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Where do Tokyo’s young creatives spend their time?

Japan’s poweredby.tokyo takes you on a tour of the city's hotspots curated by creatives like Shunsuke Okabe who know the city best.⁣ LURE partnered with poweredby.tokyo for a closer look at the female artists changing the scene for Young Bloods Episode 01: Tokyo.

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The Church of Post-Gender Nuh PEace

Even military rule can’t keep drag star Nuh Peace down. Find out why in Young Bloods Episode 02: Bangkok.

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Watch Young Bloods: Johannesburg

South African designers like Nao Serati don't get swept away by the nation's dark past. ⁣Find out how in Young Bloods Episode 03.

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Harit Srikhao x UY Studio

Fashion label UY Studio translated the city’s club culture into couture, and photographer Harit Srikhao contrasted the leather and lace against Berlin’s haunting historic buildings and monuments for this exclusive series.

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Julia Abe’s Tokyo

Model Julia Abe calls Tokyo home, and she spoke with poweredby.tokyo to explain why. She one of a growing number of a gender revolution in the Japanese capital. See more from the young women causing a panic in Young Bloods: Tokyo.

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It’s A New Type of Nude

These models bear it all for photographer Jonathan Isher. See more from artists blurring the lines between art and porn with Pornceptual in Young Bloods: Berlin.⁣

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It’s a man’s, man’s, man’s world no longer

Photographer Eme Sofia refuses to submit to the male gaze.⁣ Her self portraits, featured on Pornceptual magazine, are equal parts self expression and erotic art.⁣ Meet the co-founders of the Berlin-based sex party in Young Bloods: Berlin.

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Revist Young Bloods episode 03: Berlin

How porn changes lives, how sign language becomes dance, and how young expats are redefining creativity in Germany's capital.

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The cultural history of Zimbabwe is woven into each of these hairstyles.⁣

Tina Wiklund and Bee Diamondhead created a celebration of their hometown for Elle South Africa with photographer Aart Verrips. For more fresh creativity from young black artists in South Africa, revisit Young Bloods Episode 03: Johannesburg.

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South Africa's game-changing female rappers

Tune in and turn up to our playlist of South African female rappers, with tracks from Patty Monroe, Sho Madjozi and more

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EDUCATED & UNCIVILIZED: THE UNCULTURED CLUB

A portrait of a lifelong friendship in South Africa: Nicholas Rawhani, Chisanga Mubanga and Anthony Bila are better known as The Uncultured Club, a collaborative creative project that documents the Johannesburg townships where they grew up.⁣

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The LURE Guide to cracking the Berlin Enigma

The German capital is home to countless stories of reinvention: Power plants become clubs, garages become art galleries, and a massive warehouse complex became “Little Vietnam." Look for your new favorite haunt in our guide to Berlin's secrets that travel guides don’t know about.

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Yulia Shur’s Beautiful Illusion

Fashion photographer Yulia Shur aims for the dark, uncanny and surreal – what she calls her "beautiful illusion."⁣ Find out more in Young Bloods Episode 01: Tokyo.

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Fine Lines in Oil Painting

Artist Chorus of Body makes tender portraits that blur the line between oil painting and porn.⁣ It’s the kind of work that Pornceptual champions: what really defines pornography, sex and erotic art?

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Young Bloods Episode 02: Bangkok

With experimental artists like Nuh Peace and galleries in historic Chinatown shophouses, Bangkok’s underground arts scene is in its heyday.⁣

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HUNGRY’S DISTORTION OF DRAG

The young performer and artist's constructs are influenced just as much by religious iconography and insect-inspired prosthetics as by his diverse upbringing.

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Ahida Agirre’s favorite things

The Tokyo-based photographer is one of the young artists of all genders who celebrate softness on Curated by Girls.

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THE LURE GUIDE TO: MAKING IT AS AN ARTIST IN BERLIN

Sky-high rents be damned — artists can still make Berlin work for them if they put in the work.

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What does it mean to be a woman?

Artists like Kat Toronto are still figuring it out. Meet Miss Meatface and other Curated by Girls artists in Young Bloods Episode 04: Berlin.

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CounterCulture Episode 04: Girls Can’t Drive

South African spinning sensation Stacey-Lee May has been burning rubber and shredding gender stereotypes since she was 17.

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Afrofuturism à la sho madjozi

rom dreams of a borderless world to thoughts about Afrofuturism, LURE got the low-down on what drives one of South Africa's hottest rappers.

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The Art of Food by Kristiane Kegelmann

Kristiane Kegelmann isn't afraid to play with her food.⁣ The Berlin-based artist and chef brings together taste and tactility in her work

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The sign-language theater of Berlin's Gal Naor

Gal Naor and his theater company The Progressive Wave marry sign language and stunning choreography to discuss everything from philosophy to science.

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BANG BANG, He’s DEAD.

Get inside DEAD., the premium streetwear brand making a name for itself in South Africa and abroad.

