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Here’s What Went Down When House of Vans Came to Johannesburg

Photographer Siyabonga Mkhasibe takes us inside Vans’ 50th anniversary celebrations in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Vans brought its 50th anniversary celebrations to Johannesburg last week. The California-based shoe company completely tore down 94 Juta Street, Braamfontein with three days of art, sneaker culture, skateboarding and performances from the likes of Stilo Magolide, Youngsta, Kid Fonque, Slice Frederico, Ms Cosmo, Bye Beneco and more.


We tapped photographer Siyabonga Mkhasibe to take us inside House of Vans Joburg.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

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Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe. Photo by Siyabonga Mkhasibe.

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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