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South Korea's Green Mission

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Government hopes to spur a green revolution by pouring cash into clean industry.

South Korea is taking bold steps to become a global green leader. Under the country's national “green growth” plans, released last year, the government has pledged $97 billion worth of funding for environment-related industries, and another $36 billion toward renewable energy. The planned influx of cash is aimed to help the country achieve lofty environmental goals by 2020, including a......read more

The Streets Of South Korea

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Photography by Ann Lee

The photographs are kept in soft tones and zoom in on small details in the urban environment, which can be easily overlooked. Lee shares her latest works mainly on her Instagram. As Lee puts it: “I like to capture ordinary people and objects in a subtle way. People are not aware of they have been photographed so they are in their own world and I observe them from outside without......read more

South Africa Makes Bold Solar Move

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African country reveals plans for world's biggest solar plant.

South Africa has released plans to establish a solar power plant that would become the largest in the world. The project aims to go partially online by 2012, at which point it would produce 1 GW of energy for the national grid. Within ten years it plans to achieve annual output of 5 GW, which would meet one-tenth of the country's energy demands. This is a wonderful piece of news from a......read more

Babylonstoren

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A stunning farm near Cape Town reshaped into an elegant getaway

If you want to get away from it all, but you don't want to sacrifice style or good food, then this little slice of paradise is just the spot for you. Situated in the Winelands region outside of Cape Town, South Africa, Babylonstoren is a converted 1692 farmhouse and row of whitewashed old workers’ cottages that have been transformed into a tastefully-done "resort." Reshaping......read more

Paul Shiakallis: This Was My Park

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South African photographer documents fires in Johannesburg parks

Johannesburg photographer Paul Shiakallis comes by his profession honestly. At the tender age of 15, his father showed him how to use a camera and Shiakallis took to it quickly. After covering events for his high school newspaper, he attended journalism school then found himself assisting professional photographers for five years. Now on his own, Shiakallis has a wide-ranging portfolio......read more

Caroline Mackintosh: Metallurgy

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Mirrors act as portals in remote South African landscapes

In Metallurgy, South African photographer Caroline Mackintosh positions mirrors in natural landscapes around Cape Town, creating warped new perspectives of the physical environment. The reflective landscape works are part of a widely diverse and impressive portfolio that includes fashion, nude, portrait and Polaroid photography. The mirrors in the images act as "portals" that emphasize the remote......read more

Robert Glenn Ketchum: Southwest Alaska

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Threatened wilderness photographed by world-renowned conservationist

For 40-odd years, Robert Glenn Ketchum has lent his considerable photographic talents to the cause of environmental conservation in America.  From California’s Big Sur coastline to the Hudson River Valley, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Valley to Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, Ketchum's images of threatened landscapes cover every corner of the country. He is a Founding Fellow of......read more

Southwest. Proven Here.

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From Craig Grant

The landscape of the American southwest is an ethereal place. The cathedral towers, deep canyons, and crushed red dirt produce terrain with endless riding possibilities. One is only limited by his efforts to push further. Pedaling along the sun drenched plateaus and in the shadowed canyons, all while sleeping below the stars in the cool night, you can start to feel displaced from the daily......read more

Bali, Je T'Aime

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Beautiful postcard video from Southeast Asia

If you've never wanted to go to Bali, expect that to change after watching Bali, Je T'Aime ("Bali, I Love You"), which offers up a dreamy depiction of the Indonesian island. The piece was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II by Moscow's Andrew Melikov (aka Art Island), who beautifully highlights the indelible connection between Balinese culture and the surrounding environment.  Bali, Je......read more

Tumultuous Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

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This time-lapse clip from Rob Whitworth captures ordered chaos in Vietnam's largest city

We habitants of Los Angeles might think we know a thing or two about traffic, but as this clip shows, we don't have nothin' on Ho Chi Minh City. During his travels in Southeast Asia, UK photographer Rob Whitworth shot over 10,000 photos of traffic weaving through the streets and waterways of Vietnam's largest city, where urban congestion is taken to a whole other level. The result is an......read more

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