“A few months ago, while I was in Nairobi I had the pleasure of meeting photographers, Miguel Hahn and Jan-Cristoph Hartung in the midst of their latest project. We had a conversation about this project and they were excited to capture the daily lives of a rarely seen subsection of the population in Africa, the middle class. Take a Look at their brilliant photo essay.” Via African Digital Art
Mawazo. Editor at the UP Magazine, Nairobi‘s only magazine for arts, youth- and popculture. Redakteurin beim UP Magazine. Das bislang einzige Magazin für Jugend- und Popkultur in Kenia.
Boniface. Political activist and photojournalist. In 2010 he won the CNN Award „Africas photojournalist of the year“. Politischer Aktivist und Fotojournalist. 2010 hat er den CNN Award „Afrikas Fotojournalist des Jahres“ gewonnen.
Yesterday the International Space Station, having battled electrical malfunctions for over a week, was repaired by a combination that MacGuyver himself would have been proud of: an allen wrench, a wire brush, a bolt … and a toothbrush.
Nüshu is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Up until the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) women were forbidden access to formal education, and so Nüshu was developed in secrecy as a means to communicate. Since its discovery in 1982, Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.
In Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, the People’s Wall has emerged: the extensive outer wall of the building housing newspaper Jornal@Verdade, where the population can write letters and direct reflections to the governing leaders.
Photo from the blog Menina do Javali (used with permission).
Video journalist Maggie Padlewska will travel alone for one year, visiting a country each week for a total of 52 countries. During her journey she’ll be recording, editing and producing videos of her interactions with communities, organizations and people under-represented by mass media and uploading them to the web.