Chasing Tjanongombe is an account of my time with one particular Himba family in the Kunene region of northern Namibia. The narrative and subsequent photographs cover my 5 years of visiting the Himbinda family. During this time I experienced the harsh realities of life as a Himba, as I saw firsthand, the highs and lows of their traditional daily life.
Chasing Tjanongombe also gives the reader an insight into the continual struggle these beautiful people have against an encroaching western culture. This continual struggle is illustrated in my favourite photographs from this 5 year period. They depict all aspects of the area, family life & of Chief Tjanongombe's battle with cancer.
The photographs unobtrusively allow a close and personal insight into Himba life, culture and rituals that has rarely been photographed by a western photographer. Anyone with an interest in vanishing cultures, adventure or photography will enjoy this eBook. Chasing Tjanongombe is easy to read, easy on the eye and will hopefully transport you into the beautiful area surrounding the Himba's spiritual land of Epupa.
187 Pages. Released October 2013.