Photo: Saul Leiter
Since the Ugandan parliament passed the anti-homosexuality bill in December 2013, the kuchu population—as its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex citizens are known—has been fleeing the country in droves for even slightly more tolerant neighboring states such as Kenya, Burundi, and Rwanda. Those brave enough to stay have been forced to take their personal lives even further underground. The few community gatherings and safe spaces that once existed for kuchus have vanished.
On February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Leaving Kuchus to continue facing the daily reality of harrowing discrimination, constant harassment, and death threats––and now, the threat of imprisonment.
View more from Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman’s project: Kuchus in Uganda.
Detail from a 1950 Dettol ad (by totallymystified)
VOGUE JAPAN MARCH 2013
Andreea Diaconu by Solve Sundsbo
Inside the Homes and Workspaces of 8 Great Architects
It’s a cliche that architects have messy workspaces. From chaos comes creation, so the phrase goes. But an upcoming exhibition at this year’s Salone del Mobile intends to dispel the myth. Where Architects Live will present glimpses into the personal spaces of eight significant architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai.
1 • Shigeru Ban
…”The challenge,” Molteni writes, “was to avoid pulling down a single tree in the forest and to build a house around them.”
2 • The living room of Shigeru Ban’s Tokyo house
3 • Mario Bellini
…colorful abstract murals enliven the space and clash wonderfully with the home’s period details.
4 • The Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’ Parisian home is located in one of the city’s most celebrated public spaces, the Place des Vosges. The minimalist space is filled with original Jean Prouvé furniture, plus artworks that range, in Molteni’s description, “from Fontana to Paladino.”
5 • Daniel Libeskind
…Libeskind residence as a “refuge” from the hustle-and-bustle of Manhattan life. Relatively sparse, the brightly-lit apartment has a few Le Corbusier chairs, a coffee table, work desk, and not much else. That is, besides “books, books, and more books,” Molteni says.
Poly Kiskadee Original: http://ift.tt/NyXBKJ
Selected works from Natalia Shlyakhovaya (aka kofe)
I’m Moscow/Russia based photographer and illustrator capturing foggy suburbs and light; currently working on a series ‘disappearing land’ - the tranquility and aesthetics of little towns, people’s ways of living that become a thing of the past.
About my illustrations: I just like jokes. I’m capturing modern people at a context of the old times.
Currently I’m working about a new hero ‘fuegian girl’.
Words cannot express how much I love this photo.
Publicity photo for Invasion of the Saucermen via David Del Valle.
A bevy of lingerie models (and Joan Crawford) in Our Blushing Brides (1930)