Iceland: The land of ice and fire

Iceland: The land of ice and fire

Text by Brigitte Mentges Photos by Tatiana Philitchenko Roughly 100km south of the Arctic Circle lies the land of Ice and Fire, immortalized in the epic series Games of Thrones. We set on the trail of Jon Snow and the wild tribes amidst ice covered regions and...
Socotra: a living museum

Socotra: a living museum

Socotra: a living museum Text: Tatiana Philiptchenko and Brigitte Mentgès Photographs : Tatiana Philiptchenko / Megapress.ca The Archipelago of Socotra lies in the Arabian Sea near the mouth of the Gulf of Aden. The archipelago has been practically isolated from the...
How Oman uses ancient engineering to optimize water use

How Oman uses ancient engineering to optimize water use

The Sultanate of Oman is an oil-rich country located in the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Like its neighbors, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, Oman has profited immensely from the wealth brought by the oil boom since the 70’s. As a...
Painted Desert

Painted Desert

Yellow, orange and aquamarine spring to life in Mauritania through the creative touch of women’s artisanal groups. Text: Brigitte Doumit Photos: Tatiana Philiptchenko / Megapress.ca Appeared in Elle Canada, Oct 2007  Bales of fabric surround the 20 women who are...