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Lianne Ashton

Lianne Ashton is an photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows;' featuring African travel, social documentary photography and writing.

Two world’s collide.

It was already 6 pm, we were late. We were racing down the sandy track and were anxious to set up camp as quickly as possible. Kids were yelling for dinner and an ominous grey cloud had consumed the starry night. The mist enveloped us and spat droplets […]

I dreamed of the lake…

I thought I’d miss the ocean living in a landlocked country, but it seems the lake is just fine! With an endless stream of activity, my eyes are glued to the shoreline and water from morning to noon. It does not matter what time of day, there is […]

Paradise.

Have you found a magical place? A place that knocks you so hard with its beauty that your world seems to stop, to vanish.  And for a short time, this place entirely consumes you. It becomes impossible to be anywhere but here and in the now. “Still round […]

Floods in Malawi

Hushed by the sound of rain, they sleep.  Lying side by side – children, grandparents, mothers and fathers – breathe deeply and dreaming of tomorrow. Not so far from the slumbering mud house, the banks of the Shire River quiver and crumble.  The raging torrent; bloated and full […]

Midnight Rain

And just like that, 2014 has gone! It was a tough year in many ways but while it certainly had it’s ups, I’d like to put my request in for a gentle year please! Once, a very long time ago, before I was married and had kids, a […]