travel report namibia, botswana - "streetphotography" in africa an experiment...

This post presents you a hotchpotch of photos from my last namibia and botswana trip. I always wanted to give "streetphotography" in the rural areas of africa a try.

 

 

The result is more something between "road photography" and a photo reportage.

 

 

Each picture is the result from a moment which attracted me very much. Every  picture has one common ground - they all reflect the daily life in this particular african area, which is the main goal of streetphotography.

 

Hopefully there will be more african streetphotography in the future. Even in these times the photos give people all over the world truly the possibility to gain a better impression and understanding of this wonderful continent and moreover it helps to keep going a social debate - the cultural roots of africa and africa`s possibilities and challenges...hakuna matata!

 

typical scene at the kavango river in the captive strip. the woman come to the kavango to wash their clothes. on the right hand the mokoro canoes from their husbands are lying at the riverside from morning fishing...d610, 280mm, f5.6, 1/400 sec., iso 125
typical scene at the kavango river in the captive strip. the woman come to the kavango to wash their clothes. on the right hand the mokoro canoes from their husbands are lying at the riverside from morning fishing...d610, 280mm, f5.6, 1/400 sec., iso 125
fisherman on the sambesi - the border between namibia and sambia - in the caprivi strip. the fisher is using the typical wooden makoro canoe and can cross the border without any control. d610, 900mm, f6.3, 1/500 sec., iso 200
fisherman on the sambesi - the border between namibia and sambia - in the caprivi strip. the fisher is using the typical wooden makoro canoe and can cross the border without any control. d610, 900mm, f6.3, 1/500 sec., iso 200
border traffic on the sambesi between namibia and sambia (without control). typical transport vehicle are the wooden mocoro canoe`s. up to one month and two man are needed to  cut such a canoe out of a mokutshomo tree. they don`t last longer than 5 years...d610, 900mm, f6.3, 1/500 sec., iso 200
border traffic on the sambesi between namibia and sambia (without control). typical transport vehicle are the wooden mocoro canoe`s. up to one month and two man are needed to cut such a canoe out of a mokutshomo tree. they don`t last longer than 5 years...d610, 900mm, f6.3, 1/500 sec., iso 200
african mokoro - paddling into the namibian sun... d610, 900mm, f8, 1/640 sec., iso 320
african mokoro - paddling into the namibian sun... d610, 900mm, f8, 1/640 sec., iso 320
brother and sister, he plays the drums and she dances in front of their little hut for some coins or food in the captive strip, namibia. poverty in the boondocks is still a heavy burden...17mm; f7.1; 1/7400 sec.; iso 200
brother and sister, he plays the drums and she dances in front of their little hut for some coins or food in the captive strip, namibia. poverty in the boondocks is still a heavy burden...17mm; f7.1; 1/7400 sec.; iso 200
 children playing the drums for some coins or food in the captive strip, namibia. poverty in the boondocks is still a heavy burden omd em-10... 17mm; f5.6; 1/640 sec.; iso 200
children playing the drums for some coins or food in the captive strip, namibia. poverty in the boondocks is still a heavy burden omd em-10... 17mm; f5.6; 1/640 sec.; iso 200
bicycles are very rare in namibia and are used to carry heavy luggage - people are so amazingly gentle. even i am as a german cannot be in bad mood... olympus omd em-10, 17mm, f6, 1/640 sec., iso 200
bicycles are very rare in namibia and are used to carry heavy luggage - people are so amazingly gentle. even i am as a german cannot be in bad mood... olympus omd em-10, 17mm, f6, 1/640 sec., iso 200
elephant crossing in chobe national park, botswana - the warning signs truly have a reason... d610, 200mm, f9, 1/160 sec., iso 100
elephant crossing in chobe national park, botswana - the warning signs truly have a reason... d610, 200mm, f9, 1/160 sec., iso 100
main station victoria falls simbabwe... omd-em10, 17mm; f6.3; 1/800 sec.; iso 200
main station victoria falls simbabwe... omd-em10, 17mm; f6.3; 1/800 sec.; iso 200
kalahari ferrari at the kalahari highway, halfway between windhoek and the border to botswana... 17mm; f10; 1/400 sec.; iso 200
kalahari ferrari at the kalahari highway, halfway between windhoek and the border to botswana... 17mm; f10; 1/400 sec.; iso 200
kalahari ferrari at the kalahari highway, halfway between windhoek and the border to botswana. the kindness of the people is always overwhelming... omd-em10; 17mm; f5.6; 1/800 sec.; iso 200
kalahari ferrari at the kalahari highway, halfway between windhoek and the border to botswana. the kindness of the people is always overwhelming... omd-em10; 17mm; f5.6; 1/800 sec.; iso 200
true sadness - he makes my heart brake into pieces every time i am looking at this photograph... omd em-10, 17mm, f1.8, 1/800 sec., iso 200
true sadness - he makes my heart brake into pieces every time i am looking at this photograph... omd em-10, 17mm, f1.8, 1/800 sec., iso 200
ambivalence (namibia)... d610, 170mm, f2.8, 1/160 sec., iso 100
ambivalence (namibia)... d610, 170mm, f2.8, 1/160 sec., iso 100

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- namibia - aus der hitze der wüste der sossusvlei an den kühlen  

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travel report namibia, botswana - "street-photography" in africa an experiment