I believe that nature is the greatest storyteller. In exploring the shared language and shared poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in balance with nature. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present.
Dr Esther Mahlangu: “The younger generation needs to know where they came from and who we are in order to know where they are going.” Born November 11, 1935, in a Middleburg, South Africa, Esther Mahlangu is a renowned artist who paints the colorful language of the Ndebele art for the world. In her work,
Mihiro Aoki founder of TSUBAKI VINTAGE gracefully reviving the art of the Japanese Kimono. Born and bred in Japan, casually wearing a Kimono was never really something that crossed Mihiro’s mind. As life has it, in her mid-20’s she set out to vibrant India, where she immediately fell in love with the rich culture. What
The mud architecture of Mali has, by centuries outlived the Mali Empire. Between c. 1230 and 1670, the Mali Empire, also known as Manden Kurafaba, was the largest, wealthiest and most powerful in the history of Western Africa. It extended from today’s Mali, covered Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso and crossed Niger to reach the Sahara.
One of the most fascinating but lesser known traditions of Japan is that of the Amasan – which literally translates to ‘the women of the sea’. Honed by years of experience, the Amasan are professional divers who rely on their diving speed, lung capacity, great intuition and determination to succeed. While they dive for seaweed, sea
For centuries, the mysterious region of South East Asia known as the Golden Triangle has captivated many. The early 20th century saw a surge in the infamous tabloid tales of being the world’s second largest home and traffic to opium and heroin. Fast forward to today, the Western imagination is transfixed by the six culturally distinct
Statement fashion? Perhaps. For the Herero people found in parts of Namibia, Botswana and Angola, dress code is more than just that. It is infact an integral part of their culture, a woven tapestry of remembrance. You see, 1904 marked a significant year for the Herero people, where they set out to reclaim their land
Words. A simple 5 lettered word that at a glance offers no great significance; we speak them, we write them, we understand them (sometimes). They are the very essence of life, for how else could we express ourselves? The way our minds run wild with thoughts – it is, dare I say, thoughts made up
Currently living between London and New York, Lina Iris Viktor is a global citizen born to Liberian parents who spent most of her youth in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work is backed by her persistent studies in film at Sarah Lawrence College as well as photography and design at The School of Visual Arts and
Poetry and sunset stories with the 22 year old law graduate, social entrepreneur and poet, Puno Selesho as she debunks all the myths we may have had about the spoken word art. Her words are her gift to the world and she hopes to share her own African narrative in a way that will inspire,