Friday, June 15, 2007

The Africa Issue

Vanity Fair is putting out an Africa issue this month. I just watched a music video of the photo shoot they did to take the cover photos:

In this behind-the-scenes footage, which is accompanied by a beautiful track from popular Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, Annie Leibovitz and guest editor Bono go about the business of creating the issue's 20 iconic covers. "It's a visual chain letter," says Leibovitz, "spreading the message from person to person to person."

Fascinating stuff! There are also articles on Madonna's Malawi, The Lazarus Effect ,and Africa: An Interactive Map.

Thanks to Chasing Ray for the link. Be sure to check out her Summer Blog Blast Tour of author interviews starting on Sunday.


Susan said...

That's going to be interesting, Cloudscome. Thanks for the heads up. My dad spent some time in Malawi, as a friend was the Anglican bishop there for years.

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