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Young Bloods Episode 04: Berlin

These up-and-coming innovators are feeding off Berlin's creative energy and making it their own.

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Designer Nao Serati’s Gender-bending Garments

The South African designer is one of the many young creatives shaking the table in the Rainbow Nation. Get to know Nao Serati in Young Bloods 03: Johannesburg.

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What’s your star sign?

Tokyo photographer Yulia Shur's latest work is a visual horoscope for NYLON JAPAN. We spoke with her about her captivating photographs for Young Bloods Episode 01: Tokyo.

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THE HISTORY OF PANTSULA IN SOUTH AFRICA

It’s a dance form from the 1950s and a secret code reflecting the shared experiences of black South Africans under apartheid. Dive deep into the history of pantsula.

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Young Bloods Episode 04: Berlin

These up-and-coming innovators are feeding off Berlin's creative energy and making it their own. Stay tuned for the release on May 27.

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The struggle of being a young black artist in South Africa

Full-time employees in South Africa’s creative economy may be disproportionately white, but black South Africans are reclaiming their culture and exporting worldwide.

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Captured: Life in the amazon

Take a visual journey into the life of shaman Magno Zambrano Panduro and the Amazon villages where he heals.

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PERSPECTIVES: I’M A FEMALE PANTSULA DANCER

In this op-ed, Leballo "Lee" Lenela recounts how she did what many said she couldn't: Dance pantsula.

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faka won’t be ignored

The musical duo is redefining what it means to be black and queer in South Africa.

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young bloods episode 03: Johannesburg

These young, black creators in Johannesburg are plotting out a new era of South African culture.

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BANG BANG, HE’S DEAD.

Over three years, the label DEAD. has evolved into a far-reaching lifestyle brand. DEAD. radio. DEAD. water. DEAD. ice cream. Meet the South African streetwear designer seeking immortality with his style.

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PERSPECTIVES: THE DEMISE OF CLUBBING IN TOKYO

Japanese youth are clubbing less, leaving the electronic music scene in a lurch. LURE talked to Asako Tomotani, a producer of poweredby.tokyo*, to find out what can be done to save it.

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Young Bloods 03: Johannesburg

There young black creators in Johannesburg are plotting out a new era of South African culture.

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YOUNG BLOODS EPISODE 01: TOKYO

Across Tokyo, young women are tearing down social and cultural boundaries to make space for the new.

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Young Bloods EPISODE 03: JOHANNESBURG

These young black creators in Johannesburg are plotting out a new era of inspiration in South African culture.

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Counterculture Episode 03: Izikhothane

Expensive clothes shredded and cash burned. Are South Africa’s material boys rotten or only misunderstood?

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Captured: Exposing the Female Body in Japan

Tammy Volpe’s photography is sensual and intimate — and in Japan that’s controversial.

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Captured: Life in South Africa’s Townships

Documentary photographer Anne Rearick captured intimate moments in South African townships.

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perspectives: My experience as a swenka

Siphosethu Siyabonga Ngobese, 36, explains why swenka is a subculture worth preserving.

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PERSPECTIVES: An Intro To Underground Art in Bangkok

Chinatown’s shop houses, where the Thai capital hides inspiration.

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Counterculture episode 03: Izikhothane

Expensive clothes shredded and cash burned. Are South Africa’s material boys rotten or only misunderstood?

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The church of postgender drag star nuh peace

Nuh Peace preaches a punk-rock sermon of acceptance.

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DJ Korn fights for Bangkok’s right to party

Pushing forward Bangkok nightlife, amid curfews and crackdowns.

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Harit srikhao’s construction of truth

Using photo collage and documentary style, the Thai photographer examines objectivity in memory and emotion.

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The art of censorship

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six galleries defining Bangkok's arts explosion

Bangkok’s art scene is booming. These spaces define a dynamic honeypot.

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the lure guide to: ayahuasca

Before ayahuasca was trendy, it was a tool for indigenous Amazonians.

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PERSPECTIVES: TREATING CANCER WITH AYAHUASCA

For Sara*, 27, ayahuasca has become an integral part of treating her cancer without chemo.

 
CAPTURED: LIFE IN THE AMAZON

CAPTURED: LIFE IN THE AMAZON

LURE captured life in the Amazon while following a shaman around the remote villages where he heals.

 
 
 
THE LURE GUIDE TO: AYAHUASCA

THE LURE GUIDE TO: AYAHUASCA

This is Manuel Zambrano Panduro. He helps his brother Magno, a sixth-generation shaman, harvest ayahuasca. Together they travel around the Amazon performing healing ceremonies.

 
 
 
HARIT SRIKHAO’S CONSTRUCTION OF TRUTH

HARIT SRIKHAO’S CONSTRUCTION OF TRUTH

Harit Srikhao's haunting "Illuminator," part of his 2016 exhibition "Whitewash," combines documentary with photo-collage to look at how the state can control collective memory. It's landed Harit in hot water, given Thailand's strict censorship.