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Mixing paint in Northern Namibia photo by @salvarezphoto Red paint. Specifically paint made from red ochre is incredibly important to humanity's artistic development. The first evidence of art that we have comes from 100,000 year old ochre paint kits found in Southern South Africa. In Namibia the Himba tribe still makes paint the same way that our common ancestors did. They grind a mineral called red ochre into a fine powder and mix it with animal fat. The recipe has endured for eons. #namibia
Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ashley Vale Allotments, Bristol, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion Sophie and Matthew Holker tend their plot on the Ashley Vale Allotments, whilst their daughter Esme looks on. Ashley (meaning ash tree wood in Old English) Vale has been occupied since Roman times. The history of the allotments starts around the time of the First World War, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. The ‘Rules of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association Ltd.’ were registered with the Agricultural Organization Society in 1917. The site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking St Werburghs City Farm. In July 2009, the House of Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee published a report, ‘Securing Food Supplies up to 2050: The Challenges Faced by the UK’. It acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the Government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. In fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the EU raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the UK will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices. Follow @simoncroberts.to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape
Photo by @renan_ozturk // First light creeping in at 19,000 ft and -20° degrees as @jimmy_chin and I follow @conrad_anker up the final summit push on the Shark’s Fin of Mt Meru in India’s Garhwal Himalaya. The documentation of such climbing expeditions has become increasingly possible with modern lightweight cameras enabling a window into the human condition stretched to the limit. Sometimes in these moments I also use the camera to take my mind off the fear of the unknown, entering the creative space as a temporary veil to the threatening exposure abound. See @renan_ozturk @jimmy_chin @conrad_anker for more on this expedition #meru
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley) // Sponsored by @StellaArtois // Returning from fishing, a farmer waters his field at sunrise in Goa, India. - Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Join @StellaArtois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.
Photo by @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // Sponsored by @StellaArtois // Flowing 1500 miles from the top of the Himalaya to the Bay of Bengal in northern India, the Ganges River is a lifeline for nearly 500 million people. Believed to be holy by the Hindu religion, many see this river as all powerful, but since so many ask so much from it— for industry, agriculture, religion and more, it is has become one of the most contaminated rivers in the world. Mother Ganges, as many call it, can be serve as a powerful reminder on world water day — teaching us how important our watery lifelines are—but also how fragile they are as well. If we ask too much, they disappear. - Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Join @StellaArtois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.
Photo by @amytoensing (Amy Toensing) // Sponsored by @StellaArtois // The evening sun catches the spray from an irrigation station in the Murray Darling basin in Australia’s breadbasket. Water is essential to the region for growing food, for people’s livelihoods, and for their way of life. Although traditional forms of irrigation such as spray irrigation are still used, the region has been working diligently to update its irrigation methods to conserve and use water more responsibly. - Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Join @StellaArtois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.