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Shop • Obia. Nicola Lo Calzos investigates the heritage of descendants of escaped slaves in Surinam and French Guiana

24.06.2015 • Despite having played a fundamental role in the anti-slavery struggle and identity construction of the African diaspora in the Americas, marronnage is still poorly understood. Marronnage is the mother of communities that wrested themselves free of slavery and proclaimed their sovereignty in the new world. These communities of runaway slaves were dotted all around the Americas, from Louisiana, to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, the two Guianas, amongst others.

»Obia« is originally an Akan word, specifically attributed to the Fanti. It points to a belief system developed by Maroon peoples since their arrival from West Africa. The work presented on GoSee, Project 'Obia', was photographed in the historical Maroon territories of Saamaka-Land and Maroni-Land, in both Suriname and French Guiana – seeks to interrogate the links between the exceptional magical-religious legacy of Maroon people and the new challenges that stem from modernity: intergenerational conflict, loss of references, unemployment and rural migration. This book is part of Lo Calzo’s long-term photographic...

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Shop • Where Hunting Dogs Rest. Martin Usborne's book with a moving study on the fate of Spanish hunting dogs

24.06.2015 • Every winter throughout Spain, it is estimated that up to 100,000 hunting dogs are abandoned or killed at the end of the hare-coursing season when they are no longer needed, perform badly or are too old. This book documents those dogs that have been rescued and sets them against the locations in Spain where they are typically abandoned: the sides of roads, the ravines, the rivers, the edges of towns, and the empty car parks. Galgo Español is a Spanish greyhound race with roots back in ancient times, which was originally bred for hunting rabbits.

Shot in a style that references the tone and mood of Velázquez who painted at a time when these dogs were treated with great respect, Martin Usborne’s photographs show both the classical beauty of the animals but also the ugliness of their modern situation – their bodies are weakened, their expressions fearful. The dogs in these pictures are the fortunate ones – they have found a place to rest and recuperate. The landscapes bear testament to those less fortunate animals who find a different kind of rest beside the roads, in the rivers,...

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Hair • The KAT FLORENCE accessories campaign - hair support by Carsten RICHERT c/o CLOSE UP

23.06.2015 • For the KAT FLORENCE company website, new motifs were created with glamorous hairstyling by Carsten RICHERT for the models Alize B. and Klara. The photos were shot by Thomas Schüpping in the production by Sylvie Leifheit.

About - Kristy Florence (Kat), jewelry designer, has drawn inspiration for her unique pieces through her love of literature, music, art and design. Choosing to reflect her eclectic travels across the U.S, Canada, Australia and Asia, her range of jewelry has a real story and history within. Soaking up a plethora of cultures and environments, each individual piece embodies exactly that. Having studied biology, psychology and gained a masters in education, as well as taking a position at an art based international school in Asia, Kat incorporates science and creativity for a truly distinctive combination; enabling her to express herself through her jewelry.
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Styling • Isabelle THIRY styles for MYTHERESA online #19 completely in white

21.06.2015 • White, white, white are all the colors I have! Stylist Isabelle THIRY put together the outfits for the #19 issue online magazine MYTHERESA. They were photographed by Jana ...

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Shop • IdN : V22n1 'Colour & Graphics' and makeshift #12 'Laws & Orders' – from color explosions and self–appointed super heroes. We have two magazine previews on GoSee

17.06.2015 • IdN magazine V22n1 presents the probably most colorful issue ever. On 92 very intensively colored pages, nine leading creatives, who are famous for their exuberant approach to color, share their pictures and comments explaining exactly how they manage to do so. The creatives include: Anagrama, Marta Gawin, Carnovsky, Feixen, Eddie Perrote, Anymade Studio, Maser, Maud Vantours and Rock & Wink. The magazine is as always on idnworld.com. Sneak Preview on GoSee.

Makeshift #12: Laws & Orders – You are the Sheriff around these parts now – This issue contains marriage detectives, self-made superheroes, and do-it-yourself gunsmiths finding creative paths toward justice. So if you hit roadblocks in your own work, hack them, build around them, and make it better. The new edition…

About - Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. From homemade aircraft in Nigeria to drug smugglers in Mexico, Chinese hackers pushed up against the Great Firewall to Haitian communities pushing back against marginalization, we believe ingenuity can be found everywhere if you know where to look. Let...

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Shop • IdN - Makeshift #12: Laws & Orders. You are the Sheriff around these parts now! A GoSee peak into the new issue

16.06.2015 • Makeshift #12: Laws & Orders – You are the Sheriff around these parts now – This issue contains marriage detectives, self-made superheroes, and do-it-yourself gunsmiths finding creative paths toward justice. So if you hit roadblocks in your own work, hack them, build around them, and make it better. The new edition…

About - Makeshift
is a field guide to hidden creativity. From homemade aircraft in Nigeria to drug smugglers in Mexico, Chinese hackers pushed up against the Great Firewall to Haitian communities pushing back against marginalization, we believe ingenuity can be found everywhere if you know where to look. Let us tag along on your creative pursuit. mkshft.org

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Shop • 'Berlin' - the new album of rock band KADAVAR with a cover motif by Elizaveta PORODINA c/o SONJA HEINTSCHEL

16.06.2015 • The German rock band KADAVAR presents its new Album 'Berlin' with a black & white album cover photo by Elizaveta PORODINA. The trio founded the band in 2010 in the German capital and is in the genre proto, stoner and psychedelic ...

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Shop • Edition Lammerhuber presents the book WHITE EBONY and exhibition in Brussels for the 'First International Albinism Awareness Day' on 13 June, 2015

15.06.2015 • “While we continue to receive shocking reports of killings and attacks against persons with albinism, Patricia Willocq’s photographs send a message of hope and encouragement for all those who work to improve their lives,” said Flavia Pansieri, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. After accepting two historic resolutions concerning the protection of persons with albinism, on 19 November, 2014, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 13 June, 2015 the ‘First International Albinism Awareness Day’.

WHITE EBONY presents engaging and empathetic pictures, which impressively document the courage and will to survive of a stigmatized minority in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A skin tone variant marks people here more than elsewhere out as misfits: very white skin, unusually light hair color, blue or green eyes. This congenital metabolic disease is called albinism, which leads to a deficiency in melanin production. People with albinism (PWA) do not have dark pigments in skin, hair or the iris and often are visually impaired and need special protection from the sun. Most of all,...

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Shop • Alain Laboile - At the Edge of the World. A former sculptor documents his family life in poetically sensitive images

10.06.2015 • "I’m a father of six. Through my photographic work I celebrate and document my family life : a life on the edge of the world, where intemporality and the universality of childhood meet. Day to day I create a family album that constitutes a legacy that I will pass on to my children. My work reflects our way of life, revolving around their childhood. My photographs will be the testimony of that. In a way my approach can be considered similar to the one of an ethnologist. " Alain Laboile resides with his family in a small village in the southwest of France. A sculptor by trade, he acquired his first camera as a tool to record his creations in metal only a few years ago. But his gaze soon turned to his family whose natural and uninhibited lifestyle quickly came to completely dominate his camera’s attention. That and cats of course.

An illustrated book with his family album now appears at Kehrer Publishing. The publishing company on the release: "Laboile is a great natural talent of the medium photography. His photographs show the innocence of children at play and are emotionally...

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