There are tens of millions of cellphones in circulation in Vietnam, but it’s impossible to know how many used phones are dumped each year because the government doesn’t collect such data, said Nguyen Thanh Yen of Vietnam’s Environment Administration.
Following last week’s post on global street-style bloggers, I wanted to check in with Shoichi Aoki, who began photographing street styles in the nineteen-eighties. The Japanese photographer has created three magazines on the subject: Street features London street style and street snaps at Paris and New York Fashion Week; Fruits focusses on street snaps of girls from Harajuku, Tokyo; and Tune collects snaps of Harajuku’s boys. He’s also published two books.
- On our Photo Booth blog, a slide show of more of Aoki’s work and a brief Q. & A.: http://nyr.kr/HbhugY