What We Love This Week, Volume XCV

Published November 7, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
Published November 7, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014

A Male Feminist Photographer’s Perspective On African Women

African Women Teacher

Source: BBC

As with LagosPhoto‘s efforts to shine a different light on Africa through photography, photographer Nana Kofi Acquah hopes to do the same but with a more specific subject: the African woman. All too often, says Acquah, the narrative surrounding African women is one of ceaseless suffering and victimhood. This, Acquah believes, robs African women of their strength and complexities, and only perpetuates outsiders’ negative perceptions of African nations. Instead of presenting stale depictions of misery, Acquah decided to feature female entrepreneurs, lawyers and community leaders in his photo series. The result is a fresh perspective on African women, and one that is very much needed. See more at BBC.

African Women Ghana

Source: BBC

African Women Computer

Source: BBC

Peak Walk Suspension Bridge Is First Of Its Kind

A trip across the world’s first peak-to-peak suspension bridge is by no means for the faint of heart. Strung up to connect Glacier 3000 to the Scex Rouge, the Peak Walk by Tissot stands 9,800 feet above sea level. Located in the Swiss Alps, the 351 foot-long walkway gives visitors a view of 24 surrounding peaks, including the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Jungfrau mountains. Surprisingly enough, Peak Walk bridge is only Switzerland’s second highest suspension bridge; the Titlis Cliff Walk suspension bridge, which is similarly located in the Swiss Alps, stands 10,000 feet above sea level. Suspension bridges without vertical suspenders (like the Peak Walk bridge) are often used in mountainous parts of the world due to their simple structure.