The open road conjures something deep and elemental in the American spirit. This is, after all, the so-called “Land of Freedom”, home of the Pioneer, and the “American Dream“. So what happens when so much has already been conquered? Well, you hop the freight train, exit society and get ready for a ride into the unknown. Or at least, that’s what American photographer Mike Brodie did.
At the age of 17, Mike Brodie spontaneously embarked on a five-year adventure, hopping the freight trains and crisscrossing the vast expanses of the United States several times over. He took his camera with him. His wanderings took him on a journey on the fringes of American society, living alongside modern tribes of teenage nomads, who call the road their home.
Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is that part of the world where every “adventurer of style” dreams of going. Located in southern Ethiopia, the Omo Valley is one of those few places in the world that is still home to many tribal peoples, whose population is about 200,000 in this region. French photographer Eric Lafforgue (National Geographic, Lonely Planet, etc) has travelled there several times and photographed beautiful and colorful portraits of the tribes of the Omo Valley, where tribal styles sometimes meet surprising accents of modernity.
On the first glance, it kind of looks cute. On the second glance, it looks troubling. Study it a third time, and it becomes plain disturbing and a feeling of empathy takes over us.
Between 2009 and 2013, numerous little monkeys dressed in baby clothes and masks with doll heads haunted the streets of Jakarta. Dressed up, chained and held captive by a begging trainer, these monkeys would dance and perform tricks in street corners and at the crossroads of the city centre, before stretching out their hand to the passer-bys in a bid to collect a few coins.
First published in the early Seventies in London at the birth of the fetish and punk phenomenon, Atomage magazine was to become a central reference for fetish-wear aficionados.
Welcome to the world of the Electric Daisy Carnival. The festival gets called “the Ibiza of America”. Caught between two worlds, the Electric Daisy Carnival is a strange encounter where mainstream meets underground. It’s as if Burning Man decided to mate with David Ghetta.
Photography by Felipe Dana, Christophe Simon, Vanderlei Almeida and Pilar Olivares, Sergio Moraes
Text by Sophie Pinchetti
In the heart of Rio de Janeiro, one building stands as a beacon of hope in the struggle of Brazilian Indians: Aldeia Maracanã. Situated to the nearby Maracana stadium that now plays host to the World Cup, this colonial mansion was once home to the Museum of the Indian People in Brazil. Today, it is barricaded up, following the Brazilian police’s brutal eviction in 2013 of the indigenous community who had been residing in the premises and infused life into the place. It seems as though Brazil’s first peoples are not welcome to the World Cup.