Mengo Boxing Club, Uganda:
Some of Uganda’s best boxers come from Mengo Club. Like Ayub Kablul, Lubeya Joseph (actually in UK), Mubiu Martin (actually in Japan), Leo Rwaboogo (was a former boxer from Uganda), John “The Beast” Mugabi, Mohammed Kayongo (are actually in USA) and the Social Centre is one of the best boxing gyms in Kampala.
Photography by Ollivier Girard
Alison Lapper, British disabled artist who is probably most famous for having a nude marble sculpture of her when pregnant placed on a plinth in Trafalgar Square. (The statue was made by a non-disabled sculptor… I think it’s kind of ironic that it took that, rather than her own work, to make her famous.) This is a triptych of nude self-portraits.
Her face in that first photo, damn.
Being a real life modern Aphrodite statue. Badass.
Happy Independence day to all the people of #Togo!
Independent since April 27, 1960.
Togo, home to Ewé, Tem, Tchamba, Kabye, Mina, Mossi, and Aja peoples; bordered by Ghana, Burkina, and Benin; located on the stretch of the Atlantic once known as the “Slave Coast”; formerly colonized by Germany, Britain, and France; declared independent in 1960 under Sylvanus Olympio, who was assassinated in 1963 by Eyadema Gnassingbe, who subsequently held power until his death in 2005, the longest run of any modern ruler on the continent; producer of chocolate, gold, coffee, petroleum, and earth minerals.
Paix, Union, Solidarité.
Soldiers of the Mongolian People’s Army during the Battles of Khalkhin Gol, 1939.
Braver - Gear Head
"We should not go to the people and say, “Here we are. We come to give you the charity of our presence, to teach you our science, to show you your errors, your lack of culture, your ignorance of elementary things.” We should go instead with an inquiring mind and a humble spirit to learn at that great source of wisdom that is the people."
Ernesto Guevara, On Revolutionary Medicine (via fyeahcheguevara)