Drought and habitat destruction. Ivory, horn, and bushmeat poaching. Human-wildlife conflict. While these threats may not be everyday struggles in your life, they are an ongoing concern in Kenya. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) in Nairobi is doing something about it. In fact, they have been at it for more than 40 years as one of Africa’s oldest and most established wildlife charities, protecting elephants and rhinos from harm.
German Circus Uses Holograms to Fight Animal Cruelty
In years past, a visit to the circus meant magic and excitement, thrills and awe-inspiring performances. Over time, however, awareness of what goes on behind the scenes of a circus has seen many people turn their backs and even boycott these entertaining extravaganzas altogether. Circus Roncalli has set out to change that.
Jimmy Nelson’s Most Recent Book Pays “Homage to Humanity”
Iconic British photographer Jimmy Nelson carries on his tradition of capturing brilliant images of the world’s many indigenous cultures through his latest book, “Homage To Humanity.” While his earlier work, “Before They Pass Away,” had a more cynical view of the fate of these cultures, his new book takes us on a journey through a new lens – one of celebration and honor.
HULA’s Underwater Murals Bring Awareness to Dying Reefs
Hawaiian artist Sean Yoro, professionally known as HULA, is widely appreciated for his unique murals painted near or in large bodies of water. His love of nature and surfing has inspired him to create haunting artworks that speak of various environmental concerns, depicting figures that emerge from the water and blend with the surrounding environment.
Share Your Breakfast With Giraffes in This Kenyan Hotel
The Safari Collection’s “Giraffe Manor” is an exclusive boutique hotel just outside Nairobi that will transport you back to how Kenya looked in the 1930s. The ivy-covered, brick colonial-era mansion, modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge, is situated on 12 acres of private land in an indigenous forest that measures 140 acres.
Romain Veillon: Finding Beauty in Abandonment and Decay
While some people would turn away from abandoned or decaying buildings, contemporary French photographer Romain Veillon is drawn towards them. A childhood interest in exploring his grandmother’s abandoned truck factory turned into a desire to capture the unique beauty these locations hold. A longtime photographer, he eventually combined both interests.
#Plastikophobia: An Instagram Trap to Raise Environmental Awareness
Social impact artist Benjamin Von Wong is back with another immersive art experience aimed at raising awareness about the harm of plastic pollution. After his #Strawpocalypse installation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Von Wong turned his attention to Singapore where he built #Plastikophobia, along with fellow artist Joshua Goh and social media strategist Laura François.
The Fantastical All-Felt World of British Artist Lucy Sparrow
It is easy to dismiss an artist whose predominant medium is felt as childish or just another crafter. Nevertheless, British artist Lucy Sparrow has shown that the soft and fuzzy textile can easily transform into both serious and fun art.
#Strawpocalypse: Using Art to Help Save the Environment
“It’s just one straw, said 8 billion people.” This line is what inspired Canadian photographer and artist Benjamin Von Wong to create his latest socially conscious art installation “The Parting of the Plastic Sea.” The stunning art piece is currently on display at the atrium of the Estella Place retail mall in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, until March 24, 2019.
Thrashbird’s “Valley of Secret Values” in Oregon
Selfie culture, media craze, and over-reliance on technology in a society sliding into a state of general decadence are some of the hot-button issues Los Angeles-based artist “Thrashbird” is keen on exposing through his art.