season in the Sahel region of Côte D'Ivoire and entire families, including the little ones, work all day long in the fields to get the cheap cotton that the international markets demand.


Into the lungs of hell

Human beings go to great lengths to make a living. The miners of Kawah Ijen climb up and down the crater of the active volcano several times a day to dig out sulphur. They breath in its lung-burning fumes and they load up to 90kg of sulphur into the baskets that they will proceed to carry on their shoulders all the way back to the delivery spot.


Just another day in Tibet

Life in the roof of the world, where the few remaining Tibetan nomads try to continue with ther way of life the way it has always been.


Bloody fights

It is not football, it is not baseball, basketball or cricket. In the Philippines, the national sport is not played by men but by birds, it is cock fights. They are quick and dirty, they take only a few seconds and it always inevitably ends with one contender cruelly dying. The masses cheer and bet and the loser goes back home ready to be served as dinner.


Just butchers