Zooming in on Namibia’s fashionable, young OvaHimba men

Mail & Guardian | Sean O’Toole:

 

Photographer Kyle Weeks’ portraits offer a reconstituted view of the OvaHimba as participants in modern and independent Namibia, writes Sean O’Toole.

It is a 700km drive northwest of the Namibian capital of Windhoek along a tarred road to Opuwo, a town of roughly 15?000 people.

Photographer Kyle Weeks’ portraits offer a reconstituted view of the OvaHimba as participants in modern and independent Namibia, writes Sean O’Toole.

The OvaHimba, pastoralists, who tend Nguni cattle in the drought-prone Kunene region and sometimes pose for photographs taken by travellers, speak of the settlement as a place of “iron oxen” and drunkenness…

 

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