Lupita Nyong'o Narrates Award-Winning 'My Africa' Virtual Reality Film For Elephant Conservation

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A virtual reality film ‘My Africa’, narrated by Oscar-winning film star Lupita Nyong’o and supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, is among the winners of the annual Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.

The nine-minute film won top honors in the Virtual Reality/360° Storytelling category for “effectively using 360 technology and resources to advance an appreciation or understanding of a scientific discipline, discovery or principle.”

The film which was commissioned by Global environmental organization Conservation International which supports community-led wildlife conservation in Northern Kenya —is available in 7 languages including English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Samburu, Spanish and Swahili.

Directed by David Allen, the project was captured with virtual reality cameras in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu County of northern Kenya at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, the first elephant orphanage in Africa owned and operated by the local community. In a region where conservation has traditionally been pursued by outsiders, Reteti — and the surrounding conservancy organization, Northern Rangelands Trust — offer a model grounded in local leadership and traditional knowledge, explains Creative Planet Network.

Stella Tennant Tells Her 'Home Truths' To Sunday Times Style UK October 23, 2018

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Stella Tennant Tells Her 'Home Truths' To Sunday Times Style UK October 23, 2018

Model icon Stella Tennant is styled by Verity Parker in ‘Home Truths’, lensed by Martin Parr for The Sunday Times Style Magazine UK October 21, 2018./ Hair by Paolo Soffiatti; makeup by Jenny Coombs

Stella Tennant walked her first catwalk show in 1993. In September, 25 years later, Tennant was still walking at age 47 including Riccardo Tisci’s debut collection for Burberry and Victoria Beckham, writes The Times.

Tennant returned to her Scottish roots at age 30, giving up her life in New York under the tutelege of Isabella Blow, returning to live in Edrom House with French photographer husband David Lasnet.

9/11 was a major factor in the decision to create a new life for themselves and their growing family in the Scottish Borders. Lasnet also found his work as a fashion photographer increasingly unfulfilling, wrote T Magazine in 2011.

Willow Hand Is Lensed By Claudio Robles & Tomas Meersohn For Wonderland Magazine FW 2018

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Willow Hand Is Lensed By Claudio Robles & Tomas Meersohn For Wonderland Magazine FW 2018

Florida-raised, American model Willow Hand wears Saint Laurent, Area, Hellessy and more styled by Britt Mccamey. Claudio Robles and Tomas Meersohn are behind the lens for Wonderland Magazine’s Fall/Winter 2018 issue.

Achok Majak Is Lensed By Tom Schirmacher In 'Carry On' For ELLE US October 2018

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Tiffany & Co face Achok Majak beams global beauty and sophistication in ‘Carry On’, a look at tailored luxury for women on the move styled by Deborah Watson. Photographer Tom Schirmacher is in the studio for ELLE US October 2018./ Hair by Gavin Harwin; makeup by Rie Omoto

Ine Neefs & Mayowa Nicholas Square Off In Fall Looks Lensed By Drew Jarrett For Vogue Spain November 2018

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Models Ine Neefs and Mayowa Nicholas deliver a strong editorial ‘A Cuadros’, styled by Anya Ziourova with a blend of jackets and coats in checks and plaids. Photographer Drew Jarrett is behind the lens for Vogue Spain November 2018./ Hair by Leon Gorman; makeup by Benjamin Puckey