People of the Railroad

A feature by Giovanni Mereghetti. Home to nearly 20 million people, the crowded and teeming metropolis of Kolkata, India features expansive slums and shantytowns, with many nestled along the city’s railway tracks.  UIG contributing photographer Giovanni Mereghetti’s evocative images of the Park Circus railway station and the slums that are aligned next to its tracks are […]

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A Year of Protest in Colombia

There have been numerous protests worldwide during 2021, and perhaps the most sustained demonstrations have been those in Colombia.  Beginning with passionate demonstrations against government tax reform measures in late April, the protests have grown to address grievances against police brutality, income inequality, the lack of economic opportunity, and poverty, all of which have been exacerbated […]

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December 10th is Human Rights Day

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR proclaims the inalienable rights we all share as human beings, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.  The UDHR can be read here: https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights Human Rights […]

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