Namibia is a multicultural country with 11 different ethnic groups. The culture of most Namibians is characterized by the merging of original tradition and modernity. This very often creates an exciting, charismatic individual culture that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Faces of Namibia by Oliver Beccarelli
The Swiss travel photographer, story collector and presenter Oliver Beccarelli and his wife Corinne have been traveling Africa for 16 years with all kinds of vehicles. Since 2007 they have been on a world tour with a Russian astronaut sidecar motorcycle with the aim of “crossing Africa as slowly as possible”.
In Namibia Oliver was able to meet many people and take photographs of them and their life. He gave us permission to showcase some of his impressive pictures.
If you want to learn more about "the Slowriders" and Oliver Beccarelli:
Faces of Namibia - Meet the Namibian people with Oliver Beccarelli
Oliver Beccarelli and Corinne
Repairing fences is one of the most important jobs for a farmworker
Could be a part of a MAD MAX movie. Welding is a demanded skill on the farm too
Yes, you can paint without a brush
I love colours. It is a big pleasure for me to paint our new kindergarten
Her reaction to my question in Hambukushu: "How are you?" But it seems that my pronunciation is funny
He is the headman of a small village deep in the Kavango bush and takes care of good vibes in his community
You are only really poor when you lose your smile
Best friends. Donkeys are not as stubborn as their reputation
Debushing makes the game happy. The foreman works as a good example
Young shepherd with his taxi. His job is to bring the cows to the waterhole
The daily work. Himbas love to drink the milk and use the butter for their beauty cream
The Himba people are one of the last traditional living people in the world
Film director in action. She is doing her own movie
The Himba are semi-nomadic people who live with their cattles and goats in the Kaokoland, in the northwestern part of Namibia
Old Mama of a San family from the east of Namibia
He is a professional tracker in an anti poaching unit protecting the rhinos
Everyone need breaks every now and then, especially when doing hard farmwork. And something to smoke
I am so glad to start my work after the lockdown. Thank you boss
What‘s next? A young girl from the San is waiting for a better time after Corona
Do you like a snack? Baked Mopane worms taste delicious with a pinch of salt
Thank you, Slowriders!