epa Photo Essays

A view on the renewed house at Montefiore Street from 1920 designed by architect Isaac Schwartz in the International Style as part of the 'White City' Bauhaus ensemble in Tel Aviv, Israel, 10 December 2018. Nestled in the streets of downtown Tel Aviv stands the modernist architectural gem known as the White City: one of the largest concentrations of around 4,000 buildings created in the renowned 1930s Bauhaus style. The UN declared the Israeli White City a World Cultural Heritage site in 2003 triggering a renewed interest in the modernist complex. German architect Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus school of art, architecture and design in the city of Weimar in 1919, from where the emblematic architectural movement known as the International Style was developed. The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school and as such the Bauhaus Association is set to celebrate the centenary worldwide with numerous exhibitions, events, research projects and more under the motto 'Rethinking the World.' EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN epa07270678 (19/30) A group of explorers during a reconnaissance trip on ski randonee on the Edson Glacier, in the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, 05 December 2018. The Glaciar Union camp is a Chilean polar station operated by the INACH and the three groups of the Armed Forces of Chile marking the beginning of all scientific activities planned in Antarctica for the summer season. During a month a group of eight scientists conduct their studies in the third most southern camp of the continent. The Armed Forces play a key role as they provide the logistics and help researchers in their tasks. They explore the surroundings, prepare field trips with scientists and ensure their safety at all times.  EPA-EFE/FELIPE TRUEBA

White City

Photographer: Abir Sultan

The New Antarctic Explorers

Photographer: Felipe Trueba

Joniel (17) rests on the ground after smoking the drug 'cripy' at the district of 'Las Mercedes' in Caracas, Venezuela, 08 November 2018. The streets of Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, are filled with homeless children who run, laugh, swim in polluted rivers, search for food among the trash and, in many cases, abuse drugs that allow them some respite from the harsh realities of living rough. These neglected minors represent one of the many faces of the severe economic and social crisis ravaging the oil-rich South American country. EPA-EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ A veterinarian prepares a parrot for X-ray in the Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Veterinary Science Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, 17 December 2018. The Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Veterinary Science Hospital in the Turkish city of Istanbul opened in 1987 and treats thousands of sick animals every year. The hospital is split into five departments specializing in internal diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, artificial insemination and wild animal reproduction. It also has an emergency room that is staffed 24 hours a day. The hospital treats some 50,000 animals every year, mostly pets, and is funded by vet bills paid by owners. EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

The Smallest Faces of Venezuela's Crisis

Photographer: Miguel Gutierrez

Animal Hospital in Istanbul

Photographer: Erdem Sahin

A leprosy patient waits for treatment at the Gandhiji Prem Nivas Leprosy Centre outside Titagarh, West Bengal, eastern India, 30 November 2018. Leprosy is one of the oldest infectious diseases known to man. It primarily affects the skin, nerves, eyes and upper respiratory tract, but the disease is curable and treatment in its early stages can prevent disability, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Outside the city of Titagarh, in the Indian state of West Bengal, Mother Teresa in 1958 established the Gandhiji Prem Nivas Leprosy Center. Run by her Missionaries of Charity, the center was built for an existing community of people with leprosy. Now, more than 1,000 people – those affected and their families – live and work on the premises. Residents who have recovered from the disease work as weavers at the center and produce the blue and white sarees worn by Charity nuns. Children of patients are provided with free education at the center, which also offers free food, basic health care and psychological treatment to its residents. The facility is run with the help of donations and the support of the WHO, which in Apr. 2016 launched the Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020, aimed at the worldwide elimination of the disease. Gandhiji Prem Nivas is taking part in the WHO program alongside other hospitals in India. It provides treatments recommended by the WHO not only to patients residing at the center, but also to other leprosy-affected people needing medical attention. EPA-EFE/PIYAL ADHIKARY Chilean scientist Sebastian Vega examines a rock for lichens on Buchanan Hills, on the Union Glacier in the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, 26 November 2018. A group of eight researchers take part in the first activity of the LV Scientific Antarctic Expedition organized by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH). The Glacier Union camp is a Chilean polar station operated by the three groups of the Armed Forces of Chile and the INACH, and marks the beginning of all scientific activities planned in the Antarctic territory for the summer season. Glacier Union is the third most southern camp of the continent and it is only open for a month. EPA-EFE/FELIPE TRUEBA

Gandhiji Prem Nivas Leprosy Center

Photographer: Piyal Adhikary

Scientific Expedition to Antarctica

Photographer: Felipe Trueba