jeou:Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto for『PAPER』Magazine, September 2008. Recognised instantly in the fashion industry a year after their debut collection(s) in 1982, these two designers are known for their ideas of beauty which included intentional flaws, a monochrmomatic palette, extreme proportions, drapery, asymmetry and gender neutral styles.
ITURI, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Innocent Mburanumwe can talk to gorillas. He crouches low, knees bent, and lets out a deep, guttural grunt. Then, after a moment or two, another one. If they’re feeling particularly vocal, the gorillas talk back.
“Each gorilla has his own personality,” Mburanumwe said. “That one speaks too much, that one plays too much.”
“I love them all.”
For decades, the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has made international headlines for its armed conflict. While war is part of the history of this region, it’s certainly not the whole story, and Mburanumwe is determined to let the world know it. For many years he’s been habituating the park’s 300-plus gorillas to the presence of humans in the hopes that the tourism industry will one day return to the region.
After many years, Virunga opens this month. And the gorillas are here, waiting.
(Photo: Elaisha Stokes)
Reclining Woman With Folded Arms, 1909 by Gustav Klimt.
#portmagazine winter issue. Young Kyrgyz girl shot in the #littlepamir, #afghanistan. I spent an entire day trying to approach this little Kyrgyz girl, but she would run away as soon as I would get close. Finally, at the end of the day, while she was helping her older sisters gather some cattle, she let me get close enough. For a very short moment, everything was right, the background, the soft light and the expression on her face. And then, she ran away again.