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Riffs and Concrete: Communist Print F...
Belgrade
By Aurélien Cohen
26 May 2014

March 24, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia

A former Yugoslav state printing company has become the ground-zero of Belgrade's underground youth culture. Thousands of party goers, musicians and artists go to the "BIGZ"' every weekend, where they drink, watch concerts or rehearse in music studios. During the week, some parts of the building still function as private print factories. However, every Friday, the building transforms into an all night party. A rock scene in Bauhaus decor: discover the 25,000 square meters of the Zgrada BIGZa.

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Graffiti in Beirut 5
lebanon beirut
By Pierre de RougŽ
19 Jan 2014

An english artists paints in the streets of Beirut, january 2014

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South Sudanese artists organized a co...
Juba , South Sudan
By Transterra Editor
10 Jan 2014

Juba 10/1/2014 : A number of artists organized a concert for peace and unity in South Sudan, and the ceremony, which was held, which looked at ten in the morning until six in the evening at the tomb of Dr. John Garang, Photo By Samir Bol

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South Sudanese artists organized a co...
Juba , South Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Jan 2014

Juba 10/1/2014 : A number of artists organized a concert for peace and unity in South Sudan, and the ceremony, which was held, which looked at ten in the morning until six in the evening at the tomb of Dr. John Garang, Photo By Samir Bol

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South Sudanese artists organized a co...
Juba , South Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Jan 2014

Juba 10/1/2014 : A number of artists organized a concert for peace and unity in South Sudan, and the ceremony, which was held, which looked at ten in the morning until six in the evening at the tomb of Dr. John Garang, Photo By Samir Bol

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South Sudanese artists organized a c...
Juba , South Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Jan 2014

Juba 10/1/2014 : A number of artists organized a concert for peace and unity in South Sudan, and the ceremony, which was held, which looked at ten in the morning until six in the evening at the tomb of Dr. John Garang, Photo By Samir Bol

South Sudanese artists organized a concert for peace and unity in South Sudan

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Park
Istanbul, Turkey
By Mais Istanbuli
11 Jun 2013

Musicians, artists, doctors, nurses, students, activists, environmentalists have joined the rallies against the Turkish government that they believe threatens their freedom and way of life. The Park (Gezi) became a symbol of civil resistence, a laboratory for a new culture of resistance.

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
11 Jun 2013

Dilan. Age 27. Tourist guide.

"..Since day one we kept growing in numbers. We started for the freedom of trees but it turned into freedom of individuals, çapuling!".

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Sevgi. Age 32. Freelance Journalist.

"We had enough commandments in how to live our lives here in Turkey. This park has been the beginning of the end".

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Halil. Age 43. Doctor.

"I was helping the wounded in the infirmary but today I wanted to see the youth in the park. Their way of resisting is very different from what we can imagine."

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Kuzey. Age 27. Musician.

"This occupation is a new thing for them. And till they give up their projects about this park, we will occupy this park and streets peacefully. It might be even more than that."

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Eylem. Age 20. Nurse.

Musicians, artists, doctors, nurses, students, activists, environmentalists have joined the rallies against a government that they believe threatens their freedom and way of life. The Park (Gezi) became a symbol of civil resistence, a laboratory for a new culture of resistance.
Chapulling (Turkish: çapuling) is a neologism originating in the 2013 protests in Turkey, coined from Prime Minister Erdogan's use of the term çapulcu (roughly translated to "looters") to describe the protestors. çapulcu was rapidly reappropriated by the protestors, both in its original form and as the anglicized chapuller and additionally verbified chapulling, given the meaning of "fighting for your rights". Chapulling has been used in Turkish both in its English form and in the hybrid word form çapuling. The word quickly caught on, adopted by the demonstrators and online activists.

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Gul. Age 27. Lawyer.

Musicians, artists, doctors, nurses, students, activists, environmentalists have joined the rallies against a government that they believe threatens their freedom and way of life. The Park (Gezi) became a symbol of civil resistence, a laboratory for a new culture of resistance.

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Ahmet. Age 24. Photographer.

Musicians, artists, doctors, nurses, students, activists, environmentalists have joined the rallies against a government that they believe threatens their freedom and way of life. The Park (Gezi) became a symbol of civil resistence, a laboratory for a new culture of resistance."Chapulling (Turkish: çapuling) is a neologism originating in the 2013 protests in Turkey, coined from Prime Minister Erdogan's use of the term çapulcu (roughly translated to "looters") to describe the protestors. çapulcu was rapidly reappropriated by the protestors, both in its original form and as the anglicized chapuller and additionally verbified chapulling, given the meaning of "fighting for your rights".

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Cem. Age 19. Student.

"It's now a stubbornness issue, my italian friend! They are insisting, so are we. We'll keep it till the end."

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
10 Jun 2013

Riza. Age 34. He is a famous TV actor.

"I'm enjoying this protest, peacefully, because the Prime Minister wants to shut down the state's theater and he interferes with the TV programs. We don't feel free to show our reactions in any field."

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
09 Jun 2013

Ekim. Age 34. PHD Student.

"..A policeman fired the tear-gas canister directly at my body from a distance of ten meters, hitting me in the left shoulder. I was part of a peaceful protest."

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
09 Jun 2013

L. Age 20. Unemployed.

"It's 4 am and we are all here waiting to be kicked out. I am unemployed at the moment and this is the only way of showing our disappointment and fighting against the government's failures".

