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Around the Americas with Barbara Matthews

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Terrific 35mm travel pictures from the young Santiago photographer

At the tender age of 20, Barbara Matthews has experienced North and South America as few else have. The young photographer, now based in Santiago, Chile, also cites Texas, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey and British Columbia among the places she's lived in the past. Her photos, shot on (often expired) 35mm film, capture places both far-flung and familiar with the mark of someone whose eyes are wide......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

An Englishman Abroad: Greg Holland in Myanmar

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Vibrant photos of Burmese culture from a foreigner's lens

Earlier this year, photographer Greg Holland fled the inhospitable British winter for the tropical climes of Southeast Asia, setting up shop in one of the least visited countries on earth: Myanmar. Based in Yangon, he's been staying busy exploring the country and capturing evocative pics of a place that has seen very few foreigners within its borders. The photos paint a colorful picture of a......read more

A Year on the Road: Endless Simmer

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Will my search for the Endless Summer end in 2013?

It's around this time of year again when sleeves get longer and the sun begins to get that familiar autumn slant, signs that shorter days are swiftly approaching. Though this summer was particularly long and hot, it inevitably feels too short, the sweet days and nights playing on repeat in your mind like the perfect film you don't want to forget. I recall watching Bruce Brown's......read more

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,......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

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