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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

Pharox Solar Kit

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Give the gift of light. Buy one solar light kit, send one to Africa. $49.95

SHFT is teaming up with Empowered by Light to help transform the lives of Zambian families in need. For a limited time, buy one Pharox Solar Kit, and SHFT will donate one to Empowered by Light's Project: ZAMBIA program, providing renewable energy solutions to Zambian homes with no access to electricity. The Pharox Solar Kit includes a small solar panel, a low-energy LED light bulb, and a built-in......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

Richard Mosse: Infra

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Abstracted African landscapes shot with infrared technology

"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."  - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness The Congo, Africa's volatile beating heart, has for centuries represented a vast unknown to the Western imagination. Irish......read more

Upcycled Bikes by Starling & Hero

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Busted down bikes given new life by South African company

Okay, so we know that biking is the most eco-friendly mode of transport. But what's the most eco-friendly form of bike? Starling & Hero have your answer. The South African startup restores is building a business on restoring old, beat-up bikes into beautiful cruisers and racers.  Starling & Hero founder Emile Kotze scours thrift stores, garage sales, and friends' basements for......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

Jonathan Safran Foer on Meat

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Breathtaking photos of East African wildlife.

In Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book "The Eating of Animals" the lauded novelist dives deep into the complex morality of eating meat. An avowed vegetarian, Foer stops short of preaching the vegan way of life, but presents some pretty damning testimony about factory farms and the lives of animals raised on them. The Atlantic correspondant Jeffrey Goldberg had a discussion with Foer......read more

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