For The Last 10 Years, Ive Been Traveling To Inaccessible Corners Of The World And Photographing Indigenous People (30 Pics)

Alexander Khimushin. I am a traveling photographer born and raised in Sakha (Yakutia) – the coldest region of the world and one of the most isolated regions of Siberia. 10 years ago, I packed a backpack and set out on a journey that continues to this day, traveling alone to the most remote and inaccessible corners of the world. Visiting Indigenous People and learning about their cultures and traditional ways of living has become the most inspiring experience of my life. The last several years I dedicated to The World In Faces photo project that showcases the incredible diversity of our multicultural world through photo portraits and personal stories of Indigenous People. I made it my mission to tell the …

Botched Spanish statue that went viral is lovingly unrestored

Reverse restoration of St George in Navarre shows him in his true colours After a years exile and hundreds of hours of painstaking work, a 16th-century polychrome statue of Saint George and the dragon from northern Spain Monkey Christ restoration six years earlier. Now, however, the statue has been returned as closely to its pre-2018 state as possible. Carlos Martnez lava, the head of the Navarre governments historic heritage department, said the latest intervention had finished two weeks ago and the plan was to get the statue to Estella in the next few days. The restoration process has been time-consuming and expensive. Photograph: Navarre regional government Its been a long process because we had to do preliminary tests and take …

Farewell, Jessica Jones: the last woman standing in the Marvel-Netflix era

With Marvels owner, Disney, preparing its own streaming service, Netflix is throwing in the towel. But Krysten Ritters street-level superhero always did know how to have the last word Marvels sprawling legion of big-screen heroes managed to bounce back from not been so lucky. Netflixs experiment with Marvel characters ends today with the launch of the third and final season of Jessica Jones, the hard-living private eye played by Krysten Ritter whose uncanny abilities include hugely enhanced strength and nuclear-level eye-rolling. It pulls the plug on a headlong universe-building exercise that, from a seemingly standing start, produced an impressive 12 seasons of TV in just four years, encompassing the overlapping adventures of blind butt-kicker Daredevil (three seasons), bulletproof charmer Luke …

‘It’s extraordinarily powerful’: first trans monument comes to New York

Transgender activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are set to be honored close to the location of the Stonewall uprising of which they were a part of in 1969 Over the past year, New York has seen big changes to its monuments a controversial statue of new anti-monument paying tribute to Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman, is slated to go up next summer in Brooklyn. This week, it was announced that transgender activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be remembered in a monument expected in 2021. Johnson and Rivera were key figures in New Yorks gay liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and together they protested at the Stonewall uprising in 1969, which marks its …

Han Kang hands over book to remain unseen until 2114

Novelist presented the Future Library manuscript wrapped in a ceremonial cloth as used in South Korean rites marking birth and death Instead of launching her latest work in a bookshop surrounded by readers, the award-winning South Korean novelist Han Kang dragged a white cloth through a Norwegian forest before wrapping it around her manuscript, which she handed over to be locked away for 95 years. Han is the fifth writer to have been chosen for Scottish artist Katie Patersons Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

She was our Michelle Obama: how Gilda Radner changed comedy for ever

The death of the SNL star 30 years ago robbed the industry of one its finest voices but not before she had blazed a trail for women such as Tina Fey to follow There is no shortage of excellent critical writing about the US comedy scene in the 80s, and John Belushi, Eddie Murphy and Gilda Radner, one of the original cast members of SNL, alongside Chase, Belushi, Aykroyd and others. Although she is comparatively little known today outside comedy circles, back then she was widely assumed to be the future megastar of that group. With her sharp parodies of celebrities and her skill at satirising her own femininity and neuroses, she set the mould for modern female comedians. Without …

Hamilton: The Exhibition breaks new ground for Broadway blockbuster

A 35,000ft event space on the Chicago lakeside allows fans to explore Lin-Mirandas show and the true story of one of Americas Founding Fathers If the soundtrack, the book and the app werent enough, fans of the smash hit Broadway musical Hamiltoncan now tour the exhibition, which opens in a 35,000ft touring events space on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago this weekend. The musical which became a phenomenon after it opened in New York in 2015, spawning two other shows in Chicago and London as well as a touring version that recently visited Puerto Rico has become one of the top-grossing musicals of all time. It has been nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tonys, winning 11, and a …

Peoples minds are being blown by this incredibly easy sneaker hack.

