Photographers Greg Woodward and Josh Exell just reached the summit of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. They followed the route of the original ascent in 1923, capturing the journey with period cameras. Here’s a 21st century photo of the view.
Recently dubbed the Ministry of Fruit, this cafe is a first for the battle-scarred capital. The Ministry finished hand-painting a menu that acknowledges several backers with unique smoothies — and rewards are on the way to backers on three continents.
The Nile Project is a cross-cultural initiative designed to foster community throughout the longest river in the world.
The creators turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for a pilot project, which will bring together participants from all seven countries that share the river to collaborate at a five-day gathering and share music with one another and the world.
After successfully funding the project, the duo has just announced details of the inaugural events and an open call for participants. Entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, engineers, documentarians, community organizers, and more are encouraged to apply to join in the first Nile Workshop, which will be held in January in Aswan, Egypt.
It’s a thrilling moment for any author: Suddenly, your book has a cover.
Congratulations to Michael Deibert, whose new book on the trials and tribulations of the Democratic Republic of Congo is ready for publication. Deibert used Kickstarter to fund a final round of reportage last year, allowing four years of research to come to fruition.
The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair is due out from Zed Books next year.
Photographer David Chancellor has spent nearly five years documenting the tourist trophy hunters of sub-Saharan Africa to create a new body of work he calls Hunters.
No longer the dominion of the landed gentry of the 19th century, today’s hunters are hedge-fund managers, surgeons, lawyers and businessmen — and the experience is available to anyone for a price .
Chancellor trains his keen eye on the complexity of post-colonial African economics and the disquieting relationships of humans and other animals, capturing powerful and revealing moments between hunters and their prey.
After successfully funding the publication of his first book in the series on Kickstarter, the award-winning photographer heads to London for an exhibition next week. Chancellor also posted an update on his Kickstarter project page letting backers know that the books are hot off the press and ready to be shipped out next week.