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Luke Jerram's Gaia
May 29, 2019
Gaia is a rotating 7-metre globe featuring the NASA imagery of the earth’s surface from outer space and marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landings in 1969. It is the creation of artist Luke Jerram and is floating under the spire crossing of Salisbury Cathedral. In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the earth and this installation is a timely backdrop to the debate about how our fragile...
Oct 16, 2018
Colombians roundly rejected a political party founded by former FARC insurgents in the recent presidential election. The Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común), formed in 2017, went to the ballet box for the first time since the peace treaty was signed with the Government on November 24, 2016. Former rebels turned politicians hoped to win a popular mandate...
Sep 6, 2018
Montalbano, BBC4’s hit TV programme about Commissario di Polizia Salvo Montalbano, Sicily’s detective chief, based on Andrea Camilleri’s novels, will return for a sixth series. Fans of Montalbano, played by actor Luca Zingaretti, are now visiting Sicily in droves, keen to see the beautiful locations where the programmes are filmed. First stop is Punta Secca on the south coast where Montalbano lives...
Gold Mining in Uganda
Jan 6, 2017
Surely FairTrade is about coffee and bananas, isn’t it? Yes, but the FairTrade Organisation is quick to point out that it doesn’t matter what the commodity is, people should get a fair price for the work they do and in Africa gold miners are being ripped off. It’s not as though they have a choice, it’s dig or starve and it’s accept a pittance for their labours or work harder the following day. FairTrade...
South Africa: Election Campaign
Aug 25, 2016
South Africans have been voting in local elections seen as a test for President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress. The ANC has dominated the political landscape since the first all-race elections in 1994, but growing criticism of the slow economic growth rate and 27% unemployment could see the ANC lose control of major cities for the first time.
Ian Berry, photographer of some of...