Picture essay

For these queer young Russians, makeup is both armour and a weapon

For these queer young Russians, makeup is both armour and a weapon

Chechnya’s wildlife has been ravaged by war. This man is helping it to heal

Chechnya’s wildlife has been ravaged by war. This man is helping it to heal

Voyage into the uncharted waters of teenage life with photographer Ieva Raudsepa

Voyage into the uncharted waters of teenage life with photographer Ieva Raudsepa

This photographer’s ode to her grandmother explores womanhood and trauma in Bulgaria

This photographer’s ode to her grandmother explores womanhood and trauma in Bulgaria

Tender and messy, these photos of motherhood show you you’re not alone

Tender and messy, these photos of motherhood show you you’re not alone

The lost Soviet dream is both charming and haunting in these photos of Kyrgyzstan

The lost Soviet dream is both charming and haunting in these photos of Kyrgyzstan

Europe's youngest nation is facing old problems. Kosovo’s female arts scene is leading the change

Europe’s youngest nation is facing old problems. Kosovo’s female arts scene is leading the change

Game changer: how football saved my life as a woman in Russia

Game changer: how football saved my life as a woman in Russia

#SexEdPl: Poland’s schools are failing youth on sex ed. Real sexual awareness is online instead.

#SexEdPl: Poland’s schools are failing youth on sex ed. Real sexual awareness is online instead.