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Inside The Ministry of Culture
Cairo, Egypt
By elmasdr
08 Jun 2013

A number of Egyptian artists in the open sit-in inside Ministry of Culture to demand that the minister of culture step down after fighting art in Egypt.

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
08 Jun 2013

Neda. Age 42. TV director.

Musicians, artists, doctors, nurses, students, activists, environmentalists have joined the rallies against a government that they believe threatens their freedom and way of life. The Park (Gezi) became a symbol of civil resistence, a laboratory for a new culture of resistance.

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
08 Jun 2013

Gokben. Age 35. Marketing operator.

"I started to go to Gezi Park on May 31st. We just want our freedom. We are against prohibitions. We are against the government policy about terrorists and terrorism. The president makes deals with heads of terrorist organizations and we don't accept that. He sells Turkish companies to foreign companies. He hates Ataturk and he tries to destroy Ataturk's principles, works, etc. He cuts trees to make buildings and his aim is to earn lots of money for his family and his supporters. He wants everybody to think like him, behave like him, and live like him. It is not possible. There are many reasons why we want the government to resign.
We collected garbage in Gezi Park. We sang a song. We ate lunch and dinner together. We bought water, bread, chocolate, litter bags and medicine for our friends who are sleeping at night in Gezi Park.I am working so that I can go after my job and during weekends."

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Chapulling Generation, Occupy Gezi Pa...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Francesco Pistilli
08 Jun 2013

Cansu. Age 23. TV filmmaker.

"I'm a professional camerawoman, I'm proud to be part of the movement's official TV: "Gezi TV" streaming, together with other professional volunteers".

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project
Cairo, Egypt
By Mais Istanbuli
27 May 2013

The Nowhereland Tattoo project in Cairo, Egypt is a underground movement led by two young Venezuelans tattoo artists, Orne Gil and Lorena Mora. The two are combating the country's growing conservatism and cultural and religious taboos associated with body art by opening a tattoo studio. Beyond that, they are attempting to change misconceptions correlated with tattoos, such as a being a mark of criminality or homosexuality, by educating people on tattoo art and how to get it safely.

In Egypt, the project faces many obstacles. In Islam, it is frowned upon for Muslims permanently mark their bodies with tattoos. In a Muslim country such as Egypt, getting body art can have grave consequences - one young man's father, a Salafist, threw corrosive acid on his son after discovering his tattoo.

Despite the fact that the two young artists are forced to work in the shadows in the back of a beauty parlor for now, the practice has spurned a new culture of Arabic calligraphy art, revolution-inspired drawings and poetry. The two remain determined and have a lofty goal of changing attitudes toward body art across not only Egypt, but other Middle Eastern countries and even some in South America. They know that change comes only one step at a time.

This is a photo-essay following the Nowehereland Tattoo Project at work in Cairo, Egypt.

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (11 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - A tattoo in arabic calligraphy "Freedom, justice, rights"

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (2 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - Orne Gil and Lorena Mora working in their old studio

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (13 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - a tattoo of the poem of Gamila Alaily, famous Egyptian poet born in 1930. "Who am I? What am I? Wha'ts wrong with me? What is my purpose? Why did I came to this bygone world? The best talking is when it's true. Onesty, in what I say and do"

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (3 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - Orne Gil and Lorena Mora working in their old studio

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (4 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - Orne Gil making the Nefertiti mask tattoo

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (5 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - Edena Salem, the girl who has the Nefertiti mask tattoo, waiting for Orne Gil to finish her work.

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (6 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - Orne Gil making the Nefertiti mask tattoo

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (8 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - A tattoo in arabic "long live free Palestine". Made by a guest of the studio, from Jordan: Fareed el Attar

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Nowhereland Tattoo Project (7 of 13)
Cairo, Egypt
By Ines Della Valle
27 May 2013

Egypt, Cairo, December 2012 - "revolutionary" Nefertiti mask tattoo. This tattoo is a remake, made by the girl who has the tattoo, of a famous graffito in Mohammed Mahmoud Street, the famous street where the "second revolution" took place in November 2011

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Nepal Tattoo Convention (6 of 8)
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Apr 2013

An artist makes a tattoo during the 3rd International Tattoo Convention in Kathmandu.
The convention that was held from April 26 to 28 showcased 70 national and international tattoo artists.

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Nepal Tattoo Convention (7 of 8)
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Apr 2013

An artist poses for a picture with his tattoo during the 3rd International Tattoo Convention in Kathmandu.
The convention that was held from April 26 to 28 showcased 70 national and international tattoo artists.

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Nepal Tattoo Convention (8 of 8)
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Apr 2013

A tattoo lover displays his tattoo during the 3rd International Tattoo Convention in Kathmandu.
The convention that was held from April 26 to 28 showcased 70 national and international tattoo artists.

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Nepal Tattoo Convention
Kathmandu, Nepal
By U.S. Editor
27 Apr 2013

Tattoo artists from around the world create and display their designs at the 3rd International Tattoo Convention held between April 26-28 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Not a dreamland- gaza's youth culture 2
Gaza
By Anne Paq
26 Apr 2013

Training session at the first skate-board park in the Gaza Strip, established in Khan Yunis refugee camp

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Fashion Week in Kyrgyzstan (3 of 13)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
By Nargiza Ryskulova
05 Apr 2013

At the Kyrgyz Fashion week, local designers present their new collections, sell their products, and try to extend their work to international experts in the fashion industry.