Roads & Kingdoms

Jul 23

The Last Days of the London Eel

The Last Days of the London Eel: After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.

Jul 22

The Ants of Medyka

The Ukrainian Army has been sending young soldiers into combat without body armor or even helmets at times. Enter the ‘ants’—Ukrainian volunteers who walk army surplus goods over the Polish border, one bag at a time. image

Jul 18

Soweto Style

In South Africa’s largest township, Soweto, expensively-dressed crews known as ‘skhothanes’ often wear mismatched shoes or three pairs of pants to show they have money to burn - and at one point, they did actually burn money, clothes and other expensive items at their legendary dance-offs and wild parties. 

But this ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing: 

Jul 17

Crying Meri: Q&A with Vlad Sokhin
The photographer spent two years documenting violence against women in Papua New Guinea, where more than 90 percent of the female population reports suffering gender-based brutality.

Crying Meri: Q&A with Vlad Sokhin

The photographer spent two years documenting violence against women in Papua New Guinea, where more than 90 percent of the female population reports suffering gender-based brutality.

Jul 16

Man vs Fish

The invasive, venomous lionfish is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize’s reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.

Jul 15

In Kachin Country 
Only recently released from the rule of the military junta, Myanmar is struggling to hold its varying ethnic and religious groups together. Photos by Diana Markosian.

In Kachin Country

Only recently released from the rule of the military junta, Myanmar is struggling to hold its varying ethnic and religious groups together. Photos by Diana Markosian.

A little morning adrenaline boost, from yesterday’s epic photoessay by Eduardo Leal: http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/argentina-wins-for-best-fans/ #worldcup

A little morning adrenaline boost, from yesterday’s epic photoessay by Eduardo Leal: http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/argentina-wins-for-best-fans/ #worldcup

Jul 14

Argentina Wins (For Best Fans)

Their team succumbed to Germany on the pitch, but everywhere in Rio, Argentina was winning. Photographer Eduardo Leal spent the last weeks following the Argentines’ journey through the tournament:

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Jul 11

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The Strangest Sport No One Knows

In the highlands around Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes… and castor oil.