San of the Kalahari

PhotographerTai Power Seeff
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyTai Power Seeff Photography
City/CountryOakland, United States
Photo Date04/13/09
Entry Description

Portraits of the San People of the Kalahari Desert (Botswana). The San, "Bushmen" or Basarwa are the living descendants of the first populations that inhabited in southern Africa over 20,000 years ago. They are famous the world over for their distinctive "click" languages, their rich culture rooted in thousands of years of hunting and gathering, and their unrivalled knowledge of the lands they inhabit. Despite all this, they are also among the most disadvantaged people in the region.