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 Easter Elephants c. 1937
Apr 20, 2014 / 7,820 notes

 Easter Elephants c. 1937

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Easter Sunday (top-bottom)

  1. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  2. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  3. Harlem 1943 by Weegee
  4. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  5. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  6. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  7. South Side, Chicago,. 1941 by Edwin Rosskam
  8. Harlem 1940 by Weegee
  9. Harlem 1955 by William Klein
  10. Harlem (W. 117th St. and Seventh Ave) 1939

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Apr 19, 2014 / 446 notes

iluvsouthernafrica:

Mozambique:

The Nyau Dancers

Nyau (also: Nyao meaning mask or initiation) is a secret society of the Chewa, an ethnic group of the Bantu peoples from Central and Southern Africa.  The Nyau society consists of initiated members of the Chewa and Nyanja people, forming the cosmology or indigenous religion of the people. Initiations are separate for men and for women, with different knowledge learned and with different ritual roles in the society according to gender and seniority. Only initiates are considered to be mature and members of the Nyau.

The word Nyau is not only used for the society itself, but also for the indigenous religious beliefs or cosmology of people who form this society, the ritual dance performances, and the masks used for the dances. Nyau societies operate at the village level, but are part of a wide network of Nyau across the central and part of the southern regions of Malawi, eastern Zambia, western Mozambique and areas where Malawians migrated in Zimbabwe. During performances with the masks women and children often rush into the houses when a Nyau performer threatens, as the masks are worn by only male members of the society and represent male knowledge. At that moment in the performance and rituals, Nyau masked dancers are understood to be spirits of the dead.

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Photos by Vlad Sokhin

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1/250 f11On your mark!
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Apr 19, 2014 / 403 notes

lensblr-network:

1/250 f11
On your mark!

lensblr-network:

1/250 f11On your mark!
by ujyuji.tumblr.com
Apr 19, 2014 / 403 notes

lensblr-network:

1/250 f11
On your mark!

danehao:

Marinus de Beer in Toronto, 2013. (http://dane-hao.com)
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danehao:

Marinus de Beer in Toronto, 2013. 
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London, soho
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stormtrooperfashion:

Natalia Siodmiak in “Rise & Shine” by Scott Trindle for Vogue Australia, May 2014
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Natalia Siodmiak in “Rise & Shine” by Scott Trindle for Vogue Australia, May 2014

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LA @SoniqueSonique_
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blackfashion:

LA @SoniqueSonique_

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