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.

2 comments:

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.

LiteracyTeacher said...

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