Photographer Thom Pierce captures the majestic Lesotho townsfolk in series ‘The Horsemen of Semonkong’

Posted in Art, Photography
By Sam Bathe on 19 Aug 2016

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Nestled high up in the Drakensberg mountains, the region of Semonkong, Lesotho, is made up of many small villages, almost entirely inaccessible by car. With villages up to four hours apart, the local population take the routes by horse, to herd, to trade and just go about their daily life. Spending eight days in the region in May 2016, photographer Thom Pierce captures the majestic horsemen and women against the even more astounding Lesotho landscapes.

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