Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher spent over 30 years taking photos of ceremonies, rituals and the daily life of African tribal peoples. These extraordinary images tell the story of the Dinka tribe in Sudan.
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We worry about money, power, status and the way the world perceives us. While we spend all of our energy succumbing to these, there’s people like you and me that are living parallel lives, except in a place where there’s miles of nothingness. The Omo Valley in Ethiopia, home to tribes like Mursi, Hamer, Benna has been one of the most surreal places I have had the fortune of experiencing.
Our technologically-obsessed society often finds it hard to grasp the theory of asceticism: for what reason should one forsake all of one’s earthly possessions and live excluded from society? This stunning set of portraits by Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L puts us face to face with religious ascetics who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.
They say that boys don’t grow up, only their toys change. That might not be the case, however, for French photographer Rémi Noël, who’s been tripping throughout the state of Texas together with a miniature plastic Batman figurine, his only companion. Noël has long been fascinated by the image of “timeless America,” so Texas’s endless highways and neon-sign motels were the perfect setting for lonely Batman’s photoshoot.
Every traveler deserves a home, according to travel rental Airbnb’s new marketing campaign. And it delivers on this message by constructing 50 houses for the ultimate and most carefree travelers – birds. Each and every birdhouse is a precise replica of an actual accommodation listed on Airbnb’s vacation-rentals website.
If you love snow and don‘t feel claustrophobic when surrounded by high walls, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is the place for you. The international mountain sightseeing route through the Northern Japanese Alps takes tourists through a variety of amazing alpine sights, among them a snow wall corridor that is 20 meters deep. The full route is around 90 kilometers long, while the spectacular snow corridor with 20 meter high walls extends as far as 500 meters.
There are at least eleven words from other cultures with no existing English equivalent. That’s according to this list created by Maptia, a blog that claims to be a “storytelling platform on a mission to build the most inspirational map in the world”. They have taken a handful of whimsical words that cannot be directly translated into English without a sentence or so and paired them up with lovely illustrations.
“Before They Pass Away,” a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, gives us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world.