Jodi Bieber: Quiet

The renowned South African photographer explores vulnerability and masculinity in her new portrait series

Despite South Africa’s growing reputation as a hub for arts, culture and design (with events like Design Indaba showcasing local talent), a dark cloud of violence looms over the country, which many argue is intensified by shifting gender norms. Acclaimed photographer—winner of the 2011 World Press Photo for her moving portrait of Bibi Aisha, and also a Johannesburg local—Jodi Bieber explores masculinity and male vulnerability …

MOAD, Museum of African Design

The first of its kind, Pan-African design museum in Johannesburg launches Native Nostalgia

Across the entire continent, one museum stands as a representation of contemporary African design. The newly opened Museum of African Design (MOAD), located in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct has become a hub for not only South African work, but artistic endeavors from all over Africa. As Maboneng continues to emerge as one of Johannesburg’s most fascinating and fast-paced neighborhoods, and witnesses an influx of creators and …

Maboneng Precinct

The arts gentrification of a Johannesburg neighborhood

Named World Design Capital 2014, and host to the influential annual Design Indaba conference, Cape Town has left Johannesburg out of the spotlight. Most recently Adidas and Michel Gondry have both made their mark in “Jo’burg” with projects that may just change common notions of what some believe to be South Africa’s most promising city. Johannesburg’s Maboneng neighborhood, sometimes called “The place of lights,” has …