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South African design Nao Serati makes gender-bending designs in Johannesburg

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.

Pantsula dancers in Johannesburg as photographed by Chris Saunders

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.

The Uncultured Club

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.

The Peruvian Amazon Iquitos as photographed by David Incorvaia for LURE

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.

PERSPECTIVES: TREATING CANCER WITH AYAHUASCA

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.