Petronella Chigumbura is a member of Akashinga, an all female anti-poaching unit that operates in Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi ecosystem. In Shona – the native language of Zimbabwe – Akashinga means the brave ones. Many of the members are victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse, recruited by the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), and trained rigorously to serve on Africa’s frontline against poaching.
Our pick of the key stories from the past week, including Q&As with image-makers like Mathilde Vaveau and Karol Palka, Paul Senn’s documentation of a mass migration from Spain in 1939, and the programme for the 50th Les Rencontres d’Arles.
The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year launched in 1965, and today, receives almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries. The fifty-first edition of the exhibition will feature 100 images showcasing animal behaviour and captivating landscapes, providing images of the natural world from perspectives that haven’t been explored before. Dr. Nick Fraser, keeper of natural sciences at National Museums Scotland, says, “This exhibition presents thought-provoking new ways of seeing the world through the lens of photographers across the world. These extraordinary images are certain to evoke a response and will resonate with our audiences.” One of the locations of the exhibition is the National Museum of Scotland, the only Scottish venue, where the exhibition will be open starting Friday, September 16th, until February 19th, 2017. Find out more about the exhibition here.