I just came back from a ten day road trip in Namibia. We arrived in Kolmanskop after driving six hours from the main road through the Namib desert. Kolmanskop is an old abandoned diamond town. In 1908 the worker Zacharias Lewala found a diamond while working in this area and showed it to his supervisor, the German railway inspector August Stauch. Realizing the area was rich in diamonds, German miners began settlement, and soon after the German government declared it a prohibited area, […]
A few days ago, me and a friend did a story about the Zambian radio show Tikambe. “Tikambe” is Nyanja and means “Let’s talk”. The radio show is a youth-led programme focusing on sexual and reproductive health. The show is sponsored by several international donors such as Swedish Sida and BBC Media Action. Our story will be shown on Swedish TV within a couple of weeks
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Last weekend was spent cruising Lake Kariba. Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The lake was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam at its northeastern end, flooding the Kariba Gorge on the Zambezi River. Before the lake was filled, the existing vegetation was burned, creating a thick layer of fertile soil on land that […]
Misisi Compound in Lusaka, Zambia, has been identified as one of the five worst slums in Sub Saharan Africa. Due to a lack of resources there has been poor record keeping, but according to best estimates, there are between 80 and 90,000 people living in the area. The average life expectancy is around 32 years. HIV/AIDS remains a huge problem. A majority of the children living here have lost at least one parent to the disease. There is also a prevalence of […]
Here’s a few shot taken in Stockholm today with the Sony Zeiss FE 24-70 f4 lens. The Lens has got pretty bad reviews, much because of distortion issues. I’ve just started using the lens. So far I like it, and Lightroom does a pretty good job correcting the flaws.
When visiting my parents in the countryside outside Stockholm, I went for a walk and found this place in the woods. It seems to be abandoned, but there are a few modern bits and pieces scattered around the place, suggesting that someone come and stays there now and then. It was empty when I was there, I think…