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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

'Guantánamo', Paolo Pellegrin

What is life like at Guantánamo Bay? Photographer Paolo Pellegrin offers a rare glimpse: over 100 photos inside the prison complex, plus audio interviews with human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith and former Camp X-Ray detainee, Moazzam Begg.

'Minutes to midnight,' Trent Parke

A road-trip across Australia.

September 11

Eight Magnum photographers share their experiences documenting the events of 9/11.

'War in Lebanon,' Chris Anderson

Magnum photographer Chris Anderson tracks the early stages of the crisis in Lebanon with this interactive photo slideshow.

'Costly Dream', Susan Meiselas and Human Rights Watch

Susan Meiselas and Human Rights Watch document the abuse of Asian women domestic migrant workers

'7/7: The Longest Week', Thomas Dworzak

Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak looks in retrospective at the tragedy that gripped London in the aftermath of the 7 July bombings.

'Requiem in Samba', Alex Majoli

“Even in death they find samba is there.” Living in the poor favelas of Brazil, photographer Alex Majoli encountered a beautiful but violent culture shaped by the constant spectre of death. openDemocracy presents a Magnum slideshow with audio commentary and music, featuring photographs from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.

'Crossings: photographs from the US-Mexican border', Alex Webb

The US-Mexico border, stretching over 3000 kilometres, is the most frequently crossed border in the world. In a special interactive slideshow including audio commentary and music, renowned Magnum photographer Alex Webb showcases over 30 years of photography from this fascinating borderland region.

'Satellites,' Jonas Bendiksen

In a continued collaboration with Magnum Photos, openDemocracy brings you a special interactive photo-essay. This week : Jonas Bendiksen visits the satellite states of the old Soviet Union, documenting the Jewish Autonomous Region of Far Eastern Russia, unrecognised countries and rocket graveyards.

'Ghost Town', Thomas Dworzak

In collaboration with Magnum Photos, openDemocracy launches the first in a special series of interactive photo-essays. This week: Thomas Dworzak captures the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

'Bitter Fruit', Paul Fusco

Since November 2003 Magnum photographer Paul Fusco has documented the funerals of American soldiers killed in the Iraq war. With information garnered from Google searches, he attended ceremonies throughout the US. At each funeral he was confronted by Pentagon officers and eventually ejected. He was never allowed to talk to the families.


Ten leading photographers from the world-famous Magnum agency travel to twelve locations around the world, capturing both the impacts of global warming and the solutions – the best ways to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Their pictures show how climate change affects people in a myriad of ways – from health and food supplies to human rights and livelihoods. They show that global warming is far more than “just” an environmental issue.

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