Remembering Nelson Mandela
People around the world are gathering to remember and celebrate the life of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela who died late on Thursday. Mandela led the fight against apartheid in South Africa. In 1963, he was arrested and spent the next 27 years in prison. Local and international pressure for his release escalated in the late 1980s, and on February 11, 1990 he was released from prison Mandela was elected President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first black South African to hold the office.
Crowds have grown outside Mandela’s house in Johannesburg as people all over the world remember and celebrate his life. To see more images and videos from the many vigils taking place today, visit these location pages:
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Henry Hargreaves was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. After receiving a degree in film and American Studies from the University of Canterbury, he set off for South East Asia where a chance meeting with a photographer in Bangkok launched an unlikely and explosive life chapter. It wasn’t long before he recognized his own passion for photography. Extensive travel and full immersion in the fashion industry fueled this desire and 3 years and 50 countries later, Henry relocated to New York City. Looking to break from the nomadic life of modeling and seeking to cultivate his own artistic and entrepreneurial ambitions, he set up shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has since established himself as a full time photographer known for fun, creative, provocative and memorable images. He has created a wide spectrum of work. What unites his work is his restless and curious mind, a fascination with the unusual or quirky, and a desire to see how photography can illuminate the world and spark conversation. Many thanks to from89 for this Curator’s Monday!
The Maze Apartments, Australia by CHT Architects
The Maze Apartments is a five-storey building comprising 32 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The concept behind its facade evolved through the exploration of graphic patterns and how they could be manifested in contemporary architecture. During conceptual design, works by artists, such as Helmut Federle and Sol LeWitt, as well as diagrams and patterns, were referenced. The found geometry of a maze was eventually projected onto the facade grid, informing both the composition and placement of architectural elements.