I recently photographed Nando's new, and largest, restaurant in Ireland. It is Nando's second restaurant in Cork and an 11th location for the franchise throughout the country.
Located in a former Methodist Church that dates back to 1880, the 152-cover restaurant interior has seen many of the building’s stunning original features restored to their former glory, including an atrium, exposed brickwork and timber roof trusses.
Nando’s recently announced a global re-brand designed to forge a stronger connection with its South African roots by celebrating both the history of the brand and modern African cultural references.
The new Cork restaurant highlights Nando’s South African roots, with original art from emerging and established South African artists along with flagstone limestone floor tiling and metallic touches in copper and steel.
My photograph of a boy playing and cooling off in a river after school just outside of Kigali in Rwanda, has qualified for the second stage of judging in this year’s main category “Happiness” of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA).
In its fifth year, the awards have attracted an international reputation as one of most important competitions in photography, with over 200,000 submissions from over 120 different countries.