Lauren Clifford-Holmes

World’s top pics: May 21 to 28

The Mail & Guardian's photo editor selects this week's top photos from around the world.

Lake Chad: Where refugees flee from Boko Haram

The M&G's Lauren Clifford-Holmes reflects on her trip to Chad where she visited refugee camps filled with families trying to escape Boko Haram.

YouTube viral videos of October

From a prank on a gold digger to Russell Brand on politics, we round-up the top five YouTube viral videos that South Africans loved this month.

Shine on, South Africa

A multimedia project celebrating people who make a difference gives a clear portrait of the country.

Thing of beauty: We Love Mandela exhibition

SA artists have used the figure of Nelson Mandela as their muse and metaphor, depicting the many sides of the man people believe they know well.

Tracing a life gone awry

Turner Adams, at the centre of photographer Gordon Clark's latest body of work, is an extraordinary subject.

‘Everyone’s view of Jo’burg is valid’

Kutlwano Moagi's exhibition <em>Split Façades,</em> curated by Thato Mogotsi, asks us to take another look at the heart of Johannesburg.

The importance of being Ernie

Gordon Clark's latest work, <em>Ernie Lastig Occurrence</em>, reveals life on the Cape Flats and the inevitable journey from childhood to gangster.

A short life, richly lived

Leon Botha, an accomplished South African painter and DJ, as well as one of the world's oldest survivors of progeria, died on June 5.

Beyond transgression

Accomplished painter and DJ Leon Botha, who died of heart complications relating to his rare progeria condition, died on Sunday. He was 26 years old.

Journalists call for Hammerl’s release

Friends and media activists have rallied to demand the release of Anton Hammerl, the SA lensman believed to be held by Gaddafi forces in Libya.

Emancipation takes pride of place

To be included in the Deutsche Bank Collection, is a big accolade for any artist. For SA artist and photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, it's an honour.

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