Julieta XLF: Street artist with a signature whimsical style entwined in nature

Spanish street artist Julieta XLF is a dab hand at creating whimsical female figures entwined in nature. Julieta XLF’s colourful and vibrant artworks pay homage to the divine feminine. Her signature murals have featured on walls throughout her native Valencia, Madrid, Italy and France. Julia Silla, aka Julieta XLF, says: “In my work, women are the heroines of their adventures and nature is my muse. Everything … Continue reading Julieta XLF: Street artist with a signature whimsical style entwined in nature

Visionary photographer Devin Allen empowering young people with cameras, not guns

Baltimore-based photographer Devin Allen, who gained international attention when his documentary photograph of the Baltimore Uprising was published on a Time Magazine cover, honours his motto “shoot with the heart, not with the eyes” with every photo he takes. The self-taught photographer, who also teaches photography to young people in the city, wants to arm the youth of Baltimore with cameras, not guns. He explains: “Coming from … Continue reading Visionary photographer Devin Allen empowering young people with cameras, not guns

Ocean Film Festival 2017: Celebrating the latest films from both above and below the ocean

The Ocean Film Festival, which includes a collection of the latest films from both above and below the ocean’s surface, is currently on tour in the UK. The festival, which runs until 21 October, features a collection of short films celebrating divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray, from independent film makers around the globe. The Ocean Film Festival, which will be touring … Continue reading Ocean Film Festival 2017: Celebrating the latest films from both above and below the ocean

Street artist Pejac’s Heavy Sea portrays the sea as an expanse of car tyres

Barcelona-based street artist Pejac has expressed his concern of how humanity mistreats Mother Earth with a film that depicts the ocean as an endless stream of car tyres. The short film, Heavy Sea, followed a watercolour painting that Pejac created years ago of a life buoy in the midst of mounds of tyres. What he put down on paper soon became a stark reality, as while abroad … Continue reading Street artist Pejac’s Heavy Sea portrays the sea as an expanse of car tyres

Mahershala Ali confirmed as lead role in True Detective season three

Mahershala Ali has been confirmed to star in the third series of HBO’s True Detective, and has garnered much support in the process including praise from season one star, Matthew McConaughey. The spot-on pairing of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the first series of True Detective earned the actors Emmy nominations. In the critically acclaimed first season, they played mismatched cops investigating a prostitute’s murder. Moonlight … Continue reading Mahershala Ali confirmed as lead role in True Detective season three

Jason deCaires Taylor: Ocean guardian preserves the waters with underwater sculptures

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor cares about preserving the world’s oceans so much so that he incorporates his work with the water element, creating giant size sculptures submerged in the ocean which transform from inert objects into living breathing reefs. The British-born sculptor’s works are now displayed underwater throughout the world’s waterways. He gained international notoriety in 2006 with the creation of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, … Continue reading Jason deCaires Taylor: Ocean guardian preserves the waters with underwater sculptures

Berbers in Morocco: Documenting the oldest inhabitants of North Africa

Morocco’s indigenous people, the Berbers, and their defending of their culture has been documented by photojournalist Ferhat Bouda, and has been selected as part of this year’s International Festival of Photojournalism. The Berbers or Amazigh people (free people) are the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. For thousands of years they have been living on a vast expanse of land stretching from the Atlantic coast of … Continue reading Berbers in Morocco: Documenting the oldest inhabitants of North Africa

Washed Ashore: Saving our seas through creatures of art

Iowa’s Reiman Gardens have ten new creatures on its grounds. The creatures in question are sculptures of sea animals made from trash collected from beaches. Part of the Washed Ashore project, the sculptures include a blue Marlin, one of the fastest swimmers in the world and a highly sought after sport fish; a white polar bear perched on a melting iceberg; the tail of a humpback whale; … Continue reading Washed Ashore: Saving our seas through creatures of art

Rise of female Muslim superheroes should leave Trump quaking in his “anti-superhero” pants

This week’s been a week of superheroes, and more to the point women superheroes. Oh but let’s take it one step further – female Muslim superheroes to be precise. In the wake of Trump’s singling out of and hate-filled tirade against Muslims, people are beginning to speak out and turn their attention to justice and the truth in ways never been seen before. The new … Continue reading Rise of female Muslim superheroes should leave Trump quaking in his “anti-superhero” pants

Splash and Burn street art brings to light the truth about Sumatra’s palm oil industry

Splash and Burn is an awareness campaign responding creatively to unregulated farming practices of palm oil in Indonesia. Murals, sculptures and interventions have been appearing throughout cities and the vast natural landscape of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The street and public art is drawing awareness to deforestation, the displacement of wildlife, and other issues connected to the palm oil industry – with the aim of showing … Continue reading Splash and Burn street art brings to light the truth about Sumatra’s palm oil industry