robin hinsch - germany
william lakin - england
On Tour - Magaluf
“Magaluf is a resort on the Balearic island of Majorca, Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea. Every summer the resort is host to a swathe of British and other western European tourists. To greet them on arrival are a number of hard working, entrepreneurial young people, who in an uncertain economic climate, have left their friends and family to work abroad in the hope of escaping the constraints of the UK and returning home with some money at the end of the season.
Some do not make it through the summer, jobs are competitive and work fluctuates with the hard-to-predict level of tourists, but for those who do the reward can be great; if a worker is careful with their cash they can take home thousands of euros at the end of the season, others who have made opportunities besides their assigned job can take even more.
If workers save enough money they can often afford to relax through winter. Some choose to go travelling with the friends they have made over the summer to places as far as East Asia, and for others the work never stops and they relocate to another resort that operates throughout the winter.
These photographs were made at the end of the season in 2013; few tourists linger and the remaining workers reflect on the long, chaotic season from which they are about to emerge”
charlotte player - united kingdom
"In the scorched lowlands of Extremadura, Spain, vaqueros are hired to drive the Marques De Valduezas black horned cattle for 6 days to their summer pastures in the Sierra Gredos, an ancient task that dates back hundreds of years.
I was given a trusty steed to ride, work and live with the vaqueros for a week. We travelled along the cañadas - ancient byways for the cattle - and a 2000 year old roman road took us up the mountain pass. We saw terrible drought as the usual drinking holes had shrunk to half their normal size. At one point the cattle thundered towards the lake where usually the horses can swim but the drought had lowered the water line so much the cattle sunk into the silt bed of the lake. The vaqueros had to act fast and steer the cows away from the water they desperately needed. The first days the heat reached 40 degrees. Water was precious. We siesta under old cork trees and shared many bottles of Jerez sherry, thanks to the kindness of Javier. It was a relief to arrive at the evening stop overs, legs aching from 8 hours in the saddle, dusty and happy to lie on the floor. Sleep came easily at night even with the giant ants for company.
Many herds are now transported by road because of the rigorous health tests on the cattle. The old ways are important for the preservation of wildlife and culture. Cows that perish on the journey are an important food source for birds of prey native to the area. The local communities greeted us at several passing places with traditional music and food. Back in the day there would have been gitano musicians and dancers under the big oak tree playing flamenco for the cattle drivers that passed through.”
toni greaves - australia
Radical Love, The Promise
sam james levine - usa
You can’t get there from here
markus klingenhäger - germany
jake standel - usa
elisa larvego - switzerland
michele palazzi - italie
Black Gold Hotel
"In the last decade the economy of Mongolia has grown at an unprecedented rate, with GDP expanding by more than 10% per year. All this mostly depends on the mining industry: attracted by the large deposits of copper, gold and most of all coal, all of the industry’s global giants have invested and invest in this small country of Central Asia.
In this accelerated and deregulated development local populations and traditional ways of life, based on ancestral nomadic herding along routes across the steppes, are undergoing a crisis. Many families have left their activities and moved in large urban centers in search of work opportunities in this new industrial society, often slipping into economic and social poverty. Others, however, try to resist, dealing every day with pollution, dusts that poison the vegetation, and living conditions which get more and more difficult every day.
Black Gold Hotel is a journey in the daily lives of a few families from the Gobi desert, where the pasture which has been the main livelihood for centuries, is disappearing in a few decades, On one hand, those who chose to continue the tradition of the steppe despite all difficulties, on the other those who preferred to take their chances in the large cities, unfortunately facing the reality of a space which is deteriorated and invaded by unreachable western cultural models.”
david chancellor - england
nicola lo calzo - italie
joel tettamanti - switzerland
christopher morris - états-unis
zhang xiao - chine
fernando moreles - spain
Waiting for justice