photojojo:

Horst P. Horst is one of most recognizable names in fashion photography, and for good reason! Horst pioneered a distinct style for fashion shoots in a pre-digital world.

The V&A Museum in London teamed up with the director of Horst’s estate and compiled a killer retrospective of this photographers prolific career.

V&A Museum’s Exhibition on Legendary Fashion Photog. Horst P. Horst

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dynamicafrica:

Mafikizolo to headline Malawi’s Lake of Stars Festival in September.
It’s no question that hit-making South African duo Mafikizolo have had one of the best music comebacks of all time since the release of their top charting Uhuru-produced single Khona. Whilst they were no strangers to the South African popular music scene in the past, their place amongst Africa’s greatest has been solidified with the string of hits they’ve produced from their fourth album Reunited.
Now, the MTV Base Africa and South African Music Awards winning, and BET nominated, act are doing what any artist in their position should naturally be doing - they’re headlining one of Africa’s biggest music festivals, Lake of Stars. 
Taking place along the shores of the picturesque and serene Lake Malawi, the Lake of Stars project was born from a desire to raise money for a developing economy, help promote Malawi as a tourist destination and expose Malawian artists to an international audience. The project has reached more than 200 million people through international and local media coverage, and generated over $3.25 million spend in Malawi.
Joining Mafikizolo at the festival will be a range of African and international artists such as fellow South Africans Christian Tiger School and Reason, Zimbabwean acts Selmor Mtukudzi and Tariro neGitare, Kenya’s DJ Jack Rooster, and Malawi’s biggest artists including Peter Mawanga, Sally Nyundo, Mafilika, Skeffa Chimoto, Agorosso and Piksy.
Tickets can be bought online as well as locations around Malawi.
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dynamicafrica:

Mafikizolo to headline Malawi’s Lake of Stars Festival in September.

It’s no question that hit-making South African duo Mafikizolo have had one of the best music comebacks of all time since the release of their top charting Uhuru-produced single Khona. Whilst they were no strangers to the South African popular music scene in the past, their place amongst Africa’s greatest has been solidified with the string of hits they’ve produced from their fourth album Reunited.

Now, the MTV Base Africa and South African Music Awards winning, and BET nominated, act are doing what any artist in their position should naturally be doing - they’re headlining one of Africa’s biggest music festivals, Lake of Stars

Taking place along the shores of the picturesque and serene Lake Malawi, the Lake of Stars project was born from a desire to raise money for a developing economy, help promote Malawi as a tourist destination and expose Malawian artists to an international audience. The project has reached more than 200 million people through international and local media coverage, and generated over $3.25 million spend in Malawi.

Joining Mafikizolo at the festival will be a range of African and international artists such as fellow South Africans Christian Tiger School and Reason, Zimbabwean acts Selmor Mtukudzi and Tariro neGitare, Kenya’s DJ Jack Rooster, and Malawi’s biggest artists including Peter Mawanga, Sally Nyundo, Mafilika, Skeffa Chimoto, Agorosso and Piksy.

Tickets can be bought online as well as locations around Malawi.

(image via channel o)

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reportagebygettyimages:

'The city is not markedly divided into ‘French’ or ‘Arab’ neighborhoods. It is more of a ‘rich-poor’ divide. But the high concentration of Arab families in the poorer northern quartiers [quarters] of Marseille is clearly evident. The schools are perfect examples that depict this ‘north-south’ or ‘Arab-French’ divide. Children of Muslim families are concentrated in schools in the Northern working-class quartiers of Marseille.'

-Bharat Choudhary, who won a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2012 to examine the roots of ‘Islamophobia’ in Marseille, France.

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

 

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They caught him tweaking because both mlk and malcolm’s killers were caught.

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Message to the President

Message to the President
Mr. President, kindly please,
May I have a word with you?
There’s one thing, for a long time,
I’ve been wishing you would do.
In your fireside chats on the radio
I hear you telling the world
What you want them to know,
And your speeches in general
Sound mighty fine,
But there’s one thing, Mr. President,
That worries my mind.
I hear you talking about freedom
For the Finn,
The Jew,
And the Czechoslovak—
But you never seem to mention
Us folks who’re black!
We’re all Americans, Mr. President,
And I’ve had enough
Of putting up with this
Jim Crow stuff.
I want the self-same rights
Other Americans have today.
I want to fly a plane
Like any other man may.
I don’t like this Jim Crow army
Or this Jim Crow navy,
Or the lily-white marines
Licking up the gravy.
We’re one-tenth of the nation,
Mr. President, fourteen million strong.
If you help to keep us down,
You’re wrong.
We work and pay our taxes.
Our patriotism’s good.
We try to live like
Decent Americans should.
That’s why as citizens, Mr. President,
We have the right to demand
The next time you make a speech,
Take an all-out stand
And make your meaning
Just as clear to me
As you do when talking to
Those Englishmen across the sea.
Since, for our land’s defense
If we have to fight—
We ought to be together,
Black and white.
So what I’m asking, Mr. President,
Is to hear you say
No more segregation in the U.S.A.
And when you mention the Finns,
And the Jew,
And the Czechoslovak,
Don’t forget the fourteen million
Here who’re black.
Such a speech, Mr. President, for me
Would put a whole lot more meaning
In Democracy.
So the next time you sit down

To that radio,
Just like you lambast Hitler,
Give Jim Crow a blow—
For all I’m asking, Mr. President,
Is to hear you say,
No more segregation in the U.S.A.
My friends, NO more
Segregation in the U.S.A.

City


In the morning the city
Spreads its wings
Making a song
In stone that sings.
In the evening the city
Goes to bed
Hanging lights
About its head.

-Langston Hughes

Song After Lynching

I guess DEMOCRACY’S meant to be
Just a high-flown sound
Flying around …
Cause the crackers get mad
If I try to pin it down.
I guess LIBERTY’S supposed
To be just a hope.
When Negroes try to make it real
They look for a rope.
White folks oughtn’t to use
Those fine words that way
When they don’t mean a thing
Those words say …
Getting on the radio
About DEMOCRACY’S star…
And herded up
In a Jim Crow car!
Speeches like theirs
Puzzle me.
JUSTICE don’t jibe
With a lynching tree.

-Langston Hughes

To Make Words Sing


To make words sing
Is a wonderful thing—
Because in a song
Words last so long

-Langston Hughes