PHUNDUNDU WILDLIFE AREA, ZIMBABWE, JUNE 2018: Petronella Chigumbura, 30, an elite member of the all female conservation ranger force known as Akashinga undergoes sniper movement and concealment training in the bush near their base. Akashinga (meaning the ‘Brave Ones’ in local dialect) is a community-driven conservation model, empowering disadvantaged women to restore and manage a network of wilderness areas as an alternative to trophy hunting. Many current western-conceived solutions to conserve wilderness areas struggle to gain traction across the African continent. Predominately male forces are hampered by ongoing corruption, nepotism, drunkenness, aggressiveness towards local communities and a sense of entitlement. The I.A.P.F, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation led by former Australian Special Forces soldier Damien Mander, was created as a direct action conservation organisation to be used as a surgical instrument in targeting wildlife crime. In 2017 they decided to innovate, using an all- female team to manage an entire nature reserve in Zimbabwe. The program builds an alternative approach to the militarized paradigm of ‘fortress conservation’ which defends colonial boundaries between nature and humans. While still trained to deal with any situation they may face, the team has a community-driven interpersonal focus, working with rather than against the local population for the long-term benefits of their own communities and nature.

Photography and Journalism

On view
12 July – 25 August,  2019

at 10 Corso Como New York
Fulton Market Building
1 Fulton Street, New York 10038 NY

Posted on: Friday, July 12th, 2019

Talk with
Rachel Felder
to present the book

Red Lipstick
An Ode to a Beauty Icon
published by Harper Design

Thursday, June 27th 2019, at 7.00 pm
Fondazione Sozzani

The conversation will be in English

Posted on: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Great exhibition opening last Saturday with Roger Ballen at the Fondazione Sozzani
signing his last monography “Ballenesque” published by Thames and Hudson.
To everybody the same question: Do you like Birds, Cats or Rats?
A surprising drawing signed by him as a result.
Thanks to Marguerite Rossouw
for her discrete presence and help during the installation.

Posted on: Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Just ended up the press preview of the exhibition
The Body, the Mind, the Space”
at the Fondazione Sozzani with Roger Ballen t
alking with his deep, baritone voice, in front of the people.
Layers and layers to go deep in Ballen’s work
and to climb back up to the top, step after step.

Posted on: Friday, June 7th, 2019

Roger Ballen
The Body, the Mind, the Space

Roger Ballen will attend the opening.

Press Preview
Friday June 7th 2019, 2.30
for accreditation:

Saturday June 8th 2019
from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm

On view
from Sunday June 9th to Sunday September 8th 2019
Every Day, 10.30 am – 7.30 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10.30 am – 9.00 pm

Posted on: Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Charles James – The Couture Secrets of Shape
an exhibition by Rick Owens

The exhibition presents a selection of rare vintage prints,
patterns, prototypes, dresses, tools and original drawings by Charles James,
from the 1930s to the early 1970s.
Charles James is now seen as one of the most important American fashion designers
of the 20th century. His work has
resulted in a radical shift in the conventions of fashion.

1st June – 28th July, 2019
Every day, 10.30 am – 7.30 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10.30 am – 9.00 pm
On view at Fondazione Sozzani.

Posted on: Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest
 recognizes professional photographers
for the best pictures contributing to visual journalism.
And through the words of WPP exhibition manager and curator,
Sanne Schim van der Loeff,
this year once more the World Press Photo Awards remind us
that there is not just one truth, and often pictures can proof it.
This year, for the 62nd edition, the independent jury in Amsterdam overviewed 78,801 images
by 4,738 photographers from 129 Countries.

Posted on: Monday, May 13th, 2019
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