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Illana Welman, also known as Lani Spice, is a book designer and hobbyist photographer from South Africa, where she has guest lectured at The Cape Town School of Photography and the Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Design on her work with self-publishing. Amongst other projects, Illana’s most well known work is her zine collective in Cape Town, where she sells and promotes local art publications from creatives throughout South Africa. Illana is also a contributor for The Lake Magazine and has been with them for over 15 issues. She is currently assisting artists Broomberg and Chanarin.

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THE LAKE is a free bi monthly publication. It takes a more in depth look into the minds of individual thinkers and creatives. We want to focus on the people who make South Africa one of the most creative countries in the world today. Our aim is to create popular culture rather than to follow it. Making a platform for the multiple talents and individuality of young and old across the cultural fabric of our diverse society.