Photo Essays

Visual features that rely on the power of images to tell the story

In Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), English writer Robert Burton offered a precise explanation for the phenomena of laughter as that which seeks to “condemn the world of folly”.  (More…)

The language was a victory by itself. Seeing the word “Yallah” spread across Karl-Marx-Straße, was like living in the best of all possible worlds. (More…)

Sirens were blaring. Bodies were getting carted away. Our street felt like a war zone. (More…)

We arrived late in the evening by car from Brussels to Podgorica. No small feat, given the length of the journey and borders closing due to Coronavirus. We found ourselves following the Israeli cycling team out of Belgium’s Ardennes. (More…)

“It’s not just an Arab neighbourhood,” the tour guide told the crowd assembled around her. Pointing to a woman wearing a brightly coloured headscarf, asking passersby for change, she said: “Many Roma live here too.” (More…)

History was at a standstill. The two months that the German capital was under lockdown made its residents seem as though time had stopped. It felt like the end of the world was nigh. Sidewalks were empty. Stores were closed. The hum of traffic had even disappeared. (More…)

Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn’t figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now. (More…)

My neighbourhood is a book. If you want an education on the most important topics of the day, all you have to do is read the walls. By the time you’ve walked four blocks, you’ll have a PhD in the zeitgeist. (More…)

Four years ago extremism came to Brussels. It exploded in the airport and metro, and in our hearts. Although we knew it could happen here, we didn’t expect it. (More…)

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