Journalist Lars Jensen has long been fascinated by infrastructure projects and their impact on society and the economy. In this issue he reports on the New Silk Road, a monumental Chinese initiative that seeks to bring the world together in the digital age. The accompanying photographs are by 4 Davide
Monte leone. Monteleone, an Italian photographer who holds a degree in engineering, traveled from southeast China to the Caspian Sea for this assignment. He is a three-time recipient of the World Press Photo Award.