This weekend in 1999, the United States claimed victory over Europe in an ongoing “banana war” trade dispute after the World Trade Organization ruled in its favor. Magnum and Slate examine the banana industry around the world.
The U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has become a controversial flashpoint of America’s “war on terror.” Magnum Photographer Paolo Pellegrin photographed the camp and its prisoners extensively in 2006. He also documented former detainees in London, Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan.
Blood, Nails and Prayers
by Philip Jones Griffiths
The Philippines is the largest Christian country in Asia—where devotees take their religion very seriously. The wilder excesses of the faith are best seen during Easter festivities, when depictions of Christ's last days and re-enactments of obscure biblical stories culminate with human blood flying off the backs of self-flagellants and real crucifixions performed using six inch nails.
Opakh Thrace: Terra Incognita
by Nikos Economopoulos
Perhaps the only thing that we truly know about the region of Thrace, comprised of southern Bulgaria, northeastern Greece, and European Turkey, is that we don't know about it. This book explores the concept of otherness in the areas around Thrace.