Beautiful portraits of supermodels, actors, and others who fled war torn South Sudan

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By Marta Millere in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

New York-based photographer Mike Mellia recently joined supermodel Nykhor Paul and other figures to turn the world’s attention to the crisis in South Sudan through a portrait collection entitled Our side of the story: South Sudan. This collection of 14 portraits illustrates the anguish of those who escaped their war-torn country and lived to tell a powerful story. [above: Ajak Deng: Supermodel (Louis Vuitton, Vogue, Lanvin), activist, and refugee].

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Heavy metal subculture of Botswana photographed by Franck Marshall

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By Darragh Field in New Photography on Friday 3 January 2014

Somehow through time and space, ’80′s Heavy Metal’ met ‘Cowboy’ and took root in Botswana and something new was born. South African photographer Franck Marshall documents a subculture he calls ‘The Renegades,’ which grew from a classic rock band that was formed in Botswana in the 70s and evolved through the decades. The subjects are […]

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Tippi Degré: the little girl who grew up in the African wild

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 13 December 2013

Tippi Degré had quite the amazing childhood. Imagine growing up with wildlife photographers as parents, roaming the African landscape, and making friends with wild animals wherever you go.

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Detailed linework from South African illustrator Gerhard Human

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By Darren Cools in New Illustration on Friday 11 October 2013

Gerhard Human has got to be one of my favorite illustrators ever. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, his very unique and detailed linework takes on an effortless, rounded, highly-stylized life of it’s own. Beautiful angles and unusual points of view, minimal color usage, and edgy subject-matter all add to the intrigue. He includes a […]

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Wild african animals photographed by George Logan

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By Angela Sofo in New Photography on Friday 17 May 2013

Translocation, a book by multi-award winning photographer George Logan, is a collection of wonderful pictures. This work seems to have a funny appearance but the real meaning of this project is to let people know how important it is to eliminate suffering and preserve wildlife in its free and wild state. To complete Translocation, Logan had […]

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Volatile and beautiful: Africa’s Afar depression

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 22 April 2013

The Afar depression in East Africa is a geologically tumultuous region. On the surface, it looks frozen. Below the surface, magma is having a ball of a time fueling not one, but 12 active volcanoes. And let’s not forget about the geysers, the cauldrons, and even an entire boiling lake of lava. The Afar depression’s […]

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New fashion by African label Lalesso

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By This Island Life in New Fashion on Wednesday 25 July 2012

African label, Lalesso, doesn’t follow fashion trends, they follow the summer. Their collections are designed for the free-spirited nomadic travellers of our world who seek out warm weather in far away lands. Traditional tribal accessories compliment a kaleidoscope of colour across a collection created for the hottest globetrotting destinations. Flowing split-skirts, loose mini-dresses, breezy playsuits and billowy maxi-dresses in soft, breathable silks and cottons are all waiting for your next adventure. Whether it’s the far ends of the earth or your own backyard, summer has never been so global.

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Pool at edge of the world’s largest waterfall

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By Alex in Cool Travel on Friday 13 January 2012

While Victoria Falls is not the tallest waterfall in the world, the sheer volume of water that flows through it, makes it the Largest! But, don’t get me wrong, it’s still pretty tall; with a 360ft drop, where the Zambezi river rushes over the edge. On that very edge is the Devi’s Pool. During Africa’s dry summer season (September to January), adventure tourists can swim right up to the edge of the fall in relative safety, for a breathtaking view.

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Maske by Phyllis Galembo

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By What's up! in New Photography on Saturday 26 February 2011

These striking photographs of African masks and masquerades are by Phyllis Galembo, who has a book soon to be released.

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MissYucki

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By Milos in New Illustration on Wednesday 2 February 2011

MissYucki is an organically evolving character based narrative conceived by Alba Poretti and Kathleen Cameron. The MissYucki project has taken its core inspiration from experiences based on the magic and mayhem of Johannesburg, South Africa, and tells stories ripe with local symbolism.

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Put your Vuvuzela to good use. Finally!

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By Matt Blitz in New Trends on Tuesday 21 September 2010

Remember that grating sound that practically deafened us all during World Cup? How could we forget. Well, if you’re wondering what to do with your Vuvuzela now that the World Cup is over, WoZela has the answer: simply come up with a beneficial recycling idea, draw it, make it, film it or depict it in any other way and then submit it to their blog.

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Prefab for Africa

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By Tracey Samuelson in New Design on Thursday 13 March 2008

You too can start sentences, ‘I had a farm in Africa …’ Zenkaya, an innovative architecture firm based in Johannesburg, is bringing modern design and the ease of pre-fab construction to South Africa. French architect Eric Bigot claims that his company’s studio, one and two bedroom models can go from the factory to the building […]

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