Of the many minority ethnic groups laced among the 1.3 billion people of China, the Longhorn Miao (or Changjiao Miao), located in the mountains in the south, is one of the more unusual. It was only in 1994, with the building of a highway, that the Miao and their elaborate headpieces were revealed to the world.
Over the weekend, London men's designer Craig Green unveiled the campaign for his enigmatic fall collection. Tapping into the same darkly ambiguous vibe, it shows models haphazardly strewn about a black-sand beach, seemingly washed ashore. Just as remarkable, it appears to be the first campaign shot entirely by drone.
Here's something to think about the next time you strap on your crusty gym clothes and curse "whoever invented exercise." Swedish physician and said inventor Gustav Zander pioneered mechano-therapy — i.e. fitness through manually operated contraptions — in the late 19th century, circa industrialization, when hard labor wasn't a choice for most.
Philadelphia artist Erin M. Riley takes the lurid images that usually live on Snapchat, Tumblr, or the privacy of one's own phone and translates them into large-scale tapestries, hand-woven on an actual loom. They feature scantily clad women, used condoms, bongs, baggies of party favors, toilet hovering, the occasional puke, and so on.
In his landmark project Before They Pass Away, Jimmy Nelson captured the lives, customs, and spectacular dress of the world's last surviving tribes. And he did so in their native lands, from the icy wilds of the Canadian north to the desert plains of Africa to the lush jungles of New Guinea.