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Gunma charcoal artist uses DIY spirit to lead full country life

Art Jan 4, 2019

Gunma charcoal artist uses DIY spirit to lead full country life

In a mountainous farming village near Oze National Park, a popular eastern Japan marshland frequented by hikers, an artist who crafts accessories and ornaments out of charcoal is using a DIY spirit to lead a full country life. Michiko Setoyama, 39, a former accessory store ...

Images of Swedish stay-at-home dads spark conversations on masculinity

Art Dec 22, 2017

Images of Swedish stay-at-home dads spark conversations on masculinity

A photo exhibition depicting Swedish stay-at-home dads who took parental leave for more than six months convincingly poses questions on societal perceptions of masculinity and gender equality. Johan Bavman, 35, whose “Swedish Dads” collection of photos has been exhibited in 25 countries since the two-year ...