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Premium sneakers just keep getting more expensive. A pair of Nike Air Jordans will cost you about four times more today than when they were first released in 1985. “Rising sneaker prices can be attributed to a variety of factors: rising costs of labor in China, increased costs for raw material, inflation, and general price increases, yet it appears that the price increases have significantly outpaced these factors over the past decade,” Eric Myers, director at engineering firm INTEGRIS Group, told Complex. Sneakers used to be affordable kids shoes, but now they’re collectors items fetching up to as much as $100,000. And no matter how much one spends on shoes they’re bound to get get …

Jordan, the face of punk: ‘The things I wore made people apoplectic’

She was the rubber-knickered peroxide bombshell who put the sex into the Pistols. Now shes written a memoir of her years causing outrage at the heart of punk Theres a photograph of Jordan Mooney, standing outside the clothes shop Sex, that perfectly encapsulates her extraordinary impact. Sex was Malcolm McLaren and Sex Pistols were incubated. Jordan was more than a shop assistant: she was the embodiment of the Sex aesthetic. In the picture, shes rocking a peroxide beehive, with a leotard, fishnet stockings and a sulky bombshell attitude stopping a passing businessman in his tracks. The look on his face says it all: in 1976, the sight of someone like Jordan was astonishing. Men were confused by me, she says …

Militias, chaos and starvation: Britain 10 years after Brexit

The Queen has fled, Polish workers have been forced out, and violent factions roam a broken land. Writer Jonathan Meades imagines the country The Great Chaos will create The Great Chip Shortage In 2019, older bigots and veteran xenophobes still recalled with pride the successful campaign Boston and the area of Lincolnshire around it waged in the 1960s against nutria. Once these shy, intelligent South American beasts got wind of their fate, they began to escape from the 50 or so farms that had imported them, head for wetlands, breed prolifically, guzzle crops (wheat, beetroot, turnip) and destabilise fen dykes by burrowing into their banks. The situation was later exacerbated by nutria fur falling out of fashion and the farms …

Queer today, gone tomorrow: the fight to save LGBT nightlife

They survived homophobia and Thatcher. But is gentrification now sounding the death knell for gay clubs and pubs? We meet the artists battling to save them On a summers day in 2017, in gardens near the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London, an unusual drag show took place. A lot of work had gone into the costumes, but these were not of the kind youd expect: there were no rhinestones or wigs. Each performer was wearing an architectural model on their head, and instead of lip-syncing, they were reading out snippets of planning and licensing documents. The models didnt represent buildings of any great distinction, but to members of the audience they were a familiar lineup: the Black Cap, the Joiners …

The Rolling Stones postpone tour due to Mick Jagger’s health

Singer devastated but expects to make full recovery and tells fans to keep tickets Sir Mick Jagger has said he is devastated to let down fans after the Rolling Stones announced they were postponing a tour of the US and Canada while the frontman seeks medical treatment. The singer, 75, has been told by doctors that he cannot go on tour at the moment but has been advised that he is expected to make a full recovery. No further details of his condition were given. A statement from the group said: Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US/Canada tour dates we apologise for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to …

Canadian film made in language spoken by just 20 people in the world

The film aims to preserve the endangered dialects of British Columbias Haida people Plenty of films are somewhat incomprehensible, but a forthcoming movie is in a language that only about 20 people in the world can speak fluently. With subtitles, audiences will be able to understand a feature film titled SGaawaay Kuuna, translated as Edge of the Knife, which has its UK premiere in April. It is in two dialects of the highly endangered Haida language, the ancestral tongue of the Haida people of British Columbia. It is unrelated to any other language, and actors had to learn it to understand their lines. The film is playing an important role in preserving the language, its director Gwaai Edenshaw said. He …

Nowruz festival marks 100 years of Afghan independence

Afghans have been taking part in Nowruz new year celebrations, which have coincided with the countrys centenary of independence. Stefanie Glinski visited the northern city of Mazar-e-sharif to photograph the festivities Huge crowds have gathered on the streets of Security was tight during Nowruz celebrations in Mazar-e-Sharif, where hundreds of police and military personnel where deployed Decked out in colourful dresses and carrying national flags and plastic trumpets, revellers filled the usually traffic-clogged streets and famous Blue mosque in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. People from all over the country as well as some neighbouring ones have been joining in the fun to celebrate the year 1398. Children enjoy picnics and ice-cream during Nowruz celebrations Rostam, 45, a Pashto dancer …

Van Gogh’s paintings come to life at this incredible art museum. Come take a tour.

Do you remember your last trip to an art museum? If we’re talking typical art museum, you probably walked around an expansive but sterile space, looked at some pretty paintings from a respectful distance, then went to the gift shop to buy a magnet of one of those paintings for your fridge. Okay, I may be personalizing that last part a bit, but you get what I’m saying. On the whole, a day at an art museum can be lovely, but it’s often not terribly memorable. Perhaps that’s one reason why museum attendance has been steadily declining across the United States since the early 2000s, especially among the younger demographic. Another might be that, since technology satisfies most of our …

Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

We are now producing and consuming more food than ever, and yet our modern diet is killing us. How can we solve this bittersweet dilemma? Pick a bunch of green grapes, wash it, and put one in your mouth. Feel the grape with your tongue, observe how cold and refreshing it is: the crisp flesh, and the jellylike interior with its mild, sweet flavour. Eating grapes can feel like an old pleasure, untouched by change. The ancient Greeks and Romans loved to eat them, as well as to drink them in the form of wine. The Odyssey describes a ripe and luscious vine, hung thick with grapes. As you pull the next delicious piece of fruit from its stalk, you …