It is known by Marche des Biffins, or the ‘ragpickers’ market. Most of the goods are scavenged from rubbish bins around Paris by refugees and gypsies.
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Currency / a pocket can sometimes be : a kind of prison, / I have never lived in / a cash economy where the bill / fold unfolds to find someone / creased in the middle, / but perhaps credit moves…
The Untitled, photo essay by Erika Pineros The Untitled Ti•tle |’tîtl|: LAW – a right or claim to the ownership of property. In recent years Cambodia has seen a dramatic increase in land grabs and forced evictions. Economic land concessions and development projects have displaced tens of thousands across the country, leaving them homeless and […]
CAIS is a Charity, an IPSS (Private Institution for Social Solidarity), founded in 1994 to promote and support the empowerment and autonomy of people in a situation of homelessness and extreme poverty. A member of several international organizations, CAIS also has an important role in the promotion of debate and reflexion on issues related to […]
Like any other railway stations of Bangladesh, Chittagong Railway Station is not only a place for stopping & starting trains but also a shelter for a homeless people.
These images are a journey into the isolated alleyways that exist between the past and the present and articulate a dreary silence.
According to the United Nation’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, East Timor is ready for the withdrawal of hundreds of international peacekeepers stationed there.
After 15 years under house arrest, the Nobel Peace laureate and leader of the National League for Democracy, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, contested Myanmar’s parliamentary bi-elections on April 1, 2012.
Mental disease in Bali is not an easy thing. The secluded and traditional Balinese community doesn’t accept the existance of this illness.
Gangs in the Cape Flats started to appear in the 1966, when the District Six and other zones situated in the center of the town, were declared a “whites-only” areas, due to the apartheid regime.
Through the dignified and vibrant people of south east Madagascar, Kashi explores an alternative relationship with the earth from that which we are typically exposed to…
In this essay I have focused on the environments occupied by some of South Africa’s poorest people. It would seem that although wealth and power have shifted hands since the first democratic elections in 1994, many of the benefits of these shifts have failed to filter down to grassroots level.
People who live in the coastal areas of Bangladesh are always at risk of river erosion, cyclones, floods and other natural disasters… “Here we are dying for landslide but in our village we were dying for poverty or natural disaster.”
More and more people simply cannot afford the care they need and medicines are beyond their budget, leaving them with no choice but to call in the help of the Dai to assist their delivery.