S041712slideshow contactsheet Behind the smokescreen: 400 years of tobacco industry in the US Rocco Rorandelli
The United States of America is the birthplace of the tobacco industry. It was here, in 1614, that John Rolfe was able to set up the first successful tobacco plantations. Those leaves, well sought by the European nations, were to become the main economic foundation for the...
S030656slideshow contactsheet Tobacco in Indonesia Rocco Rorandelli
Tobacco consumption in Indonesia is rampant. According to the latest figures, over 165 million people consume tobacco, 63% of men and 5% of women. Kretek (clove cigarettes) are used by 85% of tobacco consumers. The World Health Organization states that Indonesia ranks third in...
S023265slideshow contactsheet Tobacco in China Rocco Rorandelli
China is the first producer of tobacco in the world. The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is the world's largest tobacco company. A state monopoly, it employs 520,000 workers, produces 500 brands and has 183 factories, 150 tobacco drying plants, and 30 research...
S023266slideshow contactsheet Tobacco in India Rocco Rorandelli
India is the second producer of tobacco in the world. Crops are used mainly for beedis and chewing tobacco. The tobacco industry is a lucrative one, and numerous research centers study ways to increase productivity. However, health-related costs are also high. It had been...
S026014slideshow contactsheet Tobacco in Bulgaria Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
The tobacco industry in Bulgaria has recently witnessed an uneven evolution. Bulgartabac, the state tobacco company, has registered a 166% increase in net profit for the first half of 2010 in comparison with the same period last year. At the same time, as of 2010, subsidies to...
S028940slideshow contactsheet Lampedusa Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
Since the fall of President Ben Ali in Tunisia, some 20,000 migrants have made their way to Lampedusa, a 20km2 island half-way between Tunisia and Sicily. There are 6,000 of them still there and life with the 5,000 inhabitants of the island has been declared ‘unbearable’ by...
S029970slideshow contactsheet Inside Montecitorio, the Italian Parliament Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
The Palazzo Montecitorio is a palace in Rome, seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. The palace was built in the XVII century for the Pope's family using Bernini's plans. When Rome became the capital of Italy in 1870, the palace, which had been modified several times was...
S023358slideshow contactsheet L'Aquila: The earthquake and aftermath Rocco Rorandelli
One year in the life of L'Aquila, from the earthquake on the 6th of April 2009, to the emergency villages, to the G8 summit, to reconstruction and the present conditions.
S023305slideshow contactsheet Women at work Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
In the United States, the number of women working in the trades is slowly increasing. And after years of marginalization, they now want to be heard. To tell how hard it has been to be accepted in a male world, and to show the passion and determination in building their own way of...
S023359slideshow contactsheet Gates of India Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
Madhya Pradesh is among the poorest states in India, with the highest number of malnourished children and 80% of the state's population depending on this sector for their livelihood. However today the capital city of Indore is set to be one of the real-estate hotspots of India....
S024574slideshow contactsheet Filles domestiques of Burkina Faso Rocco Rorandelli
“Il n’y a pas d’enfants de plus de 10 ans dans notre village” (There are no more girl more than 10 years old in our village) Girls from the rural regions of Burkina Faso leave their villages very young, mostly going to Ougadougou, the capital city, to work as domestic...
S023177slideshow contactsheet Megalopolis of India Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
“Diversity” is the keyword to describe the Indian subcontinent, not only from an ethnic and religious point of view, but also for its economy. Cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi are set to become among the largest megalopolises in the world, and it is in them that...
S023303slideshow contactsheet Growing pains. A child's life in the quarries of Burkina Faso Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject
Antoine. 14 years old with the hands of an old man. He has a sister and a mother. Between the three of them, I can count more or less the same number of teeth that I have. They all work in a granite quarry close to Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. Their job is to...